How to relieve seasonal allergies naturally?


Seasonal allergy symptoms typically include, itchy, puffy red eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose or postnasal drip. Wheezing while breathing, pain in the ears, throat irritation, headaches and fatigue are a few symptoms of allergies. Everyday that you are affected by allergies means discomfort and irritation.  Using essential oils to naturally relieve allergies so that you don’t have to sneeze and itch your way through the season.


You are not alone in your allergy fog!  Did you know that 40-60% of American people are affected by Allergies yearly? Also the number of children showing signs of allergies is dramatically increasing.


Allergies are most commonly a reaction to pollen, dust, mold and animal dander. It’s not known why more people are being affected by these commonly occurring allergens. One theory points to the body being overworked and run down with stress which causes an increase of inflammation within the body and results in a lower immune system. When a stressed and overworked body experiences an allergen it reacts to this allergen with symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and fatigue.  These symptoms seem to have a “seasonal” aspect to them and are more aggravating during seasonal changes.


To alleviate reacting to allergens you can use essential oils that are specific to reducing inflammation, essential oils that detoxify the body and essential oils that boost the immune system.  The essential oils contribute by alleviating the possibility of allergy irritation by increasing your bodies ability to deal with the exposure to the allergin.


With the help of allergy soothing essential oils you can reduce your allergic reactions to these common molds, pollens and dander and increase your overall wellness and joy.



5 Essential Oils that Naturally Relieve Allergies

1. Lavender

helps to reduce inflammation. Lavender can bring calm to the mind, which helps the whole body to relax and unwind.

Used for:

Topical skin applications (in body oil) Baths (mixed with Epsom salts) Vaporization

Caution: avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding


2. Roman Chamomile

a very effective anti-inflammatory, Roman Chamomile calms the body’s response to irritating allergens.

Used for:

Topical skin applications (in body oil) Baths (mixed with Epsom salts) Vaporization

Caution: avoid in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Helpful Product: Allergy Inhalation Stick- an easy to use stick of cotton encased in a plastic tube for ease of use, easy to carry in a pocket or purse for on the go inhalation. The essential oils in this stick help to soothe the respiratory tract so that breathing is calmed, and sinuses open. A gentle and effective way to combat allergies that affect the sinuses and Respiratory System.


3. Juniper

encourages gentle detoxification and elimination. Especially suited to encourage elimination of waste by increasing urination.

Used for:

Topical skin applications (in body oil) Baths (mixed with Epsom salts) Vaporization

Helpful Product: Tame the Pain- a product for arthritis, painful joints, past ligament tears or strains and allergy relief. Helps ease inflammation, which helps to ease pain and discomfort. Use topically on the skin

Caution: avoid if pregnant & breastfeeding, can cause skin sensitivity

4. Lemon

refreshing and cleansing, Lemon essential oil helps to encourage the body to break down fat and release toxic build up while supporting drainage of the lymphatic system. Lemon also boosts the immune system and inhibits bacteria growth. These properties make Lemon a good choice for use as a household disinfectant.

Used for: Baths (mixed with Epsom salts) Vaporization

Cautions: phototoxic: Don’t use before or during sun exposure


5. Frankincense

mild, sweet smelling, resinous essential oil that has an affinity with the respiratory system. Frankincense helps us to be calm which allows for deeper breathing and greater relaxation.

Used for:

Topical skin applications (in body oil) Baths (mixed with Epsom salts) Vaporization

Cautions: avoid if pregnant &breast feeding


Please be advised that this information is being shared for educational purposes only. Information is not intended to replace medical advice or care. Contact your doctor if you have medical concerns. Always dilute essential oils before use topically Never ingest Essential Oils Know the safety precautions of an essential oil before use. Not all essential oils are safe for use on children or pregnant/breastfeeding women. Know the cautions and safety of each oil you use before using it.




Detox Bath Recipe


With colds and cases of the flu rampant during this time of year, it’s the perfect time to detoxify your body actively. One of the simplest and most relaxing ways to detox is with a bath that combines a few extra natural ingredients. This easy, DIY home remedy is so natural to create, and you probably have the ingredients you need around the house! This recipe is also a wonderful way to ease aching muscles and recharge. Mix, soak, and you’ll be reducing your symptoms in no time. Plus, we've even included a few natural ingredients and infused beverages you can add into your daily diet to help prevent or reduce illness time!

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup of Epsom Salt Epsom Salt is a bath soaking staple, but do you know why? Epsom salt helps to ease tired and swollen joints and muscles. When added to warm water Epsom Salt breaks down into magnesium, which helps with a multitude of problems such as insomnia, digestion, and stress.


  1. 1 Cup of Baking Soda Baking soda, while a key ingredient in a lot of baking, can also be used for a variety of health benefits. Baking soda helps to neutralize acid in the body, which will help your joints and muscles feel better and boost kidney function.

  2. Baking soda also works as an anti-fungal and antiseptic.

  3. 2 Tablespoons of Ginger (fresh ginger is better but powdered works too) Ginger has been used for hundreds of years and can even be traced back to ancient Greece when it was believed to be a magical “cure-all” for poison. While ginger won’t save you from poisoning, it will make you sweat, and that is one of the quickest and most effective ways to get rid of toxins.

  4. ½ Cup of Sea Salt Sea salt is a cooking essential, but it also helps increase circulation and detoxification when absorbed through the skin.

  5. 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar has been talked about for many years as a great way to fight infections and aid in digestion, but it also can restore the natural pH of the body and help diminish inflammation.

  6. Optional: 5-10 Drops of any essential oil(s) Aromatherapy is a great way to fight symptoms of a cold, flu, or infection. Eucalyptus is terrific for fighting viruses and reducing fever, Chamomile is beneficial for relieving cold, and flu symptoms and tea tree oil fights infections and inhibits bacteria.

DIRECTIONS:

Draw your bath as hot as you can stand it. Pour ingredients into the bath and soak for 40 minutes. They say the first 20 minutes is to detoxify and the last 20 is so your skin can absorb the minerals. You should have a good sweat at this time, so be sure to hydrate during and after your bath.


DOUBLE DOWN ON PREVENTION:

Looking for even more ways to sidestep the dreaded winter cold, naturally? Integrate more illness-fighting ingredients into your diet. One of the top ways to boost immunity and prevent sickness is to up your intake of probiotics. Probiotic-infused coffee or probiotic infused tea are simple ways to add this important ingredient to your routine just by drinking your morning cup!

Two other powerful natural ingredients touted for their anti-fungal and antibacterial properties are turmeric and cinnamon. Use for centuries for their medicinal properties, these two are at the top of the list when it comes to easy additions to food and beverages that can help prevent or kick a pesky illness more quickly. I recommend drinking a cup of tea, infused with both cinnamon and turmeric (in addition to MCT oil and a complex of B & D vitamins) as a convenient way to get more of those ingredients throughout that day!






Massage Therapy and Allergy Relief


You may wonder how Massage Therapy can relieve something as seemingly unconnected as allergies. While massage cannot stop the allergic reaction that you may have to allergens, it can help modify and dissipate the symptoms. The health benefits that normally are associated with Massage Therapy such as stress reduction, improved circulation and improved immunity can improve your tolerance of allergy symptoms.


Many studies show that higher stress levels can impact allergy symptoms. This can be linked to higher levels of histamines while you are experiencing stress, which exasperates existing allergic reactions. A study of asthmatic college students showed that, when under stress and exposed to allergens, they exhibited higher levels of sputum eosinophils, a white blood cell associated with allergic responses. Hospital admissions and fatal allergic reactions have also been shown to correlate with high stress triggers.


By undergoing regular Massage Therapy, especially during peak allergy season, you can decrease stress levels and improve your circulation and immune system. While these are excellent reasons to seek massage therapy year round, these benefits of Massage Therapy can help minimize your body’s reaction to allergens and make you more comfortable during the spring and summer months.


Another benefit of using Massage Therapy in relation to allergies is the different trigger points that can help relax tension in the body and reduce the body’s panic reaction to allergic reactions. It also can soothe muscles that are tight from coughing and sneezing, giving you relief from allergy-related pain.


Don’t let allergies ruin your beautiful day. Combat allergies and improve your overall wellness and by making a reservation online today.

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