You may see suggestions on social media platforms from various companies promoting the trio of Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender for allergies. Below you will find essential oils which actually do have anti-allergenic properties and are safe for all ages (Peppermint is not recommended to use around children under the age of 6).
Here is a list of the essential oils which are most effective for allergies. The ones you choose to add to your inhaler will depends on which ones you are drawn to, and which ones you have available.
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia
Lavender Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula angustifolia
Cedarwood Juniperus virginiana species is most effective, but Cedrus atlantica can also work.
Fir Needle (Siberian) Abies sibirica. Also options: Fir Cones (silver) Abies alba, Fir Needle (Canadian) Abies balsamea, Fir Needle (Douglas) Pseudotsuga menziesii, Fir Needle (Himalayan) Abies spectabilis/Abies webbiana, Fir Needle (Japanese) Abies sachalinensis.
Geranium Pelargonium roseum X asperum
German Chamomile Matricaria recutita
Roman Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile/Anthemis nobilis
Blue Tansy Tanacetum annuum
Add a total of 15 drops to an inhaler. You can pick 3 essential oils and use 5 drops each, or 3 drops each of 5 essential oils, or 10 drops of one essential oil and 5 of another essential oil. Up to you! Please visit our Personal Aromatherapy Inhalers info for more details on inhalers.
Alternatively, you can add 5-10 drops to a diffuser. Our favorite diffuser is the Jasmine as it has a 10 minute on – 20 minute off setting which allows you to safely and effectively run your diffuser for longer periods of times, such as overnight. The Jasmine's small size and variety of colors is perfect for any space. You can buy the Jasmine from Amazon.
A: This recipe can help provide relief for seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, and allergies to pet dander and hair. This recipe is not effective for food allergies.
Q: Are all the essential oils listed as options safe for use during pregnancy?
A: Yes, all of the options listed are safe for use during pregnancy.
Q: Are all the essential oils listed as options safe to use if I breastfeed?
A: Yes, all of the options listed are safe to use during breastfeeding.
Q: Are all the essential oils listed as options safe for children?
A: Yes, all of the options listed are safe for children to use.
Q: Where can I find roller bottles?
Q: What essential oil brands do you recommend for this recipe?
A: I personally use several different brands of essential oils with great results (you can find my opinion on our BRANDS, page. You can use whatever brand you have on hand, as long as the Latin names match 🙂
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