As I get older, I have started to notice the most random ailments – things I have never dealt with. It turns out, seasonal allergies commonly pop up for adults who have never experienced the symptoms before! Itchy eyes, sneezing, and sniffling started really bothering me, especially during Fall and Spring! I also experienced super itchy skin and noticed that my ankles were swelling. I could soothe my itchy skin for a moment or two, but couldn’t figure out what was causing the issue – my skin wasn’t dry. I couldn’t find anything to help my swollen ankles.
I finally found a solution when my sister Rebecca (Camp Wander) recommended I try something new. She was convinced my chronic issues were actually an allergic response my body was having to toxins. Toxins that our bodies are bombarded with every day from our drinking water, to our health and beauty products, to the materials used to build and furnish our homes!
So by following this line of thinking it makes sense that an antihistamine of some sort would help with this allergic reaction. No? YES! And it turns out the combination of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils can create a powerful all-natural antihistamine. These three oils together can cool down body inflammation resulting from the body’s allergic response.
I’m going to get technical for just a minute…so bear with me. From what I understand, when an allergen of some kind (which could be a myriad of different things) enters the body, something called IGE antibodies begin releasing histamines that trigger an inflammatory response in the body. Cells start to release fluid and SWELL. The exact symptom I was having.
After Rebecca explained all this to me it made so much sense, and I was eager to give it a try! I’ve been taking the LLP combination faithfully since then and have seen an almost COMPLETE elimination of my symptoms. The itching is MUCH better (with just an occasional flare-up) and my ankles are finally back to their normal size and shape! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am about this!
While the typical recommendation for using LLP as an antihistamine is to combine equal parts Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils with 1 part fractionated coconut oil and rub it on your feet twice a day, my sister suggested I try taking it internally. At first I was a bit worried about this because I know how STRONG those oils are! But then she told me about these gelatin capsules and I was off and running and haven’t looked back!
If you are looking for an affordable, quality essential oil to purchase, I would recommend Spark Naturals. Use the coupon code JILLEE for an additional 10% off your order! :-)
I think it’s necessary here to point out that neither my sister or I are doctors and would never suggest you follow our advice without first consulting your physician. That being said, if there is a safe, more effective answer to the chronic symptoms of inflammation, isn’t it worth a try?