Allergy season has hit my family hard and fast this year. We’ve had stuffy, runny noses for what felt like forever! Fortunately, I was able to whip up a little homemade concoction that seemed to kick most of our symptoms to the curb. Seriously! And it was easy to make, too! Keep reading below for a list of tried and true, simple, seasonal allergy season solutions that you can make at home. Try one of these allergy solutions out today, I’m sure you’ll see a difference! I love these DIY allergy remedies.
Allergy Season Solutions You Can Make At Home
Local Honey and Hot Tea
This is my favorite home allergy remedy because it’s been the most effective for me and my family. Local honey contains pollen from the plants that are causing allergic reactions, and regularly ingesting local honey will help your body adjust to the pollen. We’ve been drinking chamomile tea laced with local honey since our symptoms started to get really bad, and I’ve noticed a huge difference after two weeks! Seriously, this is one of my favorite allergy remedies. You can even make it iced tea if you’d rather.
Got a stuffy nose that no amount of blowing will get rid of? We’ve all been there! But fortunately, there’s an easy solution! Fill a Neti Pot full of saline solution and then pour the solution through your nostril. While the sensation is a little intense at first, using a Neti Pot will help to clear your sinuses of all the gunk that is making you sick.
Nettle Leaf is a natural antihistamine that can be found in the garden (if you have it planted, of course). Brew a tea with Nettle Leaf, peppermint, and red raspberry leaf for fast relief that tastes seriously amazing. Or, if you’d rather buy the tea pre-made, you can do so here.
According to this blog post, allergies are usually caused by some kind of bodily imbalance. In fact, there are a handful of studies that link gut bacteria to allergies. I recommend drinking things like Kombucha that are high in natural probiotics. Of course, this is something that you’ll have to maintain throughout the year, not just when your seasonal allergies are bothersome. What a great allergy solution.
Quercetin is another naturally occurring antihistamine as well as an incredibly potent antioxidant. However, like most of the remedies on this list, it’s best to take this regularly throughout the year to prevent seasonal allergies. Quercetin is naturally found in foods like broccoli and citrus, but there are supplements available that will give you an extra dose of the substance if need be.