Going for a walk in the woods can be so relaxing!
You have time to be in nature and enjoy the trees. It is a great way to “come back to yourself,” especially after a long day. In Japan, this is sometimes called “forest bathing,” because simply being in nature can have such a therapeutic effect.
. . . Unless you have allergies! Then you might be in the middle of the woods when you start sneezing and your eyes begin to water and itch. (If your allergies let you make it outside at all!)
Wouldn’t it be nice if taking a walk in the woods actually relieved your allergies, instead of making them act up?
I have an allergy inhaler you can make that offers that effect. You can use this allergy inhaler before you go “forest bathing,” and while you’re actually on your walk. It helps to calm inflammation and reduce your body’s reactions to allergens.
“I Can Walk in the Woods!” Allergy Inhaler
- 7 drops Cedarwood essential oil (Juniperus virginiana)
- 3 drops Black Spruce essential oil (Picea mariana)
- 5 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
An Aromatherapy inhaler comes with a small plastic sleeve (about the size of a lip balm tube), and a cotton insert. To make your allergy inhaler, all you have to do is drop the essential oils onto the cotton, slip it into the sleeve, and snap the bottom of the sleeve closed.
I like to think of trees as being very supportive of us—wanting to offer us shelter and nourish our health in multiple ways, such as giving us delicious nuts, fruits, resins, and beautiful essential oils. (When I wrote my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, I even gave Cedarwood the “personality” of an Aromatherapist who teaches school nurses about essential oils, so they can use them for the kids!) When we have allergies in response to trees, they might want to tell us, “I’m so sorry!” This allergy inhaler is a beautiful way trees can support you the way they would like to.
So take a deep breath and enjoy nature!
And if you are interested in my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, you can find it at Aromatics International. It includes over 100 recipes and 40 essential oil profiles, with a fun “personality profile” for each oil that makes it memorable!
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