ALLERGIES

ESSENTIAL OILS

Eucalyptus. Aids in clearing the lungs and sinuses.

Peppermint. Unclogs sinuses and soothes scratchy throats.

Ginger. Contains anti- inflammatory properties that may improve symptoms of allergies.

Lemon. Supports lymphatic drainage and rids the body of impurities.

Research
A survey from NYU Medical School discovered that using eucalyptus helped deal with sinusitis. Patients experienced faster improvement whenever supplementing along with eucalyptus oil for allergies and sinus issues.

Home Remedy
Vapor Rub. Pour 1⁄4 cup of olive oil, 1⁄2 cup of coconut oil and 1⁄4 cup of grated beeswax into a glass jar. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium-low heat. Put the jar in the saucepan and allow the oils to melt. Allow it to cool slightly before adding 20 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus. Pour the mixture into a metal tin and cool before use.

Background
Today, 40 to 60 million Americans are affected by allergies—and the numbers continue to rise, especially in children. Allergies can cause a blocked and runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, headaches and an impaired sense of smell. For some people, allergies can be life threatening, leading to acute inflammation and shortness of breath. People who suffer from allergies are often told to avoid triggers, but that is nearly impossible when the seasons are changing and our immune systems are impaired by improper diets and environmental toxins. Thankfully, key essential oils serve as a natural and safe way to address the symptoms of allergies and boost our immune systems.

Suggested Supplements

» Stinging Nettle. A powerful herb with antihistamine properties.

» Quercetin. Shown to reduce symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies.

» Spirulina. Proven to significantly improve allergy symptoms, including nasal discharge, sneezing, nasal congestion and itching.