It’s that time again… the end of spring! For some, spring means getting to enjoy nature again after months of unpleasant weather. For others, spring is a shorter name for ‘allergy season'. And for others still, everyday is allergy season. Whatever your case may be, nature has a way of balancing itself out; for all of the allergens it produces, it also produces ways to soothe the effects of those allergens- namely, through essential oils. Oils like lavender, mint, tea tree and eucalyptus already get a lot of press, so here are some of our favorite, less-talked-about essential oils:
Anise hyssop: Oil of anise hyssop (which is usually just called hyssop) can be put in a diffuser, put directly on your pillow, mixed into a carrier oil of your choice and massaged onto your chest or steamed in a pot of hot water to help open your lungs and unclog your sinuses.
Bergamot: Bergamot oil can be mixed into water and sprayed or wiped around your house to help neutralize pet dander.
Geranium: Geranium oil can be mixed into a carrier oil of your choice and massaged onto your skin, mixed into water and sprayed onto your skin and clothes, or put in a hot bath to help soothe hives and rashes. It’s also a natural insect repellent!
Thyme: Thyme oil can be mixed into water and sprayed or wiped around your house to help get rid of mold.
Rosalina: Rosalina oil can be put in a diffuser, steamed in a pot of hot water or mixed into a carrier oil of your choice and massaged onto your temples to help relieve sinus headaches.