How do these allergy triggers work?Allergens can come from anywhere! Some of the more common allergens are smoke, dust, mold, and fragrance in perfumes and cleaning products. The body responds to these allergens by releasing histamine to the cells located in the lungs and nose. Histamine’s job is to then attach to receptors in blood vessels causing them to enlarge. This causes the redness, swelling, and itching associated with allergies. There are many over the counter fixes like shots, steroids, and medications. The common ingredient in several of these are antihistamines. These medications do work but come with a long list of side effects.
Here are just a few:
- Dry Mouth
- Drowsiness and Dizziness
- Blurred Vision
Oregano is a very strong essential oil, so always use caution!
- Start by diffusing it in your home and inhaling the vapor.
- If you do not own a diffuser or are on the go, drop 1 or 2 drops on your palm, rub your palms together to warm it and inhale. Wash your hands afterwards and especially before touching your eyes.
- 1-2 drops on a cotton ball or a hemp cloth placed in one’s pocket is a great way to inhale the properties of the oil all throughout the day.
- Mix 1 drop of oregano essential oil with honey into peppermint tea. (A bonus is that peppermint is also great at aiding respiratory illnesses.)
- Not a fan of tea? No problem. Warm water, honey, and oregano essential oil is good as well.
- Make sure to mix frequently because essential oils can separate from water and tea.