Allergies Are No Match Against This Powerful Trio
Allergies that are usually more common in the winter or spring are now becoming year-round problems for many. Some are able to identify what triggers their allergies, but others suffer from what’s known as “non-allergic rhinitis” (this means they have allergy symptoms, but can’t pinpoint exactly what triggers them). And, even if they do know what their triggers are, it’s nearly impossible to predict when/if they will be a problem as the seasons change.
Thankfully, now we have other options besides running straight to our medicine cabinets. Did you know that essential oils can also serve as natural and safe ways to treat allergy symptoms AND boost our immune systems?! More on this in a bit.
So what actually are allergies? Well, it all begins in the immune system. An allergen is a substance that tricks the immune system by making it think that the allergen is an invader. Then, the immune system panics and produces Immunoglobulin E antibodies. These antibodies then travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing the allergic reaction (hence, the purpose of an anti-histamine: make sense?).
Although allergens are actually harmless, our bodies can’t recognize this, which is why these reactions occur. Allergic reactions can be anything mild such as hives, itchy eyes, sneezing, or digestive problems - or more serious such as swollen airways or life-threatening shock.
Essential Oils to the Rescue - Again!
Essential oils can help treat allergies by chemically supporting the body and helping it to overcome hypersensitivity. Here’s some of the major power-players when it comes to helping treat allergies: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Basil. Peppermint contains menthol, which helps clear airways and provides the cooling effect. Eucalyptus opens up the lungs and sinuses, which improves circulation and reduces allergy symptoms. Lemon is an antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, and disinfectant. Lastly, lavender is a natural antihistamine, which helps combat allergens (and doesn’t cause drowsiness - woohoo!).
We have a killer allergy-busting Bare Oils blend using Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint Bare Oils. Allergies are no match against this powerful trio!
Here’s what we recommend:
- Remove the lid from a rollerball.
- Place 15 drops Lavender Bare Oils and 15 drops Lemon Bare Oils in the vial.
- Add 8 drops of Peppermint Bare Oils in the vial.
- Place roller fitment on bottle.
- Shake it up, and roll on!
If you don’t have a rollerball, you can use your hands in a pinch! Apply equal parts Lavender/Lemon Bare Oils and half part Peppermint Bare Oils in your hand. Then, massage onto reflex points of the feet, hands, and ears. Try this out and let us know how your allergies stack up!