Using Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies
For many of us, it's challenging to find natural remedies that help with seasonal allergies. If you're experimenting with aromatherapy and allergies, we recommend trying out one essential oil or blend at a time (try for a week or so, though, before switching to something new), and keeping track of what is most effective. If an oil seems to make things worse, than, of course, eliminate that right away, as the last thing you want to do is exacerbate your symptoms. Remember to look into herbal remedies and dietary remedies as well, as both of those can make a big difference. And we are big fans of the Neti Pot, for those of you who suffer from sinus congestion and chronic infections.
The best oils for seasonal allergies include:
- Blue Tansy
- Roman Chamomile (note: avoid chamomile if you know you have a ragweed allergy)
Many people simply add a few drops of their chosen oil or oils to a tissue or handkerchief, and inhale as needed throughout the day (an aromatherapy inhaler is a nice, portable way to carry your oils with you). In your home, you can diffuse the oils, of course, and a bath can be a wonderful way to relax with essential oils, especially right before bed.
Allergy Diffuser Blend:
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.