It’s not too late for anyone looking for hay fever relief, especially for the current/upcoming grass and weed pollen outburst.
If you want to avoid going down the medical route and taking too many over the counter drugs and remedies, here are some natural solutions to soothe symptoms and support the immune system for all peak pollen months…
A daily supplement designed to relieve seasonal discomforts and with added vitamin C to support the immune system. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine, found in some vegetables including onions.
A handbag sized on-the-spot cream for soothing itchy and irritated skin including allergies and eczema. Contains a traditional herb called chickweed renowned for cooling skin.
A saving grave! Eucalyptus decongests the sinuses and head. Either add drops to a warm bath and enjoy the inhalation whilst you soak, or try a steam inhalation over a bowl or sink of hot water containing drops of this oil. (Make a mental note of this for if you get ever get a cold or flu symptoms – it works a treat!)
This super calming and relaxing essence works wonder in a diffuser, soothing symptoms as well as giving your home or office a calming aroma!
Add a couple of drops to wet cotton wool and place over eyes and gently rub around the eye area, cheek and nose to help stop irritation and the annoying itch.
Alternatively, as mentioned with other oils in this post, add drops to a hot bath or a bowl of hot water and steam inhale for 10 minutes. You can also add a couple of drops to your diffuser/oil burner in your home or on a pillow at night to help clear sinuses and reduce inflammation.
6. Other essentials oils to consider:-
The aromas of essential oils strongly vary and thus personal preference is key. Here are a few other options of essential oils to use in a diffuser or oil burner at home or as steam inhalation…
- Rosemary – helps to improve clarity and focus
- Peppermint – a decongest, helps create a “breath of fresh air” feeling
- Grapefruit – energising and promotes a get up and go feeling
Spray this gentle mist on to your face to rehydrate and calm the skin with thanks to the potent white tea antioxidant and aloe vera it contains. Suitable for sensitive skin too.
Cooling and refreshing. This eye gel reduces puffiness, perfect for pollenated seasons. Keep it in the fridge for optimum relief when applying.
Enjoy a cup of this refreshing tea for keeping summer irritations away due to its natural anti-histamine properties. Cooling properties include peppermint, nettle and elderflower. You can also reuse the teabags when cooled, placing them on your eyes (an excuse to lay back and relax!).
Protects skin and your body from within from pollution, unwanted free radicals and stress. This antioxidant rich blend of vitamins is a natural way to support your immune system
I hope some of these items and methods have given you some inspiration for you or a loved one who battles with hay fever – for whenever they’re most affected throughout the seasons…
To view more information about these products – their ingredients and suggested methods – please click here.
To finish this post, here’s a photo of my cat Dolly who likes to photobomb my shoots…
Thanks for reading. 🙂