Do you dread walking out your front door this time of year? Are the pollen filled trees and fresh blooming flowers your worst enemy? Help is here…for natural seasonal allergy relief! This Essential Oil Allergy Blend Roller will become your best friend! It’s so easy to make and very effective. This blend of essential oils for allergies brings relief to my puffy eyes and irritated sinuses. You can whip up this little bottle of natural seasonal allergy relief in about 2 minutes and there are only 4 ingredients!
Statements made are for educational purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. If you have a medical condition or health concern, please see your physician. Before using essential oils for the first time, keep in mind it is possible to have allergies to essential oils themselves. Do not ingest. Only use pure, high quality essential oils and be sure to always dilute them in a carrier oil before applying to you skin. Test the essential oil once it is mixed with carrier oil on a small patch of unbroken skin and if you don’t have a reaction in 24 hours, it should be safe to use. If you have lots of allergies or any concerns, speak to your doctor before trying essential oils. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is especially important to consult a doctor before using essential oils.
Best Essential Oils For Allergies:
For the Essential Oil Allergy Blend recipe I will be sharing with you, I chose three of the best essential oils for allergies. These are some of the best essential oils because they are effective, versatile, and common. Not only does this mean that they are easier to come by, they are also on the inexpensive side as far as types of essential oils go. Less common plants or plants with low extraction yield can cost much more. However, when choosing essential oils, do not chose a cheap brand. If you want therapeutic results, you need a quality, 100% pure essential oils. I also want to make clear that these essential oils for allergies provide me with some much appreciated symptom relief but they do not cure allergies.
Lavender Essential Oil For Allergies
Lavender essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils with so many different uses! That is why it is actually my all time favorite.
Lavender oil is known for helping people to relax but it does much more than that. It has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties. One study showed that lavender essential oil inhalation may help suppress allergic airway inflammation. I find the aromatherapy effects of the lavender essential oil to be very calming to not only my mind but my sinuses as well.
Lemon Essential Oil For Allergies
Lemon oil is naturally extracted from lemon peel and it has anti bacterial properties. It is also know for its uplifting aromatherapy affects.
Healthline points out that lemon essential oil, “May help you breathe easier and soothe a sore throat…Try setting up a diffuser with lemon oil to release its sweet, citrusy scent in your room while you get some rest. The calming properties of lemon oil can help relax both your mind and the muscles in your throat.”
Lemon essential oil can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Therefore, you should avoid exposing skin to which it has applied to direct, prolonged sun exposure for about 24 hours. As with all essential oils, it should only be applied when blended with a carrier oil.
Peppermint Essential Oil For Allergies
Some people use peppermint oil to relieve nausea and or headaches, however results on this are very inconsistent and appear to work well for some but not at all for others.
Peppermint essential oil has been shown to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which may help it protect against infections.
More Essential Oils For Allergies
The three best essential oils for allergies that I named above are the ones I use in my blend recipe. However Eucalyptus and Tea Tree essential oils are also very helpful to many people for easing allergy symptoms. You can substitute these two for the Lemon and the Peppermint if you prefer.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil has antimicrobial properties. Medical News Today points out that it is a popular home remedy for respiratory problems and says that “eucalyptus oil vapor appears to act as a decongestant when inhaled.” They also say research shows, “eucalyptus oil may have antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the upper respiratory tract, including Haemophilus influenzae, a bacteria responsible for a range of infections, and some strains of streptococcus.”
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree essential oil is also sometimes called Melaleuca oil.
Healthline points out that, “Tea tree oil contains a number of compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. Terpinen-4-ol also appears to increase the activity of your white blood cells, which help fight germs and other foreign invaders.”
Essential Oil Allergy Blend Roller Recipe:
It just takes a few minutes to make this handy essential oil allergy blend!
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Liquid Coconut Oil (or you may substitute a different carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, or Olive Oil)
- Glass Roller Bottle (can be purchased on Amazon- here is my affiliate link for your convenience)
How To Make An Essential Oil Allergy Blend For Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief:
First, grab your supplies and spread out on the kitchen counter or other cleared work surface.
Start by popping the rollerball off of our glass roller bottle.
Add 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil*, 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil* and 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil*. These three essential oils are known for helping to provide allergy relief.
*I only use Young Living Essential Oils because they are therapeutic grade.
Once your essential oils are added, top your roller bottle off with liquid coconut oil (about 1 tablespoon).
Pop the roller top on, give a gentle shake and you are ready to start rolling!
Where To Apply Essential Oils For Allergies
First let me say, where NOT to apply oils. Do NOT ingest oils, or apply them too close to sensitive areas like your eyes. Do NOT use on children under 5. Consult with your doctor about any questions or concerns and do a patch test to check for sensitivity before using.
Only apply essential oils once they have been mixed with the carrier oil. So here are the best places to apply a thin layer of the essential oil allergy blend:
- Bridge of nose
- Over sinuses (sort of starting at the top of nose and rolling down both sides)
This essential oil blend brings me so much relief. It helps clear my airways, but only temporarily so I find it helpful to reapply as needed. It’s the perfect blend to help you out this time of the year especially if you are looking for some natural relief.
Because it’s in a roller bottle, it’s very easy to take with you wherever you are going and it’s super easy to use! Use as often as needed and make sure to gently rub it in after rolling it on. Does this Natural Seasonal Allergies Relief essential oils blend sound like something you might make? Let us know what works for you!