Saturday, September 29, 2012

Essential Oils for Allergy Relief

Fall allergies can be tough; itchy eyes, sneezing, headaches - yuck! Sometimes prescription, or over-the-counter medicines, are necessary, but here are some natural solutions that have helped me.

 There are several essential oils that can be used to treat allergy symptoms by helping with respiratory distress and easing breathing.

  • Eucalyptus 
  • Peppermint 
  • Blue Tansy* 
  • Clove Bud 

Here's how to use them:

  • Place 5 - 10 drops in your electric or candle diffuser 
  • Put 8 - 10 drops on a cotton balls leave one on window sills at night (away from children and pets) 
  • Drop a few drops of oil onto a light bulb that is on and the heat will disseminate the scent 
  • Add 15 drops to a carrier oil like jojoba and after 24hrs, use as a chest rub 
  • Add 4 - 8 drops to a bowl of steaming water place your face above the bowl using a towel as a tent to keep the steam in Add 6 - 8 drops into your humidifier 

These oils are for external use only. If you are pregnant, please check with your Doctor before applying essential oils to your skin.

 *Blue Tansy really is blue and can stain fabric.

 Written by Erica of Becca & Mars

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