Allergies are often painful, unpleasant and uncomfortable, but instead of using various medications to temporarily relieve them, you should choose essential oils that work naturally to help you.
These oils soothe inflammation, boost the immune system and eliminate blocked sinuses. The following 5 essential oils are the best you can use in case you have allergies:
5. Lavender oil
This oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural antihistamine so it provides relief and soothes allergies.
- When you notice the first symptoms of allergies, rub several drops between your palms and keep them close to your nostrils.
- Take a deep breath.
- You should also carry several cotton balls with lavender oil with you during allergy season.
4. Lemon oil
This oil supports the lymphatic system and thus helps the body fight against respiratory diseases. This stimulates the immune system and prevents the growth of bacteria. To get rid of allergy triggers in the air, you should diffuse some around the house.
- In a glass of water, add 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil and drink to regulate pH levels in the body.
- To kill bacteria located on curtains, sheets, carpets and furniture, add this oil to your regular laundry detergent.
3. Mint oil
The European Journal of Medical Research published a study which showed that this essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and can alleviate the symptoms of chronic inflammatory disorders (allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma). It acts as a powerful expectorant and thus relieves allergies, sinusitis, colds and cough.
- To unblock the sinuses and clear a sore throat, you must diffuse 5 drops. This will relax the nasal muscles and they can clean the mucous membranes and allergens.
- To relieve inflammation, take 1-2 drops of peppermint oil.
2. Basil oil
The anti-inflammatory properties of basil essential oil effectively fight allergies and destroy bacteria and viruses. This oil also treats pain, fatigue and inflammation. The powerful antimicrobial properties destroy bacteria and mould that lead to asthma.
- To soothe inflammation, add 1 drop of basil oil to your meal, like in a soup or dressing.
- To stimulate the immune system, apply it diluted with equal parts coconut oil on the bust, back of the neck and temples.
1. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil quickly kills pathogens in the air that lead to allergies so you should release it at home to get rid of mould, bacteria and fungi in the air. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also soothe irritated skin.
- You can apply it to the skin to treat rashes.
- Simply add 2-3 drops to a clean cotton ball and apply it to the area.
- For sensitive skin, be sure to dilute it with some carrier oil such as coconut oil.
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- David Wolfe
- Dr. Axe