Essential Oils For Fast Seasonal Allergy Relief

line 1 Riders who suffer from seasonal allergies are made of some pretty strong stuff.  It’s almost worth the runny eyes and noses to get out in the wind and lean into the curves. But if it were possible to manage or significantly reduce the symptoms of your allergies, you know your ride would be all the better and that’s what we will talk about here.  This article will share information on the top 5 essential oils for seasonal allergy relief.  We strongly recommend Therapeutic Grade essential oils for internal or direct topical use and will provide a link later in this article.  They’re safe and effective to use and convenient enough to tuck in your riding gear or saddlebag.

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If you have suffered from allergies all your life, do you already know what might possibly trigger your symptoms?  The symptoms of seasonal allergies include not only itchy and running eyes and noses but rashes, eczema, and other skin condition.  Chances are that you already know there are some triggers that are hard to avoid.  Now jump on a bike and ride through the countryside and some are hard to avoid.

COMMON CAUSES OF ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

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Pollen – There are a lot of people who are actually allergic to pollen, once the pollen gets into their system, their immune system will start fighting it off even though it is harmless and this can result in various allergy symptoms.

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Genetics – If someone in your family has allergies, there is a big chance that you have allergies as well. There is also a chance that the allergies will be for the exact same things.  Often times allergies and sensitivities to allergens may not develop until later in years,  this is likely the result of your family genetics, but it can also be your a compromised or overworked immune system (more on liver health in another article).

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Exposure to Dust Particles – There are some people who immediately get an allergic reaction when they are exposed to dust.  Same with the exposure of people to pollen, the exposure to dust can stimulate an allergic reaction.

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Animals – Some seasonal allergy sufferers also develop sensitivity to pet and animal dander.  House cats, dogs, and some farm animals can all contribute to the hypersensitive nervous systems of an allergy sufferer.

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Balancing your nervous system and understanding what makes your allergies flare up will help you manage this irritating ailment and get back to enjoying the day on the road or a day home with your family.  (yes bikers have families too…) line 1

What you can do in order to help you get rid of the possible triggers of allergies is to make use of essential oils.

Essential oils are natural extractions from herbs, plants, and flowers that have been used for thousands of years and can be helpful in curbing allergic reactions. The use of essential oils can help you enjoy the outdoors and the open road during allergy season.


 

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SEASONAL ALLERGY RELIEF

line 1 Peppermint Essential Oils (Mentha piperita) –  My favorite thing about peppermint oil is probably it’s smell and aroma. It is minty and this alone can help prevent an allergic reaction but what makes it even more special are the different things that it can do to your body too. It’s cooling and anti-inflammatory properties can help get rid of some digestive and respiratory problems that many people suffering from. With the use of this essential oil, you can be sure that you will be able to feel relieved and breathe easily.    –    Apply peppermint essential oil on the back of your neck when you wake up in the morning (you can prevent any skin irritation from essential oils by diluting it in a carrier oil, like coconut oil, jojoba oil, or olive oil). Only place it on a small patch of your skin in the morning before your day begins, you can place it again at night or when you are undergoing an allergic reaction. With the use of a carrier oil you can also apply peppermint oil near your nostrils.  Or apply to the bottoms of your feet prior to putting on your sox and boots for riding.  This will be effective in providing instant relief especially if you are having trouble breathing because of your allergies.
  • Peppermint is often mixed or blended with other respiratory supporting oil blends available, which is a wonderful blend of Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Ravensara Leaf, Cardamom Seed essential oils.  Let me know if you would like more information.
line 1 Eucalyptus Essential Oil – This is a great oil known to help relieve respiratory issues that people may have. It is also one of the essential oils that people normally use if they would like to get instant relief from allergies.  Aside from that, the use of eucalyptus can help people breathe better and is a great essential oil often used in steam rooms or in a hot shower.   –   Make sure that you will mix thoroughly with a carrier oil, if your not used to using essential oils directly on your skin do not use eucalyptus alone since this can irritate parts of your skin.  Apply to the neck, chest and back area and wait for your allergy symptoms to start diminishing.  Diluting does slow the process of the oil impacting your system, but the carrier oil allows for a wider surface area to be effected as all essential oils absorb into the skin fast and a carrier oil spreads them out further. (this prevents hypersensitivity to the essential oils).   If you would like a more direct approach to eucalyptus oil, you would place it in boiling water and breathe in the steam (but make sure to do this in moderation).  You can also place a couple of drops in your hands and rub them together creating heat from friction, cup your hands over your mouth and nose and with your mouth open, breathe in through your nose a couple of deep breathes (after a few minutes the oil will absorb into your hands but in the meanwhile be certain not to rub your eyes with your hands following this application! –  you will not loose your eyesight but it will feel like it for a while)  line 1 Lemon Essential Oil (citrus limon) – Lemon oil is known to be a very effective essential oil in getting rid of allergies probably due to the fact that it has anti-histamine properties.  People usually get inflammation on different parts of their bodies because of the allergies and Lemon Oil works wonders at reducing inflammation.   –  Lemon Oil can be applied with or without a carrier oil, but some people may show some sensitivity upon first using it so start slow.  It is a wonderful oil to blend with other oils as well. Mix three drops of Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil and Peppermint Oil in a 1/2 cup of room temperature water for a Gargle on the back of the throat, swish throughout mouth for gum health before swallowing.  Do this whenever you have an allergic reaction.  You can also place lemon oil topically with a carrier oil to rub on the sides of the neck, nostril area, and back area over the lungs.  Lemon Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind, or skin of the lemon and the PH properties are surprisingly alkaline.  In addition to all of the support this oil provides the human body it is a wonderful leather preserver as well.  Simply apply the lemon oil directly to your leather and rub it in with a soft cloth (don’t waste it on vinyl although it won’t hurt it, it is still a precious essential oil and mixing it with a carrier oil will make it go along way in conditioning your leathers)… back to allergies! line 1 Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) – This is such a calming oil on so many levels, that it not only calms the nervous system as an anti-histamine but it will help calm and help you sleep.  The great thing about this is that you can use it to treat yourself when you are already undergoing an allergic reaction. It can also have a calming and soothing effect on your body so you will not feel self conscious about your smell if you have to put it on before going out.  –  This is such a gentle but effective Essential Oil you can apply it “Neat” (directly on the skin without a carrier oil in small areas), however if you want to “carry” it over a larger area of skin, use a carrier oil.  Use a few drops of lavender oil and apply it on your forehead, your sinuses and even your cheeks to stop possible inflammation because of allergies. You can also diffuse lavender oil, rub it in your hands and cup/breathe it in or apply a couple drops to your pillow before you go to sleep at night.  It is also a wonderful oil to have on hand for skin irritations and anxiety. line 1 Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia)– For thousands of years, Frankincense has been known to have some medical benefits.  That it can be very helpful for people who are suffering from allergies is no surprise.  This oil is a must have in my medicine cabinet and roadside medical kit as it can also be helpful disinfect and aid in healing of cuts, scratches, bites and burns.  –   For allergies make sure that you will mix frankincense oil with carrier oil and apply on the back of the neck area, on the back over the lungs and on the chest area. Wait for the effect to take place. This can be done every time people have a hard time with breathing.  –  Know as the oil of the Kings this oil will also reduce imperfections on the skin and promote cellular health. This is a wonderful oil.
  Try these best essential oils for seasonal allergy now. If you have any questions at all or would like to share directly please feel free to contact me directly.   You will find that the more often you use essential oils the less you allergies will complicate your day.  Get out and ride, help your mood and enjoy your family!   –  Live Happy, Healthy, and Strong! healthy happy and strong You can learn more about essential oils and their benefits to you and your family’s health on my Independant Wellness Advocate Site.  Contact us at Open Road Essentials  
Ride Safe, Strong, and Smart!   – Jen Knourek: Editor, Widows Sons Lady, Motor Maid, Independent Wellness Advocate for doTERRA oils and Clinical Massage Therapist.
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