We have a small problem…our family is allergic.
Mold…dust…pet dander…pollen…different kinds of foods.
Sometimes it comes in the form of a headache or migraine, a sore throat or congestion, coughing, a rash, or shortness of breath.
In many cases, fixing the problem isn’t as simple as it seems (as we learned through our extensive mold remediation project on the house last year), and sometimes it doesn’t seem very practical (why get rid of 3 dogs on account of 1 person who can avoid them)?
But there are still ways to feel better.
Today I’m sharing some of my top favorite essential oils for allergies. I rub them on neat (undiluted), straight from the jar. But I would recommend that you try a little first if you think your skin might be sensitive to the strength.
Lavender is a natural anti-histamine (when histamines are released in the body, it causes the symptoms you feel) and anti-inflammatory. It is also very effective in soothing/relaxing the body, which keeps the body from releasing histamines.
Peppermint is a natural pain reliever, and its anti-inflammatory properties make it wonderful for congestion or difficulty breathing.
Lemon is great for fighting infections, and for soothing and relieving headaches and migraines.
Eucalyptus is great for congestion, coughing, asthma and respiratory problems, sore throats, and all other allergy symptoms!
Other oils that I like for coughing, congestion or inflammation, include Melaluca (Tea Tree) Frankincense, Rosemary, Marjoram, Cedarwood, and Pine.
Note: There are options for taking some of these internally (a few drops of peppermint, lemon, or lavender in some water), but I would do your research carefully as many essential oils are not safe for internal use.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and my products are not approved by the FDA. This information is based on my own research, study, and personal experience. This information is not intended (and should not be used) to diagnose, treat, or take the place of medical treatment prescribed by a doctor or medical professional.