Itchy or puffy eyes? Runny nose? Sore throat? Headaches? That’s a sure sign it’s allergy season. While changes in the weather brings smiles to some, it throws seasonal curve balls to anyone living with hay fever and sinus symptoms.
Our noses are powerful reactors, constantly filtering particles and substances. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, occurs when our nose or eyes are exposed to environmental allergens like pollens, dust mites, mould, animal hair, air pollutants and fungal spores. These conspire to trigger symptoms that create discomfort and interruption to your days (and nights). Irritated eyes, inflamed skin, sinus and hay fever headaches, and other tensions can bring pain and pressure.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that nearly 1 in every 5 Australians (more than 4.6 million people) had hay fever in 2017 – 2018. https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-respiratory-conditions/allergic-rhinitis-hay-fever/contents/allergic-rhinitis
While there’s no cure for seasonal allergies and symptoms, essential oils distilled from plants bring tremendous relief. They’ve been used therapeutically for centuries as a safe and natural suppressant to ease pain and congestion.
So, if you’re looking for hay fever or sinus relief, enlist the help of certified essential oils to help manage and relieve your symptoms naturally.
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Refreshes and strengthens
Sweet orange oil is effective in cold and flu symptoms, easing inflammation and strengthening immune systems. It’s a respected addition to easing inflammation of irritated, dry skin.
Soothes and relaxes.
Lavender is traditionally used as in natural medicines and aromatherapy on skin allergies and inflammation, which often appear during change of season. It’s a powerful remedy to control inflammation and decrease histamine, balance the body and calming the nervous system.
Relieves and relaxes.
Rosemary is known to have antihistamine and antispasmodic properties, relieving wheezing and congestion symptoms of allergies. A soothing oil help you breathe a little easier.
Soothes and stimulates.
Peppermint is an invigorating oil that can reduce inflammation or nasal and bronchial passageways.
Revitalises and refreshes.
Lemon is known to help clear sinus and congestion. It has mucolytic properties which means it can help break down mucus when your nose is overloading on the stuffiness.
Sooths and invigorates
Traditionally known as a symbol of joy, it’s been embraced by the Greeks and Romans an emblem of happiness. It’s also highly valued by aromatherapists for its calming properties during massages, relaxing nervous and muscular tension.
Fortifies, relieves and stimulates
Known as the Queen of herbs Basil is ideal for soothing or eliminating headaches, fatigue, sadness, and the discomforts of asthma, headaches, fatigue and is also known to trwat skin irritations.
Uplifting and soothing
Known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and and topical pain relief properties it’s praised for its ability to sooth head tension and muscle spasm (but should be used sparingly)
For hay fever and sinus relief, try these applications
- Diffuse 6 drops of this blend in your home for relief at the touch of a button – Shop Diffusers
- Place a 3 – 6 drops in a diffuser in bedrooms for a breath easy, restful night sleep
- Place wellness in your back pocket, by adding the blend to our DIY roller kit
- Apply to 3-5 drops to 5ml of Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to sinus areas and forehead, avoid your eyes area, or you chest and back
- Add 4 – 6 drops to a warm bath or a steam shower
- Apply 2 – 3 drops to an eye mask and create a Rest and Relief Zone with meditation music while lying down
These Lively Living essential oil remedies will get you off the couch and springing back into action in no time. Check out our other suggestions to put a seasonal spring back in your step https://livelyliving.com.au/blog/survive-hay-fever-season-with-lively-living-essential-oils/
And if your symptoms are severe, it’s worth checking in with your doctor.
Wishing you relief in the sneezy seasons, from the Lively Living team.