As happy as I am every year when spring rolls around, I know to prepare for allergy season. Because while the flowers are blooming, trees are gaining their leaves and everything is turning green my nose will no doubt be going crazy! In our house, I’m not alone. Both kids suffer from allergies too, although Cohen and I suffer far worse than Brookelyn. Lucky for her. We are ready though this year, with our essential oils! We’ve already begun to use them for allergy relief and so far they’ve kept me from having to break out the allergy meds. Fingers crossed that this continues, because I’d much prefer to rub some oils onto all of us before popping pills or downing shots of medicine.
Because mine and Cohen’s allergies are so bad, it’s important that our house is always clean and as dust free as possible. But, when we’ve got windows open and are spending tons of time outdoors there’s just no way to keep our house 100% safe. And, we can’t stay closed up in the house all day, every day so we take some extra steps to help us out. In the past I’d do anything possible for allergy relief and this year we’re changing things up. One thing we’ve been using a lot of is these room sprays that I made. Both have essential oils in them that help with allergies. We are still diffusing the oils as well, but so far we only have one diffuser and it stays in the living room. So these spray bottles have truly helped because we can take them from room to room, in the car, etc.
The allergy room spray that I whipped up is a simple combination of lemon, lavender and peppermint with just a dash of lime. Not only will the room smell great, but the oils will help to open things up and give you some allergy relief. I add the lime to keep the blend from smelling too strong and because it’s refreshing and helps clean the air of any staleness. Allergy Room Spray: 10 drops Lemon, 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Peppermint, 6 drops Lime, distilled water.
In a dark (cobalt or brown) glass spray bottle mix your oils and fill the rest of the way with distilled water. Gently shake or roll between your palms and spray as needed.
Room Refresh is a spray blend that I mixed up just as spring was starting and our weather couldn’t decide if it was going to be spring like or still winter. For a couple of days we’d have the windows & doors open and then it’d get cold again and we’d have to close things up. Times like this are when the room refresh spray came in handy. The last thing I wanted to do was close the doors & windows again after a long winter. But, this spray helped to keep the house smelling fresh, clean and a little springy! Plus, it really helped to keep me alert even on gloomy days. The peppermint oil & lime oil are great for that.
Room Refresh Spray: 5 drops Lemon, 6 drops Lime, 8 drops Orange, 4 drops Red Mandarin, 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Peppermint, distilled water.
As with the allergy room spray, mix oils in a dark glass spray bottle and fill the remainder with distilled water. Shake gently or roll in your palms and spray as needed. I like to diffuse these oils together too, but when I do I typically use a drop or so of each oil in my diffuser. This combination is great and really makes the room smell & feel fresh and clean!
This Refresh roller bottle is one of my favorites and I use it numerous times a day. Spring in Wisconsin can still be pretty gloomy, like much of winter and this blend helps me to keep moving & stay awake even when I want nothing more than to curl up on the couch and take a nap. The combination of fresh citrus scents and a pop of peppermint help to wake me up and it smells amazing!
Refresh Roller Bottle Blend (Adults only): 1 drops RedMandarin, 3 drops Orange, 3 drops Lime, 1 drop Lemon, 1 drop Peppermint, fill remainder of bottle with carrier oil.
Allergy Relief with Essential Oils
The Kids Allergy roller bottle is currently our most used roller bottle. We still use and love our Cheer Up, Concentration, Calming and Immunity rollers but with allergy season upon us we’re reaching for this little bottle more and more often. Pretty much any time that the kids head outside they’ll roll a bit of this on their chest or the back of their neck. The combination is just like in the Allergy Room Spray, but made just for kids!
Kids Allergy Roller Bottle Blend: 1 drop Lime, 1/2 drop Peppermint, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Lemon, fill remainder of bottle with carrier oil. It’s tricky to get a 1/2 drop in, but if you’re careful about the way you hold the bottle and lightly tap it, it’ll work.
Allergy Relief Adult roller bottle blend is again, just like the spray and the kids roller bottle but with a higher concentration of the oils. If I don’t have my bottle with me, I’ll use the kids because it’s better than not having anything when my allergies start going nuts.
Allergy Relief Adult Roller Bottle Blend: 3 drops Lemon, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lime, fill remainder of bottle with carrier oil. I typically roll this on my lower neck/upper chest area or on the back of my neck. If my allergies are really bad, I might put a dab on my temples or near my nose. It’s amazing how well these blends work to help breathe again when you’re so stuffy!
Below is a list of the oils we are using most during allergy season. As always, when using oils please be sure to check the dilution rates, as they’re different for adults, children and infants. Do your research and use oils safely! I don’t sell oils, but we prefer to use Native American Nutritionals. I’ll leave a link below with the list of our favorite oils for allergy relief.
Our favorites for allergy relief: lavender, lemon, breathe ease, immune strength, tea tree, peppermint, orange, and lime. For more info on essential oils visit this site and read up!
Do you use Essential Oils? Which are your favorites? And, do you have any recommendations of blends that are great for allergy relief?