Spring is flowers all around us, is colors and sweet scent in the air. However, together with flowers and life, also allergies can blossom and can keep us company from March until September. Runny nose, red and irritated eyes, itching, sleep and breath problems but also tiredness are symptoms of the seasonal allergies. But essential oils can help us, according to a research published in 2016 by a team of Korean scientists (Choi et al, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2016). In this study the researchers have observed that inhalation of a particular blend of essential oils is able to improve the symptoms related to allergy, such as nasal obstruction, but also life quality by improving sleep, soothing cough and counteracting tiredness. These the used essential oils, sandalwood, ravensara and geranium, you can prepare your personalized blend by adding two drops of each essential oil to an oil burner or on a handkerchief in order to breathe the aroma during the day.
Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil, Santalum album, has a relaxing and sedative action. This essence promotes the sleep and soothes stress and anxiety.
Geranium essential oil
Geranium essential oil, Pelargonium graveolens, is useful in case of tiredness and irritability that are caused by allergy, it is antiseptic and decongestant. In addition to this, this essential oil is helpful to soothe headache and lacrimation typical if you suffer from allergy.
Ravensara essential oil
Ravensara essential oil, Ravensara aromatica, has immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. It results helpful in order to counteract inflammations of the irritated mucosa of the airways, it is against swelling of mucosa and acts as a decongestant and expectorant. In addition to this, this essence has tonic and energizing properties, ideal in case of tiredness that comes with allergy.