Do not worry. You are not alone in your fight against allergies. Out of the billions of people on this planet, many are also suffering from allergies. While the symptoms vary like itchy skin, sneezing, and frequent coughing, the remedy could be the same and easy to find – essential oils.

Extracted from different parts of a plant, essential oils are great solutions to alleviating signs of allergies. Either applied topically or ingested, they help soothe the nerves and clear the respiratory system from allergens, making it easy to breathe.

Although there are lots of essential oils you can use, in this article, we’ll be sharing with you five of the most common.

1. Tea Tree Oil

According to studies, when tea tree oil is applied topically, swelling caused by allergens may be alleviated in a few hours. Also, when used in air filters, it can get rid of bacteria and molds that trigger allergies, which are lurking in your homes. But if you want to use it for treatment against lice and their eggs, simply add it to your hair conditioner.

2. Lavender

One of the most versatile essential oils on the planet, lavender essential oil is used in treating allergies because of its anti-histamine properties. Once applied, it provides a soothing and relaxing effect on the body. To use, put a few drops of lavender oil on your sinuses or on your cheeks at night. It should reduce inflammation caused by allergens. For most households, no home is complete without it.

3. Peppermint

Popular for its minty smell, peppermint is a great oil for preventing allergic reactions. Other uses include treating problems in the respiratory and digestive problems. To apply, massage it on your neck in the morning. You can also apply it at night before you sleep. Like lavender, peppermint is considered a versatile oil, improving focus and memory.

4. Chamomile

An essential oil primarily used on tots, chamomile provides calming effects on the nerves. Aside from that, it also relieves skin allergies. If you are suffering pain because of an insect sting, put one drop on the affected area. It should help relieve pain. For skin rashes, dilute 2 to 3 drops of this oil in carrier oils like organic extra virgin coconut oil. And then apply to the skin. It is better go light with this oil because the skin might react differently. But overall, due to its many health benefits, it is used in making teas and is added to other beverages.

5. Eucalyptus

Often added to massage oils and carried by travelers, eucalyptus essential oil can help clear your respiratory system to allow you to breathe easily. To take advantage of its perks, mix it with any carrier oil and make sure they combine completely. Apply it on your neck, back, and chest.

If you leave your allergies untreated, chances are they would result in complications. However, by using these oils, you should find relief in no time. If uncertain, it is best to consult your doctor first. You never know how your skin would react to using these essential oils.

Author's Bio: 

Catherine finds joy in the simplest things. Her passion for traveling is equally matched by her love for animals. When she's at home, you can find her in her room writing about her travel experiences or outside the house playing with her fur babies. Whenever she's in the mood for experimenting, you can see her in the kitchen trying out new recipes, most likely desserts. Despite her busy lifestyle, she makes sure to spend time with friends, participating in various charity works and running for a cause.

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