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Spring brings warmer weather, new flowers and spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, along with those beautiful new blooms comes pollen which can trigger seasonal allergies for some.

I’m making up a fresh batch of my allerease balm to help get us through spring. It contains:

Stinging Nettle is widely considered a natural antihistamine and an anti inflammatory.

Lavender is also an antihistamine and stops our itchy eyes fast.

Peppermint has cooling properties that is very soothing to our sinuses and helps with that painful pressure.

Calendula petals can help reduce pain and inflammation.

To make an easy to carry and quick to apply salve, you must first infuse the oil with the plants.  Grab a 26 oz pantry jar (mountain rose herbs | amazon) and add 4 oz each of:

lavender (mountain rose herbsamazon)
stinging nettle (mountain rose herbs | amazon)
calendula (mountain rose herbs | amazon)
peppermint (mountain rose herbs | amazon)

Top the jar with olive oil. Place is a warm sunny spot for 4 weeks. Strain with cheese cloth and rebottle.

Once you have your plant infused oil, you’re ready to make your salve. To make it, you’ll need:

1 cup infused oil
1/4 cup beeswax pastilles (mountain rose herbs | amazon)
4-6 drops lavender essential oil (mountain rose herbs | far & wild | amazon)

For extra savings, use code ELISA20 from far and wild to save 20%.

In a double boiler, warm the infused oil with the beeswax until melted. Remove from heat and add the lavender essential oil. Pour into 2 oz tins. (mountain rose herbs | amazon)

To use, apply a small amount topically on the bridge of the nose, forehead (close to hairline) and behind the ears.

If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to make your own, you can purchase some from my shop.

You can find a respiratory support honey for spring allergies from my friends over at the herbal academy for another great spring recipe too. They’re my go to for all the plant magic knowledge!

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Love & Wellness,

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