Summer is a great time of year with new, fresh, and beautiful wildlife. However, for many people, summer is a dreaded time of year. Allergies. If you or someone you know suffers from allergies, it can be a very unpleasant experience. Those who suffer from allergies often rely on prescription or over the counter anti-histamines and decongestants. Although this may provide some relief, it doesn’t come without side effects, be it right away or in the long run.
One option that many allergy sufferers don’t consider is Aromatherapy. Two very beneficial oils for allergies are Peppermint and Lavender. Although others are useful as well, we’ll keep it simple here.
Peppermint Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory properties and works wonders for congestion and head tension.
Lavender Essential Oil has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties, making it great for allergy relief.
Ways to use these essential oils would be to diffuse them via use of a diffuser, you can apply 1 to 2 drops in the palm of your hands, rub together and cup them over your nose and inhale deeply 3 to 6 breaths.
Green Envee Organics has wonderful essential oil blends for allergy relief. Their French Lavender & Chamomile Aroma Mist would be great, as well as their Tunisian Rosemary & Peppermint Aroma Mist. Each of these blends is also available in lotion, body scrub, body oil, bar soap, etc. that can help with allergy relief as well.