Seasonal Allergy Support Using Essential Oils

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This time of year can be brutal for allergy sufferers. We have a few in our home so I wanted to share what I have learned and experience in seasonal allergy support using essential oils. Three specific oils to be exact. Catch it all over on KaraLayne.com for Wellness Wednesday!

This time of year is refreshing and renewing. Everything is blooming and the color is springing back into existence. But it can also mean awful symptoms and daily ailments with seasonal allergies in full bloom as well. We have a few in our home who deal with this so I wanted to share all about seasonal allergy support using essential oils. Three essential oils to be exact. So if your house also deals with sniffles, congestion, drainage, respiratory ailments, and more, I hope you find today’s Wellness Wednesday post helpful!

When we lived in the desert, I dealt with allergy symptoms in an extreme way. Enough that it would kick up my seasonal asthma. Those were also the days that I would pop anything over the counter to deal with what was happening for the day. These days we are much more intentional. And the natural approaches I was introduced to have been wonderful to have on hand this time of year!

*Just a PSA before I dive into everything. Anytime I discuss essential oils in these wellness posts, I always like to mention that I can only speak to Young Living oils. There are a lot of different brands and companies out there, but for my family and my home, I use Young Living. Shop what is best for you, but I only strongly advise against any store-bought oils from your local big-box store or Amazon. Especially when we talk about applying these oils to the skin. Safety always, okay?

Let’s chat about seasonal allergy support using essential oils:

There are three oils I swear by in this particular area and those are Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint.

Lemon essential oil

Lemon works as a natural antihistamine which is exactly what we want when combatting seasonal allergy symptoms. The reaction our body has this time of year is an inflammatory response. So a natural antihistamine would help to calm inflammation. Lemon also helps with lymphatic system (part of our immune system) drainage, relieves excess mucus, and helps alleviate respiratory conditions.

You can find out many more ways I use lemon essential oil in my home right here (some of them are going to surprise you!).

Lemon is also one that I turn to almost daily for its disinfectant and cleaning properties. Not to mention, diffusing it brings a beautifully fresh scent to the house.

Lavender essential oil

This oil is what we lovingly refer to as our “Swiss Army Knife” oil. Lavender could cure the world, I’m sure of it – wink! But particularly when discussing seasonal allergies, Lavender is another one that works as a natural antihistamine. It possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties that help to treat and relieve most allergic reactions. I will apply it topically to skin rashes and also use to alleviate headaches.

With the calming effect that it has, we utilize it a lot for sleep. I also love adding a few drops to our dryer balls to add a natural fragrance when laundering bedding.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. These come in handy when soothing allergies and the symptoms that flare up from them. It has a strong aroma that also helps in the respiratory or digestive issues that allergy symptoms can cause. Peppermint oil helps to open the airways, improve breathing and ease congestion.

This time of year can be brutal for allergy sufferers. We have a few in our home so I wanted to share what I have learned and experience in seasonal allergy support using essential oils. Three specific oils to be exact. Catch it all over on KaraLayne.com for Wellness Wednesday!

How I use these oils in my home for seasonal allergy support:

+Apply topically

Using a 10ml roller bottle, I will add 20 drops of each oil in and then top it off with fractionated coconut oil to dilute. This makes a handy tool for when someone is needing some relief from allergy flare-ups. Because of the citrus in the lemon and for safety in regards to phototoxicity, I simply apply to bottoms of feet, back of necks, and on chests at night.

This time of year can be brutal for allergy sufferers. We have a few in our home so I wanted to share what I have learned and experience in seasonal allergy support using essential oils. Three specific oils to be exact. Catch it all over on KaraLayne.com for Wellness Wednesday!

+Diffusing them

Diffusing all three of these oils together creates the perfect blend to combat seasonal allergy symptoms. I like to run it in our main living space throughout the day. In the evenings, I will add all three oils into each diffuser in each bedroom to help with symptoms while also promoting good sleep for everyone.

+DIY Chest Rub

If I have a little one struggling with symptoms, I will add a drop or two of each oil into the palm of my hand, add some fractionated coconut oil to dilute, and then apply directly to their chest. Helps with the congestion and supports their respiratory function.

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There are a few additional oils I will pull for help in this area, but these three are basic and get the job done in a big way. So they are a great way to start if you are new to essential oils. I was introduced early on as they were three of the 12 oils we received in our starter bundle a few years back. And I was so glad I was introduced to this allergy blend because we rely on it a lot this time of year!

If you have any questions or if I can help in any way, don’t hesitate to drop a comment below!

Don’t forget, if you do want to shop these oils or any of my other spring must-haves, I am gifting some beautiful things this month when you shop Young Living with me. If you missed it last week, get all of the details in this post!

And of course, for more wellness topics jump over here to browse previous posts.

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