After a long and cold winter, most of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the fresh clean air of spring. However, others run for the anti-histamine tablets and tissues.
Our immune system detects harmful invaders (pathogens) and produces an immune response in order to neutralise a threat to the body’s wellbeing. Some immune responses are designed to flush out unwanted substances which can result in a runny nose or eyes, coughing and an upset stomach.
Essential oils can help control the symptoms of allergic reactions and support the body to reduce an over active immune response.
Below is a list of therapeutic actions that help with allergies and essential oils that have these properties.
Essential oils for Anti-allergenic & Anti-histamine
Hay fever and blocked sinuses make life unpleasant and can cause headaches, brain fog and the potential for respiratory infections. Aromatherapy can help to clear the airways and bring the brain back online. Below we have provided a few different ways you can minimise the irritations Spring can bring.
Lean over the bowl with towel draped over your head.
Inhale slowly and deeply.
It is recommended to keep the amount of essential oil in a steam inhalation low as a large amount of essential oil in a steam inhalation can cause irritation to the mucous membranes which in turn create more mucous.
Alissa is a fully qualified Aromatherapist with further qualifications in Remedial Massage & Myotherapy. She qualified as an Aromatherapist in 2005 and has worked in hospitals, day spas and in clinical practice. Alissa contributes her extensive knowledge to ECO. and helps with detailed education to our ECO. community. Alissa is passionate about assisting and teaching others how to restore and maintain their health and wellbeing.
Many studies have shown Tea Tree oil used in traditional herbal medicine as a plausible treatment for “small superficial wounds, insect bites and small boils” as well as acne, nail fungus or athlete’s foot.