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If you suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever like I do, then you will know it’s no fun spending Spring doped up on antihistamines. And even still, it could leave you a runny nose and watery-eyed. If you’ve been looking for a more natural way to tame that runny nose and go sans meds, try blending the following three essential oils together: Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.
The following essential oils are awesome at targeting the main symptoms of hay fever.
- Lavender: a natural antihistamine, soothes muscle tension, and has a calming effect.
- Lemon: anti-inflammatory, improves overall immunity and uplifting.
- Peppermint: eases headaches, clears the sinuses and promote healthy respiratory function. Also has a great cooling effect!
Beginners to aromatherapy will enjoy the easy benefits and inexpensive price tags to the three oils above. You can also add other essential oils that help boost the blend even more like copaiba, eucalyptus, rosemary, or chamomile. I also LOVE using Breathe essential oil blend from Doterra. It is a great breathing opener to your yoga practice.
There are many different brands of essential oils on the market and not all are made the same. Depending on the quality of the oils you buy, their effectiveness varies. How long the relief lasts depend on the strength of each individual oil. There are different ways to use them but the easiest way is to dilute each of the oil in a carrier oil such as fractioned coconut oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc. and add it to a small rollerball bottle.
Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies / Hayfever.
- 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops Lemon essential oil
- Filled with Fractionated coconut oil
- 1 refillable glass bottle with a rollerball cap (I like these mini 5ml bottles!).
Don’t worry if it is not exactly 10 drops. And depending on your personal preferences, you may want to add an extra drop of peppermint or lemon essential oil!
The blend can be rolled directly to your skin. Instead of shaking the bottle before each use, I recommend gently rolling it in your palm. Apply directly behind the ears and down towards the jawline. Also, apply directly on pulse points like your wrist and under the soles of your feet. This will help it get into the bloodstream quickly. Apply as frequently as required.
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When it comes to travelling the world, a lot of us focus solely on having a fantastic time and kind of forget about our health and wellbeing. With so much different food and drink on offer, plus an excuse to just lay on the beach for hours a day, we can sometimes forget to look after ourselves properly. If you don’t want to fall into this trap and end up feeling worse when you get home, here are six tips to help you stay healthy while travelling.
Watch what you eat
I’ve been so lucky to experience some delicious cuisines from around the world – and food can be one of the best parts about travelling. However, that doesn’t mean you should raid the buffet in every hotel. Instead, be mindful about what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. Stick to the same principals that you would do at home, whatever they may be.
If you’re on a self-catering trip, then you can also cook some fantastic food in your rented apartment or villa, instead of eating out at restaurants every night. You don’t want to get home feeling like you’ve quite literally eaten the world.
When you’re travelling, it can be tempting just to sit back, relax, and rely on public transport. However, it’s vital that you keep moving when you’re globetrotting. Not only will this help keep you healthy, but there’s another awesome benefit to this, too. If you walk around everywhere, you’ll see so much more of the destination than you would by taking the subway, for example. Plus, you’ll get a healthy dose of Vitamin D every day.
Avoid too much alcohol
It can be tempting to raid the minibar when you’re travelling, or even have a few too many delicious cocktails every night. However, there’s nothing worse than waking up with a hangover and not wanting to do anything the next day. Try to limit your alcohol intake so that you don’t feel completely unproductive the next day. Plus, in some countries, the alcohol is a lot stronger in those cocktails – so keep an eye on how much you’re drinking.
Watch the water
As well as watching what you drink in terms of alcohol, you may also want to consider the water you drink. Tap water isn’t safe in every country, and it’s essential you know if this is the case wherever you’re visiting. No one wants to spend a week of their holiday feeling sick because of bad tap water. If the water isn’t drinkable, then you should also avoid salad washed in tap water and ice cubes in your drinks.
Take some time out
Travelling can be a lot of fun, but it can also take its toll – especially if you’re going for quite a while. Instead of packing your itinerary with a ton of things to do, make sure you leave some space to just do nothing, too. You’ll definitely need some downtime on your trip, instead of rushing around to see the next attraction. The last thing you want to do is stress yourself out and get home feeling like you need a vacation just to get over your trip.
Keep yourself safe
The last tip is a bit of common sense, but should definitely be said. If you want to stay healthy while travelling, then you need to keep yourself safe. A hospital trip could totally ruin your experience – and it can be really expensive, too. Did you know that treatment in a U.S. hospital can cost up to $10,000 a day? Trust your gut instinct, don’t push yourself too hard, and don’t do anything you wouldn’t try at home.
These six tips should help you stay nice and healthy while travelling, meaning you’ll feel so much better when you finally finish your trip – whether you’re gone for one week or ten!
Do you have any other suggestions to add to the list? Please do let me know in the comments.
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I was sent some products from Karen Phytoplankton before I was pregnant. This new marine phytoplankton boast a series of great health benefits. For those curious about what Karen is, the company behind this new ocean picked “superfood” is New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations Ltd., which launched in November 2015.
Canada’s newest superfood is microscopic, but its health benefits are huge. Phytoplankton – found in the ocean and considered the world’s original vegetable – is also known as microalgae, packed with omega fatty acids, vitamins A, C, D and K, beta carotene, dietary fibre, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron and protein.
The Karen brand of phytoplankton – a first-of-its-kind natural health product – is approved by Health Canada and according to company-led studies and anecdotal reports from those who consume it. Karen claims to be effective in treating everything from digestive issues, inflammation, fibromyalgia and migraines to chronic pain, low energy and skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema.
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Be Love in a wonderful all vegan, organic and locally sourced plant based ingredients located in downtown Victoria at 1019 Blanshard Street. The restaurant is bright and airy. There are a patio seats outside perfect for a nice sunny day! Travelling is hard on the body, having the option to eat some nourishing and energizing superfoods is so good for the soul.
Our cleanse began with a wheatgrass shot and refreshing kombucha. Dave doesn’t like kombucha. He thinks it tastes funny like old socks. But I am totally into fermented tea! Perhaps it is an acquired taste like Uni (sea urchin).
Raspberry Kombucha 7: kombucha, raspberry, lemon juice, honey, soda water.
Be Love also offers a bunch of superfood cocktails that are both healthy and tasty.
Bayou Bowl 16: Grilled BBQ tempeh, fresh corn, veggies and sprouts, dirty spiced quinoa and black beans with southern greens, avocado and chipotle aioli.
I love the vibrate colors of this Buddha bowl filled with Macronutrients and free from processed sugar, wheat, dairy and gluten. Although we are not Celiac and also do not suffer from gluten sensitivity, it is a nice change in pace from greasy fast food.
The salad itself is very tasty. There is a not a lot of salad dressing and no salt is added. If you prefer it salty, there are salt shakers for you to adjust to your own taste buds. But not having to add extra salt is great to keep water retention away!
Taco Salad 15: avocado, corn, black beans, cashew queso, pepitas, tomato, cilantro, green onion, veggies, sprouts, romaine, baby greens and sweet chilli lime dressing. I thought I wouldn’t be full, so I also added a soft boiled egg. The egg was very much a hard boiled instead.
If I am ever back in Victoria, I definitely will come back to Be Love. Eating superfoods simply makes me so happy to nourish myself with fresh ingredients. I wish someone would make this for me everyday!
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Mon 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
1019 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H4
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