allergens, such as pollen, animal dander, chemicals, dust mites, feathers, and more. In
people who have sensitivities to these and other airborne allergens, histamines are
triggered within the body that result in sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and nose, redness,
and an overall inflammation of the nasal and bronchial passages.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) can help to neutralize various allergens that
contribute to hay fever symptoms. Lavender oil acts as a natural antihistamine that helps
to combat the body’s reactions to various allergens and relieve the nasal and bronchial
How to use lavender oil to treat symptoms of hay fever:
Add 10-20 drops to a room vaporizer and diffuse in an environment (or during allergy
season) when allergies are commonly present.
Make capsules containing lavender oil. Add 10 drops of lavender oil to each empty capsule
and fill the rest with vegetable glycerin or olive oil. Take one capsule immediately at the
first sign of symptoms. Wait20 minutes and take an additional capsule if necessary.
For a quick fix, place 10-15 drops in a small glass of water and again, take immediately at
the first sign of a hay fever reaction.
For bedtime relief, make a pillow spray containing 20-30 drops of lavender oil and water.
Use liberally on pillows and sheets to benefit from lavender’s antihistamine properties
while you sleep.
For another quick fix and to especially relieve bronchial symptoms, rub 1-2 drops on palms,
cup around nose and mouth, and inhale deeply.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.