Clarity Blend for Seasonal Allergies
This blend was decidedly inspired by my husband/co-owner. When we moved to Florida about 10 years ago, he began to develop allergies. It began with nasal congestion that eventually led to a near constant clearing of his throat and nasal passage prevention of a full inhalation at nighttime. By this point he was using over the counter allergy decongestant medications and nasal sprays prescribed by the doctor. When Essential Candy began in late 2018, I had introduced a few blends at once and it was a little later that Clarity Blend was added as I came to discover that it wasn’t just Dean that suffered from environmental allergies; it seemed there were many. So this blend is for you allergy sufferers or anyone that feels congestion relating to the beginnings of the common cold. Here is why this blend can help so many people:
Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)
Cold press extracted from the fruit peel, the evergreen tree has dark green leaves with white and pink strong scented flowers and sharp thorns on the branches. It is believed that it was brought to Europe and widely grown in Italy to help treat scurvy and bacterial infections over a thousand years ago. With its invigorating and congestion-relieving properties it is also known to help relieve nausea. “Lemon oil has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so it helps boost your immune system and fight respiratory conditions. It also serves as one of the top essential oils for allergies.” Dr. Josh Axe (https://draxe.com/essential-oils/lemon-essential-oil-uses-benefits/) Lemon is also refreshing and purifying and a few drops of this pure essential oil can be placed in a diffuser for added support. A fun fact: in Japan it was known that some banks would diffuse lemon essential oil in order to help the employees focus to reduce errors and for purposes of invigoration and alertness.
Lime Essential Oil (Citrus Aurantifolia)
Lime is an evergreen and grows up to 10 feet tall and has fragrant white flowers and is extracted by steam distillation from the peel. It has some common benefits with the lemon including antibacterial properties but also can stand alone to help bring clarity to a scattered mind. “It can be used to even treat viral infections of the respiratory system, including bronchitis. It can also be effective in fighting other viral infections which may include flu, mumps, coughs, colds, and measles.” Meenakshi Nagdeve (https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/lime-essential-oil.html)
Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)
The early evidence suggests that the cultivation began around 1000 BC. Taken from the flowering parts and leaves of the plant.
The essential oil of Peppermint is strong with herbaceous, warm undertones due to the menthol that is present. As with some plants, Peppermint also has a tremendous overlap of beneficial qualities and in specific potencies we can utilize the plants in a way that can support the body in the area of concern. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health states, “Peppermint is promoted for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other digestive problems, the common cold, sinus infections, headaches, and other conditions. Peppermint oil is promoted for topical use (applied to the skin) for problems like headache, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching. In aromatherapy, peppermint oil is promoted for treating coughs and colds, reducing pain, improving mental function, and reducing stress.” (https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/peppermint-oil)
Peppermint is quite the best part of this Clarity Blend due to the ability to open the airways and as the lemon essential oil takes hold to aid in relieving the congestion that could also be present when experiencing a cold or seasonal environmental allergies.
Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia)
Steam distilled from the flowers, not all lavender plants are equal in quality and scent. The one I use is derived from one of 39 species of plants and after extensive research and testing, I chose to use a pure, high level premium lavender essential oil because it is more floral and fruity and less like the lavender that most use in soap making. It goes without saying that all the essential oils I use are organic, pure, unadulterated and are handled with care and respect. Lavender is a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and the purpose of using it and the perfect potency for this hard candy is to aid in reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
When tasting this piece of uniquely blended organic hard candy, the inhalation due to the candy being in the mouth for about 7 minutes creates additional benefits due to the pure essential oil’s chemical structure to stimulate the olfactory system. “The olfactory nerve is one of your 12 cranial nerves arising directly out of the brain. When you stimulate the olfactory nerve, it feeds back directly into the brain. Different essential oils will differ as to what area of the brain is stimulated. The oil must be smelled for five minutes to stimulate the olfactory nerve. Then it takes 15 minutes for the effect to occur in the brain.” (https://www.avera.org/balance/integrative-medicine/can-essential-oils-help-with-seasonal-allergies/)After a period of time, consistency and following a 2-3 candies a day spread out throughout the day for 3 days protocol, Dean experienced a decrease in his over the counter medications and began the Clarity Blend routine. He now has spent most days these past 8 months being able to breathe through his nose and the use for nose sprays and meds are non-existent. If you would like to purchase and try for yourself the allergy symptoms relieving Clarity Blend, you can find it here: https://essentialcandy.com/products/clarity-blend