Runny nose? Watery eyes? Sinus congestion? Contrary to popular belief, allergies can be a year-round pain and may not be limited to a particular season, like spring. But allergy sufferers know this all too well. If allergies keep you from living the life you want and over-the-counter products don’t seem to do the trick, then maybe the ancient practice of aromatic plant medicine will help you breathe better than ever before.
There are many key oils with an affinity for the respiratory tract (lavender, tea tree, and rosemary, to name a few); however, some may not be familiar to those who aren’t immersed in the world of aromatherapy. When looking for aromatherapy oils to treat seasonal allergies, it's helpful to search for oils that are antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antitussive (aids with coughing). For ideal healing, identify your needs and symptoms and see what essential oil fits your profile!