Essential Oils for Allergies Published on March 16, 2017 During this time of the year, allergies can be absolutely brutal. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few essential oils that can help you defeat the sneezy and itchy season and breathe easier again. Peppermint Oil Peppermint is the most typical oil for helping to relieve allergies. Adding a few drops to an oil diffuser and inhaling the peppermint can instantly open up your sinuses and sooth itchy throats. Peppermint oil can also discharge phlegm and lessen inflammation, which can help not only with allergies, but also provide relief from sinus infections, asthma, and bronchitis. Eucalyptus Oil Diffusing eucalyptus oil can actually open up the lungs and sinuses and lessen allergy symptoms. It, too, can decrease inflammation, and also functions as an expectorant, helping to cleanse the body of toxins and harmful bacteria that are acting as allergens. Frankincense Oil Most of us don’t tend to think about frankincense oil for treating ailments – in fact, most people think about the three wise men when they hear frankincense. But this oil has elements to help reduce inflammation, increase the immune system, and actually aid with pain. Frankincense oil is also known for its capability to help the digestive system, which can make it helpful with particular food allergies. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is literally an antiseptic as well as an anti-inflammatory. It can help kill airborne allergens, and diffusing tea tree oil can help eliminate mold, bacteria, and fungi in your inside air. Tea tree oil can also be used as a topical treatment to kill bacteria, so if you come down with a rash or hives, you can add a couple drops to a cotton ball and apply lightly. Need more help combating indoor allergies? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we can talk about your indoor air quality options and help you choose which IAQ products are right for your family’s needs.