Allergies make me miserable, and they seem to get worse every year. But thankfully, I’ve found a natural remedy to get rid of the allergies completely!
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For the past few years, I have struggled severely with allergies. I visited an allergist, started allergy shots, and was on 4 medications a day. Still, I was miserable.
After much debate, I finally decided to try essential oils, and within weeks, my allergies were cleared up. The special combination of oils that I use, combined with using nasal spray, has completely eliminated my allergy suffering!
What Kind Of Allergies Are We Talking About?
In this post, I am discussing seasonal allergies (hay fever), as well as allergies caused by animals, dust, and the like (also known as dander). To be clear, I am not discussing food allergies or severe allergic reactions.
If your allergies cause you to swell, break out in hives, or have other severe reactions, you need more of a treatment plan than I will discuss in this post. I am simply discussing the typical allergic reactions of congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, and symptoms of that nature.
How Can Essential Oils Be Used To Treat Allergies?
My top oils to treat allergies are lemon, lavender, peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus.
For regular seasonal allergies, a mixture of lemon, lavender, and peppermint (LLP) gets the job done. You can fill a roller ball with 4 drops of each then fill to the top with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil), or you can do 2 to 4 drops of each in a diffuser then fill to the top with water. I carry a roller ball of LLP in my purse, Caleb takes one to work, and we diffuse at night when our allergies are particularly bad.
For congestion or severe seasonal allergies, you can add 2 to 4 drops of tea tree and eucalyptus oil to your mixture. These oils are helpful in clearing out nasal congestion and throat drainage.
When using the roller ball, I like to apply them directly to the nasal passages, which includes forehead, cheeks, across the nose, and along the lymph nodes. I also roll it along the back of my neck and behind my ears. Wrists and ankles are another effective area to apply essential oils.
What Other Natural Remedies Can Be Used To Treat Allergies?
Another great natural remedy is Ocean Spray nasal spray. This nasal spray was highly recommended by my husband’s dentist to help reduce swelling in nasal passages, which naturally reduces allergies.
Unlike other nasal sprays on the market, the only ingredients in Ocean Spray are water and saline. The saline in Ocean Spray cleans your nasal passages by attacking the bacteria directly and killing it. After a few weeks of use, the buildup of bacteria in your nasal passages is cleared out, and your allergies should lessen (ours did!).
A similar treatment to nasal spray is a Neti Pot. This pot is used to flush out your nasal passages with a saline solution. You can purchase premixed packets of saline solution to use in the Neti Pot or you can mix up your own sinus rinse solution.
The one drawback of a Neti Pot is that you MUST boil your water before use or use distilled water. When used properly, the end result should be the same as with the nasal spray: after a few weeks of use, your nasal passages should clear and you should began to feel relief with your allergies.
Have you tried this natural remedy for allergies? What other natural remedies have worked for you?
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