When spring is near it means sunshine, greenery, mud AND those fantastic allergy symptoms… This year there’s also dealing with those side glances and nervous steps away from you because you may have the dreaded virus *sigh* (for future readers… This is March 2021!)
I’m not getting into what’s specifically CAUSING your allergy symptoms, although you obviously look into that! I’m also talking about mild symptoms, NOT your throat swelling up… Let’s use some common sense, m’kay?
My one son has mild seasonal allergies that start as soon as the snow mold appears. He gets red bumps on his arms and legs (NOT the same as his eczema!) and red eyes (YES we took him to the doctor the first time it happened). My diy lotion clears up the itchy, bumpy rash, but obviously we can’t put that in his eyes! Let me rephrase… SHOULDN’T put that in his eyes; you’d be surprised what goes on out there in the natural remedy world!
So of course I did the google thing & quickly found a suggestion; Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint EO’s in the diffuser and in a roller bottle (diluted; I have a highlight on my IG @jamiesuglo). All 3 of these oils are AMAZING and are staples in our home for many different uses. LOVE that oils are multi-purpose; having a few oils on hand can get you through soooo much!
Back on track Jamie!! Alright, just a BIT of science for ya here. I can tell you allll day long why these oils are amazing, but scientists have actually isolated certain chemical constituents that give the oils their superpowers!
Lavender – Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Cis-beta-ocimene, Trans-beta-ocimene, Terpinen-4-ol.
Lemon – Limonene, Gamma-Terpinene, Beta-pinene, Alpha-pinene & Sabinene.
Peppermint – Menthone, Menthofuran, s1.8-cineole (eucalyptol), Isomenthone, Neomenthol, Menthyl acetate.
Ok, this MAY look like absolute gibberish, but this allows me to be able to say outright that all 3 of these oils actually reduce the symptoms of coughs and colds. As in Health Canada has approved them as a Natural Health Product (NHP)!! This sounds like a no brainer if you’ve EVER used these oils, but to be able to say that on top of testimonials is ridiculously exciting!
Anyhow, before I did any kind of research all I knew is that when I used this combo, diluted, on the back of my son’s neck his eyes weren’t red anymore… no side effects or stinging eye drops! Of course you KNOW I still had to research everything and found it so interesting that science truly is proving natural “hippy” remedies to be effective!
SO, I can’t promise you this will help with your allergy symptoms, but it’s most certainly easy and safe to try (as long as you do it properly!). Remember that citrus oils (lemon) are photosensitive, so don’t swipe the roller on your skin & expose it to direct sunlight!
As always, please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have! Let me know if this works for you; I love hearing your experiences!