It’s school holiday season and if you’re anything like me, that usually means as soon as the adrenaline of report writing and end of term craziness subsides, sickness hits! Well, we’ve teamed up with the beautiful team at Perfect Potion to give you some simple and natural wellness tips for teachers to help take care of yourself during the winter holidays. And, if you want to sneaky scroll to the bottom you’ll find the details of a wonderful warming winter giveaway over on our Facebook page!
These winter wellness tips were first published on the Perfect Potion website and have been reproduced with permission.
Secret Wellness Tips for Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season has arrived. Elevate your wellness – side-step the struggles of an aching body and incessant sniffles this year and start feeling blissful instead!
Feeling stuffy and congested?
Breathe Easy Blend is a powerhouse purifier. It features a decongesting blend of pine and eucalyptus to help you replace congestion with clarity. You’ll also find lemon essential oil included in the mix. Lemon is included as a high vibrational oil that helps lift your spirits when you’re feeling fatigued.1 Studies have also shown it to be effective in killing airborne microbes and to possess strong antiviral and immune-stimulating properties to help you fight off infectious conditions.2,3 Thyme essential oil is featured for its offering of ‘broad-spectrum healing qualities’ and strong antimicrobial activity which is often used for the treatment of infections like bronchitis.4
How to Use Breathe Easy Blend
Let Breathe Easy Blend work its decongesting magic. Add 5-10 drops to a bowl of hot water. Position your face above the water and cover with a towel. Take a deep breath in and enjoy the benefits of direct inhalation. Keep some tissues nearby! Another great option? Diffuse Breathe Easy to help cleanse and purify the air you breathe.
Give yourself an Extra Breathe Easy Boost
“My little girl finally slept through after days of coughing – I’m using the oil and the balm. Just love your products. ‘ – Dusty!
Breathe Easy Balm utilises the powerhouse purifiers of the Breathe Easy Blend in the form of a smooth, textured balm. Made from entirely organic ingredients, it helps provide natural relief when you’re feeling chesty.
Feeling a little under the weather? Support yourself naturally by applying Breathe Easy Balm to your chest, throat and back and under your nose. We also suggest applying it to the soles of your feet and popping on some socks. Why? Your feet are highly absorbent and will allow the essential oils to be absorbed into your system quickly and deeply.
‘Great if you’ve got a cold, sore throat, sniffles…’ – Saffron
Make prevention a priority!
While your Breathe Easy Balm does all the hard work, put your feet up and sip some warm Breathe Easy Herbal Tea. When cold and flu season hits, we love to stock up on this herbal helper and sip it daily for a natural immunity boost. This fortifying brew of echinacea, elderflower, liquorice root, peppermint, sage and thyme will help build your natural defences and immunity.
Why Breathe Easy Tea?
The herbs in Breathe Easy Herbal Tea have been specially chosen with their unique healing properties in mind. Echinacea is known for its ability to raise your body’s resistance to bugs and to stimulate your immune system. We’ve also included peppermint to help settle upset tummies. Sage is recommended for soothing inflammation of the mucous membranes of your nose and throat.5
Your Breathe Easy Questions Answered!
Are Breathe Easy Blend and Balm safe for children and babies?
Yes! Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is definitely safe to diffuse around little ones. The oils in Breathe Easy are quite powerful, so we suggest diffusing in a large, well-ventilated area and under supervision to ensure they have no complaints and do not come in contact with the diffuser or pure oil blend.
Breathe Easy Balm is an excellent plant-based chest and back rub. For children age 6 months – 1 year, we recommend applying on the back and feet. Children over 1 can use as directed. As with all products, a small patch test is recommended to ensure your child’s skin doesn’t react.
How many cups of Breathe Easy Tea can I have?
Drink as needed. Anywhere up to 3 cups is fine.
What is the difference between Breathe Easy Balm and Breathe Easy Blend?
Breathe Easy Balm and Breathe Easy Blend utilise the same powerhouse oils, however, they differ in the way they can be best used to benefit you. Breathe Easy Blend should be used in a diffuser, dropped onto a tissue, or by steam inhalation by adding a few drops to a bowl of steaming water and breathing deeply. Breathe Easy Balm is great to use as a chest, back and feet rub. It’s also excellent dabbed under the nose.
(1) Fischer-Rizzi S. Complete aromatherapy handbook. Sterling Publishing, New York, 1990.
(2) Bardeau F. Use of essential aromatic oils to purify and deodorise the air. Chirugien-Dentiste de France (Paris), 1976; 46(319): 53. Cited in Quintessential Aromatics database, 2013.
(3) Davis P. Aromatherapy: an A-Z. 2nd edn. C.W. Daniel COmpany, Saffron Walden, 1999.
(5) Blumenthal M et al. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicine. American Botanical Council, Austin, 1998.
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