How To Use Essential Oils for Allergies
Wanda Arnold, one of our recent graduates from Texas wanted to use her research paper assignment as a chance to write about how she incorporated essential oils into her family’s daily routine. Being from a dry state (with the exception of dealing with mold caused by hurricane Harvey), she decided she wanted to explore how to use essential oils for allergies.
SOUTHEAST, TEXAS. It is still summer, but my grandson and son both are full of congestion and pain. My son is always using his nose inhaler from over the counter. That is why I have decided to research allergies to help my family.
I am so tired of hearing are you sick and tired of being sick and tired! Nothing ever works. I am excited to be learning the cure for allergies. Normally our worst allergy seasons are:
- March during the spring when all the beautiful flowers are blooming!
- September when the ragweed is at its peak!
So for some reason, this summer is proving to be a bad time for allergies. My hope is to use the natural power of essential oils to alleviate allergies.
Allergies are some of the worse things that a person can experience. They are very irritating and can also be a sign that they are some underlying disease or problems. In this article, we’ll learn about some of the best essential oils for different types of allergies plus understand how to use the essential oils so we can try the essential oils out.
Allergies are one of the costliest ailments in current time. It never goes away, its just keeping going! It is also one of the most miserable illnesses. Among the world’s most common ailments, doctors can’t cure them. They just put you and your poor kids on weekly shots and daily medicines. This is what they did to us for years. They did absolutely nothing for us. Neither my sons or myself found any relief having done this twice in the last twenty years. The over the counter stuff is a joke. It just keeps taking your money and offers no results. In fact most of the time you just get worst! My sons are now 42 and 46 and still suffer daily!
Essential oils provide a naturally safe, gentle, effective alternative to prescribed or over the counter medicines. Essential oils, for the most part, do not have side effects as some medicines do.
Why would we rely on over the counter drugs to sooth pains and aches from allergic reactions, when we can experience the natural remedies using essential oil with so many to select from? We will never run out of choices of essential oils since they are a natural product and are available to anyone.
What is an Allergy?
An allergy is a damaging immune system response to a substance that does not bother most other people. The symptoms vary widely. Some typical reactions are itching, selling runny nose, asthma, sneezing, and persistent coughing.
Histamine is a chemical released as a result of an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction which causes sneezing, itching, way more mucus, swelling, wheezing. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a response to airborne allergens: pollen, pet dander, dust mites.
Essential oils known to help combat this is lavender, roman chamomile, and rose.
Histamine is protein molecules acting as neuro transmitters produced during an allergy attach. Histamine always circulating within the body at anytime stimulates the brain to produce large amounts of histamine.
In reality, it isn’t any substance that is the problem, but the way our body reacts to it. The problem is when our body identifies something as harmful that substance is an allergen. Typically sensitivity to a particular allergen the bodies immune system over reacting to allergens. This can cause wheezing, sneezing, itching, coughing, watery eye, headaches.
German Chamomile neutralizes allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. You can use Rosemary and lavender to help in healing allergies.
For some individuals, the use of peppermint oil has eliminated the need for allergy shots! But keep in mind to always follow directions for use. Always, Always check cautions of each essential oil. It is It is also advisable to consider a skin test before usage.
Essential oils work to prevent allergies from happening again too but do not overuse as excessive application of essential oils may trigger other body reactions. The redness of skin experienced when applying essential oils may indicate too much was applied or not enough carrier oil was used when applied to the skin.
Use only use 100% therapeutic essential oils for best results for any allergies. If not 100% therapeutic essential oil it may contain some impurities that can trigger a reaction., you want to avoid that.
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1 tsp. Fractionated Coconut oil
- In a small bowl, add a teaspoon of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil and essential oils. Stir to blend.
- Using fingers, rub behind ears and back of neck.
- Add 5 drops of each essential oil to an empty vegetable capsule and take.
- For children, add 1 drop of each essential oil to a spoonful of local honey. For adults, use 3 drops of each essential oil.
Ways to use Allergy Blend
- Hot or cold compresses (10 drops oils into 4 oz water) put on the affected area.
- Inhalation—2-3 drops into the material you will be inhaling from or into diffuser or humidifier.
- Baths—5—10 drops of oil
- Inhalers so client can carry around with them all day
- Use the diffuser by the bed
- Use the diffuser in living room
- While bathing
- Put oil on bottoms of feet
- Foot bath
- Air spray- for linens, couch, house sprnths
Oils to use for allergy relief and cures:
Rosemary for healing allergies, respiratory problems-when inhaled immediate relief for congestion and infection from allergies and headaches.
Myrtle—will help prevent allergies
- prevention and treatment of respiratory such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough that accompany allergies
- can remove mucus in the respiratory tract
- it inhibits iection
Roman chamomile—antihistamine, deals with the inflammation
Eucalyptus—take a bit when your not breathing right and it will help you breathe better.
Rose—heals allergies, it is also good for the skin
Lemon is a natural decongestant
Peppermint– opens airway, eases congestion, improves breathing, relieves headaches, helps with infection
Patchouli—heals from the inside out
Melissa—for skin and respiratory
Frankincense—relief from a stuffy nose and inflammation in breathing passages.
Cypress is a disinfectant, and an antispasmodic, will help keep body clear of infection
Thyme—This is a miracle spice it prevents and treats allergies by clearing the airways and helping one breath better