Spring is Here: Treat Your Allergy Symptoms Naturally

by Andrea on April 30, 2009

treat your allergy symptoms naturallyAllergies driving you crazy?  You have noticed a surge in your symptoms, as well as a surge in television and radio commercials promoting various over the counter and commercial allergy medications.

Want to avoid using medication and treat your allergy symptoms naturally?

The first step is avoidance. You can take a lot of cautionary measures to avoid exposure to allergens.  (Like keeping your windows closed at home, using air filters, keeping your sheets and pillows clean, and staying inside during peak pollen times.)  Use the internet to your advantage by researching the sort of tips and steps that fit into your lifestyle.

One way to treat your allergy symptoms naturally is using a saline rinse (unmedicated). This can do wonders for rinsing and relieving nasal tissues.  Once you get past the weird feeling, it’s actually very soothing.

Essential oils can be used to treat your allergy symptoms naturally, too.  Here are two recipes from Aromatics International:

Allergy Relief Inhaler

Ingredients:

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus dives Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Laurel Leaf Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Ravintsara Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir Essential Oil
  • 1 Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler
Directions: Add these oils to the cotton part of a blank inhaler.  Use the inhaler whenever allergy symptoms arise.
Sinus Congestion Relief Steam
Ingredients:
  • 4 drops Cypress Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus dives Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Laurel Leaf Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary ct. camphor Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Directions:

In a glass orifice reducer bottle, blend the essential oils undiluted for an inhaler or steam. To do a steam, add 1 drop of this blend to a bowl of steamy water. Make sure the water is just steaming, not boiling. CLOSE YOUR EYES and lean over the bowl and breathe in the oil. To enhance the effects, use a towel over your head to create a tent.

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Andrea

Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

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Marge Clark June 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm

We’ve found that Blue Tansy (sometimes known as Annual Tansy, or Moroccan Chamomile…Tanecetuum Annuum) is the foundation of any anti-allergy blend. It truly works well to bring an allergic asthma attack to a halt, and it has been helpful used in lotions or cream to ease the itch of allergic dermatitis.

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