Who doesn’t hate seasonal allergies? The itching and watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing…enough is enough! If you’re not a big fan of medication for your seasonal allergies (like me), and are on the lookout for a more natural approach, search no longer. Although research has shown that massively cleansing your liver can provide lasting allergy relief, I’m a big fan of essential oils and their “on-the-spot” allergy-relieving properties. There are many different allergens in the air throughout the year and everyone’s system is different. Some essential oils may work better for you than others.
Remedies We Recommend You Try:
1. Eucalyptus Oil:
When I think respiratory relief, the first oil that comes to mind is always eucalyptus. Its properties are so broad, I would be surprised if this oil didn’t provide at least partial relief.
2. Tea Tree Oil:
Although this oil is more known for its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, it contains components that help block histamines and help with inflammation.
3. Lemon Oil:
Bright, uplifting and cleansing, I love lemon for the way it supports the respiratory and immune system.
I always use cedarwood to break up any kind of congestion, but it also contains natural antihistamine properties. Double bonus!
Most conifer oils (pine, fir, spruce, etc…) will provide respiratory support, but spruce specifically has been shown to help with allergy relief.
6. Sweet Marjoram:
This oil is often overlooked, but don’t forget about the anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial and analgesic properties of sweet marjoram.
7. Happy Breathing:
This blend of mine contains ALL of these oils and more. It works wonders for my family! You can find it here.
How do you use these oils?
Most of the time, simply inhaling the oils will do the trick. Personally, I like to put a few drops around each nostril so I get both the topical and inhalation benefits. Depending on how your allergies affect you, try applying a little on your chest, forehead or neck. Always make sure you remember to use a carrier oil with your essential oil like coconut oil, almond oil, or even a little lotion. Our roll-ons, as most, are already pre-diluted and ready to be applied to the skin.
End your allergy suffering now! It’s seriously too easy—there’s no excuse not to put these powerhouse oils to work for you!