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Understanding Allergies: Natural Remedies with Essential Oils



Allergies are our body's heightened reactions to specific allergens found in various sources, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. These reactions occur when our immune system responds excessively upon contact with these allergens. The symptoms often emerge after an initial phase of sensitization where no signs are evident.

Allergy Causes and Symptoms:

  • Immediate Allergy: This type of allergy arises if there's a genetic predisposition, termed "atopic terrain". Symptoms can be respiratory, skin-related, or ocular, appearing within minutes to a few hours post allergen contact. Common manifestations include atopic eczema, urticaria, and facial swelling. Severe cases, like Quincke's edema affecting the throat, require urgent medical attention. Common allergens include eggs, cow's milk, certain seafood, bee venom, and more.

  • Delayed Allergy: This can affect anyone, even without a genetic predisposition for allergies. It primarily affects the skin, causing contact eczema in response to the allergen. Common culprits include nickel (found in costume jewelry), certain hair dye components, preservatives, perfumes, and some topical medications.

Natural Remedies for Skin Allergies:

The primary and most effective treatment for allergies is avoiding exposure to the responsible allergens.

For skin allergies, essential oils offer a natural remedy. Anti-inflammatory, itch-relieving, and anti-allergic essential oils like Roman Chamomile, German Chamomile, and Tansy can alleviate allergic reactions. Calendula oil, known for its soothing properties, is an excellent carrier oil for diluting these essential oils.

Safety Note:

Always conduct a patch test in the elbow crease before using any essential oils, especially if you're prone to allergic reactions. In cases of throat swelling or breathing difficulties, seek medical attention immediately.


Allergies can be challenging, but with awareness and natural remedies like essential oils, you can manage and alleviate symptoms. Embrace the power of nature for holistic well-being.

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