If you have ever experienced the wrath of nature, you know about a thing called ‘allergies’. Yup, you really never know how uncomfortable hay fever can be until you catch it yourself. Around the same time each year, the sniffles, the headaches and the watery eyes kick in and you find yourself reaching for some OTC medicine. At least that was the case for me until lately!
After years of experience, I’ve caught on to a few tricks here and there that have helped me keep the discomfort to a minimum, and guess what? They don’t require frequent trips to the local pharmacy. If you’re on board for some natural remedies for those pesky allergies of yours, try these hacks out!
Wash Your Hands Often
Just like you wash your hands after touching something you’re allergic to, you should wash your hands after going outside if you have allergies. Without thinking about it, we tend to touch our faces quite a bit throughout the day. If your body doesn’t like the outdoors certain times of the year, try not to rub what’s outside on your face, especially your eyes!
Bathe the Dog
Since dogs go outside to do their business (hopefully), they’re constantly bringing inside all the pollen as it easily gets stuck in their fur. Be sure to give your little best friend a wash every so often to keep the indoor pollen to a minimum. Even better, try to keep dogs off your bed so you can sleep peacefully at night without any tissues.
Diffusing certain oils and blends around allergy season can work wonders for clearing your sinuses. Lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint are awesome at helping you breathe better.
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Wash the Bed Sheets
Just in case your little pup got on the bed or you forgot to take a shower after getting home, be sure to keep your bed clean. Your rest is important to keep your body in tip top shape for fighting those allergens!
Shower After Going Outside
Ideally, along with the clean bed sheets, you should have a clean body. Pollen can easily get stuck in your hair and clothes, so be sure your hair is washed and that you have fresh jimmy jams for bedtime.
Apple Cider Vinegar
While this may take a couple of weeks for you to feel the difference, use your awesome discipline to drink the following recipe daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar Allergy Relief
- 1 Tablespon ACV
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Tablespoon Local Bees Honey optional (for nonvegans)
Drink 3x/day everyday.
It’s important to keep your diet healthy so your body is able to combat any sort of allergen. Try eating a antioxidant rich breakfast without any common allergens such as eggs and dairy. Some oatmeal with fruits, almond milk and nuts will do wonders!
Carpet is seriously your worst nightmare if you want to really keep a clean house. While you can get a fair amount of dirt out of it, there is always going to be something left behind. Try getting hard floors as they are much easier to keep clean on a regular basis.
I hope you liked these tips and they help you as much as they’ve helped me! If you have any tips of your own that you’d like to add, please chime in! Until next time. : )
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