I created this blend initially to help treat a nasty reaction to some mosquito bites. My daughter was getting very swollen and the bites were almost unbearable for her. Not really even thinking about it, I whipped up a blend of oils that I knew would help stop some of the itching and hopefully decrease some of the swelling. The blend worked wonders to help alleviate some of her discomfort.
Little did I know that I would also be using it to help treat my son’s allergies. He has never ever had issues with allergies in the past and now, all of a sudden, we can’t walk outside without his eyes becoming red and itchy. For my outdoor loving boy, this is tragic! It’s very frustrating for him to not be able to go out and enjoy the places he loves most.
I tried this blend on him when he had his very first reaction to something floating around in the air. The reaction he was having was bad enough that we needed to throw him in the shower and change his clothes. His right eye was swelling rapidly. I put the allergy blend on his feet every fifteen minutes after he got out of the shower. Withing a half hour he was still a bit swollen, but the itching was gone. We’ve been using the blend every day since.
If you have a little one suffering from allergies and don’t want to give them a synthetic allergy medication, give this blend a try and see if it works. As with all essential oils, what works for us may not work for you, but it could be worth a shot. Feel free to tweek things to work for you and your child’s chemical make-up. We use doTERRA essential oils because we feel more confident in where they came from and how safe they are. If you’re using a different brand of oils, you may need to change the amount of drops you’re putting in.
Here’s the recipe:
In a 10 mL rollerball mix:
20 drops Lavender
20 drops Lemon
20 drops Peppermint
15 drops Melaleuca
Top the bottle off with Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Rub this blend over your child’s feet every morning and at night for prevention and anytime during the day in between when their allergies are causing them some troubles. I also will swipe it across my son’s forehead if we’re out and about and his eyes start to get itchy.
Another great preventative measure is to have your child take a spoonful of raw local honey twice a day. Over time the honey may help build your child’s immunity to whatever type of pollen is causing their allergies. AND you won’t hear any complaints from your wee one about taking honey for a medication. Find out more about what honey can do for your allergies here. There is not much research out there to prove that this theory is correct or incorrect, but hey…if it tastes good and it’s also good for you, why not take a spoonful every once and a while.
I hope you are all able to enjoy this beautiful summer weather with all of your kids in tow!