I must admit I haven't suffered with hay fever in ages now, I put this down to doing this as a preventative as well. But we are only in the beginning of Spring but I know Ill be ready for any allergy nasties thrown my way.
Bring on the Spring.
· Synthetic substances. Some have allergic reactions to repeated use of latex gloves, some cosmetics, other beauty products, and a variety of synthetic materials.
· Insect bites. Some develop allergic reactions after multiple instances of bee stings and other insect bites.
The majority of folks will experience some type of allergic reaction in their lifetime. In most cases the symptomatic response can be helped or eliminated with essential oils. Occasionally there may be a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) which requires immediate medical attention.
Airborne allergens: Make a mixture of equal parts lavender, lemon, and peppermint and take them in one of the following ways. The frequency of application will depend on the severity of the allergens. Use as often as needed to eliminate the symptoms.
- Put 2 drops each of lavender, lemon, and peppermint in a gelatin capsule then take internally.
- For those who are bolder, mix the oils in a ¼ cup of juice or water, swish 10-20 seconds in the mouth and swallow.
- Pre-make a blend of the oils then as needed put the mix on the fingers and inhale deeply.
Protocols folks recommend for children
- Add a drop of lemon and peppermint and lavender to a teaspoon of locally made honey if it is available.
- Or juice is an alternative, if a child is sensitive to the taste. Take the mixture as needed, hourly would not hurt.
- If the child is old enough he could drink drops of lemon, peppermint and lavender (allergy protocol) as needed. During day’s that pollen levels are high, have the child add the oils to his water every time he drinks.