Seasonal Allergies - Tips to kick them in the butt without feeling like crap
No matter what is causing your seasonal allergies : Pollen, dust, mold, insect, animal dander… They become incredibly irritating and can drastically impact your day to day living.
Long and short of seasonal allergies:
When our immune system comes into contact with allergens our body goes into overdrive, for some people they have the ability to deal with the allergen without to much discomfort, but for others the allergens cause more inflammation and then the allergies can cause blocked and runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and an impaired sense of smell, but for some people, allergies can lead to inflammation and shortness of breath.
Essential Oils & Allergies
For myself, when I take an over the counter I get to feel better but am exhausted in the process.
As mentioned above, inflammation is a big deal and essential oils can flight inflammation in your body while also helping to boost your immune system, fight infections and other bacteria. When you begin to use essential oils they will help relieve your symptoms right away, BUT using them regularly will help your body to naturally be able to fight threats (environmental or bacterial…), meaning you can be proactive with your health when you use them regularly.
Here are my top oils to use in allergy season:
Lemon Lavender & Peppermint
These three oils are a game changer for anyone who suffers from occasional or regular allergies.
Lemon: Helps the lymphatic system drain and supports respiratory recovery
Lavender: Calms the body while reduces inflammation
Peppermint: Opens airways, relieves scratchy throat
Diffuse 2 drops of each oil throughout the day.
Ingest (DoTERRA oil) - 2 drops of each oil in the morning in either a veggie caps or a small shotglass with water or a spoon of honey.
Rollerball (allergy relief on the go: 10-12 drops of each oil in a 10ml rollerball, top with fractionated coconut oil
Other great oils & blends to help with allergies:
Easy Air - Breathe in to to reduce inflammation and congestion
Eucalyptus - Breathe in to to reduce inflammation and congestion
Basil - Use topically on bug bits