Seasonal Allergies and Essential Oils

As we come up on the fall season many people experience seasonal allergies. Essential oils can help!

Update 7/16/18: I had nearly forgotten I had this site until I got another subscriber recently, so decided I’d better revisit it.

Many people, especially aromatherapists (of which I am one), will say there is no reason this should work or that it doesn’t work. I’m here to tell you that it does work for some people including me–just like Avon’s Skin So Soft works as a bug repellent for many people though no one can really explain why. Because you can’t explain or prove something, does that mean it can’t or doesn’t work?

The fact is lavender and peppermint both have antihistaminic properties and lemon is a mucolytic, so there actually is a basis for this formula working. For me, it does. I have several mild allergies to the things I live around, such as: grass, aspen trees, cottonwood trees, sage. This means I constantly have post nasal drip to the point I can hardly swallow sometimes. The allergist told me to use Flonase or Zyrtec everyday. You can click on those names to see the possible side effects.

I decided I would rather go with the following blend of essential oils that, if used correctly, have nearly zero side effects. Those could be nausea or “essential oil burp”, which though not pleasant are not dangerous either.

This is how you would use them correctly: Put 2 drops each of lavender, lemon, and peppermint in a gelatin capsule, topped off with a vegetable oil, then take internally. I only use one per day in the morning, though sometimes as I’m going to bed at night too, so I can breathe and swallow freely. I find that if I take them with food and water that I don’t have any problem with burping them or with nausea.

There is some concern about the effects on the liver from using essential oils internally over a long period of time. I have used these for a long time, rather than the medications previously listed, and in all my lab results from physicals, my liver is in fine shape. No one can transpose their experience onto anyone else. This has been my experience and I appreciate having a more natural and safe alternative to control my allergy symptoms.

The following, from my previous post, is true:

I hear it works best if you start this regimen before allergy season starts, one capsule a day, then add more per day as needed throughout the season. If you wait until they start it may take a few days for the oils to start taking effect. Let me know how it works for you.

~Gelatin capsules can be bought at your local pharmacy or health food store. You can also buy this formula ready-made from some essential oil suppliers.

 

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