It’s officially spring allergy season. That means lots of people are dealing with allergy symptoms, like itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and so much more. It makes spring time downright miserable and warrants a trip to your nearest pharmacy. But luckily, there are natural remedies to combat seasonal allergy symptoms, including these three essential oils.
Essential oils come with a wide range of benefits, including pain relief, balancing hormones and fighting cold and flu symptoms. But that’s not all. Essential oils seem to be a powerful natural remedy when it comes to reducing seasonal allergy symptoms, too.
And according to this 2016 study, combining two essential oils creates a anti-allergy oil blend that can reduce symptoms associated with chronic allergic rhinitis, or hay fever.
The powerful trio includes:
- Sandalwood essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Ravensara essential oil (almond oil)
And here’s why these three oils are so effective for reducing seasonal allergy symptoms.
Haling from Madagascar, Ravensara essential oil works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agent. Frankincense helps to boost immunity and lower inflammation, according to Dr. Axe, DNM, DC, CNS.
Finally, sandalwood essential oil is believed to relax “hypersensitive organs related to allergies”, according to Eric Zielinksi, D.C., founder of the Essential Oils Revolution summits.
To try this powerful blend, combine 3 drops of frankincense and 2 drops of sandalwood with one drop of ravensara essential oil in a diffuser. You can turn the diffuser on when you wake up in the morning, and also when you experience symptoms.