Allergies can strike any time of the year. Many people turn to Eucalyptus for sinus and allergy relief, but eucalyptus should be avoided during pregnancy. A member of the same family as tea tree, cedarwood is my favorite pregnancy and kid safe antiseptic essential oil. It opens up sinuses, reduces inflammation, and helps soothe irritated mucous membranes. German chamomile is another gentle essential oil for allergies and fever because of azulene, the chemical constituent that gives it its blue color and acts as a natural antihistamine.
Let’s make an Allergy inhaler blend!
15 drops cedarwood essential oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
5 drops German chamomile
1-Combine all of the essential oils in a small bowl
2-Using tweezers add the cotton pad of an aromatherapy personal inhaler to the bowl and roll it around until it’s soaked up all the essential oils mixture.
3- Use the tweezers to transfer the wick to the inhaler. Close the tube and label inhaler
4- Take a whiff of the inhaler whenever seasonal allergies strike. This Inhaler can last you 4-6 months.
You can substitute blue tansy essential oil for German chamomile. Blue tansy is safe to use for babies or pregnant women, it contains azulene the same constituent that gives German chamomile. This essential oil is color blue.
Another great blend is Allergy salt steam
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops sweet orange essential oil
1\4 cup sea salt
1- In a small glass bowl mix together all the ingredients until the oils are mixed together evenly.
2- Bring 4-6 cups of water to a boil; add the salt mixture to a large bowl.
3- Pour the boiling water over the salt mixture and mix together until the salt dissolves.
4-Cover your head with a towel and position your face over the bowl, using the towel as a tent to keep the steam in.
-5 With your eyes closed, keep your face 5-10 inches away from the hot water, breathe in the steam for no more than 10 minutes at a time.