Lavender is perfect for allergy season as it has natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender essential oil can be used in many ways to help combat allergies, here are just a few ways that we use it in our home:
1. Itchy Eyes: we place a drop of lavender in our palms, rub them together and cup our hands over our eyes. With eyes open, we roll our eyes around looking left to right, up and down which allows the molecules from the lavender in our palms to enter our eyes and allow for cooling, soothing and healing to take place.
2. Runny Nose: we place a drop of lavender essential oil on a cotton swab and run around the inside of our nasal passages. This allows the lavender to enter through the mucous membranes and get the antihistamine response into the body right away, it also prevents the nasal passages from becoming inflamed and brings a halt to the runny nose, making it easier to breathe (great for sinuses too!).
3. Scratchy/Itchy throat: my son loves this one. We place a drop of lavender essential oil on 1 tsp. of honey and take by mouth.
We have not tried these methods as of yet but they are not ruled out either, many have had success with simply dropping 1-2 drops of lavender directly under the tongue, holding it for 30 seconds and than swallowing.
Another is the cheek swipe where you can place a drop of lavender on your finger or cotton swab and swipe the insides of the cheek.
Know Your Essential Oil
No matter which method we choose, Lavender essential oil is our “go to” oil for the upcoming allergy season. Please remember that not all essential oils are created equal and that you want an excellent quality brand that you can trust. Young Living is the only essential oil company in the world with the Seed to Seal process. From the land that they own, to the seed that they plant to the distillation process and quality control, it is all done on the Young Living farms and ensures the highest quality essential oil without synthetics or artificial enhancers. When Young Living states that their essential oils are 100% pure, you can put your trust in knowing that they mean exactly what they say. I would never encourage you to put another brand of Lavender in your nasal passages or to ingest and will only speak on Young Living essential oils. This is because of incidence experienced by myself and others which resulted in burnt nasal passages and chemicals being ingested by other brands marked 100% pure. Please be cautious when choosing a brand and make sure it is a brand you can trust, read ALL sides of the label before using.
Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.