I don’t know about your part of the country…
…but here at the ranch, allergy season is in high gear!
I have several friends, and a few family members, experiencing congested coughs, chronic sneezing fits, itchy eyes and throats, stuffy nasal and sinus passages, and an overproduction of mucus.
Please Note :: There certainly are a plethora of pharmaceutical medications and synthetic supplements that are very effective against environmental and seasonal allergies. These should be prescribed and monitored on a individual basis by a licensed medical professional. This information is in no way a substitution for conventional wisdom.
However, with that said, medicinal herbs and pure essential oils are plant-based healers — and often times just as effective as their pharmaceutical counterparts — that most people can benefit from.
Herbs and essential oils that possess ant-inflammatory, anti-histamine, and anti-allergenic properties are extremely helpful, gentler, and generally safer alternatives for most people to use as remedies for the relief of uncomfortable allergy symptoms.
Want to learn more plant-based healing for your family and friends? I highly recommend signing up for the Online Intermediate Herbal Course if you’d like to participate in formal herbalism formal training! Learn how to harness the healing power of plants!
Here’s a simple DIY recipe you can make and use at home to help your seasonal allergy sufferer. This balm is best applied topically to sinuses (around the nose), to the base of the neck, and to the bottoms of the feet.
It will soothe dry skin (often associated with sneezing and continuous blowing of the nose), reduce inflammation (swelling sinuses and eyes), and bring calm.
- 4 ounces (approx. 1/2 cup) organic virgin coconut oil (this is the BEST coconut oil on the planet)
- 0.5 ounces (approx. 1 tablespoon) raw beeswax, grated
- 15 drops roman chamomile essential oil (if allergic to chamomile, substitute this with lavender)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
*I love these oils…
- In a small sauce pan or double boiler, over low heat, melt coconut oil and beeswax.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Add essential oils.
- Pour into jars, tins, or lip balm tubes.
- Allow to cool and harden on a flat surface.
- Label and enjoy!
Where Can I Get This Stuff?
–Mountain Rose Herbs…they have everything you’ll need by way of Bulk Herbs, Organic Oils & Butters, and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living! It’s your one-stop-shop!
I find Beeyoutiful (check them out by clicking this link) offers the most cost effective, pure essential oils I’ve personal experienced. And Mountain Rose Herbs’ line of essential oils is the most complete organic line ANYWHERE!
–Starwest Botanicals and The Bulk Herb Store also carries many of these ingredients if you’d like to price check.
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Is there another oil you can use in this recipe besides lavender? I know that everyone tauts is praises and loves it but for me I am intolerant and can’t use it! What can I substitute in it’s place please I am new to essential oils and I don’t like lavender!
Hi June! You can substitute Chamomile for the Lavender. OR you could use oils such as rose, Melissa, or patchouli in its place.
Or perhaps rosemary?
Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says
Great article. Allergies are starting to hit in the East, too. I’m planning on posting in the next week or so on natural remedies for allergies. I will link them to this for sure!
Thank you Lisa! I would be honored for you to do so 🙂
Andrea, I don’t see this for sale in your shop. I would be interested in purchasing. Thanks, Robin
Thank you for your interest Robin 🙂 I will post the link for you once it is available 🙂
I am also interested in purchasing this if you ever add it to etsy shop.
Thank you for your interest Richelle 🙂 I’ll share the link with you when it is available.
Hi, I would also be interested in purchasing this if you add it to your shop – thanks 🙂
I have very bad allergies and would love to make this but I am allergic to eucalyptus. 🙁 What should I substitute for that? Thanks!
Peggy S Pace says
Please remember me if you add the salve to your shop — I would really like to try it, Thanks!
do you think that shea butter would work instead of beeswax? that is what i have on hand.
Is there anything beside eucalyptus or peppermint to make it safe for kids and nursing?
Sarah Grimes says
this is a wonderful recipe!! i will definitely be trying this one! my husband loves the smells and wants his forehead rubbed with the essential oils especially when his allergies are bad. so this would be awesome to use.
This really taste so natural and effective but for coconut oil can I use corn syrup? Because I’m allergic to coconuts. Thanks.
I would also love to know how to make this safe for kids!