Essential Oils

Top 10 Essential Oils for Skin Allergies (And How to Use)

When it comes to allergies, the skin could be one organ that may suffer a lot. You may see and experience rashes or hives, and that could be so irritating! Aside from anti-histamines that you may be taking, you can also use the following essential oils to give you relief:

01. Geranium

Geranium Essential Oil

When the skin is dehydrated, it’s best to use geranium. As it is a natural insect repellant, and with its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, you can expect it to cleanse and revitalize the skin, and it can also generally reduce the effect of skin infections, such as eczema and psoriasis.

In addition to that, Geranium also protects the body against viral infections, and may even reduce the risk of herpes, too! It detoxifies the liver, as well.

How to use:

  1. Cut some Rose Geranium flowers, stems and leaves that are enough to fill up ajar up to 1/3 inch towards the top. Make sure that you place a lot of leaves in because they contain the highest amount of oil.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to stir leaves, flowers and stems together and make sure that oils are released. Don’t mash them up so be careful with stirring then press them lightly to the bottom of the jar.
  3. Pour olive or jojoba oil in the jar then cover the jar and shake so everything will be well-blended. Place the jar outside for around 48 hours then swirl once every few hours.
  4. Pour the contents to the cheesecloth and use it as a sieve to remove excess leaves, flowers and stems then pour the contents into another jar and store.
  5. Dilute with a 50:50 ratio (50% water and 50% oil).
  6. Apply at least 2 to 4 drops to vital points especially to the temples and abdomen for it to be easily absorbed.
  7. You may also diffuse this around the house/room or inhale it directly.

02. Lavender

Babies or kids who suffer from diaper rash and other skin allergies could make use of lavender essential oil as it is one of the gentlest, most calming oils out there – which makes it a favorite of many!

A natural analgesic and with great anti- inflammatory benefits, lavender oil cleanses and rejuvenates the skin, heals burns, lowers the level of fats in the body, and also relieves mental stress which in turn could prevent pimples and skin allergies from happening.

How to use:

  1. Make sure that you use fresh lavender petals and stems. You may plant some lavender so you can harvest what you need in the future.
  2. Clip the flowers into small pieces then bend the steins so they can easily fit in the jar. Fill up the jar with both the steins and petals but make sure not to stuff it and leave some room to breathe.
  3. Pour some extra virgin olive oil into the jar then put a stopper so there would be no air pockets between the plant and the oil.
  4. Seal the jar and let it sit for around a month. Place it somewhere with direct sunlight then make sure to shake it a bit daily so the oil would be well-mixed.
  5. After a month, remove the stopper then pour the contents into another jar. Make sure that you are able to transfer all of the oil.
  6. Apply 2 to 4 drops on vital points such as the temples, the nape, and the wrists or on the neck. You may also diffuse it in the room or inhale it directly from the bottle. You can also drop some on a handkerchief or on your blanket shortly before sleeping.

03. Rose

Rose Essential Oil

Rose has great anti-inflammatory, anti-scarring, and anti-hemorrhaging properties and is also known as a natural relaxant.

Rose is then able to bring back skin moisture, heal allergies and other skin conditions such as eczema, lessen menstrual problems, and relieves anxiety that produces allergies, as well.

How to use:

  1. Fill up a sterilized jar with dry or freshly dried rose petals together with the buds. Break and bruise the petals if you want, as well.
  2. Fill the jar with olive, vegetable or any carrier oil of your choice then put on the lid and shake the jar to make sure that the oil gets distributed evenly.
  3. Place the jar in a cool and dark place for around a month and make sure to shake a bit daily and wipe any excess moisture away.
  4. After a month, have cheesecloth at the ready then squeeze the herbs until they are drained of every drop. What gets left behind in the jar is now considered as your finished oil.
  5. Apply 2 to 4 drops on vital points. You may also inhale this directly or diffuse it around the room.

04. Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Next is Roman Chamomile that also has anti-inflammatory benefits and is nerve regenerative.

Generally, it keeps the skin safe from most infections because it’s able to regenerate cells and tissues, so your skin could go back to being younger-looking! Roman Chamomile also relieves menstrual problems and also aids against insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

How to use:

  1. Buy some dead chamomile flowers. Or, you may also choose to grow your own chamomiles then pick them up and clean them. Discard any debris or sand/soil.
  2. Place the flowers on a cutting board to dry them completely.
  3. Next, take a glass jar and have it sterilized then pour some olive oil into the jar up to at least ½ inch near the top.
  4. Add chamomile flowers then stir until each flower is covered and make sure that the flowers have been submerged in oil totally. Put the lid on tightly.
  5. Put the jar in an area under direct sunlight then leave it be for around 2 weeks or until flowers are spent.
  6. Transfer the oil into another clean jar then sieve out any flowers left behind. Strain until no more flowers are left.
  7. Apply 2 to 4 drops to ankles, wrists and other vital points.
  8. You may also have it diffused or inhale it directly.
  9. You may also use Roman Chamomile Oil by pouring 2 to 3 drops of it in your bath water.

05. Sandalwood

Sandalwood isn’t just meant for men’s perfume, it’s also something that could regenerate new cells and tissues to improve the condition of the skin.

It works as an astringent, so if there are allergies on the face, sandalwood could easily prevent and get rid of them. More than that, sandalwood is also able to reduce the risk of wrinkles and hemorrhoids, and could protect the body against viral infections, too!

How to use:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees then pour a cup of the carrier oil in the saucepan and add the sandalwood powder. Stir until well-combined.
  2. Cover the saucepan then put it in the oven and cook the oil and sandalwood together for around 2 to 4 hours. Make sure to stir frequently to prevent it from getting burned.
  3. Use cheesecloth to strain the mixture then pour contents into another jar. Use whenever necessary.
  4. Apply around 2 to 4 drops on the wrists, ankles and other vital points.
  5. Inhale directly or diffuse it around the room shortly before sleeping.

06. Clove

Clove Essential Oil

Clove has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties so you can be sure that it really works against skin allergies.
Not only does it work against skin allergies, it’s also able to prevent sagging skin, wrinkles, acne, warts, and works as an expectorant that eases respiratory symptoms, as well.

How to use:

  1. Mix 2 drops of clove oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, and massage on your abdomen, temples, or elbows.
  2. Inhale 2 drops of it via steam inhalation or diffuser.
  3. Massage 2 to 3 drops of it on your skin or back.

07. Myrrh

Myrrh Essential Oil

As long as 5000 years now, Myrrh’s believed to be sacred, and a great relief for skin allergies and other skin problems such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, weeping eczema, boils, bedsores, carbuncles and more!

It can also be used as cold compress against wounds and sores, too.

How to use:

  1. Inhale or diffuse 2 to 3 drops of it.
  2. Apply topically on the skin, especially on affected areas.
  3. Take it with food – it has been approved by US FDA as a flavoring agent and additive.

08. Peppermint

Peppermint is one of the most popular therapeutic oils as it has amazing anti-viral, anti¬microbial, analgesic, and antifungal properties, amongst others!

Peppermint prevents acne and allergies by aiding the skin’s oil secretion, and is also able to heal cracked lips, lice, and dandruff!

How to use:

Inhale through a diffuser. You may also apply it topically on the skin, but keep it at a minimum because it might be too strong for you.

09. Jasmine

Jasmine is a natural anti-bacterial agent that rejuvenates and clears the skin and protects it from allergies and skin infections.

Other than that, Jasmine is also able to prevent hepatitis, respiratory problems, uplifts and relaxes the mind, and also promotes hormonal balance to prevent skin and menstrual problems! It helps one sleep better, too!

How to use:

  1. Place jojoba or extra virgin olive oil together with Jasmine Petals in a jar then put the lid on and shake the mixture thoroughly.
  2. Open the jar then pull or bruise the petals then shake again.
  3. Place the jar in a sunny place for around 48 hours and make sure to shake the jar every 12 hours then remove the lid and pour the mixture into another jar. Use muslin cloth as a sieve then pour the mixture back in the jar and leave outside for another 48 hours.
  4. Keep the jar in a cool, dry place and use whenever necessary.
  5. Use it undiluted then apply 2 to 4 drops on vital points.
  6. Inhale directly or diffuse it around the room.

10. Tea Tree

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Aside from being a popular insect repellant, tea tree oil is also amazing because it keeps the skin safe from allergies, especially those caused by bacteria!

In addition, tea tree oil is also able to disinfect the mouth and keep it safe from diseases caused by using dirty toothbrushes or being in an otherwise messy environment.

How to use:

  1. Apply topically on the skin.
  2. You may also clean your toothbrush with it, but make sure not to ingest it.

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