Have you stopped to smell the flowers lately? And we mean that quite literally since Spring has finally arrived! Or are you staying indoors because the pollen is causing your allergies to go wild?
If allergy pills are a staple in your handbag right now, then this next blog post is just what the doctor (or naturopath) ordered!
Spring has sprung, and while we can certainly appreciate all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer at this time of year, we aren’t fans of the allergies that come along with this transitional period before those sultry summer days.
From red, itchy eyes to constant sniffles, it can be a real struggle to get through the day without a little help. We don’t blame you if you don’t want to pump yourself full of synthetic allergy medication, but we are happy to let you know that there is another way!
Essential oils of course!
In this article, we wanted to share a few of our favourite essential oils, and an essential oil blend, that will help to treat everything from a blocked nose to inflamed skin as a result of allergies and dry air, so keep reading to learn more!
Relieve sinus pressure with Eucalyptus
You know that tight feeling of pressure in your head when you’re having a sinus flareup? The only way we can describe it, is that your head feels like it’s going to explode.
This feeling is very uncomfortable and if you haven’t had it before, it can feel a little terrifying.
Eucalyptus is our absolute favourite oil for helping to relieve pain and pressure associated with sinus.
You can add a few drops to a diffuser, but to really get the most out of this powerful oil, we recommend filling a large bowl with hot water, adding in a few drops of the oil and inhaling the steam directly for instant relief. Always be careful with hot water to avoid burning and you can do this up to 6 times a day if you’re really having a hard time.
Open your airways with peppermint
We love the refreshing, zingy scent of mint, but did you know that this oil is good for more than just waking you up first thing in the morning?
Peppermint is excellent for opening up your airways and reducing mucus buildup and one of our favourite tips to enjoy it is to add a few drops to the floor of your shower and then allow the refreshing steam to fill the air!
Calm inflammation with Lavender
Lavender is a wonderful soothing oil that is excellent for calming down inflammation. Add a few drops to a diffuser and allow its aromatherapy benefits to work its magic or add a few drops to a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply to any areas of inflamed, dry or irritated skin.
An uplifting DIY blend for Seasonal allergies
Combine the refreshing benefits of peppermint with the soothing properties of lavender and add a dash of citrus in there to uplift and provide a blend that will relieve allergies while putting a spring in your step! (see what we did there?)
3 drops peppermint
3 drops lavender
2 drops of orange, lemon or lime essential oil
Add to a diffuser and diffuse this soothing mist in your home or add to a bottle of diluted water and spritz the air all around you. Now go and enjoy your spring!