Essential Oils Can Help You Fight Allergy Symptoms
Allergy symptoms can ruin any great day, but the good news is that you have plenty of options to reduce your suffering! Essential oils have become a favorite go-to treatment for allergy sufferers, and for good reason! Essential oils contain potent anti-inflammatory properties that can help your body fight histamines and keep symptoms at bay. Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, and Roman Chamomile should be added to your arsenal to provide quick relief.
Lavender Does It All
Lavender is a household staple for countless reasons, including respiratory and skin allergies. The irresistible aroma of Lavender doesn’t hurt either! All you need to do is inhale Lavender to enjoy its benefits, which you can do using a diffuser or spraying onto your pillow case.
Lavender is also one of the few oils gentle enough to be used directly on the skin, so you can so you can also apply it to your forehead, cheeks, and chest to help it become absorbed into the blood. Consider blending Lavender with any of the other oils below for an even more powerful natural medication.
Peppermint: Always Cool
Just the smell of Peppermint alone can make you feel revived and refreshed, but the chemical constituents of Peppermint also have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that efficiently soothe allergy symptoms, especially respiratory allergy reactions that develop into sinusitis and bronchitis. Since Peppermint has a tendency to loosen thick mucus, it’s perfect for congestion and clogged airways. Unlike Lavender, Peppermint needs to be diluted if used on the skin.
Lemon: Uplifting and Refreshing
Versatile lemon works best when combined with Lavender and Peppermint because it supplements the actions of the other two oils by increasing blood circulation and clearing away congestion. This makes it especially useful for patients with asthma.
It can be challenging to find an essential oil that is safe to use on infants. In fact, most essential oils aren’t recommended for use until at least one or two years old. Roman Chamomile, on the other hand, is gentle and safe enough for infants. It is the perfect natural solution for your baby’s skin allergies. Just add 2-3 drops of Roman Chamomile into a carrier oil like coconut oil, and apply to irritated skin. You should see relief quickly.
For Port Richey allergy treatment and healing beyond essential oils, call (813) 670-7062 to make an appointment at Kratz Allergy & Asthma in Odessa and Port Richey, Florida. Dr. Kratz is an allergy expert with more than two decades of experience treating patients around Florida. He will know exactly how to bring you the relief you need.