Well it’s that time of season again. Allergies Season…. the dreaded runny nose, sneezing, itchy hives, headaches, watery eyes etc.
Allergies develops when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment.
There are a lot of over the counter drugs for the symptoms, but most of them have ingredients in them that can damage the rest of your body. If your like me you want to avoid putting these drugs in your body.
I turn to Essential oils. They serve as a natural and safe way to treat the symptoms of allergies and boost our immune systems. These essential oils for allergies have the ability to chemically support the body and help it to overcome hypersensitivity.
Here is a great diffuser recipe that I use in my diffuser.
3 drops of Peppermint – unclog sinuses and scratchy throat
3 drops of Eucalyptus – relieves congestion
3 drops of Lavender – antihistamines in the oil will prevent a violent reaction to the allergens
3 drops of Lemon – prompting the body to increase blood circulation and clear the respiratory tract and sinuses. It works in tandem with the above mentioned oils to prevent congestion. Lemon oil is the best friend of asthmatics.
You can also mix these 4 oils in a carrier oil like coconut oil and rub on your temples, behind your ears and on your chest.
Below is a chart on allergies and Essential Oils.