According to this report by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million people have allergies. They affect about 30% of adults and 40% of children. It’s safe to say that it’s really common. Allergies are immune responses that can be hypersensitive. Common allergy types are from pollen, dust mites, animal dander, food (nuts, shellfish, eggs, cow’s milk) and insect bites.
While it’s best to avoid what triggers the allergies altogether, it is inevitable. Fortunately, there are essential oils that are safe enough to use to treat them. They aid to overcome hypersensitivity and have a stronger immune system.
Treating respiratory problems is one of lemon essential oil’s specialities, as I call it. It has natural antioxidant properties that helps release the body’s toxins and reduce the response to allergens. Lemon oil can help reduce nasal mucus as well as treat mouth and throat inflammation. Aside from relieving your allergies, it also helps your mood be better.
To avoid getting the sneezies in the morning, you can lemon essential oil to your laundry. You can also mix a couple of drops to water and spray it to your couch, curtains and carpet. This works because lemon is a natural disinfectant and remove the allergens in your home. It can also help prevent insect bites that cause an allergic reaction.
Studies confirm that peppermint essential oil helps reduce inflammation in the respiratory system. They say that menthol is an effective remedy to chronic allergies like rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Inhaling diffused peppermint essential oil can help unclog sinuses which is a common symptom of an allergy attack.
The best way to use peppermint essential oil at home is to diffuse it. This will help the nasal muscles relax and assist the body get rid of the mucus and allergens. Before sleeping, you can also apply the peppermint essential oil topically on the chest, back of neck and temples. But please be careful when doing so as it may irritate your skin.
Asthma can be relieved by using bergamot essential oil. It’s from a citrus fruit that’s packed with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties best to fight allergies with. It can help relieve cough, asthma and even reduce phlegm. Bergamot essential oil can also help improve your mood and make you mentally alert. You can consider it a respiratory superhero.
Aside from asthma and rhinitis, bergamot essential oil can also be used to heal eczema and psoriasis. It can be applied topically! Just put 5 drops of it on a cotton ball and gently rub on the infected area. If you have it all over your body, put 10 drops in your bathwater and soak for a few minutes. Wearing sunblock is necessary after using the bergamot essential oil as treatment as it may cause your skin to be more sensitive.
Having allergies can be a hassle especially when you have a lot of things to do. The best way to not have it is to learn what you’re allergic to and learn how to medicate with the most natural way. Check out Simply Earth’s essential oils to help you with your allergy problem.