The 5 Best doTERRA Essential Oils for Allergies – 2017 List
That's why you've never heard anyone say this:
I love my alleriges. I wouldn't trade them for anything.
Here's the deal:
If you're on this page right now. You probably have allergies and want to get them under control.
I have good news.
I made a list of the top 5 doTERRA essential oils for allergies.
Want to know the best part?
They actually work. I can't even begin to tell you how many things I tried for my allergies that didn't work.
I tried to set this guide up to be easy to skim and straight forward.
What are allergies and what causes them?
Allergies are the result of your immune system reacting to foreign substances that may be harmless. These alien bodies are called allergens. Your body’s immune system is designed to attack harmful substances, and when you have an allergic reaction, your body is mistakenly overreacting to a harmless substance, such as pollen. This type of response may be genetic, or it may be environmental.
Allergic reactions include hay fever, food allergies, dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Essentially what happens is the body triggers inflammatory chemicals into your system. This affects you all over your body: eyes, ears, sinuses, throat, nose, skin, or the lining of your stomach.
Hay fever, in particular, also known as allergic rhinitis, affects 40–60 million Americans each year, and can cause a blocked or a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and headaches. These seasonal allergies are difficult to deal with even when you don’t have a severe case. For some, seasonal allergies can lead to inflammation and worse, shortness of breath.
Other allergies and allergic reactions can lead to inflamed, itchy skin, shortness of breath, and even nausea. The key to fighting allergies is through antihistamines that block histamine reactions, which are the source of the inflammation and allergic reaction.
Top 5 doTERRA Essential Oils to Fight Allergies
Type of Application
Tea Tree Oil
Treating Colds, Sinuses, and Asthma With doTERRA Essential Oils
Aromatherapy oils for seasonal allergies mentioned in the video and their doTERRA product page:
Using the Oils for Allergy Relief
Depending on your particular allergy, there are different basic steps you can take to fight allergy symptoms.
When you have food allergies, you can ingest a combination of 1–2 total of lemon or peppermint oil daily to alleviate inflammation, detoxify the body, and encourage the elimination of allergens through sweat and urination.
Skin rashes and hives
Tea tree oil and basil oil can both be applied topically to the skin. Either use neat or dilute with one tsp of coconut oil, 2–3 drops of oil on a cotton ball. Apply to the affected area.
Seasonal Allergies Recipe
This solution will help fight allergen triggers in your home and on your furniture. Obtain a 16-ounce spray bottle.
To the spray bottle, add:
- 20 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 40 drops of lemon oil
Fill the bottle with filtered or distilled water and a small amount of vinegar. Shake and spray in any area of the home.
Do essential oils help?
Based on user reviews, doTERRA essential oils do work to fight the symptoms of allergies. The potency of doTERRA oils contributes to various antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. A little goes a long way. It’s possible that essential oils may not work for you—after all, all bodies are different. I also recommend getting an air purifier too.
How do they work?
Depending on the oil, dynamic properties can help you breathe easier, reduce inflammation, even fight bacteria and microbes than other brands. When the exposure of an allergen attacks your body, the immune system tricked you into thinking the allergen is harmful. The immune system overcompensates and releases immunoglobulin E antibodies, which release histamines, which is what causes the reaction.
What Users Say
Some users say that doTERRA oils work instantly, at least as fast as traditional antihistamines. Some have even said that oils have worked when over-the-counter medicines could not.
Relief From Allergies Recipes
Check out some of these recipes that will help allergy sufferers.
General Allergy Blend
Courtesy of Essential Oil Sanctuary
- 60 drops bergamot essential oil
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
- 40 drops juniper essential oil
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
Combine oils in a 10mL glass eye dropper bottle and shake to blend.
How to use:
As a massage oil—combine eight drops of Allergy Blend with four tsp of carrier oil. Massage over body.
In a hand/foot bath—combine one tsp milk with four drops of Allergy Blend. Add to a small tub of hot water. Soak for 10+ minutes and massage oils into the skin.
As an air spray—In a glass spray bottle, combine 75 drops of the Allergy Blend with one tsp of vodka. Add ½ cup of distilled or filtered water. Shake well. Spray as desired.
Homemade Vapor Rub
An excellent vapor rub without all of the chemicals from a recipe from Dr. Axe.
Place the following in a jar:
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- ½ coconut oil
- ¼ cup grated beeswax
- glass jar
Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water on a burner on medium-low heat. Place the pot in the water and melt the oils and beeswax together. Once the ingredients are combined, allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add:
- 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
Store the mixture in glass jars or metal tins.
Hay Fever Inhaler Blend
Another good recipe from Essential Oil Sanctuary.
- 7 drops Roman chamomile or helichrysum essential oil
- 7 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 7 drops lemon essential oil
Combine your oils in a bowl. Add several drops to a diffuser or use an essential oil inhaler. If using the inhaler, remove the wick and place the cord in the bowl, allowing the wick to take up all of the essential oils. Place the candle back in the inhaler and close the cap. Use the inhaler until the oils have gone.
- ½ tsp peppermint essential oil
- ½ tsp lavender essential oil
- ½ tsp lemon oil
Mix in a 15mL bottle and diffuse as needed to relieve allergy symptoms.
Before Using These Oils
We don’t recommend taking tea tree oil internally; use it as an inhalant or a topical. We also advise that if you’re doing a topical treatment, you blend the oil with a carrier oil. Not only are the fat of the essential oils soluble to make the application more efficient, but you’ll want to dilute it when applying it to sensitive areas, like around the eyes, nose, or ears.
If you take the oils internally, remember that you don’t need much. 1–2 drops per day will be sufficient. It’s recommended that you take them once a day for a month, takes two weeks off, then resumes the one-month treatment again.
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