10 easy ways to prep your home for allergy season

April 8, 2015

Unless you plan on hiding inside a HEPA filter for all the warmer months in Rochester, you or someone you’re close to will probably deal with some kind of seasonal allergy. While some allergy responses are more severe than others, there are ways to minimize and neutralize seasonal allergies with a little bit of preparation.

Keep reading for a list of 10 of our favorites methods, and join us for in-store classes to learn how to “spring clean” your home without toxins!


In-store Wellness Classes: Spring Cleaning Toxin Free

Join us April 27 and April 30 for a hands-on class offered by Hilarie, our Wellness Supervisor. This class will be full of tips, tricks, and hacks to help you spring clean without any toxic products. Not only will you leave with enough useful information to whip your home or apartment into shape, but you’ll also take away a DIY dusting spray that we’ll make together.

Cost: $15. Classes are limited to 10 people each.

Classes are offered at the following times:


1. Leave footwear at the door or outside if possible. Your shoes are carrying around allergens. Don’t track them all over your house!

2. Clean all bedding including sheets, blankets, comforters, duvets, and shams.

3. Vacuum all floors and upholstery using a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

4. Change clothes when you get home. Allergens cling to fabrics!

5. Shower before bed to make sure pollens don’t transfer to your pajamas and bed linens.

6. Start eating local honey and bee pollen when possible. Both contain local pollens that naturally build your immunity from within. The best part? They taste delicious and don’t have any nasty side effects.

7. Change the filters in your air conditioner or fans.

8. When allergies kick in, rinse with a Neti Pot. Most people think Neti Pots and nasal rinses are just for cold season, but they work wonders on noses prone to allergies, too!

9. Preempt mold build-up and neutralize pollen by washing surfaces with a 3-to-1 water and white vinegar solution in a spray bottle.

10. Diffuse Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon essential oils (together or individually) into your home, office, or car. Or mix one or all oils with a carrier oil, like jojoba or coconut oil and apply them to the back of your neck and chest. Each oil has natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties that will help your body handle allergens more easily.

What are your favorite ways to naturally prepare your home and body for allergy season? Leave us a comment below.

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