An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Alleviating Fall Allergies With Essential Oils

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Alleviating Fall Allergies With Essential Oils

Ahhh, cooler temps means changing leaves and delicious coffee drinks and bonfires and... Fall allergies. If you're like me, you don't get them too terribly. If you're like my husband, you suffer horrible seasonal allergies! Either way, they're unpleasant at best and downright miserable at worst. You can pop various pills daily to try to alleviate them, or you can go the holistic route and cure your fall allergies with essential oils.

Which essential oils to use to alleviate fall allergies #essentialoils #fall

I, unsurprisingly, go the holistic route. Most allergy meds I can't take while pregnant. I completely agree that taking medicine to cure something is a great thing, but there is not cure for allergies. We can only attempt to alleviate and manage our symptoms.

Enter essential oils! Y'all know I've gotten into Young Living essential oils and have been completely blown away at some of the benefits of using them, even in just a few short months. I talked about Panaway for aches and pains, and continue to use that oil several times a week on my poor aching pregnant back. Now that it's fall, I've become impressed with three oils that can be blended together to alleviate allergy symptoms (among many other great uses): Lemon, lavender and peppermint.

These three oils are likely some of the most versatile oils out there, and are great staples for every newbie-oil-lover. They have far, far more uses than just for allergies, but since I'd have to write a novel for the benefits of each oil, I'll stick to how to use them to alleviate seasonal allergies.

Fill your home diffuser with cool water and shake in one to two drops of lemon and lavender oils. Then add one drop of peppermint. The peppermint is strong and will overpower the other oils if you use equal amounts of all three, so I lower the peppermint amount by half! Then turn on your diffuser, Make sure it's in the room that you're spending the most time in so that you breathe in the pleasant scents all day! I like to get my diffuser cranked up in the morning, right after getting up so that this blend is already being pumped into my air by the time the sun is up and new pollen start to circulate.


How do these oils work together to help with allergies? Here's the short answer: Lemon has natural disinfectant and other general "cleaning" and wellness properties. Lavender is the queen of all things calming. And the peppermint has such a crisp, strong scent, it helps to instantly clear sinuses. All of these three power house oils function together to naturally help open sinuses and airways, alleviating the most common symptoms of fall allergies!

If you'd like to check these oils out for yourself, I'm a Young Living independent distributor! There are two ways you can get your hands on some holistic allergy relief: Become a Young Living wholesale member (24% discount on oils and $50 annual minimum for membership - a STEAL!) or via a retail account. You can email me if you'd like help setting up a retail account, and I'd be so happy to help you! When I did my post about Panaway, it was the ONE oil that wasn't registering in their retail accounts and I had to help a few folks with their orders. I'm here to help!

One of the best parts of these essential oils is that they have so many additional uses! Trust me, you'll see them pop up a lot in my monthly essential oils series - they're great beyond alleviating fall allergies! Also a major bonus? They're AFFORDABLE. Prices vary, but range from $11-$30 each. One bottle is less than a month of allergy meds, and this bottle will last you far longer than that!

15 comments:

  1. Love me some essential oils. I have the three you mentioned and they work wonders!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us. It was really helpful.

    web designing training in chennai

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome!! Definitely nice to have alternatives to taking medicine every day, especially when you're pregnant!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Me and that Panaway are going strong. Just put it on this morning. It really does work and I love the smell of it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am still not on the Essential Oils bandwagon...but this post is making me want to get there. I also didn't realize how affordable the prices actually are - I thought for sure they would be pricier. Thanks for this!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh no! Kirk has bad allergies right now, too? So does John! I'll have to look into this.I do want to try essential oils, I just don't know if they'd work for me.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I need to try essential oils for allergies. I hate always taking allergy pills since they sometimes make me feel weird. Fortunately I don't really get allergies in the Fall, mine are mostly Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love natural remedies, they are so much better for us. I am troubled by allergies and will have to give these a try. Allergy pills don't do a darn thing.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Seriously, thanks for sharing! I have been completely miserable with my fall allergies! I actually have two out of the three of these essential oils already, mostly because I like the smell. I'm going to get me some lemon and try this out!
    thenavynest.net

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm really new to essential oils, but noticed that lavender helps with headaches!! I'm going to try your tips and see if we can help our allergies too! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. hmmm super interesting. i don't like to take pills for allergies, i'd rather suffer through it lol. i never had allergies at home, i get them really bad here, so i am definitely gonna try this.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Essential oils are the best! I know so many friends who use this combo for supporting immunity throughout the year!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh man I needed this post today! My allergies are driving me crazy! I also like to use Thieves this time of year too! Just to rid the air and myself of germs!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes yes yes!! I love my YL essential oils - and this is my favorite combo. It truly truly works!

    ReplyDelete