Allergies and Essential Oils

Allergies happen. Allergies are the main reason a lot of people go to see the doctor. Allergy reactions are different from each person, and can be anything from headaches, stuffy and runny noses, sore throats, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. Allergies can be a real pain when accompanied with these types of symptoms.

Thankfully there are ways to relieve such symptoms. With the help of therapeutic grade essential oils, allergy symptoms can be helped. Here are a few natural ways you can get relief.

Essential oils can be very helpful in relieving discomfort. Lavender oil is a natural antihistamine. You can apply lavender oil directly to your skin if needed, and can be diffused as well.

Eucalyptus oil is also handy for people suffering from sinus and ear congestion. Eucalyptus oil can be diffused for relief. The safest type of Eucalyptus oil is called Eucalyptus radiata.

You can also try including and excluding things in your diet. Limit the amount of sugar in your diet, as well as dairy and tomatoes or peppers. Include natural ingredients of ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom to help clear up phlegm and mucus.

Herbs can help as well. You can ask an herbalist to see if they can make a custom tea to help minimize your allergic reactions. Herbs do not have immediate results because they work slower and more safely, but they also have little side effects - unlike pharmaceutical antihistamines.

There is a blend of essential oils, known as RC, that can help relieve allergies. It is also handy to clear coughs, bronchitis, colds, and sore throats. The RC blend is made up of eucalyptus, pine, marjoram, cypress, myrtle, spruce, lavender, and peppermint oils.

There is also the option of irrigation. You can use a neti pot to wash the pollen, etc. out of your mucus membrane. Prepare a mild saline solution with warm water so it doesn't aggravate the infection further.

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