Spring allergies are a common nuisance for many people. The stuffy, runny nose, headaches and itchy eyes are just a few of the unpleasant symptoms that are associated with the season. Did you know essential oils are a natural allergy treatment? The oils can be used to help reduce the signs and symptoms of your allergies. Here are some essential oils to try:
One of the most popular essential oils to reduce stress and promote relaxation, but it is also an effective allergy treatment too! Users have noted that lavender has the ability to calm and reduce inflammation caused by spring allergies. Try adding some oil in a diffuser or a bath to reap the benefits.
A Blend of Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Ravensara Oil
These three oils are known for their healing properties separately, but together they can effectively treat allergies. These oils help reduce blocked nasal passages, runny and itchy noses, and sneezing; all symptoms associated with allergies. Try using this blend in a diffuser or topically with a carrier oil.
This bright and sunny scented oil is a great option for allergy treatment and to uplift your mood. The citrus scent of lemon essential oil can help promote decongestion and clear sinuses, two very common symptoms of seasonal allergies. Apply the essential oil topically to the skin with a carrier oil to help with symptoms.
Did you know peppermint is one of the best essential oils for headaches. If you tend to suffer from sinus pain or headaches due to allergies, try applying some peppermint oil diluted with a carrier oil to the temples of your head and base of your neck. The cooling sensation can help relieve the pain and reduce the length of the headache all together.
As much as we enjoy the springtime, allergies are something many people suffer from. With essential oils, you may be able to reduce your symptoms in a natural and effective way.