| Randall Agee
Red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, itchiness, and even hives, eczema, and asthma attacks, can accompany allergies. Seasonal allergies, including allergies to various molds and pollens, happen all throughout the year for some sufferers, and pet allergies can happen at home or when a sufferer comes into contact with domestic animals such as dogs, cats and horses. Seek professional help if natural allergy remedies do not work for you.
MAKES 20 TO 30 TREATMENTS
Lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils ease inflammation while bolstering the immune system to make allergies less problematic. This mist has an appealing fragrance and maybe used several times daily.
- 4 ounces purified water
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- 30 drops lemon essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- In a dark-colored glass spray bottle, add the water along with the lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils, and shake well to blend.
- Spray this blend throughout any indoor spaces where allergy sufferers spend time.
- Repeat this treatment as needed. Shake the bottle before each use.
Nasal Allergy Irrigation:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Reduce the inflammation that accompanies severe allergies with this simple, effective treatment. Do not use this with children under 12 years old unless they can tolerate a neti pot.
- 8 Ounces Warm Purified Water
- 1/4 Teaspoon Fine Salt
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
In a neti pot, add the water and salt.
- Add the lavender, lemon, and peppermint essential oils to the salt water, and stir to combine.
- Using the neti pot, perform nasal irrigation, then gently blow the nose.
- Repeat this treatment up to 3 times a day for relief from allergy symptoms.
Don't fear the neti pot. Neti pots have been used since ancient times to promote clean, healthy sinuses. Today they're available in most drugstores for about $10 or less. Although the concept of flushing the sinuses may sound foreign, this effective treatment is very easy to do. After filling the neti pot, bend over a sink and turn your head to one side. Insert the neti pot's spout into the upper nostril and slowly pour the solution in. Breathe through your mouth and relax as the solution makes its way through your sinuses and out the lower nostril. Switch sides after irrigating the first nostril. Blow your nose gently when finished.