How to Relieve Allergic Reaction with Lavender Essential Oil
Better than Medicine and Natural too!
Essential Oils are proving to be great replacements for over the counter and prescription medications. As you gain confidence in these wonderful compounds you will find that you will turn to these essential oils instead of the pharmaceuticals for your health maintenance needs. Essential oils are natural and come to us from the Creator’s design, so they are safe and effective and have few if any side effects to worry about. By the time you finish reading this blog, you will be convinced that these oils are much safer to use, and I believe that you will begin to give your medicine cabinet a face lift with a whole new inventory!
Lavender essential oil is a powerful oil that has many uses. A case in point is the use of Lavender essential oil for addressing allergic reactions; either with respiratory symptoms or skin conditions. A great way to address skin rashes or itching is to use about 6 drops of Lavender oil in a 15cc of a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. This will give you about a 2% solution that can be place in a small roll-on bottle (available through Amazon) and it can be applied as needed for the skin rash or itching. Always try a small area of skin first to make sure you respond well to the application.
For Respiratory situations like a cold or flu, the diffuser application works very well. In this case, it is good to blend Lavender essential oil with Peppermint and even Frankincense oils. There are many blend recipes available through a great website: https://naturallivingfamily.com which has excellent information about many different uses for essential oils. In order to use a diffuser, you place water up to the marked level and then add the drops of essential oils according to the recipe you are following. I use a diffuser to combat cold systems whenever I sense they are beginning to attack me, and I feel that the vapors from the diffuser and oils is so soothing and beneficial.
While we are talking about using a diffuser, I would also like to mention the use of essential oils for providing a relaxing atmosphere in the home or even in the classroom. I have a friend that was a principal at an elementary school that used to pass out diffusers and essential oils to all the teachers to provide a more relaxed classroom environment. She stated that she didn’t know what she would have done with out the calming effects of the essential oils wafting through the classrooms. The Lavender and Peppermint blend is excellent for diffusing in children’s bedrooms to calm them and help them drift off to sleep.
I didn’t realize it, but essential oils are used in no end of food preparations as flavor enhancers. Root beer manufacturers use Wintergreen essential oil to give the drink that specific flavor that most of us like. Other manufacturers use Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Spearmint and many other essential oils to bring more flavor to their products. The food industry is responsible for consuming more than 50% of all essential oils produced. I wasn’t aware of Lavender being used in food preparations until we took a trip over to Tasmania and visited a Lavender farm that distilled fresh Lavender essential oil. They put Lavender in fudge, and it was delicious – ice cream too!
We have looked at ways to address allergic reactions with Lavender essential oil. We have also seen that Lavender essential oil is very useful for several other applications as well as different methods of application. Lavender essential oil also works very well when blended with other oils to address many different situations. It can be applied to the skin; it can be diffused into the air for several different effects, and it can be added to various foods for flavor enhancement. With all of these wonderful ways of using Lavender essential oil and many others, I challenge you to begin to change your medicine cabinet around from the caustic chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are currently in it and begin to add some of these beautiful, natural essential oils that will lead you on the path to health and wellness.