Essential oils can be a great natural alternative to allergy relieving medications. Inhaling, diffusing, or Aromatherapy Patches are all easy ways to experience the benefits of essential oils. Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree are all great essential oils for allergy relief.
Peppermint Oil is a stronger oil that is known to be helpful in reducing certain types of inflammation. Inhaling it from the bottle or diluting it with a carrier oil and placing it on the bridge of the nose is said to be an easy and natural solution that may help relieve a runny or stuffy nose. A Peppermint Aromatherapy Patch is another easy way to get similar results.
Eucalyptus is another oil that is great for helping stop congestion. Because it is such a strongly scented oil, try diffusing it through the air instead of placing on the skin or breathing through the bottle. Put a few drops of it into the bath for the same effect.
Lavender oil is great for helping the nasal passages relax as well as helping with headaches related to allergies. Lavender can be diffused, put in a bath, or put right on the skin with carrier oil or a patch. Its natural calming effects can aid in the decongestion of nasal passages, which in turn may relieve certain types of headaches. Read more about how oils can help with headaches.
Essential oils for allergy relief are a great way to help reduce congestion, headaches and inflammation.