Have you ever thought about using oils for seasonal allergy relief?
Spring is among us, so that means we say hello to warmer weather. The beams of sunshine, blossoming flowers and breezy days are waiting for us.
It’s that time of the year where we’re encouraged to let go of things we no longer need to start fresh with new beginnings.
With doing so, it can be a pretty promising season to manifest goals and other goodness – unless, you suffer from seasonal allergies, in which at that point, the spring season can be a nuisance.
Seasonal allergies are caused by the body’s inability to adapt to changes in the environment so while some people may thrive during the spring season, others may find it quite difficult to get through their normal daily activities due to the increased onset of itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, red irritated skin and so on.
If you’re one of those people that deal with seasonal allergies and find that over-the-counter medications aren’t doing the trick, try some of the following essential oils to help relieve some of the allergen symptoms you may experience while transitioning into different seasons.
Top Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergy: Peppermint
This versatile oil is one of the best essential oils to use for soothing digestion, headaches, itching, inflammation of the skin, and quite a few other benefits.
To use, rub a drop or two of peppermint oil on the temples or over sinuses if you’re treating a headache or apply to the inflamed or itchy area of the skin that needs to be treated.
If you suffer from a cold, you can place a drop of peppermint oil on the tongue. You can also inhale peppermint through your nostrils to help relieve congestion.
Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergy: Lavender
Much like peppermint oil, lavender oil is a multi-purpose essential oil that has many benefits.
Commonly known for its relaxing effects on the mind and body, lavender oil can help treat skin conditions as a result of seasonal allergies, such as eczema or dermatitis.
I personally suffer from this myself around this time of the year. It happens to me in the fall season as well. I can attest to lavender helping heal my skin condition.
To help treat eczema, simply mix several drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil. You can use oils such as coconut oil or raw shea butter. Use topically on the skin condition.
Essential Oils: Eucalyptus
This immune-boosting essential oil has several healing properties including anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, decongestant and so much more.
Eucalyptus oil can be used to treat respiratory issues associated with allergies, such as scratchy throats, blocked nasal passages or sinus infection.
Eucalyptus oil can be used to alleviate these allergy symptoms. Simply mix a few drop-offs the essential oil. You can use 2 – 3 tablespoons of pure olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil. Rub the mixture onto your chest, throat, and temples to help relieve congestion. Be sure to cover yourself with a t-shirt after applying the oil mixture to your chest for even better results.
In addition to these DIY treatments and essential oils, there are many other remedies and oils that are beneficial.
Check out the oils for alleviating allergy symptoms.
When shopping for other essential oils to treat seasonal allergies, be sure to look for specific ingredients.
Oils that have anti-inflammatory, antihistamine and anti-allergen properties are great. Breathe easy, this spring season!