The joy of spring after a long winter can be hampered by seasonal allergies.
If you’re suffering from sneezing, watery eyes and other symptoms of the spring season—or any other time you feel allergic—did you know that aromatherapy is an answer? Here’s how aromatherapy can help you during allergy season.
What Does Aromatherapy Do?
One of the most frequent allergic reactions is called perennial allergic rhinitis, or PAR. This disorder is marked by inflammation after exposure to an allergen. You’re likely familiar with the major symptoms: sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion. It’s estimated that PAR impacts approximately 500 million people, and can also cause fatigue, degraded quality of life, cognitive dysfunction and even depression.
Aromatherapy has been proven to help.
One study examined the effects of inhaling aromatherapy oil on symptoms, quality of life, sleep quality, and fatigue level among adults with PAR. It concluded that there was significant improvement in nasal symptoms, particularly nasal obstruction, as well as quality of life and fatigue. Researchers determined that inhalation of aromatherapy essential oil has potential to alleviate PAR.
Aromatherapy has also been shown to help relieve fatigue, and is also reportedly effective for sleep disorders, anxiety, stress, and labour pain. Essential oils are derived from the petals, flowers, stems and more of lavender, lemon, citrus, peppermint, ginger, and so on.
5 Top Choices of Aromatherapy for Allergies
- Lavender: Lavender is one of the most well known of the essential oils. It’s a natural antihistamine with strong anti-inflammatory properties that will treat and relieve most allergic reactions.
- Peppermint Supreme: Another popular essential oil, peppermint offers a host of benefits for allergy sufferers:
- pain relieving
- opens airways
- relieves a scratchy throat
- Breathe Easy Blend: Our special blend of eucalyptus and lemon provides a minty citrus relief of congestion, helping you breathe easy during allergic reactions. It’s also a natural immune booster, perfect for cold and flu season.
- Helichrysum: Since allergy symptoms are often the result of inflammation, the anti-inflammatory properties of helichrysum may help reduce allergy symptoms. Our oil can also help with dermatitis, rashes, acne, and more.
- Tension headache roll-on: This brings together the power of peppermint and lavender, as well as calming chamomile and sweet basil. It’s good for headaches or allergies, as you just roll it on and breathe deep.
How to Use Our Essential Oils
While the roll-on applicator is self-explanatory, here are the ways to use our essential oils:
- Inhale directly from the bottle for fast results.
- Add 5-15 drops to a diffuser.
- Absorb them through your skin by adding them to massage oils, lotions, skin care etc.
- Add a few drops of essential oil to your bath water and enjoy benefits through both topical absorption and inhalation.