Essential Oils Good for Allergies
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Since I have a lot of essential oils in the house, it was easy to find something to help him. I let him choose which blend of oils he wanted. He sniffed about five or six types of aromatic oils. He was especially drawn to the peppermint and the eucalyptus essential oil.
This guy needed something for quick relief. He also needed something to carry with him for the rest of the day. So I took some tissue and put it in an empty breath mint tin, with a lid that closed. Then, I sprinkled a few drops of oil on the tissue.
He was able to periodically inhale this mix while he worked. Then he took the tin with him when he left.
Essential oils can potentially be helpful if you suffer from hay fever or nasal congestion, no matter what it’s caused from. Eucalyptus is considered a good oil for helping you to breathe easier, which is why it’s included in a lot of premixed blends designed for respiratory support.
Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oil, used together, may work even better, than if you just inhaled each one separately. Aromatherapists often recommend specific respiratory blends, because of the synergy created. It’s believed that each individual oil enhances the others.
Eucalyptus Oil for Allergies
Out of all the oils I own, it was interesting how my plumber was drawn to the eucalyptus and peppermint. My holistic health practitioner would say this is because our bodies know what we need. I think she’s right.
Because no one in our house has severe seasonal allergies, I don’t spend a lot of time researching what blends work best. So, only after the eucalyptus and peppermint oil were selected, did I get online to see how popular this particular mix actually is.
As it turns out, these two oils are often recommended for hay fever. Other oils considered good for allergies are lavender, pine, spruce and marjoram. One popular brand sells a synergy blend called Respir-Aid that contains all of these, as well as cypress. You can see it below.
Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies
Here’s a very easy recipe anyone can make at home, if they suffer from season allergies or just general nasal and sinus congestion. Please understand that I’m not a doctor, so I can’t make medical claims or promise this combination will help you. But it does seem to be a popular folk remedy. So I decided to share the story of how it helped my plumber.
Essential Oil Recipe for Allergies
1 tablespoon of carrier oil (available here)
3 drops of peppermint oil (available here)
2 drops of eucalyptus oil (available here)
This mixture could be used as a rub to massage on the chest and on the underside of the wrists. You always need to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying them to the skin. Or, essential oils can be put in a cold air diffuser. Now, when I wake up with allergies, after I saw how well this particular combination of oils helped my plumber, I put some peppermint and/or eucalyptus essential oil on a tissue and leave it nearby. I don’t suffer from severe allergies. Just very minor congestion in the morning. This seems to help me as well.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. People with health concerns should discuss them with a doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils, unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.
I’m not a healthcare professional, so all of the above statements are my personal opinion, and are not intended as medical advice.