Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergies

Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergies

Are you one of the many people who suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, you would probably do anything to relieve your allergy symptoms. Luckily, I have a solution. 

There are many essential oils that have been proven to eliminate seasonal allergy symptoms. From cleasnsing the air to reducing fatigue, there is certainly an essential oil that will suit your needs. Here is a list of oils that we will be talking about today:

  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Basil Essential Oil
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • Clove Oil


Continue reading to find out how you use each of these essential oils and determine which one would be best for you.


Essential Oils For Seasonal Allergies

Mentha piperita Peppermint is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs, and we are learning more every day about all of the amazing things that this oil can do!* Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal
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Lavandula Angustifolia Cherished for over centuries, lavender essential oil is renowned for its unmistakable aroma as well as myriad benefits. With topical, internal and aromatic applications, the oil definitely has a lot to bring on the table. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Citrus Limon Being amongst the top-selling essential oils on the market, lemon has quite a few amazing benefits and uses. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus essential oil is primarily gathered from Australian eucalyptus trees, so perhaps it is appropriate that it is most widely used to promote relaxation!* Applications: Aromatic, Topical  
Boswellia Renowned as one of the most beneficial essential oils, frankincense is truly a gift of nature. It brings a range of splendid advantages and it’s truly precious, to say the least. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Anthemis Nobilis With a range of different uses, Roman Chamomile comes packed with advantages. Derived from the beautiful daisy-like flower, it is amongst the mostly demanded products. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Ocimum basilicum Basil contains a multitude of antioxidant, antiviral properties that can be used to boost the immune system and promote overall health and wellness!* Applications: Aromatic Topical Internal
Cymbopogon flexuosus Being amongst the most popular and demanded oils on the market, Lemongrass is capable of catering to your every need. With refreshing citrusy and herbaceous aroma, the oil brings splendid benefits. Applications: Aromatic, Topical, Internal  
Eugenia caryophyllata Clove essential oil has many antioxidant and antibacterial qualities to boost internal health.* It also can promote healthy teeth and gums for a beautiful smile. It’s warm, spicy flavor is great for adding to numerous culinary creations. Applications: Aromatic Topical Internal    


1. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential OilPeppermint essential oil can be used in many different ways to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms. It can be inhaled, ingested, or applied topically.


  • Aromatic: Diffuse the oil with a few drops of water and inhale.

  • Internal: Add a drop of peppermint oil to your tea or a warm cup of water and drink.

  • Topical: Add two drops of carrier oil to every three drops of peppermint oil. Apply a small amount of solution to chest, back, or temples.

Peppermint oil is one of the most commonly used essential oils when it comes to seasonal allergies. It can clear your sinuses, reduce coughing, soothe an itchy throat, eliminate headaches, and reduce inflammation. It can even ease asthma symptoms.


2. Tea Tree Essential Oil

How to Use

Tea tree oil can be inhaled or used topically to relieve allergy symptoms. It can also be used to disinfect your home.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of oil to a diffuser and inhale.

  • Topical: Dilute every three drops of tea tree oil with two drops of carrier oil. Apply to the chest or back with a cotton ball.

  • Around the Home: Add ten drops of tea tree oil and one cup of water to a spray bottle. Spray on furniture and wipe away to get rid of allergens within the home.

Tea tree oil has an anti-microbial activity that can remove allergens and bacteria from the air. It can quickly reduce inflammation, unclog sinuses, and ease headaches.


3. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential OilHow to Use

Lavender essential oil can be inhaled or applied to the skin. It can also be used in bath water.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of lavender oil to a diffuser. Inhale for fifteen minutes.

  • Topical: Apply the oil to your cheeks or around sinuses. You can also add a few drops of lavender oil to coconut oil and apply to skin rashes.

  • In Bathtub: Add six drops of lavender oil to bath water to relieve aches and unclog sinuses.

Lavender oil can alleviate headache pain, reduce inflammation, clear sinuses, reduce mucus production, and ease asthma symptoms. Using lavender oil regularly can also enhance immune function.(1)


4. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential OilHow to Use

Lemon essential oil can be used aromatically or can be applied to the skin for quick allergy relief.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of oil to a diffuser and inhale.

  • Topical: Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to coconut oil and rub on the chest or neck.

Caution: Lemon essential oil increases photosensitivity. Stay out of direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds after lemon oil is applied to the skin.

Lemon oil is great for clearing airways and cleansing the air. Not only is it great for reducing congestion, but it has been proven to boost alertness and uplift mood.


5. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential OilHow to Use

Eucalyptus essential oil can be inhaled or rubbed on certain areas of the body. It can also be gargled to soothe and clear the throat.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops to a diffuser and breathe in for ten minutes.

  • Topical: Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil with coconut or carrier oil and apply to temples, the back of the neck, or on the chest. Make a homemade vapor rub by mixing it with coconut oil and peppermint oil. You can also rub a small amount of diluted eucalyptus oil outside of the ear canal to ease ear pain.

  • For Sore Throat: Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to 1/4 cup of water. Add half a teaspoon of sea salt. Gargle for thirty seconds, then spit out. 

Eucalyptus essential oil is used in many cough syrups, throat medicines, and muscle rubs. It can clear airways, improve breathing, ease aches or pains, clear mucus, and reduce coughing. The cool sensation when inhaling this oil soothes the throat and feels good on the lungs.


6. Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential OilHow to Use

Frankencense oil can be used aromatically or topically. 


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of the oil to a diffuser and inhale for ten minutes. Add a drop of citrus oil, such as lemon essential oil, to make the aroma more pleasing.

  • Topical: Mix a few drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil or jojoba oil. Apply a small amount to the chest or the back.

Caution: Frankincense oil can be toxic in large quantities; intake should be in moderation.

Frankincense oil has been proven to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, ease pain, reduce coughing, eliminate phlegm, and improve breathing. It can also alleviate asthma symptoms.


7. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile Essential OilHow to Use

Chamomile essential oil can be inhaled, rubbed on the skin, or taken internally.


  • Aromatic: Diffuse a few drops of the oil and inhale. It can also be inhaled directly from the bottle.

  • Topical: Blend a few drops of chamomile oil with a carrier oil. Apply to the chest, cheeks, or upper back.

  • Internal: Add a drop of chamomile essential oil to a cup of tea and drink. 

Chamomile essential oil can calm the respiratory system, reduce phlegm, clear blocked sinuses, and reduce sneezing. Ingesting chamomile oil can ease an upset stomach and provide relief for a sore throat.


8. Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential OilHow to Use

This is another essential oil that can be used in many different ways. It can be inhaled, used topically, or taken internally.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of basil oil to a diffuser and inhale. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a cloth, place the cloth near your nose (without touching the skin) and inhale.

  • Topical: Mix a few drops of basil essential oil with coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your temples, chest, or back. 

  • Internal: Add a drop of basil oil to soup, salad, or any other dish. 

Basil oil supports the adrenal glands, detoxifies the body, fights inflammation, reduces fatigue, eases pain, and clears airways. It can also kill bacteria, yeast, and mold that can cause allergies and respiratory distress.


9. Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential OilHow to Use

Lemongrass essential oil can be inhaled, applied to the skin, or ingested to ease seasonal allergy symptoms. 


  • Aromatic: Diffuse the oil in your home using an oil diffuser or vaporizer. 

  • Topical: Mix half a teaspoon of lemongrass oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to the chest. Avoid using this oil on the face as it can lead to breakouts.

  • Internal: Add a drop of lemongrass oil to tea, water, or a smoothie. You can also add a drop to a teaspoon of raw honey. 

Lemongrass essential oil can cure stomach distress, reduce fever, provide headache relief, reduce inflammation, and decrease mucus production.


10. Clove Essential Oil

Clove Essential OilHow to Use

Clove essential oil can be used aromatically and topically. It can also be gargled for fast relief of throat pain.


  • Aromatic: Add a few drops of clove oil to a diffuser and inhale until symptoms have eased. Clove oil can also be inhaled straight from the bottle.

  • Topical: Dilute a teaspoon of clove oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil. Apply to the chest or upper back. You can also add the mixture to the soles of your feet to aid with detoxification.

  • Gargle Add two drops of clove oil and one teaspoon of sea salt to half a cup of water. Gargle for thirty seconds, then spit out.

Clove essential oil is full of antioxidants that help to detoxify the body. This oil can decrease throat irritation, reduce inflammation, clear sinuses, and alleviate pain.


In Conclusion

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you can use any of the essential oils listed above to alleviate your symptoms and help you start feeling normal again. Now you know how each essential oil can be used and what you need to do in order to use each oil.