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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When the Allergy Trio Isn't Enough: Essential Oils for Allergies

Ahhh! Spring is in the air...and so is pollen, dust, and allergens! 

I've found that certain essential oils work just as well as, and sometimes better than traditional allergy medicine and no sleepy side effects.

First, let's talk about the general allergy trio. 

Lemon + Lavender + Peppermint

You can apply neat, make a serum, or take in a capsule, (please make sure that your oils are safe to take internally). Personally, we add equal drops of oil to a roll on bottle and top off with grapeseed oil.
For most people, the allergy trio is enough, but some of us need a little more.

Here are some essential oils that you can add to your trio to boost your allergy-fighting power:

Copaiba: If you're into essential oils, you should already have copaiba in your stockpile. It's great for so many things from pain serums, to irritation, to boosting the effects of other oils. Add an equal amount of copaiba to your allergy trio and breathe happy.

Eucalyptus: (globulus) First of all, eucalyptus smells awesome! It can help with asthma symptoms and other respiratory-type conditions. It also eases a scratchy throat and helps clear your head. Add equal drops to your roller bottle trio. If your oils are high-quality, (Do your research!), you can also add eucalyptus globulus to your capsule for internal consumption.

German Chamomile: An anti-allergen and antihistamine, a no-brainer to amp up your trio.

Cypress: A decongestant that clears your sinuses. Yes, please.

Roman Chamomile: This one is great for topical allergies and rashes. You can use this separately, or add to your roll-on.

So give them a try, individually or altogether, and boost your allergy-fighting ability!

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