What essential oils are used for allergies

Our focus is to reduce heat and irritation. One thing you might already own in your kitchen cupboard is oats. Plain, not treated, regular oats. They are extremely soothing and calming on the skin. Create a relaxing bath using this simple ingredient.

Oat and essential oil baths

  1. Put the oat mixture into the sock, tights or muslin cloth and either put it in the bath or attach it to the tap whilst the warm water runs. You desire the bath to be a nice temperature. It can be warm and soothing but don’t run it too boiling.

    What essential oils are used for allergies

    The skin is already heated and irritated and we desire to soothe it.

  2. You need a cup of plain oats and either a muslin cloth, a pair of tights or socks.
  3. Additionally, we highly recommend using specific essential oils for their antiallergenic or relaxing qualities. We love Yogandha Relax Body Oil which is super calming for the skin (and mind) or Yogandha Detox Body Oil as it contains antiallergenic essential oils such as fennel and lemongrass.
  4. If you use the essential oil blends squirt the mix onto the oats and stir it well.
  5. Enjoy resting in the oat milk bath, breathe and practise a meditative approach to the urge to scratch.

Antihive paste

In this remedy, we are using regular baking soda.

Another kitchen cupboard treasure for the skin.

Mix a few drops of either Yogandha Relax Body Oil or Yogandha Detox Body Oil into the baking soda and apply to the area affected by hives.

You can also use pure essential oils. Select the super soothing and tender high-quality essential oils such as lavender or frankincense.


Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Even if a person doesn’t normally suffer from nasal allergies doesn’t mean that he or she wouldn’t own some form of nasal symptoms as a result of using essential oils. Strong odors from the use of essential oils—including from diffusing, ingesting or topical use—could result in nasal symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion or postnasal drip.

These symptoms aren’t always a result of nasal allergies. People without allergies can still experience symptoms as a result of an irritant effect from the strong odors.

There is no test for non-allergic rhinitis per se; this is a diagnosis of exclusion that is made as a result of not finding any allergic cause of a person’s nasal symptoms. However, the symptoms are genuine, and often more hard to treat than those of allergic rhinitis.

Avoidance of irritant triggers, however, remains the mainstay of the treatment of non-allergic rhinitis.

If you suffer from contact dermatitis from fragrances, own a history of allergies to weed pollens, own significant asthma or chronic nasal symptoms, I would highly recommend speaking with your physician, allergist or dermatology prior to the use of any essential oil product.

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Additional Reading

  1. Cheng J, Zug KA. Perfume Contact Dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2014; 25(5):232-45.

Pregnancy:

Using essential oils on pregnant or breastfeeding women or on little children is possible BUT does call for special precautions. The authorized opinion of the therapist is vital.

Non-Allergic Rhinitis

Even if a person doesn’t normally suffer from nasal allergies doesn’t mean that he or she wouldn’t own some form of nasal symptoms as a result of using essential oils.

Strong odors from the use of essential oils—including from diffusing, ingesting or topical use—could result in nasal symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion or postnasal drip. These symptoms aren’t always a result of nasal allergies. People without allergies can still experience symptoms as a result of an irritant effect from the strong odors.

There is no test for non-allergic rhinitis per se; this is a diagnosis of exclusion that is made as a result of not finding any allergic cause of a person’s nasal symptoms.

What essential oils are used for allergies

However, the symptoms are genuine, and often more hard to treat than those of allergic rhinitis. Avoidance of irritant triggers, however, remains the mainstay of the treatment of non-allergic rhinitis.

If you suffer from contact dermatitis from fragrances, own a history of allergies to weed pollens, own significant asthma or chronic nasal symptoms, I would highly recommend speaking with your physician, allergist or dermatology prior to the use of any essential oil product.

Thanks for your feedback!

Verywell Health uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles.

Read our editorial policy to study more about how we fact-check and hold our content precise, dependable, and trustworthy.

Additional Reading

  1. Cheng J, Zug KA. Perfume Contact Dermatitis. Dermatitis. 2014; 25(5):232-45.

June 26, 2018

By Grace Orosz RN-BC, CCAP
Integrative Registered Nurse

When I was growing up in Chicago, I can vividly remember how I looked forward to the change of seasons — Every FOUR OF THEM! The mid-west was an open, clean, unused put to live. I spent most of my free time outdoors.

We almost never played inside. We had numerous amazing forest preserves, lakes and hiking paths. I loved being in nature.

At the time, I was unaware of how pollen and grasses affected people. I never had a problem with any seasonal allergies. However, I knew several people that did. I would privately make enjoyment of them, in my mind. I just could not believe that people could be suffering so miserably with allergies, hay fever, sinusitis etc. It seemed almost “too dramatic” for me.

However, I tried to understand how maybe it affected them and make an effort to be sympathetic. They were always going for Sinus X-rays, CT Scans and using a plethora of antihistamines, decongestants and steroidal sprays and inhalers.

Then, about 27 years ago, I moved to the East Coast. Initially the seasons were beautiful much the same, but not for endless. Everything started to change. Perhaps the unhealthy climate changes, our polluted environment and dramatic fluctuations in the barometric pressure contributed to my newly developing allergy symptoms: sinus pressure, headaches, congestion, sneezing, phlegm and an annoying cough.

OH BROTHER, NOT ME, I thought!

I found myself in the same position as I mentioned above – blame KARMA! There I was with a cabinet full of every the over the counter (OTC) allergy medications you could imagine, and beautiful much addicted to Sudafed. Then I just could not stand taking those chemicals anymore. They made me feel so crummy! Can anybody relate?

It was about that time that I had a personal and spiritual awakening, about my health and my life… I knew I needed to be more mindful of looking for a natural and holistic approach to treating this condition, as well as in my life in general.

This is when I started using Essential Oils to treat my sinus and upper respiratory symptoms.

I use them religiously and own to tell that I cannot remember the final time I took an OTC allergy medication.

Allergens trigger symptoms in the nose, throat, lungs, ears and sinuses. Therefore, I thought perhaps you might love to attempt something a little diverse if you suffer with these symptoms. I diffuse essential oils in my home almost constantly. I switch up my essential oil choices depending on the time of year and the symptoms I own. Here a few tips that might assist you too!

  1. Patients who own allergies or ultra-sensitive skin must take a tolerance test before using these synergies; this can be done by applying a few drops to the criminal of the elbow.

    In the event of intolerance, a cutaneous reaction will be visible within about ten minutes and the treatment may therefore not be suitable.

  2. Peppermint Essential Oil is strong, unused and minty and opens clogged sinuses almost immediately. It also has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and decongestant relieving abilities. It opens airways and relieves a scratchy throat.
  3. Holy Basil Essential Oil reduces the inflammatory response of allergens, and supports our immune system overall.

    It has antimicrobial abilities and can remove toxins from our system, as well as clear airways.

  4. Keep to the recommended number of drops and the frequency of application or dose, and ensure you hold to the duration of use. The treatment is effective at these doses and increasing them would not provide anything more, apart from the risk of possible side effects.
  5. In the event of an allergy, intolerance or cutaneous irritation, apply a few drops of marigold (calendula) oil 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
  6. Lavender Essential Oil works as a natural antihistamine and possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties that will treat an relieve most allergic reactions.
  7. Wash your hands after each massage or contact with a synergy mix, firstly because the perfume (odor) will stay with you for a endless time, but above every because if you rub your eyes with your hands, you will cause a local irritation in your eye, not extremely serious but definitely inconvenient.
  8. Eucalyptus Essential Oil opens up the sinus and lungs, therefore improving circulation, which reduces the symptoms of allergies.

    What essential oils are used for allergies

    It works as an expectorant, but also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

  9. If you accidentally splash essential oil into your eyes, you must rinse them under freezing water from the tap for 2 minutes and then apply a pad impregnated with vegetable oil (olive, hazelnut, apricot kernel etc.) for about ten minutes. In the event of accidental contact with sensitive mucous membranes (genitals, auditory canal, nose), you should take the same course of action: rinse with water and then apply a pad impregnated with vegetable oil.
  10. Lemon Essential Oil works as a natural antihistamine relieving excess mucous and cools below inflammatory reaction.

    It also helps with respiratory conditions. Lemon is also known for its anti-bacterial properties. Its best used in a mix with Lavender and Peppermint.

  11. In case of accidental ingestion of a large volume of essential oils, telephone the regional poison control center.

Depending on the capacity of your diffuser, use 2-5 drops of any of these oils mentioned, in whatever combination you love. You could also use 1 drop of each of these oils on a tissue and just directly inhale deeply. Experiment to discover the combination that gives you the most relief.

As a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, this affirms for me that this is the best treatment for so numerous ailments.

Here’s hoping that this information brings you some healthier options for relief this allergy season.

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It’s The Time of the Season…

Essential Oils for Allergies

Ahh, spring is in the air! The beautiful weather of spring; flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the air is crisp, and the weather is getting warmer.

Spring is the perfect time to spend more time outdoors. Yet, for numerous people, spending more time outdoors, is accompanied by itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and coughing, every brought on by seasonal allergies.

Many people suffer from allergies, some year circular and some just seasonal. When an allergen enters the body, the immune system sees it as an invader (even though most times, it is not a harmful substance) and overreacts, releasing something called Immunoglobulin E antibodies.

These antibodies travel to cells that release histamines and other chemicals that trigger the inflammatory response in the body, hence, the allergic reaction.
The most common causes of allergies include pollen, dust, mold, insect bites, animal dander, food, medications, and latex. Every of these allergens can trigger symptoms in the nose, throat, lungs, ears, sinuses, the lining of the stomach, or on the skin.

People who suffer from seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever) are allergic to pollen, trees, grass, weeds, fungi and mold spores.
● Tree pollen – these tend to affect people in the spring.


● Grass pollen – these tend to affect people later on in the spring and also in the summer.
● Weed pollen – these are more common during autumn.
● Fungi and mold spores – these are more common when the weather is warm

When you are suffering from seasonal allergies, you are probably more interested in what will stop the symptoms than what is causing them. However, when you know what is causing them, you can almost always discover relief from the symptoms.

Dina’s “Brews”

– Peppermint – among its numerous benefits, is extremely beneficial for respiratory, digestive, sinus and liver disorders, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic
– Lemon – stimulating while calming, is antiseptic, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, anti-infection, antifungal, can kill bacteria and eliminate allergy triggers in the air and much more.*
– Lavender – as we know….extremely versatile – anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, prevents scarring in every tissues, even lungs

● Combine three drops each with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, V-6 oil, or other vegetable oil).

Apply to the chest, back, and soles of feet 2-3 times per day.
● Diffuse 1-2 drops each
● Inhalation method – rub in palms of hands, cup hands over nose and inhale.
● Combine 3 -5 drops each with distilled or filtered water in an 8 oz. spray bottle, spray your surroundings. Take with you especially when you are going to be spending time outdoors and spray as needed (also works grand as an insect repellent!).
● If you take Essential oils internally, (as I do), feel free to message me for more information and research information.

*Be certain to avoid direct exposure to the sun after using lemon oil on exposed skin.

Homemade vapor rub
● Combine 2-3 drops each Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint with one teaspoon carrier oil (coconut, V-6, jojoba) and massage into temples, behind ears, soles of feet, chest, back, between the nose and upper lip.

Other Essential Oils useful for allergies:
● Basil Oil – To support the respiratory system, dilute 2–3 drops of basil oil with equal parts coconut oil or other carrier oil and apply topically to the chest, back of neck and temples.

Basil essential oil reduces the inflammatory response to allergens.
● Eucalyptus Oil – To treat respiratory issues associated with allergies, diffuse five drops of eucalyptus at home or apply it topically to the chest and temples. To clear the nasal passages and relieve congestion, boil a cup of water and add 1–2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, then put a towel over your head and inhale deeply for as endless as you can up to 5-10 minutes.
● Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) This powerful oil can destroy airborne pathogens that cause allergies.

Diffusing tea tree oil in the home will kill mold, bacteria, and fungi. It is an antiseptic agent, and it has anti-inflammatory properties.

When you suffer from allergies, it is significant to disinfect your home and office often:
● In a 16oz spray bottle, combine 40 drops of lemon oil with 20 drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca) with filtered water and a bit of white vinegar. Spray mixture around your home.
● Lemon oil reduces triggers inside your home. Add a few drops lemon oil to your laundry detergent, stir a couple of drops with water and spray it on your couches, sheets, curtains, and carpets.
● Diffuse a few drops Lemon oil throughout the day in your home or office.

This list is by no means all-inclusive.

There are numerous Essential oils that are useful in treatment and prevention of allergies. I tried to narrow it below to some of the most effective oils. Any of these oils can be diffused, inhaled, and used alone or combined; they can be applied topically to the chest, back, soles of feet, etc.

Essential Oils to the Rescue

The excellent news is essential oils can offer relief and even prevention of seasonal allergy symptoms.

One of the most amazing benefits of essential oils is their ability to boost the immune system and fight inflammation. Using essential oils for allergies will assist fight infections, bacteria, parasites and harmful toxins by helping to detoxify the body. Essential oils can assist reduce the overreaction of the immune system when faced with a harmless substance it sees as an invader. Some essential oils work to relieve respiratory conditions, helping to eliminate toxins by increasing sweat and urination.

What essential oils are used for allergies

They can also be used to cool below the body after an allergic response.

Which oils do I use and how do I use them?

There are numerous essential oils that can assist with allergies. Let’s start with one of the most versatile essential oils of every. Lavender! Not only can Lavender oil assist alleviate allergy symptoms, but it can also give you energy, assist you sleep and so much more.

Here are some ways to use Lavender oil to relieve or eliminate allergy symptoms.
– Put 2-3 drops of Lavender into the palm of your hand. Rub hands together and inhale deeply 3-4 times a day.
– Put some Lavender on your forehead, on your temples, behind and in front of your ears, and on the front and back of your neck.
– Put 1 drop of Lavender to the sole of each foot and massage gently into the foot.

Repeat 2x day.
– Rub a drop or two of Lavender oil between your nose and upper lip so you can inhale the perfume and anti-inflammatory properties throughout the day.

Many of these protocols can be used with other Essential oils as well. One of my extremely favorite, homemade natural anti-histamine potions, is a combination of three extremely effective Essential oils (of course, one of them is Lavender).

A expression on Carrier Oils…

Carrier oils, also known as base oils or vegetable oils, are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and own a neutral smell.

They are used to dilute essential oils when they are applied topically to the skin or taken internally. They are called “carrier” oils because they carry the essential oil into the skin and body. Essential oils are volatile, meaning, they contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant and they evaporate rapidly. This can make some essential oils too strong to apply directly to the skin. Diluting with a carrier oil reduces the concentration of the essential oil without altering its therapeutic qualities. You can control an essential oil’s concentration before applying by diluting with a carrier oil.

Carrier oils vary widely in their absorption ability, aromas, shelf life and other properties.

They can be blended or used by themselves. Because carrier oils are high in fat, they own a limited shelf life, which means they can go bad. Be certain to store oils in their original containers in a cool, dark put to maximize their shelf life.

Here are some of the most widely used carrier oils and their properties

● Fractionated Coconut Oil – The difference between “regular” coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil, is that fractionated coconut oil is liquid at room temperature.

It has no noticeable aroma and absorbs well into the skin helping to moisturize without feeling greasy. It is high in essential fatty acids and has a endless shelf life.
● Grapeseed Oil – This is a extremely light, thin oil which makes it grand for use in massage. It is high in linoleic acid and extremely moisturizing. It has a relatively short shelf life.
● V-6 Carrier Oil* – This organic oil is a proprietary mix by Young Living. It combines fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil (contains a lot of vitamin E and acts as a natural preservative), sunflower oil and olive oil.

It is a grand carrier oil for every your best essential oils and applications. Has a endless shelf life.
*CAUTION – may cause a reaction to those with nut allergies.
● Olive Oil- that’s right….good ancient Olive Oil. Simple to discover and extremely favorite in both culinary and topical applications. Olive oil has a thicker consistency and leaves an oily feel on the skin. It has a stronger aroma and is a excellent source of omega fatty acid (oleic acid).

Olive oil has a relatively short shelf life.
● Coconut Oil – Has a distinct coconut aroma and is solid at room temperature. It has a solid white color and is used widely as a moisturizer. Coconut oil has a endless shelf life.

These are just some of the more favorite and effective Carrier oils. There are numerous others out there. A lot of Young Living essential oils can be applied “neat” which means, they can be applied directly to the skin, but when in doubt….dilute, dilute, dilute.

Dilution is especially significant if you own sensitive skin. Be certain if you ever mistakenly get essential oils in or near your eyes, that you do not apply water, this will exacerbate the irritation, instead, immediately apply a carrier to the area and this will neutralize the irritation.

It is significant to note that I am not a certified aromatherapist and am sharing this information based on my personal experience and research. I only endorse Young Living Essential oils and cannot attest to the efficacy of other brands of essential oils.

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Disclaimer
The statements in this article own not been evaluated by the FDA.

The information in this article is in no way intended to treat, diagnose or prevent any disease or illness. If you feel you own a medical condition, you are urged to seek the assist of a medical professional. The suggestions in this article are for use with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and no other. Use caution when using essential oils around infants, children, and pets. Some essential oils should be completely avoided around young children and cats.

To fully enjoy every the benefits of essential oils without any of the disadvantages, it is extremely significant to provide a few tips and precautions which govern their appropriate use.

  • In the event of an allergy, intolerance or cutaneous irritation, apply a few drops of marigold (calendula) oil 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
  • Wash your hands after each massage or contact with a synergy mix, firstly because the perfume (odor) will stay with you for a endless time, but above every because if you rub your eyes with your hands, you will cause a local irritation in your eye, not extremely serious but definitely inconvenient.
  • If you accidentally splash essential oil into your eyes, you must rinse them under freezing water from the tap for 2 minutes and then apply a pad impregnated with vegetable oil (olive, hazelnut, apricot kernel etc.) for about ten minutes.

    In the event of accidental contact with sensitive mucous membranes (genitals, auditory canal, nose), you should take the same course of action: rinse with water and then apply a pad impregnated with vegetable oil.

  • Patients who own allergies or ultra-sensitive skin must take a tolerance test before using these synergies; this can be done by applying a few drops to the criminal of the elbow. In the event of intolerance, a cutaneous reaction will be visible within about ten minutes and the treatment may therefore not be suitable.
  • Keep to the recommended number of drops and the frequency of application or dose, and ensure you hold to the duration of use.

    The treatment is effective at these doses and increasing them would not provide anything more, apart from the risk of possible side effects.

  • In case of accidental ingestion of a large volume of essential oils, telephone the regional poison control center.

Tolerance and toxicity:

Even though the choice of essential oils and their use only presents a minimal risk and side effects, we cannot state with certainty that tolerance will be 100%.

In the event of a suspect reaction, you should discontinue application. It could be that your skin is allergic to an aromatic molecule or that it is irritated by the causticity of an essential oil or perhaps that your digestive tract (in the case of ingestion) does not tolerate one or other of these plant-based quintessences.

Effects:

Listening to your body to understand illness is a duty. Listening to your body after a treatment of whatever helpful is also a duty. Scientific aromatherapy is not always the answer and does not necessarily suit everyone.

What essential oils are used for allergies

In this way, the results may be excellent or disappointing. It is not so much the science that should be questioned in the event of failure but definitely the proper understanding of the illness for the best choice of essential oils.

Storage:

When archaeologists discover the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs and other dignitaries, they do not own any difficulty in identifying what was contained in the little alabaster vases, by simply placing them under their nostrils they can pick up the intact odor…

which is some 3,000 years old.


The information presented on this site may under no circumstances be substituted for a medical examination which is indispensable for the establishment of a credible diagnosis. For any use of essential oils with a therapeutic goal, consult a doctor. The authors decline every responsibility as regards the poor application of the information presented.

Tolerance and toxicity:

Even though the choice of essential oils and their use only presents a minimal risk and side effects, we cannot state with certainty that tolerance will be 100%.

In the event of a suspect reaction, you should discontinue application. It could be that your skin is allergic to an aromatic molecule or that it is irritated by the causticity of an essential oil or perhaps that your digestive tract (in the case of ingestion) does not tolerate one or other of these plant-based quintessences.

Effects:

Listening to your body to understand illness is a duty. Listening to your body after a treatment of whatever helpful is also a duty. Scientific aromatherapy is not always the answer and does not necessarily suit everyone. In this way, the results may be excellent or disappointing. It is not so much the science that should be questioned in the event of failure but definitely the proper understanding of the illness for the best choice of essential oils.

Storage:

When archaeologists discover the tombs of the Egyptian Pharaohs and other dignitaries, they do not own any difficulty in identifying what was contained in the little alabaster vases, by simply placing them under their nostrils they can pick up the intact odor…

which is some 3,000 years old.


The information presented on this site may under no circumstances be substituted for a medical examination which is indispensable for the establishment of a credible diagnosis.

What essential oils are used for allergies

For any use of essential oils with a therapeutic goal, consult a doctor. The authors decline every responsibility as regards the poor application of the information presented.


Aromatherapy blends for hives and allergies

Using essential oils in witch hazel is another amazing, cooling and soothing remedy.

Another Yogandha favourite is our Yogandha Ground Rollerball. This one you can carry around with you and apply directly to the hives. Plus it helps you calm below too!

Acute versus chronic hives and reactions

These are remedies that you can use to soothe and release any acute irritations and hives.

However, if your skin reaction is a symptom of something more chronic you need to start looking at the root causes. Is it a stressful lifestyle that needs to be addressed? Or is it an allergen that can be removed or avoided?

We are answering more questions about your allergies on our Live Wellness Wednesday sessions and here on the blog so make certain you stay in touch.

If you own any medical conditions or if you are pregnant please always consult your medical consultant before using essential oils and speak to a qualified aromatherapist. This information is purely for education and is not medical advice.

Always get professional advice when dealing with allergies.

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Essential oils own become favorite in recent years, and are used for their supposed health benefits.

What essential oils are used for allergies

These oils are made from various plant products and are used in various ways. Oils can be diffused into the air, called aromatherapy, or used topically on the skin. Oils can also be taken by mouth and ingested internally. By doing so, homeopathic practitioners claim that these oils own various health benefits, include physical, mental and spiritual. While essential oils are derived from natural plant sources, this doesn’t mean that they can’t cause side effects, especially allergic reactions.


Contact Dermatitis

The most commonly reported allergic reaction to essential oils is contact dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis from essential oils causes an itchy, bumpy rash on the skin at the site of contact with the oil. The rash may appear similar to poison oak, may own blisters and peel when the rash is resolving. It is also possible to own systemic contact dermatitis from taking the essential oils internally (by mouth). In this circumstance, a person may experience a full body rash, whole body itching (without a rash), and/or abdominal pains and diarrhea.

Contact dermatitis to essential oils may happen in people who own experienced past rashes to fragrances or own allergy symptoms related to weed pollens. People with this type of medical history should be extremely cautious when using any essential oil and should consider performing a patch test by placing a little quantity of the oil on the skin at the fold of the elbow (antecubital fossa) twice a day for 3 to 5 days.

If there is no reaction at the site of the oil application after the 5th day or so, then it is not likely that a person is allergic to the oil being used. If, however, the skin at the site of oil application becomes red and itchy, or the skin blisters and peels, then that specific oil should not be used by the person.


Nasal Allergies and Asthma

People with nasal allergies and asthma, especially those allergic to weed pollens, should use extreme caution with using essential oils, especially when diffusing or ingesting the oils.

Essential oils are made from various plant products, generally weeds, which may contain significant allergens—especially when the flowers of the plants are being used. Inhaling or ingesting these essential oils could result in symptoms or nasal and eye allergies, and even asthma symptoms. It is possible that these symptoms could be dangerous and even life-threatening in extremely sensitive individuals.


What are skin irritations and hives?

First of every, let’s glance at what hives actually are. Hives manifest as raised red itchy bumps anywhere on the skin. They can even group together and form plaques making an even more intense sensation.

The itch gets worse on touch. This may be you scratching them or simply clothes touching.

Hives are a reaction to something our immune system doesn’t consent with or we own become allergic to. We are currently in spring and early summer where a lot of allergens are flying around. Pollen season has arrived and if our immune system doesn’t consent with certain pollens it can cause hives.

What essential oils are used for allergies

We will glance at other allergic reactions in future blogs and our Wellness Wednesday talks on Live.

It is not only pollen that can cause hives. It may be a reaction to a medication, allergy shots, certain foods or pets. Infections may also manifest as skin irritations. Heat through exercise or excessive sweating can be a cause too.

If you own a super stressful lifestyle, if you are burned out or exhausted this too will lower the immune system and again can manifest with skin irritations such as hives.


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