Most of us associate allergies with spring time, and while the worst allergy cases probably do occur during that time for most people, allergies can continue into the fall. In a previous post, I discussed how to treat allergies with foods like local raw honey, garlic, and vitamin C. In today’s post, I’m focusing more on the causes of allergies and how you can have allergy relief using essential oils.
Common Allergy Triggers
Allergies can cause watery, puffy, itchy eyes, coughing from postnasal drip, runny nose, and scratchy throat. Here’s a list of things that can trigger allergies.
Outdoor causes of allergies
- Ragweed is a main common outdoor allergy this time of year. Ragweed releases its pollen into late fall, which means sufferers of this plant have a while longer to be exposed.
- Mold spores love to grow in wet areas. Falling leaves can be saturated by the seasonal rains, giving mold a perfect place to breed. Working hard to keep those leaves raked can greatly reduce outdoor mold allergies at this time of year.
Read about indoor causes of allergies and how to use essential oils for allergies at Hip Homeschool Moms, where I’m writing today!