I don’t think of myself as someone who has allergies. As an adult, I’ve never had the typical symptoms associated with any type of allergy. Until recently.
Over the past few months, something changed. I’ll get these crazy, itchy, watery eyes and go into sneezing fits. If I sneeze once, I’m gonna sneeze 5 times. And I’m not a gracious, sweet little sneezer. I’m a big, loud sneezer. I’m just classy like that. Oy vey.
So…in comes lavender. Did you know that lavender is a natural antihistamine? A histamine is a chemical substance in the body that causes allergy like symptoms. If you’ve ever had a bug bite, it seems to get worse when you scratch it, right? That’s because histamines are released when you scratch. Since lavender is an antihistamine, it can help stop the itchiness. Not only is lavender great on bug bites but it helps those itchy, watery eyes. When this happens, I simply take a drop of lavender and apply it around my brow bone and down along the cheekbone. And you will notice relief pretty darn quickly. If you need to apply more than once, that’s o.k., too. Every 15 minutes or so would be fine.
Lavender is a natural antihistamine.
Since you already have this awesome bottle of lavender, be sure to use it for bug bites, too. My daughter stepped in a pile of fire ants. Those things are evil, aren’t they? A drop of lavender applied directly to the bites quickly stopped the pain. Literally, within a minute or 2. The real challenge was to keep her from scratching and releasing those histamines. It’s just human nature to want to scratch. You can also use lavender on cuts and burns, to help de-streee and to improve your sleep. Oh, and it helps with the emotional swings associated with PMS, too. It’s such a great, versatile oil and belongs in any natural medicine cabinet.
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