In the days and weeks to come, we are about to experience an invasion that will directly impact our area. Our homes and cars will be covered in a thick blanket of yellow, our noses and eyes will feel dry and scratchy, and there won’t be any inch of the area not impacted by this enemy. That enemy is pollen. Although, wonderful for the growth of beautiful new plants for the spring, not so great for those of us who suffer with seasonal allergies.
Fortunately, we can fight fire with fire. We can use the essential oils from plants to help combat the effects of seasonal allergies. As with many diseases, the root of allergy symptoms has to do with inflammation. In response to the allergen, the body overreacts to the “invader” to the system and inflammation of the sinuses, eyes, nose, and throat occurs. In these terms, by fighting the inflammation response and boosting the immune system, we can combat the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
The power trio of oils when it comes to allergies is made up of: Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils. These oils are very powerful tools in boosting up your immune system and lowering inflammation. When used separately, they possess the properties listed below; however, when utilized together they are a knockout way to combat the allergy symptoms. The most common way that these oils are used are via the method of diffusion. Diffusers are easy to use and directly impact the eyes and sinuses as the oils are breathed in with the air via the water/oil droplets that are diffused into the air.
1. Peppermint Oil
When your sinuses are all stopped up, it seems natural to want to smell strong minty smells to try to unclog your head. That is because peppermint acts as an expectorant and provides relief for allergies, as well as colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis. It also is a wonderful inflammation reducer.
2. Lemon Oil
Studies show that this oil is a very powerful antibiotic and great at boosting the body’s immune system. Lemon oil can kill bacteria and eliminate allergy triggers in the air so diffusing is ideal when trying to combat the invaders in the air.
3. Lavender Oil
Lavender essential oil works as a natural antihistamine it also is amazing at fighting inflammation. It works great for treating skin rashes or headaches. In addition, it is soothing to the mind and spirit which will help you with the irritation of how much pollen is all over your car too!
For more information on essential oils, please visit www.mydoterra.com/bodylogicvb and explore the resources there. Also, ask about our trio pack that contains all three of the powerful oils.