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Fighting Allergies In Michigan

Author: Diane L.
Date: 10-05-2009
Views: 7,962
Word Count: 291
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 3832-OR

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Here in Michigan, 2009 was the worst summer for seasonal issues like my stuffed up nose and itchy eyes! I was taking something every day, at times with little relief to my discomfort and swollen sinuses. Finally, I asked a friend about solutions using essential oils. She recommended Lavender essential oil to calm the itchiness and Peppermint essential oil to relieve my plugged up sinuses.

My regimen began with rubbing 2 drops of Lavender in my palms and inhaling 2-3 times. I did this every 3-4 hours at first. In addition, for stuffiness I put a drop of Peppermint oil on my tongue and inhaled deeply up into my nose. With a severe stuffed up head, I also rub a drop of Peppermint under my nostrils.

My relief was so encouraging I purchased a diffuser to use by my bed at night. I use 5-7 drops of Lavender and 3-5 drops of Peppermint in my diffuser each night. Since adding the diffuser to my regimen, I now just inhale the Lavender twice each day. Once before heading off to work in the morning and once when I return in the evening.

Every now and then, I feel that itchiness kicking in and I'll inhale some Lavender. Also, if I sense a stuffy nose coming on, I drink a glass of water with 2 drops of Peppermint oil or rub a drop under my nostrils in order to breathe freely.

I've found, as with anything, you have to learn to be aware of your body's reactions and come up with a regimen that works for you. My friend's son's seasonal discomfort is so bad she makes Lavender capsules for him to take morning and evening. I'm just thrilled to be using a natural alternative.

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