Natural Ways To Find Relief From Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Natural Ways To Find Relief From Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
My three oldest kids battle allergies every summer. Their watery eyes, excessive sneezing, sniffling and nose blowing gets so bad I feel guilty telling them to mow the lawn or take the dog for a walk.
It kind of takes the fun out of riding bikes, camping, fishing or even playing frisbee!
These poor guys have done everything, from over the counter and prescription medications to drinking probiotic rich drinks, such as milk kefir every morning. It will help, but there was still some annoying symptoms.
Until this summer.

We discovered this super easy trick!

And I have to tell you: my oldest son (18 year old) tries to be as against natural stuff as possible, but I showed him how to do this once and he does it almost every day! I know it’s working if he’s willing to do it!

Seasonal Allergy Symptom Help

3-4 drops lavender essential oil
3-4 drops peppermint essential oil
3-4 drops lemon essential oil
Directions (Pick on of these options):

  • Place in small short glass of water and drink.
  • Or drip into a gelatin capsule and swallow the whole capsule.
  • Or, you can even purchase these premade softgels with the same ingredients

WARNING about taking essential oils internally: I use oils that I trust from a company I trust. I know the quality control tests that they run on their products to maintain consistency and make sure they are pure and unadulterated. If you are using an oil from a company, and are unsure of their quality control measures, simply rub this combination on the bottoms of your feet and put on socks.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Breastfeeding warning: peppermint is known to reduce milk supply.

These three oils are a perfect start to a natural medicine cabinet!
Lemon: Cleansing to the body’s systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort.
Lavender: Renowned for its calming and balancing effects, both internally and externally.
Peppermint: Promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function.
There are so many uses for these three oils, it’s really impressive!
I am been thrilled to help my family and avoid ingesting chemicals from various pharmaceuticals! You can find out more about how you can save money and be empowered with natural healing with essential oils, just email me here.

About Rachel Jones

Hi there! I’m Rachel Jones, and I founded Nourishing Minimalism in 2012 at the beginning of my minimalist journey. If you're looking for encouragement in your journey, I created a FREE Facebook Group - feel free to join me there: Nourishing Minimalism Facebook Group and I share videos each week on YouTube


  1. Raia on 07/14/2014 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve been using lavender and melaleuca for my allergies this year, and it really seems to help!

    • Rachel on 07/14/2014 at 4:33 pm

      That’s great Raia!

  2. Tricia on 07/26/2014 at 2:05 pm

    I just found your blog and love it. It’s exactly what our family is looking for! I wondered if you had tried raw local honey for your allergies. When we moved out of AZ my husband and I realized we had awful allergies. We were taking OTC and prescription meds just to get through the allergy season, but this year we wanted something more natural so we tried a recommendation from a friend to have 1 Tablespoon of raw local honey (preferable harvested within 25 miles of your home) every morning. We put ours in lemon ginger tea and we have been completely allergy free this year!!

    • Rachel on 07/26/2014 at 5:16 pm

      Oh that is awesome Tricia! I haven’t been able to get very local honey. The honey places closest to us say they are raw, but they are still heated, to 115 degrees, I think. So from what I read the true benefits for allergies wouldn’t be there, or would be greatly reduced. I did find one place a little farther that had totally raw honey, but they sell out really quickly, so we just had it for a short time.

      • Tricia on 07/28/2014 at 2:32 am

        We started by using the honey from a local whole foods store and even though it was heated, we still saw great benefits from it with our allergies. Luckily, my uncle-in-law’s dad keeps bees all across the western US and he helped us find a local hive so we get totally fresh, raw honey. It’s amazing and I’ll never go back to OTC allergy medicine! Even if I forget for a day or two, I don’t feel my allergies. I have to go a week or more without the honey before I start to get the stuffy, scratchy feel!

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