Allergies are absolutely no fun! They show up out of the blue and hit you where it hurts – your eyes, your nose, your ears, your head. They are merciless, and can leave you pretty much function-less – totally wiped out! I’ve been hit hard this summer, and being pregnant doesn’t help at all. Medicine-wise, I’m left with Claritin and Benadryl to combat my allergies but I try to avoid taking them if at all possible.
The other night it cooled off so my husband and I thought we’d keep our bedroom window open a little for some fresh air. BIG mistake! The next morning my allergies hit full-force and I was back to square one, after having a nice reprieve for awhile. Finally I had a decent thought through my foggy brain to pull my essential oil diffuser out and see if that would help me during the night.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord for essential oils! I was able to go the whole night without having to blow my nose and woke up with dry sinuses in the morning. So simple, so easy! And here it is.
Add 2 drops of peppermint, 2 drops of lemon, and 2 drops of lavendar to your diffuser. I really like this one since it can be used for a bigger room as well, like your family or living room. The one I have in my room at the moment is similar to this one here. This would be a good choice if you’re going to have it right by your bedstand – it’s smaller in size and doesn’t take up as much room. Both diffusers have light options which can be very soothing when you’re feeling horrible.
And it’s just that simple. If you’d like to make this blend for your 10ml roller bottle to have on you, fill the bottle with your carrier oil (typically fractionated coconut oil) and use the following recipe:
- For kids (6+) – 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop lemon, 1 drop lavendar
- For adults (2% dilution) – 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops lemon, 2 drops lavendar
- For adults (4-5% dilution; acute allergies) – 4-5 drops peppermint, 4-5 drops lemon, 4-5 drops lavendar
This blend is so simple because these are three common oils that people will usually have in their collection. I like to apply this on the inside of my wrists and up behind my ears down to my neck to get those inflamed sinuses.
Are you struggling like I am? Willing to try something new? Or do you have your own blend that works wonders? Let me know in the comments!