The joy and new life that the spring season brings is exciting, the not-so-fun part... allergy season. Seasonal allergies and hay fever can really make life uncomfortable. When looking for natural allergy relief, look to essential oils. In this blog post, I share 10 Diffuser Blends for Allergies.
Essential oils can do much more than just create a pleasant scent in your home, they can support allergy symptoms like runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and sneezing. If you have coughing and wheezing, it may be allergic asthma.
Essential Oils for Allergy Relief
Dealing with seasonal allergies? Here are some aromatherapy oils for allergy relief:
- Tea Tree
- Blue Tansy
- Roman Chamomile
- Black Spruce
- Balsam Fir
- Laurel Leaf
Are Diffusers Good for Allergies?
Allergies can cause airway inflammation and sinus congestion, the use of an aromatherapy diffuser can assist the respiratory system by offering humidification and benefits from the chosen essential oils diffused.
Common Allergy Triggers:
- Dust Mites
- Animal allergens
Common Allergy Symptoms:
With hay fever, when exposed to allergens the body's immune system releases chemicals and these allergy symptoms occur from this release.
- Itchy nose, mouth, eyes, throat or skin
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
Common Ways to Avoid Triggering Allergies:
It is best to avoid allergies when possible. You can take precautionary measures to avoid exposure to allergens.
- Check pollen counts before outdoor activities, stay inside during peak pollen times.
- Close windows and outside doors during pollen season (use air-conditioning to cool your home instead).
- Change out air filters in your home as needed.
- Dry your laundry in the dryer instead of hanging them outside.
- Be aware that outdoor pets that come inside can bring in pollen on their fur.
- Keep your bedding, sheets, and pillows clean with frequent washing.
Allergies vs Cold
|Runny nose - thin, clear mucus
|Runny nose - thick, yellow mucus
|Itchy, watery eyes
|Body aches and pains
|Itchy, watery eyes
What Essential Oil is an Antihistamine?
Some essential oils have antihistamine properties, meaning they inhibit the physiological effects of histamine. Antihistamine is usually referring to a drug for the treatment of allergies and allergic rhinitis.
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol which decongests a stuffy nose and relaxes the respiratory tract muscles, this allows for easier breathing. Peppermint has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well, helping your body to naturally fight off infection.
Essential Oils for Beginners Guide
Learn all about Essential Oils in this Beginner's Guide and how to use them safely and effectively. Written by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
Diffuser Blends for Seasonal Allergies
By inhaling or diffusing essential oil, you can support the mind and body. Add essential oil recipes below to aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Adjust the drops if you desire.
1. Tree Mist Diffuser Blend
Help to calm inflammation and reduce your body’s reaction to allergens.
2. Pollen Potion
The classic trio of allergy essential oils (lavender, lemon, and peppermint) with a little frankincense added to the blend to boost synergy.
3. Find Relief
Diffuse this blend to calm your allergy symptoms naturally.
4. Sinus Help
Skip the medicine and try this natural recipe for sinuses and inhale this lovely aroma through your nasal passages.
5. Support Breathing
Help combat against seasonal illnesses and chest congestion with this recipe, the amazing aroma will put you in a pleasant mood too.
6. Seasonal Treat Diffuser Blend
This incredible blend works to clear the lungs, reduce congestion, and combat airborne germs.
7. Just Breathe
Eucalyptus essential oil is so good at helping us just breathe. The natural components in the oil, especially 1,8 cineole (also known as “eucalyptol”), make it an amazing oil for respiratory support.
8. Stop Sneezing
Calm down the sneezing and allergy symptoms with this citrusy floral blend.
9. Stuffy Nose Blend
Flare-ups of symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes are no fun... but this recipe is!
10. Stifle the Sneeze
Got bad allergies every spring? Here is a recipe to stifle the sneeze that comes your way.
Safety Guidelines for Using Essential Oils
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more about how long to diffuse oils.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state. For best results, make sure you use pure essential oils and learn how to use them properly.
People can have different responses to essential oils, you may find what works for one person, doesn't work for you. You can learn more here about what to do when essential oils don't work.