6 Essential Oils for Relieving Spring Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, all the blooming and budding of spring can be brutal.

6 Essential Oils for Treating Spring Allergies

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Tackle Spring Allergies With These 6 Essential Oils

Budding trees, blooming flowers, longer days, and warmer weather indicate that spring is officially here. And after a long winter, you’re probably ready to get outside and enjoy everything this ideal time of year has to offer. However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, spring can also be miserable for your sinuses.

Instead of letting your springtime allergies get the best of you, turn to these 5 essential oils. Unlike some over-the-counter allergy medicines that make you feel foggy and groggy, these oils boast natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergen properties that target and tackle allergy symptoms.

1.  Eucalyptus

A perfect allergy solution for both children and adults, eucalyptus oil features immune-enhancing traits ideal for targeting the symptoms of sinus infections like congestion, coughing, and EucalyptusUSDAsneezing. Combine 4-5 drops of eucalyptus oil and 2 tablespoons of almond or olive oil to create your own at-home salve. Gently rub this mixture onto your neck, throat, cheeks, back, or temples to reduce inflammation and ease uncomfortable allergy symptoms.

2.   Peppermint

Though slightly more aggressive in scent from eucalyptus, peppermint has similar properties that help to relieve clogged sinuses and a scratchy throat. The anti-inflammatory effectsPeppermintUSDA of peppermint have been proven to reduce chronic allergy symptoms by discharging phlegm and fighting inflammation. Add five to six drops of peppermint oil into your reed diffuser to relax nasal muscles or place one to two drops of pure peppermint essential oil under your tongue. You can also gently rub a few drops on your chest, neck, back, and temples for additional relief.

3.  Frankincense

If you’re battling a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and mucus, turn to frankincense essential oil for relief. It’s calming scent also helps to calm the nervous system which makes it easier to breathe while improving circulation and reducing inflammation. Relieve nasal and chest congestion by applying a few drops of frankincense on a handkerchief and inhaling while holding it to your face. You can also put two or three drops of frankincense on your pillowcase for lasting nighttime relief.

4.  Lemon

As one of the most reliable oils for battling seasonal allergies, lemon has powerful properties that promote drainage of the lymphatic and support the immune system inLemonorg overcoming respiratory conditions. Lemon is also known to prevent the growth of bacteria, and strengthen the immune system. Use lemon oil in a reed diffuser to kill bacteria and pollutants in the air or make your own detoxifying elixir by adding one or two drops of pure lemon oil to a glass of water.

5.  Lavender

LavenderUSDAThe strong anti-inflammatory and natural antihistamine qualities of lavender essential make it ideal for fighting allergy symptoms. By building your immune system, lavender helps safeguard your body from allergens and reducing the severity of allergy symptoms. Thanks to its versatile nature, lavender can be applied topically around the sinus area, added to an aromatherapy diffuser, and combined with coconut or jojoba oil to make a soothing cream.

Armed with these key essential oils, you can beat spring allergies and finally enjoy everything this fun time of year has to offer. Not sure where to get the best oils? Contact or visit Purify Skin Therapy today to learn more about our line of certified therapeutic grade essential oils.

 

6.  Niaouli

We saved the best for last. Niaouli, a cousin to Tea Tree, has some of the best properties to alleviate allergy symptoms. Use this powerful natural oil inhaled or diffused to quickly calm reactions Niaouli USDAand get back to your life.

As always, make sure your essential oils carry the USDA certified organic seal, as that guarantees you they have never been sprayed with toxic pesticides, and is a cleaner oil. Check out these and other organic essential oils today!

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