It’s estimated that about 20 million people in America suffer from seasonal allergies. Depending on what part of the country that you live in will determine whether your symptoms flare up in the spring, summer, or fall. I know here in the south it's particularly bad this year! With more & more people looking to natural remedies for all kinds of ailments, it’s no wonder that essential oils are near the top of the list!
My face has been hurting and the following oils are really helping soothe the discomfort. Especially after my sinuses got super dry from running the heat a lot during the cold winter months. We then went full steam ahead into a particularly explosive pollen season this year and it has been rough! Over the counter meds tend to dry me out even more. Going the essential oil route has been wayyyy more gentler on my sinuses!
Here's a few oils that we hope will help ease your seasonal allergies.
Lavender has properties that work as an antihistamine; renowned for its calming and balancing effects. It is an anti-inflammatory so it reduces inflamed sinuses and gives relief.
Peppermint promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function by being anti-inflammatory and expectorant. It soothes your sinuses while prompting your body to get any nasty stuff out.
Lemon is cleansing to the body’s systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort. It is very purifying to the air and known to banish any funky pollen, bacteria, or molecules hanging around!
All of these individual oils cleanse their environment. Add 3 drops to water in a diffuser and use them to clean the air in your home and purge your home of the bad stuff.
The combination of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils can create a powerful all-natural antihistamine, which cools down inflammation resulting from the body's allergic response. You can make a blend yourself with fractionated coconut oil (or other carrier oil) in a rollerball and apply to the bottoms of your feet.
Hope this helps you combat your seasonal allergies!
If you want to learn some more tips and tricks for using oils, join us for Essential Oil Alchemy on 4/28 from 3-5pm to create your own personalized essential oil blends. Get educated on the benefits of aromatherapy and how to mix oils together to create healing concoctions for mind, body and spirit. Take home 2 rollers of your own creation and some other goodies as well (we'll have lavender, pepperment, and lemon oils on hand). It's only $39! You can sign up here. Comment below with any q's you have. Did you like this article? Please share it with your friends! #savethesinus lol.
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