While the summer sunshine doesn’t quite seem to have arrived in the UK yet there’s certainly been a bout or two of high pollen over the last couple of months.
With the pollen count likely to rise over the next few weeks – and hopefully a lovely sunny summer to go with it – hayfever sufferers will no doubt be digging out their antihistamines yet again to help them deal with the unpleasant symptoms they’ll be facing.
While your typical hayfever medical box of antihistamines, nasal spray and eye drops may do the trick there are a number of more natural remedies that offer a far more relaxing and pleasant way to ease the symptoms of hayfever.
The best essential oils for fighting your seasonal allergy include:
Rosemary opens up the respiratory system, helping to reduce inflammation and allow better breathing. For a stronger alternative you may like to try Eucalyptus.
Clove oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, and can help to reduce allergy symptoms.
If you’re looking for the best natural antihistamine you can get your hands on choose lavender.
With its anti-inflammatory properties it can help to reduce irritation while at the same time relaxing your breathing.
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The antihistamines and anti-inflammatories present in lemons are known to discourage hayfever.
All you need is just two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or citrus juice three times a day to help relieve some of the symptoms.
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The anti-inflammatory agents in chamomile help to sooth hayfever symptoms.
The best way to get chamomile into your system is to drink chamomile tea.
You can then place the used teabags on your eyes to reduce puffiness and soreness; or place the teabags in the fridge once you’ve drunk your tea to give them that extra soothing edge!
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Our scented candles help to relieve the stuffy senses and clear those fuzzy heads that are all too common with hayfever.
By vaporising allergy-busting essential oils our candles help to keep your sinuses clear.
Combining the best in anti-allergy oils, as described above, there are a few candles we’d particularly recommend to hayfever sufferers.
Aubergine Scented Candle – Rich, earthy and spicy, this warm fragrance combines chamomile and clove oil with a whole host of other delightful scents.
Still Scented Candle – Turn your home into a spa with this chillout fragrance featuring chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender – four super anti-inflammatories.
Shine Scented Candle – This zesty fragrance perfectly complements the bright summer’s day and offers welcome relief for those pesky symptoms. The secret? Grapefruit, lemon and mandarin.
All our candles are available in a wide range of sizes and are also available to order as a reed diffuser too.
And if you’re not sure which of our fragrances are right for you, why not order a few from our new sample selection package?