10 Diffuser Blends for Allergies - Allergy Relief Essential Oils

If you're one of the many people suffering from allergies, you know how difficult they can be to deal with. But did you know that there are essential oil diffuser blends that can help? In this blog post, we'll share 10 of our favorite diffuser blends for dealing with allergies. Each one is specifically chosen for its properties that can help ease allergy symptoms. So whether you're looking for relief from congestion, inflammation, or just general sniffles, we've got a diffuser blend for you!
10 Diffuser Blends for Allergies and Sinuses - Essential Oils for Allergy Relief by Loving Essential Oils

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.

Best Essential Oils for Allergy Relief by Loving Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Allergy Relief

Dealing with seasonal allergies? Here are some aromatherapy oils for allergy relief:

  • Lavender
  • Ravensara
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
  • Lemon
  • Blue Tansy
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Black Spruce
  • Balsam Fir
  • Frankincense
  • 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:

  • Mold
  • Dust Mites
  • Pollen
  • Animal allergens
  • Feathers

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
  • Sneezing
  • 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

 Allergies Symptoms

Cold Symptoms

Sneezing Sneezing
Runny nose - thin, clear mucus Runny nose - thick, yellow mucus
Itchy, watery eyes Body aches and pains
Itchy, watery eyes Sore/scratchy throat


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.

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

Help to calm inflammation and reduce your body’s reaction to allergens.

  • 4 drops Black Spruce essential oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil


Essential Oils for Allergies - Tree Mist by Loving Essential Oils with black spruce, frankincense and cedarwood

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.

  • 4 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil


Diffuser Blend for Allergies - Pollen Potion by Loving Essential Oils with lemon, lavender, frankincense, and peppermint

3. Find Relief

Diffuse this blend to calm your allergy symptoms naturally.

  • 3 drops Bergamot Oil
  • 2 drops Lemon Oil
  • 2 drops Tea Tree Oil


Diffusing Essential Oils for Allergies - Find Relief by Loving Essential Oils with bergamot, Lemon and tea tree oil

4. Sinus Help

Skip the medicine and try this natural recipe for sinuses and inhale this lovely aroma through your nasal passages.

  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 2 drops Blue Tansy oil


Allergy Diffuser Blends - Sinus Help by Loving Essential Oils with lavender, cedarwood, tea tree, and blue tansy

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.

  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Cedarwood oil
  • 2 drops Tea Tree oil
  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile Oil


Diffuser Blends for Allergy Relief - Support Breathing by Loving Essential Oils with lavender, cedarwood, tea tree, and roman chamomile

6. Seasonal Treat

This incredible blend works to clear the lungs, reduce congestion, and combat airborne germs.

  • 3 drops Bergamot oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Juniper Berry oil
  • 1 drop Peppermint essential oil


Diffuser Recipes for Allergies - Seasonal Treat by Loving Essential Oils with bergamot, lavender, juniper berry, and peppermint

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.

  • 3 drops Lavender Oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint Oil


Diffuser Recipes for Allergy Relief - Just Breathe by Loving Essential Oils with lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint

8. Stop Sneezing

Calm down the sneezing and allergy symptoms with this citrusy floral blend.

  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil


Essential Oil Blend for Allergies - Stop Sneezing by Loving Essential Oils with lemon, roman chamomile, and lavender

9. Stuffy Nose Blend

Flare-ups of symptoms like nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy eyes are no fun... but this recipe is!

  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops Pine essential oil


Seasonal Allergy Diffuser Blends - Stuffy Nose Blend by Loving Essential Oils with lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, and pine

10. Stifle the Sneeze

Got bad allergies every spring? Here is a recipe to stifle the sneeze that comes your way.

  • 3 drops Frankincense oil
  • 3 drops Sandalwood oil
  • 3 drops Ravensara oil


Allergy Essential Oil Blend - Stiffle the Sneeze by Loving Essential Oils with Frankincense, sandalwood, and ravensara

Safety Guidelines for Using Essential Oils

Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more here.

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.

Where to Buy Essential Oils?

Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!

We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites:

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:

Beginners Guide to Essential Oils by Loving Essential Oils

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