Home Remedies for Allergies

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Listed below are some natural techniques you could employ for use as Home Remedies for Allergies.

Natural Technique #1 - Essential Oils

Essential Oils Used Alone:

Single Oils: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Basil, Melissa, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Oregano

Possible Blends: Respiratory Blend  (See Generic Name Comparison Chart)

Aromatic Application:

Use any of the oils mentioned on this page in a diffuser. 

Recipe #1

  • 4 T. sunflower seed oil
  • 15 d. rosemary essential oil
  • 15 d. eucalyptus essential oil
  • 15 d. peppermint essential oil
  • 15 d. frankincense essential oil
  • 15 d. myrrh essential oil
  • 8 d. geranium essential oil

Combine all oils and store in a dark glass container. Oil can be rubbed below the nose, behind the neck or on the temples.

Recipe #2

This is a recipe for Vaporizing Shower Tablets.

  • 3 cups baking soda
  • 1/3 plus 1 Tbsp. water
  • 48 d. of essential oil (I like 3 d. peppermint, 3 d. lavender and 2 d. eucalyptus per tablet)

Mix the baking soda and water into a paste.  Fill 6 cupcake liners with the mixture. Bake them for 20 minutes at 350° or until they are nice and dried out. Drop 8 drops of essential oil onto each dried shower tablet.

Use in the shower. Do not place them directly under the stream of water as they will dissolve too quickly.  Instead, try putting one on the soap ledge, or in a corner on a sponge.  Inhale deeply when the shower gets hot and steamy.

Recipe #3

  • 3 d. lemon
  • 3 d. lavender
  • 3 d. peppermint

Apply oils directly to the bottom of your feet or rub into the back of your neck.

Recipe #4

Some of my friends call this the Zyrtec replacement.  Zyrtec is a brand name of cetirizine which is an over-the-counter drug that treats hay fever, allergy symptoms, hives and itching.

  • 20 d. lavender
  • 20 d. peppermint
  • 20 d. wintergreen
  • 20 d. cypress

Combine the oils in a dark bottle.  Use on the bottoms of your feet and/or diffuse in the air.

Natural Technique #2 - Detoxification Bath

First, take a shower to remove excess oil and dirt from your skin. Scrub with a rough washcloth or loofah, them rinse thoroughly.

Next, fill the tub with water as hot as you can tolerate with out pain and deep enough to immerse your body up to your neck. Add one cup of Epsom salts. Sit in the tub, letting the water cover your entire body, including your hands and arms. Stay in the bath for 5 minutes, then take a brief but thorough warm shower to wash the toxins off your skin so they won't be re-absorbed.

You could also add one of the above essential oils to the bath to enhance the benefits.

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