Natural Oils & Remedies for Hayfever
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Hay fever is an allergy that irritates our eyes, nose, and throat. When the pollen is in the air we can experience itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, congestion, and a scratchy throat. Here is a list of some essential oils to help ease our bodies breathing caused from hay fever allergies.
These oils and deep breathing can help clear the air to our lungs.
Blue gum eucalyptus - A mature tree flowers are a delicate creamy white. Has decongestant can clear the head of stuffiness caused by hay fever. Use steam to distill it's fragrance into the air. Breathe in the clean, sharp aroma. You can find it in a variety of vapor rubs.
Lavender - Its violet flowers are highly scented , growing upon the pale green leaves of an evergreen shrub. It's long lasting fragrance can help relieve bronchial problems of hay fever. Can also aid in subduing headaches. Create a little pouch to carry around with you of fresh picked tiny flowers, uplifting and amazing. A lightly floral aroma, it is one of the oldest folk remedies.
Melissa/lemon balm - An uplifting herb with a sweet scent. For the best flavor, use just as the pink, yellow or white flowers begin to open. Enjoy the strong lemon scent that comes from their green cut leaves, in your favorite salad.
Medicinally it helps with breathing because of its antihistamine qualities. Can also help with colds and coughs with its lemony overtones so tangy and sweet.
Sweet basil - pale pink flowers bloom on this dark green, herb late in the summer. The entire plant is an edible herb with its one of a kind scent. It has an effect on the adrenal cortex, soothing some hay fever symptoms which are stress related. Also helps to sharpen the senses of concentration. Great to know during allergy season. Just grow and cook some of this great herb and lesson those nasty debilitating sneezes and congestion.
Roman chamomile - is great for fighting infection and helps to give strength to our immune systems. The strong, dry, fruity aroma also makes a wonderful tea. Anything that helps us sleep during hay fever season is wonderful to have around the house. The whole plant is full of this apple like fragrance. Such a simple pretty white and yellow flower. Plant it in your lawns to walk on for its pleasant aroma. It also helps cure other yard plants of ailments.
Hay Fever Aromatherapy
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Ask your therapist where to purchase quality oils. Health food stores are another good option. Many online distributors have a worthy reputation. Usage of the Latin names can help determine the quality of the oils you plan to purchase.
The small 5ml. brown bottles most of them come in may seem expensive for their size. Just remember a little goes a long way.
Almost all of them use some type of carrier oil, check for wheatgerm blend to help preserve it. Use avocado oil if you have any wheat allergies. About the best oils to use are peach and apricot, as they are gentle for any skin types.
Keep them stored away from sunlight and closed for a longer lasting life, most up to 6 months.
Find a holistic health center for a variety of therapists listings. Consider any personal recommendations you come across. Look into a good holistic massage. Give yourself one to three hours for treatment.
Try these oils with your massage or use them in vaporizers or for a soothing bath.
DISCLAIMER: Always check with your doctor, especially, if you are taking any prescription medication. We are sharing what has worked for us.
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