Derived from plants, essential oils can be used in a variety of ways for allergy support. Simple ways to use essential oils include:
- diffusing them into the air
- using them in bath and spa products
- applying them diluted to the skin with a carrier – see below for ideas
- making a spray with water and spraying it into the air
- breathing them in directly from the container
Well known for supporting the respiratory system by easing chest congestion and a scratchy throat. Its anti-inflammatory ease congestion and the cooling sensation you experience while breathing it in is relieving to the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Try diffusing eucalyptus into the air or breathing it in from the bottle to provide you with instant relief.
Helps open up the airways and support respiratory health and contains antimicrobial properties and antispasmodic properties. It eases respiration and coughs and warms the body.
Try inhaling it out of the bottle, use in a diffuser or add it to a cream or oil and apply it over the chest area.
Known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. It boosts immunity, clears the lungs of mucous and calms anxiety. One study found that it can help ease symptoms of bronchitis and sinusitis.
A natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory oil. It helps to soothe symptoms during allergy season reducing airway inflammation and the enlargement of mucous cells. It’s pleasant calming scent relieves stress and promotes sound sleep.
Try it in a diffuser or dilute it in a carrier oil.
Proven to be effective in lessening mucus, clearing sinuses, reducing congestion and generally clearing your upper respiratory system and elevates mood. It can be especially helpful if you suffer from post-nasal drip (mucus accumulation in the back of the nose and throat that can lead to coughing and sinus infections).
Be careful exposing your skin to sunlight if you’re using lemon or any citrus-scented oils. Try diffusing the oil to lift your mood or dilute and apply to your skin to help with allergy symptoms.
Known to reduce inflammation, helping you to breathe easier. Try diffusing the oil or even applying it on your skin after it’s diluted with a carrier oil. It can also work wonders for headaches, if sinus pressure has given you a tension headache.
Combining peppermint with lavender and lemon oils creates an effective and soothing allergy relief combination as well.
Improves blocked nasal passages, runny and itchy noses, and sneezing. It has powerful anti-viral oil and boosts immunity.
This suggests that this blend of essential oils can help with perceived symptoms, quality of life related to allergies, and better sleep.
Inhale straight from the bottle, or use in a diffuser.
Aids relaxation, reduce stress, sedates and assists sleep which play a role in the degree to which the body responds to allergens. It stills the mind, calming nervous tension and anxiety, boosting immunity.
Helps with allergy symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
Tea tree oil is dangerous if swallowed. Don’t ingest any essential oil.
Use a blended oils mix of any of these oils with a carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil) and apply to the skin. This mix can also be diffused into the air. Below are some extra application ideas.
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Body Oil: 15ml = 2 – 6 drops, 30ml = 4 – 12 drops, 50ml = 6 – 20 drops, 100ml = 12 – 40 drops.
Face Oil: 5ml = 1 – 3 drops, 30ml = 5 – 12 drops, 50ml = 8 – 18 drops.
Aura Mist: 50ml = 6 – 15 drops, 100ml = 12 – 30 drops with solubiliser.
Roller Blend: 10ml = 2 – 12 drops. Apply to pulse points or roll anywhere on the body.
Body Cream or Lotion: 30ml = 5 – 8 drops, 50ml = 7 – 13, 60ml = 10 – 15 drops, 100ml = 15 – 25 drops.
Nasal Inhaler: 5 – 10 drops applied to the cotton wick.
Inhalation: 5 – 10 drops in aluminium bowl of hot water, with solubiliser, towel over head and inhale.
Add to Shower: Add 5 – 10 drops to the bottom of your shower, so they can vapourise slowly in the hot steam.
- Never apply concentrated essential oil directly to your skin. Dilute it in a carrier oil before applying it.
- Don’t ingest essential oils.
- Use caution when using oils around pregnant and breastfeeding women and children, especially young children.