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April 24, 2019

5 Essential Oils for Allergy Season

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If you do, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world suffer from allergies. During the spring and summer seasons, it can seem like your allergies are taking over and making everyday life uncomfortable. Normally, your first thought is to head to the drugstore for some over-the-counter medication, and while these products may work, they can have negative side effects. Luckily there is a natural way to find relief with essential oils!

What Are Allergies

Allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases affecting millions of people each year. So what exactly is an allergy? An allergy occurs with the body’s immune system sees a substance or allergen as harmful and overreacts to it. The immune system makes an antibody to respond to the allergens. The symptoms that result are called an allergic reaction.

Seasonal Allergies, sometimes called “Hay Fever”, are allergy symptoms that happen during certain times of year, commonly due to mold or pollen. Symptoms of seasonal allergies can include sneezing, itchy nose or throat, itchy or red eyes, congestion, runny nose, and coughing.

Those who suffer from seasonal allergies are often told to avoid triggers or the allergens that cause their symptoms. However, this can be incredibly difficult when the triggers are inside or right outside their home.

How Essential Oils Help

Essential oils have many therapeutic benefits that have been used for numerous health conditions, including allergies. Many essential oils contain properties that help the body’s immune function and inflammatory response. Essential oils also work by easing the discomfort of the symptoms that accompany seasonal allergies.

Top 5 Essential Oils for Allergy Relief

Lavender — With incredible soothing properties, Lavender is a must-have during allergy season. Known as a natural antihistamine, Lavender can help ease your body’s inflammatory response. You can also use Lavender to soothe skin irritations that commonly occur with allergies.

Eucalyptus — When it comes to allergy relief, Eucalyptus offers countless benefits. Used as an expectorant, Eucalyptus promotes clear airways and relieves congestion for easier breathing. The cool sensation of Eucalyptus also eases sinus itchiness and pain.

Lemon — This citrus oil is known to support the body’s lymphatic system to help you overcome respiratory conditions. Lemon also has antioxidant properties to cleanse the body of toxins and ease responses to allergens.

Ravintsara — Commonly known as Ho Leaf, Ravintsara contains high amounts of 1,8 cineole. This constituent offers many therapeutic benefits, including easing sinus pain, loosening mucus, and relieving headaches. You can also use Ravintsara to promote a healthy inflammatory response.

Peppermint — Breathe a little easier with the help of Peppermint essential oil. Inhaling the aroma of Peppermint can bring relief from nasal congestion and scratchy throats. A natural expectorant, this minty oil can help alleviate coughs and promote better breathing.

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Articles like this are not really helpful unless you tell people *how* to use the essential oils. Do we drink them? Rub them straight on our skin? Please tell me how to use them to get the benefits you describe!

Joy Leland | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    Diffusion and topical application would be great ways to use the essential oils listed in the article. General diffusion guidelines suggest diffusing 5-10 drops of the essential oil.
    For applying the oils topically, simply apply the diluted oil on the back of the neck, behind the ears, on the wrists, chest and the bottom of the feet or on the targeted area. For help diluting the oil, check out our dilution guided: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate/

    Customer Service RMO | April 25, 2019 | Reply

This article doesn’t specify how these essential oil should be used.

Cheryl A. | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    Any combination of these essential oils in a diffuser or in a blend with carrier oil would work great! It all just depends on the symptoms and the desired effects.

    For example, Combining 5-10 total drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara in a diffuser would work great to target sinuses and congestion.

    If you are just looking to use one of the oils at a time, simply apply the diluted oil on the back of the neck, behind the ears, on the wrists, chest and the bottom of the feet or on the targeted area. For help diluting the oil, check out our dilution guided: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate/

    Customer Service RMO | April 25, 2019 | Reply

I would love to see some recipes using these oils so I can make my own allergy relief blend!

Michelle Hale | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    Any combination of these essential oils in a diffuser or in a blend with carrier oil would work great! It all just depends on the symptoms and the desired effects.

    For example, combining 5-10 total drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara in a diffuser would work great to target sinuses and congestion.

    If you are just looking to use one of the oils at a time, simply apply the diluted oil on the back of the neck, behind the ears, on the wrists, chest and the bottom of the feet or on the targeted area. For help diluting the oil, check out our dilution guided: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate/

    Customer Service RMO | April 25, 2019 | Reply

I would love the recipes as well for myself.

sheryl | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    Any combination of these essential oils in a diffuser or in a blend with carrier oil would work great! It all just depends on the symptoms and the desired effects.

    For example, Combining 5-10 total drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara in a diffuser would work great to target sinuses and congestion.

    If you are just looking to use one of the oils at a time, simply apply the diluted oil on the back of the neck, behind the ears, on the wrists, chest and the bottom of the feet or on the targeted area. For help diluting the oil, check out our dilution guided: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/dilution-rate/

    For more tips on usage and recipes, definitely check out our Recipe Book: https://www.rockymountainoils.com/learn/recipes/

    Customer Service RMO | April 25, 2019 | Reply

I too, would like to see blending recipes for these oils to use as allergy relief.

Nola | April 25, 2019 | Reply

So would I Michelle!

LYNDA | April 25, 2019 | Reply

I also would love to make an allergy relief oil blend. How can I use these to help my kids with allergies? Their ages range from 2 to 10

Kimberly | April 25, 2019 | Reply

Peppermint oil does help my breathing issues, but I am extremely allergic to eucalyptus!

Marie Cocannouer | April 25, 2019 | Reply

Do you defuse all at same time?

Linda | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    You definitely could diffuse a drop of each. However, any combination of these essential oils in a diffuser would work great! It all just depends on the symptoms and the desired effects.

    For example, Combining 5-10 total drops of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Ravintsara in a diffuser would work great to target sinuses and congestion.

    Customer Service RMO | April 26, 2019 | Reply

Would these help in the recovery of pneumonia?

Iva Vukovic | April 25, 2019 | Reply

    These essential oils could definitely assist in relieving congestion and supporting the immune and respiratory system. However, for a serious illness, it is suggested to consult with a trusted health professional first.

    Customer Service RMO | April 26, 2019 | Reply

Lemon, lavender and peppermint (LLP) are my go-to allergy relief. Just use equal drops of each in a diffuser – usually about 3-5. It has actually helped my migraines and sinus headaches.

Lolo | April 25, 2019 | Reply

Bingo! What would I do without these five essential oils? My go-to favorites!

Linda J Wilson | April 26, 2019 | Reply

How about making an allergy nasal inhaler? What oils to combine together for a nasal inhaler?

Tina | April 26, 2019 | Reply

Peppermint, lavender, and lemon can all be used neat. I have a small roller bottle that has equal amounts of all three without a carrier. I use it twice a day behind my ears during my really bad allergy seasons, fall and spring. I have a larger bottle with the same oils diluted with a carrier that I use throughout the seasons where my allergies aren’t as bad.

Melinda D. | April 27, 2019 | Reply

Which eucalyptus specifically? Globulus? Radiata?

Radiates? Bandy | May 5, 2019 | Reply