Autumn is here and brings with it pollen mold and more allergens. For those who suffer from seasonal allergies, autumn can be a beautiful but very uncomfortable season. It’s common to take over-the-counter medicines, even prescriptions, to alleviate the runny noses, headaches, coughing and other symptoms.
These medicines can help but can cause unwelcome side effects. A natural alternative is essential oils; a good one to use for allergies is lavender. It’s gentle, effective and is safe to use on children.
A simple way to use Lavender essential oil for allergies is to inhale it through your nose - basically take a few whiffs. You can place a few drops on a tissue, hold it near your nose and inhale a few times. Or, purchase a diffuser to disperse the oil into the room which will also disinfect the air.
Another benefit of using Lavender essential oil is for its soothing and calming effect on the nervous system. This helps to alleviate stress which is essential for maintaining good health.
Be sure to let your healthcare provider know when you use essential oils or any other natural treatments.