An allergic reaction begins in the immune system. An allergen is a substance
that tricks the immune system making it think that the allergen is an invader.
The immune system then overreacts to the allergen, which is really a harmless
substance, and produces Immunoglobulin E antibodies. These antibodies
travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing the allergic



• Pollen
• Dust
• Mould
• Insect stings

• Animal dander
• Food
• Medications
• Latex

These allergens trigger symptoms in the nose, throat, lungs, ears, sinuses and
lining of the stomach or on the skin.


top 5

essential oils
for allergies

1. peppermint oil

Diffuse five drops of peppermint essential oil unclog sinuses and treat a scratchy
throat. This will also help to relax the nasal muscles, enabling the body to clear
out mucus and allergens like pollen. To reduce inflammation, take 1–2 drops of
pure peppermint essential oil in a glass of water once a day.
It can also be applied topically to the chest, back of neck and temples. For people
with sensitive skin, it is best to dilute peppermint with fractionated coconut oil
before topical application.

2. basil oil

BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL helps reduce the inflammatory response of allergens.
It also supports the adrenal glands, which are involved in producing over 50
hormones that drive almost every bodily function.
Basil oil also helps to detoxify the body of bacteria and viruses, while fighting
inflammation, pain and fatigue. Studies prove that basil oil shows antimicrobial
activity and can kill bacteria, yeast and mould that can lead to asthma and
respiratory damage.
To fight inflammation and regulate the overreaction of the immune system when
faced with an allergen, take one drop of basil oil internally by adding it to soup,
salad dressing or any other dish. To support the respiratory system add 2–3 drops
of basil oil with equal parts of fractionated coconut and apply topically to the
chest, back of neck and temples.

3. eucalyptus oil

EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL opens up the lungs and sinuses, thereby
improving circulation and reducing symptoms of allergies. Studies have shown
that it produces a cold sensation in the nose that helps to improve airflow.
Eucalyptus contains citronellal, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory
effects; it also works as an expectorant helping to cleanse the body of toxins and
harmful microorganisms that are acting as allergens.
To help respiratory issues associated with allergies, diffuse five drops of eucalyptus
or apply topically to the chest and temples. To clear the nasal passages and
relieve congestion, pour a cup of boiling water into a bowl and add 1–2 drops of
eucalyptus essential oil. Then place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for
5–10 minutes.

4. lemon oil

LEMON OIL supports lymphatic system drainage and helps with overcoming
respiratory conditions. Studies have shown that lemon essential oil inhibits the
growth of bacteria and boosts the immune system. When diffused, lemon oil can
kill bacteria and eliminate allergy triggers in the air.
Adding 1–2 drops of lemon essential oil to water also helps with pH balance,
improves immune function and detoxifies the body. It stimulates the liver and
flushes out toxins that can lead to inflammation and an over reactive immune
Lemon Essential Oil can also be used to disinfect your home, without depending
on alcohol or bleach. It will remove bacteria and pollutants from your kitchen,
bedroom and bathroom — reducing the triggers inside of your home and keeping
the air clean for you and your family. This can be especially helpful as the seasons
change and allergens from outside are being brought into your house on shoes
and clothes.
Add lemon oil to your laundry detergent, mix a couple of drops with water and
spray it on your couches, sheets, curtains and carpets.

5. tea tree oil

This powerful oil can destroy airborne pathogens that cause allergies. Diffusing
Tea Tree Essential Oil can kill mould, bacteria and fungi. It is an antiseptic
agent and it has anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be used as a household
cleaner to disinfect the home and eliminate allergens.
Use tea tree oil on skin rashes and hives or as a household cleaner. When using
tea tree topically, add 2–3 drops to a clean cotton ball and gently apply to the
area of concern. For people with sensitive skin, dilute tea tree with a carrier oil
first, like coconut or jojoba oil.

other combinations

• Add 1 drop of Peppermint, Lavender and Lemon essential oil to a glass of
water and drink when hay fever symptoms are present.
• Take the above in a capsule to relieve the symptoms of hay fever.
• Place 1 drop of each of the above on a warm face towel and place over the face
to help relieve the symptoms of hay fever.