Seasonal allergies are NOT fun to deal with, whether it’s you suffering from a stuffy nose and red, watery eyes or a family member. Sometimes it’s even worse if it’s your spouse or child because there’s no magic wand to wave and fix them!
Thankfully there are some natural things you can do to help relieve seasonal allergies, including using essential oils.
This year, I made a simple DIY essential oil blend for seasonal allergies and it’s really helped my family.
Both my husband and 7-year-old son, Joshua, have dealt with yucky seasonal allergies for the past several years. My husband ends up sneezing a lot with really red, watery eyes. Sometimes his eyes get so red, it looks scary! And Josh ends up congested and sneezing.
When my essential oil guru, Kestrel, recommended a simple DIY essential oil blend using 3 common oils she uses to help combat her own seasonal allergies, I couldn’t wait to try it.
I gave the essential oils a try and was impressed with how quickly they helped relieve Joshua’s seasonal allergy symptoms. In just an hour, his congestion began to subside along with the sneezing!
Now we use this essential oil blend regularly and at the first sign of any seasonal allergy symptoms.
DIY Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies:
- lavender essential oil
- peppermint essential oil
- lemon essential oil
- fractionated coconut oil or your favorite carrier oil
- roller bottles
Why We Use These Essential Oils for this Blend:
Lavender essential oil has properties that may work as a natural antihistamine.
Lemon essential oil may help relieve congestion or mucus build-up.
Peppermint essential oil may help relieve congestion with its expectorant properties.
A word on safety: Peppermint essential oil is very strong; always use it diluted. For young children, talk with your doctor before use &/or do your own research. I have personally used careful amounts of therapeutic-grade diluted peppermint essential oils with my own children as young as 2 years of age. For more information, read this article regarding the use of peppermint oil and children.
Remember essential oils are very potent; use wisely!
Make sure you choose a therapeutic quality essential oil brand to get the best results.
I use and recommend doTERRA and Rocky Mountain Oils; both are high-quality brands that use third-party testing. I’ve noticed more benefits since I started using only doTERRA and Rocky Mountain Oils this past year compared to other brands.
To Make the DIY Blend:
Add 20 drops of lavender essential oil to your roller bottle.
Add 20 drops of lemon essential oil. (You may choose to use less if this blend is for young children.)
Add 20 drops of peppermint essential oil. (Use 10-15 drops for children.)
Top with fractionated coconut oil or your favorite carrier blend and put the roller bottle cap on firmly.
Roll your DIY essential oil blend for seasonal allergies in your hands and it is ready to use!
Where to Apply:
Apply this DIY essential oil blend for seasonal allergies on the spine, back of the neck, across toes, and on the soles of the feet.
If symptoms are very bad, you can even apply this on the bridge of the nose.
Roll this on every 2-4 hours or as needed.
More Ways to Use Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies:
Add a couple drops of lavender essential oil to the palm of your hands and cup around your face. Breathe in deeply. Keep your eyes open if they are bothering you so the lavender aroma can reach and hopefully help reduce symptoms.
Diffuse lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oil – add about 2-3 drops of each – at night.