The Best Home Remedies to Defeat Seasonal Allergies

Simple home tips for all your seasonal allergy needs

Tal Garner
Created by Tal Garner
On Jan 10, 2021

Have a nasty cough or dry, itchy eyes you can't get rid of?
For many of us, the start of the new year is when allergy symptoms arise and we frantically start looking for ways to relieve them (if we haven't already). While there's medications focused on allergy relief, it's nice to know there's all natural home remedies for decreasing the length and severity of your symptoms. So no, you don't have to run straight to your pharmacy or contact your doctor with your concerns! Seasonal allergies can be dealt with in the comfort of your own home and we're here to explain how.

Consider Using an Essential Oil Diffuser

Using essential oils in a diffuser help to clear respiratory congestion and irritation. This is a great first step to relieving allergy symptoms. A few of the best essential oils known for their many benefits include: lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil, peppermint and lemon. This is one of Amazon's most popular diffuser and essential oils set, full of raving reviews expressing how this product changed the dryness their room held and lowered the symptoms they had as a result.

Manage Stress

Stress hormones can directly affect your body and weaken your immune system, making seasonal allergies even worse. Consider methods of stress management to make sure your body can fight off anything that comes its way. Meditation, journaling, taking time out of your day for self-care and making sure you're not overcommitting your schedule are incredibly helpful for many.

Hydrate Your Body

Simply put... Drink more water! Seasonal allergies make it tougher for your body to stay hydrated, making it even more important to drink up. Doing so will support the elimination of foreign irritants in your system as well as thin out any mucus, thus supporting sinus drainage. Some tips from professionals: Try to drink 2-3 cups of water when you first wake up, drink one cup of water before and after showering, and try to stick to warm foods that naturally contain water (steamed green vegetables, beans, oats, quinoa, etc).

Take Time to Clean Your Home

We're not here to tell you that your own home could be causing you allergy symptoms... But, it may have something to do with them. Regular cleaning of the home can get rid of many allergy triggers. Here's some things you could do to try and stop all those sniffles: Clean bookshelves, air filters, vents and other places pollen can collect, as well as vacuum all carpets and change pillowcases at least twice each week. These are important steps not to be overlooked!

Include Citrus Fruits in Your Diet

You know that lemon that's been sitting in your kitchen for weeks now? Yeah, go grab it. We're gonna need it. High in vitamin C, antioxidants, and bioflavonoids, citrus fruits (especially lemons!) are incredible immune response boosters and help lessen the severity of your seasonal allergies. There's easy ways to include these fruits in your diet. For one, you can splash drops of lemon in your water or cup of tea. Similarly you could add lemon juice to olive oil for an easy salad dressing. Oranges are tasty and better eaten than juiced; always opt for eating the citrus fruit versus drinking the juice form.

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