More and more people are getting allergies these days. They can be painful, unpleasant, and uncomfortable. But have you ever thought instead of using various medications, to try essential oils.

Essential oils tranquillize the inflammation, clear the sinuses and boosts the immune system.

Here we present you 5 essential oils that soothe allergies:

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil boosts the immune system, supports the lymphatic system and thus helps the body to fight against respiratory conditions. It also prevents the growth of bacteria. Spread it out at home if you want to get rid of the allergy triggers in the air .

Lemon Oil Remedy: Add 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil in a cup of water and drink it to regulate the PH levels in the body. To destroy bacteria on your clothes and stuff, add this oil to the laundry detergent you usually use.

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Lavender Oil

This oil provides relief and soothes the allergy, because of its potent anti-inflammatory properties. It also acts as a natural antihistamine.

Lavender Oil Remedy: Rub several drops of it between the palms and hold them close to the nostrils immediately once you notice the first allergy symptoms.  Breathe deeply. Do not forget to always carry several cotton balls with lavender oil with you during the allergy season.

Tea Tree Oil

The power of the tea tree oil  is that it quickly kills pathogens in the air that lead to allergies. So to get rid of mold, bacteria, and fungi in the air, spread it out everywhere through your house. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties can also calm irritated skin.

Tea Tree Oil Remedy: Apply it on the skin if you want to treat rashes and hives. Just add 2-3 drops to a clean cotton ball and apply it on the affected area. In the case of sensitive skin, make sure you dilute it with some carrier oil like coconut oil.

Peppermint Oil

The European Journal of Medical Research published a study which showed that this essential oil has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and can soothe the symptoms of chronic inflammatory disorders, such as allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma.This oil acts as a potent expectorant and thus calms allergies, colds, sinusitis and coughs.

Peppermint Oil Remedy: To unclog the sinuses and unclog a sore throat, you should spread 5 drops of it. This oil relaxes the nasal muscles so that they will be able to clear out mucus and allergens. To ease the inflammation, take 1-2 drops of pure peppermint oil internally.

Basil Oil

Its anti-inflammatory properties effectively fight allergies and destroy bacteria and viruses. Basil oil also treats pain, inflammation, and fatigue. The powerful antimicrobial properties of this oil can destroy bacteria, mold, and yeast that lead to asthma.

Basil Oil Remedy: Add 1 drop of basil oil to your meal, such as soup, or salad dressing if you want to soothe the inflammation. If you want to boost the immune system, apply it diluted with coconut oil to the chest, the back of the neck and the temples.

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