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With fall fast approaching, so are fall allergies.  We wanted to put together a quick how to on how to use essential oils to soothe and ease allergy symptoms. So, without further ado, we hope the following list helps you have a clear mind as the seasons change.

How to Use Essential Oils to Treat Fall Allergies

1. Dry Inhale. The simplest method for using essential oils is to place a few drops on the palms of your hands, cup them around your nose, and dry inhale. A diffuser, either electric or candle-powered, will disperse your oils throughout the room where it is located, working to both relieve symptoms and cleanse the air. This is especially useful in areas with a high goldenrod count like Ohio, where pollen allergens will tend to collect under your Cleveland roof.

2. Moist Inhale. Put a few drops of oil in a cup of hot water, form a makeshift tent with a towel, and inhale the vapor. Apply oil to the bathroom showerhead before taking a soothing hot shower. A very effective method of steam inhalation is a humidifier which is made for use with essential oils. This produces a steady stream of vapor containing the oil that will continue for several hours and will help you breathe and sleep … easier.  Feel free to experiment with various oils, for various ailments and let us know what you find out.

3. By Mouth. Place a few drops of the essential oils on your tongue and rinse your mouth with them. Mix with water or another beverage and drink. Or put them into a gelatin capsule and swallow. Purchase only certified pure therapeutic grade oils if you’ll be taking them orally.

4. On the Skin. Absorb the oils in the form of a chest rub, by either applying the oil directly to your chest or blending strong essential oils with a tree oil such as almond or coconut. Other effective points of skin contact are the soles of feet (apply just before bedtime and cover with socks), the throat, and the temples. Best of all, get someone to give you an essential oil massage!

Let us know in the comment section what worked for you.