Essential oils can be used to compliment allergy treatments already in use or as an alternative method to treat allergy distresses. Popular ways to use essential oils include:
- diffusing them into the air
- using in bath/shower products
- spraying into the air
- breathing them in directly (known as aromatherapy)
- applying a diluted version to your skin
New information about the use of essential oils is coming to the forefront of health and wellness. Always test oils before using to make sure you are not allergic to the essential oil before full use and never apply concentrated oil directly on your skin, dilute with a carrier oil and then apply.
If you would to incorporate them into your life or travel items, here are a few you might want to try:
- Lavender - helps soothe seasonal allergy symptoms due to its ability to calm and reduce inflammation.
- Blend of Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Ravensara oil - reduces blocked nasal passages, runny and achy noses, and sneezing.
- Eucalyptus - is an anti-inflammatory and may help with congestion.
- Tea Tree Oil - is an anti-inflammatory.
- Peppermint - is known to reduce inflammation and will help you breathe easier.
- Lemon - clears sinuses and reduces congestion.
If you are prone to allergies, research essential oils which may be right for you. They are easy to pack and can be a quick, natural pick up to get you through the day.