2. Peppermint Oil
Essential oils are fantastic for all manner of things. They’re created by removing the concentrated goodness from a plant, herb or root and this then gives you a substance that contains all the medicinal properties of the source of origin but in a much more easily ingested package (you can inhale oil, drip some in your bath, or drop a bit in your tea!).
So peppermint oil is often used to treat coughs and sinus infections but these effects work against all kinds of allergies too. That’s because it contains menthol, which gives it a potent minty effect that can soothe the throat. It is also very effective at breaking up mucus, which leads to a cough.
Add a little to your chest before you go to sleep at night and this will help to prevent you from being bunged up nastily when you wake!