Summer is just around the corner and we at Lili Aromatherapy can't wait for the warm weather to enjoy pool parties, weekend BBQ's and family vacations. But as much as we love summer, it is synonymous with pollen which means allergy season is upon us.
The symptoms common with allergies, such as watery eyes, runny nose, and scratchy throat, can really take a toll on you and ruin your summer fun. There are now a wide range of antihistamines available which help relieve your symptoms without making you drowsy or lethargic, and that's great. However, there is an all natural way to reduce the symptoms of allergies without any nasty side effects. That way is to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life.
Certain essential oils act as natural antihistamines, and when inhaled they sooth muscles and nerves in your respiratory system helping you breath easier. Here are a few of my top favourite essential oils to help you reduce your allergy symptoms and enjoy summer.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass essential oil is amazing at treating allergies. It has been found to have profound anti-allergey and anti-inflammatory properties. Inhaling lemongrass essential oil either through a diffuser or as room spray will aid in reducing strong immune reactions in individuals with allergies.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
This exotic and ancient essential oil is a known treatment of allergies through the ages. It was historically used to treat runny noses, stuffiness , and excess phlegm. It has been able to treat these symptoms as it has been found to reduce the effect of allergens and the subsequent reaction of antibodies.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil is excellent at reducing nasal congestion and clearing airways to help you breath better when you're suffering from allergies. Inhaling eucalyptus essential oil has a profound effect on the body's nerves aiding in relieving the symptoms of pollen allergies, pet allergies, and asthma attacks.
These essential oils can be incorporated into your day to day life though a variety of methods. Popular methods include adding a few drops to your diffuser, diluting essential oils in a carrier oil and adding the mixture to a warm bath, or add a few drops to a room spray. So start using essential oils and enjoying the fresh summer breeze again.