Ah, summertime. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and—the itchy eyes and sneezing just won’t quit. That’s right, allergy season is back. This year it's expected to be particularly brutal, as higher temperatures combined with more rain and wind are creating excellent pollen conditions—great for flowers, not so great for mere mortals.
Combatting allergy symptoms is getting complicated, though. A recent study found certain popular allergy pills are among drugs linked to dementia. With news like this, it’s more important than ever to understand that certain essential oils serve as inexpensive, all-natural ways to alleviate allergy symptoms. They’re terrific at fighting inflammation and boosting the immune system, helping address the root causes of allergies. Essential oils also help detox the body and fight bacteria. Try one of these three top essential oils for allergy season to find more natural relief.
Safety note on essential oils: While essential oils are often safe, they are powerful treatments that must be used with common sense, just like medications. Not all oils are safe to use internally, while others should always be used with carrier oils. Some oils safe for adults are dangerous for children or pregnant women, while others can cause bad reactions with certain medications or in adults who are allergic to them. With the right amount of education, certain essential oils can be used topically and diffused in the home for beginners. When using oils internally, though, you should seek out the advice of a medical professional.
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