The weather is warming up and new growth can be seen everywhere! Certainly, beautiful to look at but the increased pollen in the air does bring the potential of seasonal allergies. While staying away from any potential allergens might be the most effective way of dealing with them, in reality, that just isn’t doable. Happily, we do have essential oils that can help.
In my experience probably one of the most effective methods of application for dealing with seasonal allergies is the personal inhaler. It serves as a quick and easy method of application, that can always be available as it is small and easily fits into a pocket. More often than not all it takes is a few quick sniffs to bring relief. This can be even more effective when the oils in the blend are chosen for the individuals own particular symptoms.
So what oils will you choose?
Essential oils with anti-allergenic properties include:
Bergamot, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Juniper, Lemon, Helichrysum, Lavandin, Lavender, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary ct. camphor, Rose, Spikenard, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annum). If the allergy is to ragweed you might want to avoid both the chamomiles as they come from the same family.
Essential oils that are potentially antihistamine-like include:
German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Patchouli, Blue Tansy, Yarrow.
Essential oils that have the potential to support the Immune System include:
German Chamomile, Eucalyptus (most of the varieties), Niaouli, Ravensara, Ravitnsara, Spike Lavender, Tea Tree.
Essential oils that are helpful for sinusitis, rhinitis, rhino-pharyngitis include:
Eucalyptus (most varieties), Helichrysum, Hyssop Decumbens, Niaouli, Spike Lavender, Thyme ct. thymol, Tea Tree.
Here is one possible all purpose Hay Fever synergy. This blend has anti-allergenic and antihistamine-like properties. To cover some of the other symptoms you could change out some of the oils, or add another oil to the blend. For instance, you could substitute Spike Lavender for Lavender (or simply add 1 drop of Spike Lavender to the blend.