FOR MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE & BABIES 3 MONTHS+*
Spring is finally here! For most of us, any way, the weather is getting warmer, the skies are [actually] showing some blue, and the flowers are starting to bloom. Unfortunately, however, this also means that the pollen is out on full attack and those of us with allergies are probably hating life!
For me, having been born and raised in Southern California, I never experienced too much of the allergy thing. That is until I moved to Dallas – and especially now that I am pregnant – my sinuses have never felt more plugged and I have never been more willing to do whatever it takes to be able to breathe again!! [Although, don’t worry, I haven’t taken anything – I’ve just threatened to!]
As a Holistic Nutritionist, I really try to avoid all over-the-counter type of medications and remedies, especially while pregnant. To me, the side-effects are generally worse than the initial problem in the first place, and plus, I don’t know what the long-term effects on my body and my health [as well as my unborn babies] might be, so I rather just suffer through it if I have to.
Fortunately, I have come to discover that there are several natural remedies that can help relieve sinus pressure and have you feeling like your self again. My new favorite? The Respiratory & Cough 4-Pack from Blue Nutra Essential Oils. Their Just Breathe oil has truly been a miracle worker for me the past several weeks and will remain in my arsenal for a long, long time to come.
THE COMPANY: Blue Nutra Essential Oils has made it their priority to provide the highest quality essential oils at an amazing “blow your socks off” price, all while delivering the best content, tools, and resources to educate customers on how to get the most out of the essential oils that they choose to use.
Unfortunately, not all essential oils are created equal, with many companies claiming their products are something that they are not. Moreover, there are several MLM companies out there who have “reps” that are in it to just get that extra buck, and will tell you a whole lot of things to convince you into purchasing products that you don’t need or that could even harm you if used the wrong way.
Blue Nutra is different. For one, they are not a MLM. Moreover, they scour the planet to bring you essential oils that are 100% pure, undiluted and of the highest quality possible. Plus, they are able to keep their prices extremely low thanks to their model of purchasing each oil from top suppliers around the globe in large volume, and then negotiating the best prices possible. Those savings are then past onto the consumer, with 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are not totally satisfied with your purchase, they will refund your money or replace the product(s).
THE PRODUCT & USES: Blue Nutra’s Cough & Respiratory 4-Pack was created for those of us who suffer from allergies, have caught a cold, or are trying to combat some type of inward battle, whether that be a cough, sinusitis, asthma, or other respiratory ailments.
Here is a list of the 4 oils included in the pack and their uses:
1) Just BREATHE: An essential oil blend used to help open and soothe stubborn respiratory airways. This blend of extraordinary essential oils (peppy PEPERMINT, euphoric EUCALYPTUS, trixy’s TEA TREE, and lucky LEMON) have also been found to combat airborne illnesses that could affect the throat, lungs, and chest, thereby, being used to improve indoor air quality when used in a diffuser.
Specific uses include:
- Coughs: dab a few drops on chest and massage it in as many times as needed
- Sinusitis: massage 1-2 drops over the sinuses several times a day
- Nasal congestion: place 1 drop under the nose or over the sinuses
- Colds/chest congestion: relieve your runny nose by massaging 1-2 drops over the chest and throat several times a day, as desired
- Asthma: between attacks, massage 1-2 drops over the chest every day
Trixy’s TEA TREE (aka, Melaleuca): Used to cleanse and regenerate – especially your skin. However, the difference with Trixy’s Tea Tree is that it is made up of more than 90 different compounds, allowing for limitless therapeutic applications.
CINNAMON Bare: Rubbing this oil into your skin will help with promoting circulation, building and maintaining a healthy immune system, and minimizing aches and pains.
Yolo OREGANO: This oil is an antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, and anti-allergenic oil. In fact, the Greeks were the first to identify the disinfectant characteristics of oregano essential oil, where they often used it for treating bacterial infections. It was also used on food to help protect it from bacteria.
Specific uses include:
- Respiratory: use as an expectorant by rubbing a drop or two on your chest
- Combat the Cold: protect yourself against bacteria by rubbing on hands as you would a hand sanitizer
- Antioxidant: a powerful form of antioxidant that literally scours the body and can prevent free radicals that cause disease
*Please take special note that while some oils are safe for babies 3 months and older (when properly diluted), some oils can be quite toxic if used improperly. If you would like to use these for children of any age, please look up their proper usage and dilution. Moreover, some oils are also unsafe for pregnant and/or nursing moms so again, please look into the exact ones you intend to use before applying them.
And one more thing, “these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The material on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your naturopath or physician before using.”
WHERE TO BUY: You can purchase Blue Nutra’s Respiratory & Cough 4-Pack directly through their Online Store.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Being congested and “stuffy” is the worst – especially while pregnant and all of those fun little side-effects become all the more amplified! And since I don’t like taking medications, particularly while pregnant, I’ve just basically had to suffer through it.
I will say that I’ve used an all-natural saline** nasal spray to help me breathe, which occasionally seems to do the trick, but like I said, lately my sinuses haven’t wanted to budge so even that has seemed useless. That is until I discovered the Respiratory & Cough 4-Pack from Blue Nutra Essential Oils – in particular their Just Breathe oil.
Mixing it with a carrier oil (I used jojoba since that’s what I had on hand), and rubbing it on the back of neck, my forehead, and bottoms of my feet, I almost instantly started feeling relief, finally being able to just breathe. The Yolo Oregano oil also has worked well when rubbed on my chest to help “loosen things up”.
Trust me when I say that I was a bit skeptical at first too, when solely relying on oils to help me breathe, but after what I experienced, I am a true believer! If you’re having sinus issues too, then you’ve got to try these oils and see for yourself how nice it is to just breathe again.
**As a side-note, don’t use your typical OVC nasal spray, even if it does say “saline spray”, because these still have tons of artificial ingredients and additives that are known to only make your symptoms worse. Go for an all-natural one. I’ve been using a brand that only has saline, xylitol, and grapefruit extract.
Again, you’ve got to trust me on this! I was using one for a while that my father-in-law had given me, and when my symptoms were only getting worse I realized that there were 5+ ingredients I didn’t recognize – all of which are known to cause runny nose, congestion, etc… the symptoms I was trying to get rid of in the first place!
To learn more about the 4-Pack of Respiratory & Cough Essential Oils from Blue Nutra and to try them for yourself, please visit their website.
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