I know it’s not technically spring yet but it might as well be. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and I’ve been sneezy and sniffley round the clock. Oh it’s spring alright. It’s only March and this is the worst my allergies have ever been. I actually thought I had a cold but turns out it was just hay fever kicking my ass.
I was telling my doctor how I’m always congested and sniffley and she was telling me that I could take over the counter allergy medicine if I wanted. I didn’t really want anything to do with those though so I turned to my ever trusty essential oils.
There’s really no better option in my book when it comes to trying to find some relief from what ails you and that of course includes allergies. So if you’re like me and deal with those insufferable allergies and are looking for some natural ways to relieve them here’s something that might offer you some help.
The best combination of oils to use for this is peppermint, lavender, and lemon. These oils have antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen properties. Here’s a few ways that you can go about using them to try and help.
- Put a drop of lemon, peppermint, and lavender each on your wrist and/or on the back of your neck in the morning and evening or as needed throughout the day.
- Take a drop of each oil under your tongue followed by some water.
- Diffuse the oils to actually help get rid of pollen and allergens that are in the air. Diffusing these oils doesn’t just release a scent it actually helps clear the air around you.
- Put 3-4 drops of each oil into a veggie cap and take daily.
- Place 20 drops of each oil into a roller ball bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Roll onto your wrists and bottoms of your feet in the morning and evening. You can also put it on your chest throughout the day if you need it.
Undiluted oils may cause reactions if you have sensitive skin. If you are using oils topically be sure to make sure you won’t have any reactions to them. If they are too strong for you then use them with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) to dilute them. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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