You Can Have Relief From Allergies!

by Andrea Butje on May 29, 2013

There are lots of essential oils for allergiesIf you suffer from allergies, this list of blog posts about essential oils for allergies is for you!

Allergies can make you feel miserable. Fortunately, there are essential oils for allergies that can be a huge help! These are some great, natural remedies that don’t involve over-the-counter drugs or pharmaceuticals.

A few simple essential oils can help to reduce congestions, headaches and even irritation. I have seen so many people’s lives improve when their allergies were no longer a daily issue.



3 great reasons to use your own essential oil inhaler to help reduce your allergies:

1. Making your own inhaler is easy and inexpensive.
2. Carrying it in your packet or bag is effortless.
3. The aroma is personal. No one else will smell your inhaler.

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Erica April 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Is it just me or is there no recipe or recommendation on which oils specifically to use for allergy relief?


Andrea Butje April 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Hi Erica – I think it might be the browser you’re viewing on – do you see the list of blog posts toward the bottom of this post? Each post listed there is a blend that is effective for relieving allergies.

I’d also suggest you check out my free webinar, “Reduce Allergies Naturally”. You can find out more info and sign up here:

Hope this helps!


Becky Seling July 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

I would love to know this as well (about dogs allergies). These dogs have major allergies (skin mainly). Currently using Animal Scents from Young Living and am checking out recipes in Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals to see if I can find some relief for the dogs in there. Thanks!


Andrea Butje July 28, 2013 at 8:46 am

Hi Becky,

I have not worked with dogs, but perhaps try some German Chamomile Hydrosol (not the essential oil). Here is a link to a great web store that sells it:


Ann Margaret July 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

Any suggestions for oils to use with dogs who have allergies? My dog is allergic to something that starts blooming in July. We do acupuncture and zyrtec, but the scratching doesn’t stop until whatever it is dies in late Oct/early Nov.


Andrea Butje July 28, 2013 at 7:26 am

Hi Ann,
I have not worked with dogs, but perhaps try some German Chamomile Hydrosol (not the essential oil). Here is a link to a great web store that sells it:


Cindy June 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I love the ability to making inhalers to help with allergy relief


Lin Kellum June 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm

What a great post – I especially liked the video about making your own allergy inhaler. So many people suffer from allergies, and often want to take a lot of herbal capsules. This gives a great alternative.


karmamichele June 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

wow I never thought of using an herbal inhaler! 😉 I have been using stinging nettle and it works as an antihistamine but I have allergies from more than just histamine, so this would be a great way for me to catch everything! 😉


Jkwalter5 June 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

Is there any after taste? I can’t take the taste of lavender. About how many drops do you use and how often?


Andrea Butje June 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

When I make an inhaler or do a steam I don’t personally taste any of the oils, but they smell very strong. if you like the aroma of lavender but not the taste (that is true for me) then my guess is you will be fine. Try it and see. The amount of drops depends on the blend, check the posts for drop amounts.


lroxey June 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

I also put a therapeutic lavender oil in a capsule and take.


jkwalter5 June 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

How do I get to the full article? I think I pressed every button :/ I suffer from bad allergies and so do a couple of my kids, I’d love to know what oils are the best for which types of allergies so I can make us all one! Thanks so much!


Andrea Butje June 23, 2013 at 9:16 am
Sherrie Lilly December 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

I cannot play the inhaler video on any of my devices. Is there a trick to getting it to play?


Andrea Butje December 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Hi Sherrie – can you let me know what video you’re referring to? Thanks 🙂


Amy June 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

super stoked on these suggestions!! Mine were pretty gnarly this past season…


Theresa Clark June 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Love this- have been using inhalers like Vicks for years during spring and winter- making my own is SOOOO much better- I can control the strength and I know what’s in them. Buying the blanks in Australia is difficult so very glad to have access to good suppliers through Aromahead. Thanks! My personal favorite has clove and cajuput in it


Konstantina Belimpasaki June 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Indeed, it’s wonderful to know that using such simple methods as e.o. inhalers can bring effective results in this major issue of allergic symptoms that harass so many people.


Audrey Lightfoot June 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

These inhalers are awesome. So discrete & very effective!


Little Feather Gruwell June 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

I loved the info on allergy inhalers. Many members of my family have allergies and these inhalers work!
Also made some inhalers for help with sleep issues, I love them!


Jill Mcgraw June 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I love the idea of the drops of essential oils in the shower. Got to make you feel awesome!


Jennifer June 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I never thought that you could do your own inhaler, so this is a great post on how to do so! Thanks for the information 🙂


Cassandria June 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

This is great information because my husband suffers from allergies and this gives a glimmer of hope.


Sarah June 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Quite cool to know you can make your own inhalers. I suffer from allergies in spring and fall and sometimes it is just unbearable. Knowing there are natural options to help is great news. Thanks for the info!


Beth C. June 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Are there any oils that are specifically recommended for allergies?


Andrea Butje June 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Hi Beth,
It does depend on the person and the kind of allergy but usually confier oils are good (Pine, Spruce and Fir) and also eucalyptus, tea tree and ravintsara.


Jamie June 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Do you also recommend topical application for the oils?


Andrea Butje June 3, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Hi Jamie,
Yes, topical applications are great too!!


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