Use essential oils when you have allergies or colds


Health is one of the most precious treasures we possess, and when cold and allergy season arrives, we often find ourselves looking for natural and effective solutions to relieve symptoms and feel better. 

In this blog, we will explore the wonderful world of essential oils and how they can become powerful allies in the fight against colds and allergies. 

From aromatherapy essential oils to home remedies, we will discover how these natural oils can bring relief and comfort in those uncomfortable moments. Get ready to dive into a fragrant and therapeutic journey that will help you breathe easier and enjoy a healthier life.

Why use high-quality essential oils for allergies or colds?  

Using essential oils during times of colds and allergies can be an effective and natural strategy for relieving symptoms and promoting wellness. Here are some key reasons why many people turn to these oils during these times:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Many essential oils, such as lavender oil and chamomile oil, have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling and irritation in the airways, thereby relieving congestion and discomfort.
  • Soothing effects: Essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil, have calming effects that can help reduce coughing, itchy throat and general discomfort, facilitating a better night's sleep.
  • Antibacterial action: Some oils, such as tea tree oil, have antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help fight infections that often accompany colds and allergies.
  • Aromatherapy: The aroma of essential oils can have a therapeutic effect in itself. Inhaling pleasant scents, such as lavender or lemon, can improve mood and reduce stress, which in turn can strengthen the immune system.
  • Versatile application method: Essential oils can be used in various ways, such as inhalation, topical application or air diffusion, allowing individuals to choose the method that best suits their needs and preferences.
  • Natural alternative: For those who wish to avoid over-the-counter or prescription medications, essential oils offer a natural, chemical-free alternative to relieve cold and allergy symptoms.
  • Immune system support: Some essential oils, such as oregano oil, have traditionally been used to strengthen the immune system and help the body fight infection.

Read: All you need to know about organic essential oils

Essential oil for congestion

Using essential oils to relieve congestion can be an effective and natural option. Here is how and which are the best essential oils for congestion that you can use:

Direct inhalation

  • Eucalyptus oil: Eucalyptus is known for its decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can put a few drops on a handkerchief or in a personal diffuser and breathe deeply. You can also add a few drops in a bowl of hot water and do steam inhalations.
  • Peppermint oil: Peppermint is cooling and can open up the airways. As with eucalyptus, you can inhale it directly from the bottle or use it in a diffuser.

Diffusion in the air

  • Lavender oil: Lavender has relaxing properties and can help reduce the feeling of congestion, especially when diffused into the air. Add a few drops of lavender oil to a diffuser and let it run in the room.
  • Tea tree oil: Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to a bowl of hot water and place a towel over your head to create a sort of “steam tent”. Inhale the steam for a few minutes to clear your airways.

Essential oils for allergies 

Essential oils can be helpful in relieving the symptoms of seasonal or perennial allergies.

Remember, if your allergy symptoms are severe or persistent, consult a healthcare professional before using essential oils as a primary treatment.

Furthermore, be sure to use high-quality essential oils from reliable sources for best results.

On-Air Diffusion

  • Lemon Oil: Lemon is known for its ability to clean the air and improve air quality. You can add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your diffuser to create a fresh and clean atmosphere in your home.
  • Rosemary Oil: Rosemary is known for its ability to open the airways and relieve congestion. You can mix a few drops of rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil and apply it to the chest, or use it in a diffuser.

Cold compresses

  • Chamomile oil: Chamomile can also be used in cold compresses to soothe itchy, irritated skin. Mix a few drops of chamomile essential oil in cold water and soak a clean towel in the mixture. Squeeze out the excess water and place the towel on the affected skin.

Essential oil for cough 

Organic essential oils can be a valuable resource for natural relief. These highly concentrated plant extracts offer properties that help decongest the airways, soothe throat irritation and provide overall relief.

Direct Inhalation

  • Eucalyptus oil: Eucalyptus is known for its decongestant properties and can help relieve coughs. You can inhale the scent directly from the bottle, or apply a drop or two to a tissue and breathe deeply.
  • Peppermint oil: Peppermint has a cooling effect and can help soothe a scratchy throat. As with eucalyptus, inhaling peppermint oil directly or through a handkerchief can provide relief.

Essential oils for inflammation

To treat inflammation with essential oils, it is important to choose oils with anti-inflammatory properties and apply them properly. Here are some essential oils you can use and how to do it:

  • Lavender Oil: Lavender has mild anti-inflammatory properties and is ideal for treating inflammation in the skin. You can apply a drop or two directly to the inflamed area or dilute it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and gently massage the area.
  • Peppermint Oil: Peppermint has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. You can dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and apply it to the skin or inhale its aroma to soothe internal inflammation.
  • Geranium Oil: Geranium has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to relieve skin inflammation. You can dilute it and apply it to the skin to reduce swelling.
  • Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass is anti-inflammatory and can help relieve internal inflammation. Dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and massage the desired area.

Our brand is proud to offer the highest quality essential oils, precisely distilled to bring you a truly aromatic and therapeutic experience. Every drop of our essential oils is an invitation to a world of wellness and balance. From soothing lavender to refreshing lemon, our collection is designed to meet your every need.

Experience the purity in every bottle and immerse yourself in a journey of aromas that will transform your life. At Puro Sentido, we believe that wellness begins with purity, and that's precisely what we offer.

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