Spring is finally here and for almost all of us that is a good thing. For some of you however, this thought might not fill you with joy. As much as the warmer weather, the longer days and the glimpses of sun are great it also means new growth on plants.
And that means the beginning of hay fever season.
What causes hay fever?
Before we look more closely at how aromatherapy can help you avoid Hay fever it would be a good idea to take a quick look at what hay fever is. What causes it?
It is a common allergic condition that affects 1 in 5 people. The symptoms are sneezing, a runny nose or a blocked nose and a general ‘rough time’.
It is caused by allergic antibodies reacting to pollen, most commonly grass pollen. There are other types of pollen that you can be allergic too and these affect you at different times of year.
As a leading provider of aromatherapy courses in London we have good news for you though.
How aromatherapy can help
Spring and summer doesn’t have to fill you with dread. There are other methods such as avoiding pollen and antihistamines.
There are different essential oils that bring you relief to the horrible hay fever in different ways. There are of course the oils such as lavender and peppermint which are great for keeping the sinuses clear.
This method will do most of the work when it comes to fighting hay fever as it will help prevent the worst symptoms from happening. Use this alongside chamomile and you’ll also reduce the irritation of the skin caused by hay fever.
If you want further information on how aromatherapy can help you with your hay fever or any other issues why not sign up to our course and learn more.