Creating a Naturally Allergy-Free Living Space

Experiencing unexpected allergies is about as fun as climbing a cactus. Just when you think you’ll get something done in a day … BAM! Your lungs, eyes, skin or mucous membranes decide to spring some histamine reaction to make things a little more complicated. Essential oils can be used as an alternative or complementary treatment for allergy symptoms, but a more proactive approach to tackling allergies is to avoid them altogether (or, as much as humanly possible) by targeting the allergens that cause them. Some essential oils, such as certified organic lemon and tea tree, can help kill molds and dust mites, both of which are common allergens that trigger symptoms.

Indoor allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, mold and cockroach droppings can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in millions of allergy sufferers. Carried through the air, allergens can be found on furniture, floors, and other surfaces around the house. While no home can be completely allergen-free, thorough cleaning on a regular basis can help reduce the number of allergens to which you’re exposed.

One of the best ways to minimize indoor allergens is by getting rid of dust. Dust mites – the most common trigger of asthma and allergy symptoms inside the home – love the stuff. Use a damp cloth with a few drops of full-strength certified organic lemon essential oil you clean surfaces in your home. Get rid of clutter, since it tends to collect dust and be hard to clean regularly. Place a few drops of certified organic lemon into your vacuum cleaner bag or dust container so the vacuum motor can diffuse it as you move through your home.

Dust mites tend to thrive in bedding and pillows. Since we tend to wrap ourselves for hours with these very items, it’s especially important to reduce allergens they collect. Once a week, wash pillowcases, sheets, and blankets in very hot water combined with a few drops of certified organic tea tree oil (you can add the oil directly to your machine’s wash cycle). Dry them in a hot dryer. Sprinkle a few drops of the full-strength oil directly to non-washable items for support.

Use green cleaning habits. Many harsh chemicals found in common household cleaners can aggravate or trigger symptoms in people who have allergies and asthma. If you are sensitive to allergens, use environmentally friendly cleaning products with natural ingredients. Add 20 drops of certified organic tea tree essential oil and a tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of water. The mixture can then be used to spray on bathroom fittings and other areas prone to mold, and on to mattresses and other textiles to kill dust mites.

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