Essential Oils for Allergy Relief
Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, Ph.D., is an Independent Wholesaler for Young Living Essential Oils. Based in Florham Park, New Jersey, Rosanne Bostonian, Ph.D., espouses the value of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils as part of a comprehensive holistic health regimen.
Allergy sufferers may find themselves at the height of their symptoms in the spring and summer months. While over-the-counter medications can help alleviate symptoms, there are natural remedies--specifically essential oils--that in many cases can offer comparable results. Here are three oils that can help with allergy symptoms.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Diffusing peppermint oil can give you immediate benefits by unclogging your sinuses and providing sore throat relief. As an expectorant, peppermint oil can be used to help alleviate symptoms from colds, asthma, and bronchitis in addition to allergies. It can help by dislodging phlegm in the chest, as well as reducing inflammation.
Lavender Essential Oil
Also boasting anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil acts as an antihistamine. Lavender carries the added benefit of having a calming and soothing effect, which can help with your sleep if your allergies are keeping you up at night. Allergy sufferers often apply lavender oil topically to the forehead, cheeks, sinuses, and feet.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil oil is said to offer support to the adrenal gland and reduce the effects of inflammation that spur allergies. It also used to clean and detoxify the body of harmful elements such as viruses and bacteria. Basil oil can be taken internally or diluted with equal parts coconut oil and applied directly to temples, the back of the neck, or the chest.
It is important to consult with a professional who is knowledgeable in the therapeutic application of essential oils before using them to treat ailments.