Archive for May 12th, 2020

Aromatherapy for Allerg

Author: Dr. Larita

Millions of Americans are affected by allergies and symptoms run the gamut from simple runny noses and sneezing to life threatening, leading to acute inflammation and shortness of breath. My husband suffers every spring and throughout the summer because he loves doing yard work (and our yard looks great) but every time he does yard work, he comes in sneezing and with a runny nose. We use essential oils as a safe and natural way to address his allergy symptoms and boost his immune system and so can you.

Below are the most effective oils to use for allergies as well as the reasons they work:

  • Eucalyptus: aids in clearing the lungs and sinuses which can improve circulation and reduce allergy symptoms.
  • Peppermint: unclogs sinuses and soothes scratchy throats. Acts as an expectorant and provides relief for allergies.
  • Ginger: contains anti-inflammatory properties that may improve symptoms of allergies.
  • Lemon: supports lymphatic drainage and rids the body of impurities.

Home Made Vapor Rub

  1. Pour 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup grated beeswax into a glass jar.
  2. Heat 2 inches of water in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Put the jar in the pan and allow the oils to melt.
  4. Cool the oils slightly before proceeding to next step.
  5. Add 20 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils.
  6. Pour the mixture into a metal tin and cool before using.

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