Essential Oils for Allergies Published on March 16, 2017 During this time of the year, allergies can be absolutely brutal. Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some essential oils that can help you conquer the sneezy and itchy season and breathe easier again. Peppermint Oil Peppermint is the most common oil for helping to ease allergies. Adding some drops to an oil diffuser and inhaling the aroma can instantly open up your sinuses and sooth scratchy throats. Peppermint oil can actually discharge phlegm and lessen inflammation, which can help not only with allergies, but also offer relief from colds, asthma, and bronchitis. Eucalyptus Oil Diffusing eucalyptus oil can help open up the lungs and sinuses and decrease allergy symptoms. It, too, can decrease inflammation, and also acts as an expectorant, which means it can help cleanse the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that are acting as allergens. Frankincense Oil People don’t tend to think about frankincense oil for treating illnesses – in fact, most people remember the three wise men when they hear frankincense. But this oil has elements to help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and actually aid with pain. Frankincense oil is also known for its potential to help the digestive system, which makes it helpful with particular food allergies. Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is literally an antibacterial as well as an anti-inflammatory. It can help remove airborne allergens, and diffusing tea tree oil can help remove mold, bacteria, and fungi in your indoor air. Tea tree oil can also be used as a topical treatment to kill bacteria, so if you get a rash or hives, you can add a few drops to a cotton ball and apply softly. Need more help fighting indoor allergies? Call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we can go over your indoor air quality options and help you choose which IAQ products are right for your family’s needs.