Where I live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, many people experience seasonal allergy symptoms this time of year. People develop them who never had allergies before they lived here, but develop them due to the high pollen content in the air . I have thankfully been spared the last nine years!
There are many types of allergies and many ways in which they show themselves in the body. According to my Modern Essentials reference book, “An allergy is a damaging immune system response to a substance that does not bother most other people. Common allergies are to food, insect bites, pollen, dust, medicine, pets, and mold. Allergy symptoms vary greatly, but common allergic responses include itching, swelling, runny nose, asthma, and sneezing.” In desperation, people with allergies try anything to lessen the effects including taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter symptom suppressors. This form of treatment often times creates other types of unwanted side effects, can be expensive, and create a dependency.
Seasonal allergies are the result of inflammation in the respiratory air passages caused by pollen, dust, mold, and other foreign air particulates. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils like doTERRA are excellent in addressing inflammation in the body, and there are some specific oils and techniques that can greatly help the inflammation related to both seasonal allergies and other types of allergies.
doTERRA essential oils are a safe, effective, healthy, and inexpensive way to relieve allergies.
Oils recommended for seasonal allergies related to the respiratory system:
- eucalyptus *All of these oils can be diffused in a room
- peppermint or applied to the body topically (on the neck,
- white fir chest, or bottoms of the feet. Remember to
- cinnamon dilute with a carrier oil to avoid a burning
- On Guard sensation, especially with Cinnamon & On Guard.
Refreshing, anti-inflammatory & decongestant gargle: 2 drops each of lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils in a small amount of water. You can also diffuse in a room or rub this combination on the back of your neck.
Essential oil recipe for allergy rashes and skin sensitivities: Apply 3 drops lavender, 6 drops Roman chamomile, 2 drops myrrh, and 1 drop peppermint on the location.
To research and learn more ways in which CPTG doTERRA oils can be used for allergy relief go to the website everythingdoterra.com.