Essential oils are scents extracted from plants. Some very early research suggests certain essential oils — including lavender, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, and chamomile — may help with allergy symptoms. For example, lavender reduces inflammation in the airways, which might help allergy sufferers breathe easier. However, essential oils themselves can provoke an allergic reaction (often a rash) in people who are sensitive to them.
March 30, 2020
Janet O’Dell, RN