Change your experience of allergy season with a relieving essential oil steam.
Sometimes allergies are predictable.
If you know you’re allergic to something, you can prepare yourself for the symptoms—or hopefully avoid them altogether! And you can have your favorite essential oil blends or steams ready to go.
But allergies can also be unpredictable.
If you move to a new geographic region, you may leave your allergies behind—or develop new ones. Sometimes allergies disappear after years of having them, or your body “suddenly” has a reaction to a familiar substance. These are times when you might need some new essential oil blends to help calm your symptoms.
I began using essential oils for allergies years ago, and had such wonderful results.
In fact, I don’t experience allergies at all anymore!
Essential oils are a natural, effective way to soothe allergies (and in my case, eliminate them altogether!)
Here’s one of my favorite recipes for using essential oils for allergies in a warm, aromatic steam.
This is a stock blend recipe, which means you’ll combine four essential oils together, then use a single drop of that blend in your steam. This allows you to get the benefits of multiple oils in a single drop.
Needles, Trees, and Leaves Steam Blend for Allergies
- 40 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- 25 drops Balsam Fir essential oil (Abies balsamea)
- 25 drops Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
- 15 drops Laurel Leaf essential oil (Laurus nobilis)
Make this blend in a 5 ml bottle.
Simply combine the essential oils in the bottle, and tighten the cap to snap the orifice reducer into place. (The orifice reducer is what lets you get one drop at a time out of the bottle.)To do a steam with essential oils for allergies (or to help prevent them), you’ll need a bowl of warm, steamy water. Then add a single drop of your stock blend to the bowl.
Just one drop is enough. In fact, if I get two or three drops of essential oil in my steamy water, I like to set that bowl aside to let it diffuse into the room, and start over with a new bowl of water.
Once you’ve added the essential oil, close your eyes (that’s important!), lean over the bowl, and breathe in the warm, nourishing steam. I like to drape a towel over my head to concentrate the steam around me even more.
Breathe in the steam for a few minutes, repeating the process several times a day.
And here’s a “pro tip”… Keep a box of tissues close! The steam tends to clear your head, making you want to sniffle and blow your nose.
Essential oil steams are wonderful for calming allergies at home. If you’re at work, or out and about, try carrying an inhaler with you for quick relief. Here’s an effective recipe called “I Can Walk in the Woods!” Allergy Inhaler!
Note: This post was originally published in May of 2017. It has been updated with new information.