This post about DIY Remedies for Allergies was inspired my partnership with Mom It Forward and Filtrete. All opinions are my own.
I love Spring… love love love Spring. Although winters aren’t completely rough and cold here in east Tennessee, Spring is welcomed by me with open arms! I love that I can once again start showing my toes with sandals, I love the bright colors of beautiful Spring blooms, and the smell of fresh cut grass!
Wait – I totally just lied to you. I would love the smell of fresh cut grass if it didn’t send my Seasonal Allergies into a frenzy.
Ahhh… seasonal allergies. Did you know that they say east Tennessee is one of the worst places to live if you suffer from seasonal allergies?! I totally believe it too. That’s one of the reasons I’m so looking forward to our Beach Vacation this week because it’s so nice to be free from runny itchy eyes for a week!
Aside from taking medications to deal with seasonal allergies, I try to remedy them as natural as I can too! Today I’ve come up with 6 DIY Remedies for Allergies that I do and you can too!
Eat Local Honey
Have you ever heard of this!? Some people swear by the fact that if you eat local honey you can totally eliminate your reactions to pollen and other seasonal allergy triggers. The trick is that it has to be local though. I tried it a few years ago and had a huge infiltration of ants to my honey jar so I haven’t been brave enough to try it again!
Start a Supplement
Supplements like probiotics can actually help balance your immune system and make seasonal allergies much less agressive!
Y’all know I’ve jumped on the Essential Oils train lately and there are so many things you can DIY with oils to help with seasonal allergies.
You can diffuse them, concoct rubs, and a blogger friend of mine actually made DIY shower disks with them! I haven’t made any, but I’ve had it pinned for forever when I am ready to make them!
Saline Nasal Rinses
Sure you can buy nose sprays at the pharmacy, but you can DIY them too. Check out this post for a DIY Nasal Rinse Solution.
Turn on your Air Conditioner
Although I try to use less energy, when Spring hits, I turn on my air conditioner instead of opening windows. It acts as a filter for the air and reduces pollen coming indoors through screens and open windows.
Change Your Air Filter
Along the lines of using your Air Conditioner, it’s important to change your Air Filter regularly. Also – did you know that some air filters are made just for helping deal with seasonal allergies and other allergens?
Filtrete actually makes an Allergen Defense Filter that helps to reduce allergens in your home because it attracts and captures allergens like mold spores and pollen from the air passing through the filter! And DIY this certainly is because I am now taking charge of changing the air filter myself, knowing that it’s helping to reduce allergens in my home!
You can also connect with Filtrete on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about how their filters and everyday products are helping to create a Healthier Home! You can also register to receive seasonal e-newsletters featuring special offers, filter change reminders, better home living tips and more at Filtrete.com.