The sun is shining, the fog is lifting & the flowers are in full bloom....what a beautiful time of year!
Unless of course you suffer from hayfever! While the lucky ones are outside enjoying the sunshine & rolling in the grass, us hayfever sufferers can be found locked indoors hiding our puffy, watery eyes & sneezing our days away. Not fun at all!
If you are like me, for basically 3 months of the year I would normally take an over the counter antihistamine for relief or just prevention for hayfever. We all know this cant be good for our bodies. Ingesting something THAT often, with ingredients most of us can't even pronounce, can't be good news!
Introducing doTERRA essential oils...
Many essential oils are very effective at relieving the symptoms of allergies. Essential oils contain compounds that act like natural antihistamines to relieve inflammation. These compounds help to soothe muscles and nerves in your respiratory system, making it easier to breathe.
Here are our TOP 4 doTERRA essential oils to assist in relieving seasonal allergies.
Lavender essential oil- The essential oil from lavender works as a natural antihistamine and will help to reduce inflammatory allergic reactions in your body. Lavender is well-known as a natural cure for headaches but you can also use it to treat allergic skin reactions, insect bites, rashes, and hives.
Peppermint essential oil- Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help unclog the sinuses and offer relief to scratchy throats. Peppermint can provided relief for allergies, as well as colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis. It has the power to discharge phlegm and reduce inflammation.
Lemon essential oil- Lemon oil supports lymphatic system drainage and helps with overcoming respiratory conditions. Studies have shown that lemon essential oil inhibits the growth of bacteria and boosts the immune system. When diffused at home, lemon oil can kill bacteria and eliminate allergy triggers in the air.
Oregano essential oil- Oregano essential oil can help to boost your immune system and make allergic reactions less frequent. Oregano oil also has strong antibacterial and antimicrobial activities that can help to keep your respiratory tract clear.
A few ways we like to use these oils are...
- Add a few drops of each oil in equal ratio to a carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut, or sweet almond to soothe skin rashes or itchy skin caused by allergic reactions.
- Use as a rub: mix a few drops of Lavender, Peppermint & Lemon oil in equal ratio. Dilute in a carrier oil of your choice. Rub onto feet, chest, cheeks, or forehead & back of neck.
- Diffuse this anti-allergy essential oil blend in an aromatherapy diffuser throughout the day or night to ease allergic discomforts...
4 drops of lavender
4 drops of peppermint
4 drops of lemon
1 drop of oregano
PHEW! Now you can say goodbye to the tissue box & HELLO SPRING with these simple, natural home remedies.
*Please note that we only advise using doTERRA certified pure therapeutic grade oils. If you would like to know how to buy these amazing oils, please get in touch with us and we can show you how to get your 25% discount.