Keep the Hay Fever at Bay with Read/the/label
Anyone who suffers, will agree that hay fever season is well and truly upon us. Did you know that just changing your bed sheets twice a week and frequent washing of clothes can help reduce the symptoms? That is because pollen lingers on hair and clothes and can deposit onto bedding and fabrics even when you come indoors.
But, with increased laundry, comes exposure to the chemicals in many of today’s detergents - so if you are prone to allergies it is important to look for products that are formulated to be gentle on the skin and also which don't contain chemical nasties.
Our Read/the/label range of laundry products made with pure essential oils help keep fabric fibres extremely soft and deliver incredible freshness. They provide effective cleaning to remove pollen residues but are also SLES, SLS and paraben free.
Post wash, we also encourage you to dry your bedding inside as pollen can easily stick onto your freshly washed things. Why not also use our Fabric Refresh Spray with its fresh, minty scent and balsamic woody undertones, to help infuse an air dried scent into your linens.
It is not just a frequent laundry regime that can help alleviate hay fever symptoms – here are 5 more top tips to keep the sneezing at bay:
1. Wear your mask – obviously super important to help prevent the spread of Covid but also to help in reducing allergy symptoms as they filter out pollen. However, it’s crucial that masks are cleaned and removed/disposed of properly after each use.
2. Drink plenty of water. Did you know drinking 8 glasses of water a day will not only keep your body hydrated, but also clear sinuses - a common hay fever symptom.
3. Keep windows closed - when pollen is at its highest in the morning and during the evening (when the temperatures begin to drop) this helps prevent pollen from entering the homes.
4. Shower before bed – this will help get rid of any pollen residue from your skin and hair, the steam will aid clear any mucus and unblock your sinuses.
5. Keep pets out of the bedroom as pollen is easily carried on pet fur.
And if you aren’t able to smell flowers outdoors as they make your nose itch, at least you can sink into fresh bedding and wear clothes that smell fabulous thanks to the pure essential oil fragrances