The summer sunshine brings a smile to most faces. However, it can also bring along some misery for a few particularly those who suffer from seasonal allergies such as hayfever.
Luckily, there are a great number of things you can do to help naturally reduce the irritations that come with the seasonal allergies.
Many essential oils have been shown to help with the sneezing and pollen irritation. Try Roman Chamomile, Geranium and Lemon. Other good oils are Frankincense and Peppermint. Experiment with the oils to find which ones work best for you.
The oils can be put on a tissue and inhaled or put into a room vapouriser.
Adding your selection of oils to a balm or cream and applying it to the area above the lips is also very beneficial, but do not put them inside the nasal passages and do not use them neat on the skin.
Drink an infusion of nettles, elderflower and eyebright to help your natural anti-histamines work. An eyebath of eyebright infusion (cold) may also help with the eye symptoms.
3) Supplements and diet
4) Complementary Therapies
Receiving regular Reflexology, Manual Lymph Drainage or Ear Candling treatments have also been reported to have provided many people with relief from the symptoms of seasonal issues. These treatments should be done by qualified and experienced practitioners.
5) Nasal irrigation
Try some natural nasal sprays to keep the nasal passages hydrated and clear of the pollen. Good ones include products from Weleda and A.Vogel (Bioforce).
Alternatively you could try using an Ayurvedic netti pot with some Himalayan salt in it.
Please check with a practitioner before using any of these natural remedies if you suffer from any ill health, are pregnant or are on any medication or before using on children.