If you suffer from allergies, you know when spring is in the air!
Allergies have become quite common over the years, and you can pretty much be allergic to anything. Essential oils can cause allergies, but they can also help reduce your symptoms too. Balsam poplar, niaouli, chamomile roman, and ravintsara are often the essential oils used for allergies by aromatherapists, but if you’re allergic to ragweed you should avoid chamomile roman. Helichrysum, basil, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, neroli, patchouli, peppermint, thyme, and turmeric are the more common oils that can be used.
For allergies, you can use these oils in an aromatherapy inhaler, a spray, or a diluted bath or massage oil.As always, be sure to check the safety information of these oils, particularly for children, in pregnancy, and with medical conditions and medications.