Essential Oils that Will Defeat Allergy Season!

Many of us suffer from allergies. The sneezing, the watery eyes, the runny nose…it’s literally the worst! Luckily, here at Nature’s Flavors, holistic health is naturally embedded into our products. Let’s talk about a few essential oils that will help you conquer allergy season!

Which Essential Oils Should I Use?

The first oil is an oldie but a goodie! It’s literally the one essential oil that we all know and love… lavender! Undoubtedly, lavender is the solution to all of our problems. Well, just kidding, but it is pretty amazing. In addition to allergies, lavender helps with sleeplessness, stress, and even disinfecting! When it comes to allergies, lavender will provide you with relief because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Basically, if lavender was a superpower, I would want it to be mine.

Next up is a dreamy blend of ravensara, sandalwood, and frankincense essential oil. This combination will help your allergy symptoms by relieving those itchy and runny noses. Moreover, these essential oils will unblock stubborn nasal passages and stop the annoying sneezing.

Eucalyptus oil is another anti-inflammatory that is great for allergies! In addition to tea tree, you can use peppermint and lemon essential oil to help you find that allergy relief you’re looking for.

How Do I Use Them?

We have definitely talked about aromatherapy here on the blog before in regard to stress, sleep issues, and even aches and pains. The same method can be used for allergy relief. After reading the list above, pick out a few of those essential oils and throw them in a diffuser with some water. Depending on the size of your diffuser and the size of your room (or house), the diffuser will fill your space with those essential oils. Not only will it smell realllyyyyyy good, but you will be reaping the benefits of the various properties within the essential oils. This is what’s going to ultimately help you feel some allergy relief.

Occasionally, you may want to switch up the way you use your essential oils. No problem! All you have to do is purchase a carrier oil such as almond or jojoba, and add your essential oils to it. This turns your usual diffuser cocktail into a versatile body oil. Furthermore, you can add drops of your essential oils to bath salts, body wash, or even your favorite lotion. This way, you can get some allergy relief in the morning after your shower or when you are winding down with a bath.

The Bottom Line

Essential oils are great for allergy relief! They are all-natural and can provide you with more benefits than just allergy relief. Shop our all-natural and organic essential oils here. 😉

Manage Your Aches + Pains with Essential Oils

Bad headache? Sore muscles? Achey back? Geez, just thinking about aches and pains reminds me of the discomfort that they bring. However, if you are looking for natural ease to that discomfort, essential oils may be for you.

A point often overlooked is that there’s no doubt that nature provides the best medicine, and sometimes traditional medicine doesn’t do the best job anyway. As a matter of fact, the power of essential oils lies within how they are created. More often than not, several pounds of plants are used to make a single bottle of essential oil. All parts of the plant, including any petals, bark, or roots, go into the oil.

What Essential Oils Will Help Me?

In general, specific essential oils have specific jobs. In the case of aches and pains, lavender, bergamot, and rose oil. Studies prove that lavender oil is helpful for anti-inflammatory reasons and migraines. Moreover, bergamot is useful for neuropathic pain. In fact, neuropathic pain is often non-responsive to pain medicine, so essential oils may be one of the better natural options. Lastly, rose oil is great for helping out with menstrual cramps, and any pain associated with periods. Equally, it can also be helpful for some of the pain kidney stones cause.

How Can I Use These?

While aromatherapy is a great option for certain pain, such as headaches, a topical option is much better for muscle and abdominal aches. You want to make sure that you use a carrier oil to properly dilute any essential oils so that they are safe for your skin. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to use about 10 drops to every tablespoon of carrier oil.

Some great carrier oils are:

  • Coconut
  • Jojoba
  • Avocado
  • Sesame
  • Almond

Once you have everything mixed together, you can go ahead and massage the oil into wherever you feel pain. Also keep in mind that you can mix various essential oils together so that there are multiple benefits.

Just A Reminder

Essential oils are a great, all-natural alternative to traditional medicine, but will not cure or significantly impact serious medical conditions. Always speak with your doctor for guidance and advice!

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Sources for This Article:

Can Essential Oils Act As Pain Relievers?

Aromatherapy: Do Essential Oils Really Work?

Manage your stress with aromatherapy

Stress may come and go, but it seems that it’ll always be a part of life. Uniquely, we all have different ways of managing our stress. However, using aromatherapy to cope with stress gives us the ability to treat it naturally. Luckily, aromatherapy is very accessible making it easy to choose what is best for you. You can use candles, diffusers, and even lotions or bath salts.

What Essential Oils Help Stress Relief?

One essential oil that we all know and adore is lavender. Not only is lavender pleasant to smell, but it calms your stress and quiets your anxiety. It has actually been proven that inhaling lavender is extremely helpful in managing daily stress. On par with lavender is bergamot essential oil. Similarly, sometimes stressful days can make us have negative thoughts, and feel overall overwhelmed. This is where bergamot oil saves the day! Studies show that filling your space with this delightful essential oil leads to more positive thoughts and feelings. Basically, it’s a mood booster. As a matter of fact, some other essential oils that you can easily mix with lavender and bergamot to make a stress-relief cocktail are:

  • Lemongrass
  • Neroli
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Frankincense

Just Remember

It’s important to remember that essential oils are just little helpful oils to promote our health and wellbeing, and should not be looked at as a solution to any serious medical problems. Of course, always be sure to consult your doctor if you have any health concerns that are beyond your knowledge. However, they are so wonderful and can help us cope with a variety of things! Stay tuned for more aromatherapy tips and tricks on the blog. In the meantime, shop our essential oils here!