Are you tired of sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes? Essential oils can give you safe, natural relief from seasonal allergies without any of the nasty side effects from conventional medicines.
Do you feel like walking around with a gas mask to avoid the gunk in the air this time of year? Between pollen, grass, weeds, and all the other junk that causes seasonal allergies, lots of people are just plain miserable right now.
It’s easy to spot those who are suffering because they’ll spontaneously burst into sneezes and have itchy, watery eyes from an allergy attack. That can really ruin your day (not to mention your makeup).
How do allergy attacks happen?
If your body identifies pollen, pet dander, mold, or other allergens as a threat, histamines are released so the white blood cells can take down the invader.
The problem is that those histamines cause an immediate inflammatory response. Your eyes itch, sinuses drain, nose runs…you know how it goes.
Synthetic medicines for allergies are called antihistamines, because they prevent the body’s response to the histamine release. They can cause drowsiness, dry mouth, and stomach problems, and they’re most effective when taken before symptoms hit.
So how do you keep the histamine reaction away, without wearing a gas mask or medicating yourself all the time and feeling miserable?
Essential Oils for Allergy Relief
Important reminder: I am not a doctor (and I don’t play one on TV). Do your own research and make an informed decision about using essential oils or any natural remedy.
Quality matters. I only use and recommend doTERRA essential oils because each batch of oils goes through 11 scientific tests to ensure its safety and purity. Health food store oils are labeled “not for internal use” because they are not being tested for pesticides, contaminants, synthetics, or heavy metals–all things you don’t want in your body.
All you need to stop an allergy attack are these three natural, pure essential oils. When used together, they support healthy respiratory function and relief from seasonal discomfort.
Lavender essential oil is soothing and provides immune support
Lemon essential oil thins mucus and helps flush out the yuck
Peppermint essential oil opens up capillaries and airways
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Using Essential Oils for Allergies
It’s easy to use these oils to stop allergies in their tracks. Because essential oils are assimilated into the body quickly, you can use these oils every few hours (see usage guidelines here).
Aromatically: mix one drop of each oil in your hand. Rub hands together, cup over your nose and mouth, and inhale. You can also use one of these cool nasal inhaler gizmos (useful for kids who can’t have oils at school).
Topically: combine one drop of each in your hand. Rub on the back of the neck and on temples, avoiding eye area.
Internally: take 1-2 drops each in 1/4 cup of water, or in a spoonful of local honey. Or use TriEase softgels, which have all 3 oils in a small pill.
Yes, the kids can use this oil combo too! Rub along their back or on the soles of their feet in the morning and before bed.
If the whole family has problems with seasonal discomfort, diffuse Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint to give everyone relief.
Need stronger allergy relief?
If these three oils aren’t quite doing the job, add 1 drop of Melaleuca (Tea Tree) to your combo. Melaleuca turns your regular strength allergy relief into Extra Strength!