Allergies, Asthma and Essential Oils

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I love essential oils. I am very fond of Frankincense as it is very useful for meditation. I find it to be deeply calming without being overly sedating. It helps me to calmly approach tasks when I am starting to feel a bit overwhelmed so I sincerely adore it.

When I clean my own home I often burn essential oils to get the mental benefits that scent produces. Over the years I have noticed considerable benefits to my allergies - so I thought I should research this a bit and see if it could produce anything useful to our readers.

Asthma sufferers may well benefit from the use of Frankincense Essential Oil as it is known to help slow down and deepen the breathing, ensuring calm and comfort. It is also great for anyone who gets fearful or nervous easily --I prefer to call it overwhelmed but either way :)

Other oils that may be useful for asthma include: Lavender, Cypress, Roman Chamomile, Benzoin, and Ylang-Ylang. On a fun food note I found some references that indicate eating Basil may also be very helpful. I also noted that one reference listed Marjoram as a good essential oil for asthma and was noted to be especially good in room vaporization.

For allergies sufferers I found a lot less information. I am not surprised to see that Eucalyptus oil was mentioned several times as it really helps with decongestion. I have used Eucalyptus oil for years and have mixed it with a lot of other oils including Lavendar, Roman Chamomile, Lemon and Basil. It leaves a very cool and clean smell when used in cleaning a home. Pine oil is also noted to be good for allergies. 

As many of our clients know I mix essential oil blends and my own cleaning blends and I am happy to share with them. My best ever tip to anyone who loves scent is to use essential oils. They are natural and have many attributes which can be beneficial for everything from productivity to zen-like calmness. And on a personal last note please do not use those artificially scented candles as they are very bad for air quality which is a major trigger for those folks with allergies and asthma.
-Sabrina

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