Essential Oils for Allergies Published on March 16, 2017 Allergies can be awful this time of year. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some essential oils that can help you conquer the sneezy and itchy season and breathe easy again. Peppermint Oil Peppermint is the most common oil for helping to ease allergies. Adding some drops to an oil diffuser and inhaling the peppermint can instantly open up your sinuses and ease itchy throats. Peppermint oil can actually discharge phlegm and reduce inflammation, which can help not only with allergies, but also provide relief from colds, asthma, and bronchitis. Eucalyptus Oil Diffusing eucalyptus oil can actually open up the lungs and sinuses and reduce allergy symptoms. It, too, can lessen inflammation, and also functions as an expectorant, helping to cleanse the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that are acting as allergens. Frankincense Oil We don’t tend to think about frankincense oil for treating sicknesses – in fact, most people remember the three wise men when they hear frankincense. But this oil has traits to help lessen inflammation, boost the immune system, and actually aid with pain. Frankincense oil is also known for its capability to help the digestive system, which can make it helpful with specific food allergies. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is actually an antibacterial as well as an anti-inflammatory. It can help kill airborne allergens, and diffusing tea tree oil can help kill mold, bacteria, and fungi in your home’s air. Tea tree oil can also be used as a topical treatment to kill bacteria, so if you have a rash or hives, you can add two or three drops to a cotton ball and apply lightly. Want more help tackling indoor allergies? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we can discuss your indoor air quality options and help you decide which IAQ products are right for your home.