Watery Eyes, Sneezing, Nasal Congestion? Allergy Relief with Aromatherapy

Posted: April 7, 2010 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

It’s springtime and there are changes happening all around us – the weather is warming up and life is undergoing a process of awakening and renewal. Let’s enjoy the positivity and freshness quality of Spring with the gentle and yet effective help of nature’s essential oils.

Essential oils for allergies

These aromatherapy products can help you relieve symptoms of allergies like nasal congestion; sneezing; runny nose; itchy, red or watery eyes.
Benefits of the Essential Oils in these products:
Amni Visnaga Essential Oil: It has been used in the Arabic materia medica to treat asthma and heart problems since the time of the Pharaohs. It stabilizes mast cell response to allergens, prevents histamine release, decreases allergic reactions.
Hyssop Decumbens Essential Oil: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, traditionally used for respiratory and digestive complaints. Useful for allergic rhynitis.
Chamomile, German: Analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine. Reduces inflammation of breathing passages.
Lavender Essential Oil:  Antiseptic, analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral.
Niaouli Essential Oil: Balsamic, decongestant.
Palo Santo Essential Oil: Helpful in all chronic respiratory conditions.

Here are 3 effective ways to use:

  1.  QUICK INHALATION: Place 3-4 drops of Allergy Calm Essential Oil on a tissue. Place under nose and inhale.  Apply this method when you go outdoors.
  2. INHALATION: Add about 3 drops of Allergy Calm Essential Oil  to a bowl of warm water and inhale for around 10 minutes to ease blocked sinuses. Close eyes and cover head with towel. Care should be taken to ensure not to burn with water or steam. See video here.  For best results apply this method every day.

  3. SHOWER METHOD: Put 3 to 5 drops of tAllergy Calm Essential Oil  on a dry  washcloth. While showering, place the washcloth on your chest and allow the heat of the shower to release the vapors of the essential oil. Breathe deeply, relax and let the antihistamine, calming, respiratory qualities of this essential oil blend open your chest and sinuses.

  4.  Apply ALLERGY Calm Roll On to pulse points (wrist, throat, temples) , roll under nose and forehead as often as needed.

Have a Field Day!

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