3 Natural Ways to Fight Allergies + Giveaway

April 16, 2017

This post has been sponsored by Scotties Facial Tissues and contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a commission. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Spring is here and unfortunately so is allergy season. Rather than succumb to the itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, and general feeling of lousiness, I am fighting seasonal allergens head on this year with three natural remedies: lemon, raw apple cider vinegar, and local honey. I also still keep my favorite tissues, Scotties, closeby for particularly bad days.


My three part daily regimen to ward off seasonal allergies includes mixing fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of local honey, and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar into 1 cup of water. Theses three items are powerful and natural ways to help decrease allergies.

  • Lemons contain natural antihistamines from their high vitamin C content. They also also have antibiotic properties which gives the immune system a healthy boost.
  • Local honey is another effective way to reduce allergy symptoms. When you consume local honey each day, you are also ingesting local pollen which overtime may reduce your sensitivity to this allergen.
  • Raw organic apple cider vinegar aids in the reduction of mucous production while also cleansing the lymphatic system. It is important to only use raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar that contains “the mother”. This brown sediment present at the bottom of the bottle is a live collection of nutrient rich bacteria which aids is immune support and many other health benefits.

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  • Reply Christine Labelle April 16, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Right now I use prescription meds and Benadryl. This time of year is rough with allergies and asthma.

  • Reply KENNETH OHL April 16, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    my wife and I suffer badly with allergies we use benedrayl

  • Reply Sara Zielinski April 16, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I take OTC medicine for seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Kelly D April 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I take an allergy pill when my allergies bother me.

  • Reply shirley April 17, 2017 at 4:45 am

    We take OTC allergy medicine.

  • Reply Adriane April 17, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I take OTC meds if it gets really bad – mostly I just blow my nose a lot

  • Reply Anita Duvall April 17, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Right now I am using Lots of Tissues! And not to mention the Zyrtec.

  • Reply Lisa Brown April 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I will take OTC meds only if it is very bad, otherwise, I just deal with it.

  • Reply Julie Wood April 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I use over the counter medicines to help me with my allergies, and we keep the windows closed, and try not to track in pollen from outside.

  • Reply mami2jcn April 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I use over the counter meds.

  • Reply Stephanie April 17, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I take OTC allergy medicine

  • Reply Elena April 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I use OTC meds to treat my allergies

  • Reply Janet W. April 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I treat my seasonal allergies by taking an over the counter antihistamine and nasal spray.

  • Reply Donna A. April 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t like to take otc drugs if I can help it. The lemon,honey and vinegar sounds like something I would like to try.

  • Reply Madonna April 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I have allergy spray for that time of year.

  • Reply beth April 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I take benadryl.

  • Reply Janice Cooper April 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    We take over the counter allergy medicine

  • Reply Tara April 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I don’t have seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Jeanna April 17, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I try to stay indoors and use over the counter meds!

  • Reply Michelle Castagne April 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I’ll use an over the counter med for seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Marti Tabora April 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I usually try the allergy relief sprays that you can get at the drugstore, they do seem to help some. Thank you.

  • Reply kelly tupick April 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I try to use and over the counter medication for my allergies.

  • Reply Jessie C. April 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    We take allergy medicine.

  • Reply susan smoaks April 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I treat seasonal allergies with an allergy pill every now and then when i need it.

  • Reply elizabeth miller April 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    I try using saline spray but usualy end up on claritin. It seems to not be working as good as it used to.

  • Reply Kim Henrichs April 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Our house has an incredible air purifier!

  • Reply Steve Weber April 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I’m so lucky that I do not have seasonal allergies!

  • Reply Rana Durham April 17, 2017 at 8:21 pm


  • Reply Amy C. April 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    My son is suffering from allergies now. He’s taking several things, along with eye drops. My allergies flair up from time to time also. I’m usually trying to take something after the fact…when I’m already miserable.

  • Reply janetfaye April 17, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I take allergy medication for my seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Maryann D. April 17, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I have to take allergy meds for my seasonal allergies and I also use an allergy nasal spray and saline spray.

  • Reply Charlene S. April 17, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    I use OTC antihistamine and take steam showers for congestion issues.

  • Reply Cheryl B April 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I wash my hands and face often, I use an allergy med when necessary.

  • Reply Jackie April 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    We treat allergies with over the counter allergy medicine, saline mist and lots of tissues.
    Thank you!

  • Reply shelly peterson April 18, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I usually take some allergy medication.

  • Reply Stephanie April 18, 2017 at 1:10 am

    We use essential oils

  • Reply Jessica To April 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

    I use Flonase and a Neti-pot.

  • Reply Rachel April 18, 2017 at 1:33 am

    I treat seasonal allergies by using an air purifier and using normal saline nasal spray.

  • Reply Nicole Martin April 18, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I use Benadryl.

  • Reply jan April 18, 2017 at 2:27 am

    I head straight to my drugs!

  • Reply Chrissy April 18, 2017 at 2:38 am

    I usually use Claritin when my seasonal allergies flare up but I’ve been fortunate to have less flare ups recently due in large part I believe to eating more locally sourced fruits and veggies.

  • Reply Annamarie V April 18, 2017 at 3:36 am

    I use Flonaise and Alavert, my allergies have been getting worse every year.

  • Reply Starla April 18, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Ahh, how crazy! I absolutely love Bragg’s too! It’s so multi functional and such a great product. I find that allergy pills will help, I don’t always enjoy taking tons of meds. Alternative ways to help are so great. I also love keeping an air purifier in my home!

  • Reply Dawn Ganey April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I use zyrtec & nasacort for allergies.

  • Reply Edye April 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    With fresh fruits and vitamins! :)

  • Reply Jennifer W April 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I take allergy medication on a daily basis.

  • Reply Jason W April 18, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    We usually use OTC medicines

  • Reply heather April 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I treat seasonal allergies with Zyrtec.

  • Reply Elizabeth Brooks April 18, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Local honey helps my allergies

  • Reply Lauren April 18, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    I take OTC medicine.

  • Reply Laurajj April 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I try to keep the windows closed when it gets really bad, and sometimes take something for it if I cannot stand it anymore. LOL

  • Reply Hayley S April 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    We use Benedryl and other antihistamines in our house!

  • Reply Susan Smith April 18, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I take OTC allergy medicine.

  • Reply amy April 19, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I give my son an over the counter allergy medicine when his get really bad.

  • Reply Karla R. April 19, 2017 at 1:51 am

    I usually take Benadryl for my allergies.

  • Reply Marilyn Nawara April 19, 2017 at 2:28 am

    I mostly just suffer. If it gets really bad I will pick up an antihistamine from the pharmacy.

  • Reply Julie L April 19, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I just started getting them recently and a zyrtec helps me.

  • Reply Shelley April 19, 2017 at 4:20 am

    I take OTC medicine.

  • Reply Barbara Montag April 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

    To treat our allergies we keep our windows closed and use an air purifier with a hepa filter.
    thank you

  • Reply Jessica Naca April 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I keep my seasonal allergies under control by taking a daily allergy medicine! I make sure to take my vitamins. Thanks for the giveaway and post!

  • Reply marie yoon April 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    probably drinking water and resting lol

  • Reply miranda April 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I take Allegra

  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks April 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I usually try to drink lots of water and if possible, we use some local honey when the pollen flares up!

  • Reply Sharon Rooney April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

    My allergies have gotten so bad that I use Zyrtec all year long.

  • Reply jberry April 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This is the first year I’ve had REAL allergy problems and am still struggling. I am trying your items, paying close attention to my diet, sorrowfully avoiding my to favs, dairy & nuts.

  • Reply monique s April 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I use decongestants and lots of tissue

  • Reply Dana Rodriguez April 21, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I use OTC products and lot’s of tissues. I have pollen allergies every year around this time.

  • Reply Nannypanpan April 21, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I used to take a lot of medication when I was younger and probably outside more. Now I usually need tissues and eye drops

  • Reply Serge B April 22, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I use OTC allergy medications daily

  • Reply shirley April 22, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I use OTC medicines for our allergies.

  • Reply Vera S April 22, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I treat allergies with allergy meds and lots of tissue. :)

  • Reply Kenya F April 22, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Since I don’t get allergies too bad I usually just take benadryl. If my eyes are itchy I wet paper and put it over my eyes.

  • Reply shelly April 22, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I use nasal spray and claratin

  • Reply Mary April 23, 2017 at 12:14 am

    I usually stick with allergy meds and nose spray to help.

  • Reply HilLesha April 23, 2017 at 4:54 am

    I treat my allergies with Zyrtec and an air purifier.

  • Reply Jenn H April 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

    lots of tissues, tea and propolis!

  • Reply Tina W April 23, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I use allergy medicine year round, but in spring I vacuum and dust more often to try to keep the pollen out of the house.

  • Reply Crissie Woolard April 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Are use an air purifier in my house that helps. I also use Flonase and Clarinex

  • Reply Gwendolyn Jordan April 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I get allergy shots once a month

  • Reply Erin Madigan April 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I take Benadryl to help my seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Jillian Too April 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I use over the counter medicine.

  • Reply Elis Brockway April 23, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I take vitamins and supplements.

  • Reply Ann Fantom April 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I take Claritin to treat my seasonal allergies

  • Reply ReggieMann April 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    I use Claritin-D only when my seasonal allergies are really bad and I’m congested

  • Reply Margaret Smith April 24, 2017 at 12:15 am

    With allergy meds mostly. I also like to take showers after being outdoors and put clean clothes on. That seems to help a bit.

  • Reply Kellie Gracie April 24, 2017 at 2:38 am

    I use flonase.

  • Reply kelly g April 24, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Allegra, NetiPot and a lot of whining.

  • Reply MaryAnn April 24, 2017 at 4:28 am

    I take Allegra medication.

  • Reply Kimmy Ripley April 24, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I don’t suffer from any allergys.

  • Reply Cynthia C April 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

    I take a decongestant for my allergies.

  • Reply Ashley C April 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I usually treat them with claritin.

  • Reply Shawn A. April 24, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Over the counter Claritan works well for me.

  • Reply cheryl s April 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    we use Allegra and Flonase for allergies

  • Reply Kristyn M. April 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I’m currently taking an OTC allergy medicine.

  • Reply Sara Sullivan April 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Benadryl and eye drops!

  • Reply Christina Sparks April 24, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I use nasal sprays and salines.

  • Reply kimrk56 April 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I use an air purifier in my home.

  • Reply Latanya April 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I take medicine

  • Reply Linda Lansford April 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I don’t have allergies

  • Reply Michelle Donovan April 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Usually just OTC meds does the trick for me

  • Reply ELIZABETH C. April 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t have allergies but my hubby does. He doesn’t like taking any medications so he will deal with it when his allergies pop up !!

  • Reply katherine Persons April 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    With over the counter remedies

  • Reply Debbi Wellenstein April 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I do not have any seasonal allergies. My husband suffers greatly-he takes over the counter allergy medicine.

  • Reply Sarah Hall April 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    We just use the over the counter drugs for the seasonal allergies.

  • Reply John Sweeney April 25, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I take otc medicine

  • Reply BusyWorkingMama April 25, 2017 at 2:14 am

    I take Zyrtec to stay clear from allergies.

  • Reply Brandy Graham April 25, 2017 at 3:14 am

    I use flonase and claritan for allergies.

  • Reply Linda Everson April 25, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I use a neti pot.

  • Reply Karen Behrman April 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Over the counter medicine store brand claritan

  • Reply jeccica simpson April 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I take daily does of honey and claritin!

  • Reply Kelly Kimmell April 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I take Zyrtec to help with my seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Mandi Smith April 25, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I use OTC to fight my allergies

  • Reply Jennifer b April 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Local honey and claritan or zyrtec

  • Reply Mary Cloud April 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I take Allergy Medication

  • Reply paige chandler April 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Claritin and Kleenex. UGH

  • Reply Jaclyn Reynolds April 25, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Right now, I don’t take anything. But I avoid being outside if the air quality is really bad. 2 weeks ago it was severe.

  • Reply Lauren U April 26, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Luckily, my seasonal allergies haven’t been bothering since I moved south.

  • Reply Tabathia B April 26, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I take over the counter allergy medicine

  • Reply Chrystal D April 26, 2017 at 2:24 am

    I always make sure I have a lot of tissues close by!

  • Reply Kristen April 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t have allergies, but people I know who do use Claritin or Flonase and/or a nasal rinse.

  • Reply Teresa A Thompson April 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I use otc allergy medications.

  • Reply Kathy Hanley April 26, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I take allergy medication, use a nasal rinse and have an air cleaner in my home!

  • Reply Linda G. April 27, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I’m really lucky, I really don’t have any problems with allergies

  • Reply Donna Clifford April 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    usually over the counter stuff will do.

  • Reply Francine Anchondo April 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I take medicine

  • Reply Renee Grosskreuz April 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I try to vacuum more and dust more and leave the windows open in my house.

  • Reply Azeem April 28, 2017 at 12:36 am

    I take OTC allergy medicine for my allergies

  • Reply Jennifer Reed April 28, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I treat seasonal allergies by taking an over the counter antihistamine.

  • Reply Ty April 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    We use OTC allergy medications to treat seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Melissa Storms April 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    I take Claritin and use lots and lots of eye drops.

  • Reply Stephanie Grant April 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I treat my seasonal allergies with prescription Zyrtec.

  • Reply Christa Bengtsson April 28, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I usually just deal with it, but this Spring I did take Allergy Tablets.

  • Reply Ellie Wright April 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I don’t have seasonal allergies, but most of my family does. My boys are on 2 daily allergy meds.

  • Reply Jean Fischer April 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I take benedryl

  • Reply Brad Merrell April 29, 2017 at 12:35 am


  • Reply Denise B. April 29, 2017 at 1:57 am

    We don’t suffer from allergies; but I do, occasionally, get the hives that I take antihistamines for.

  • Reply Charity L. April 29, 2017 at 2:18 am

    I use an over the counter allergy medication.

  • Reply Ashley Belflower April 29, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I use Zyrtec.

  • Reply Aubrey April 29, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I take some medicine for my allergies.

  • Reply Brandi K. April 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Tissues, a steamer and benadryl.

  • Reply Sarah Mayer April 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I make sure to take medication daily.

  • Reply Christy Caldwell April 29, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Nothing really. I just keep lots of tissuers around this time of year.☺

  • Reply Tena Rodden April 29, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    OTC works pretty good for us.

  • Reply Terry Cross April 29, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I take over the counter medicine for my allergies

  • Reply Julie April 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Fortunately I don’t have seasonal allergies!

  • Reply Michelle C April 29, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I use over the counter medications.

  • Reply Richard Hicks April 29, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I use benadryl and lots of tissues. All windows are closed too in the house

  • Reply Carol April 30, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I take OTC medicine for seasonal allergies.

  • Reply Samantha April 30, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I take an allergy medicine and use a saline spray.

  • Reply Melissa T April 30, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Take showers st night so no one is sleeping with pollen in their hair

  • Reply Laurie Emerson April 30, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I use Benadryl but to be honest it does not work as well as I wish it would. My allergies just about take over everything in my life. I am going to try your daily regimen!

  • Reply Peggy Rydzewski April 30, 2017 at 2:05 am

    I am a big fan of ocean spray.. to cleans one nose at night with salt water is wonderful.

  • Reply Karen A. April 30, 2017 at 2:50 am

    I’ve given up on treating mine. I’ve had sinus surgery, used nasal sprays, used a neti pot, taken both prescription and over the counter medications. Finally went to an allergist who suggested that I get allergy shots but I’m not quite ready for that. I plan to move in May and am hoping maybe my allergies will get better when I get away from my current living conditions. If not, I guess it will be the shots.

  • Reply Susan Christy April 30, 2017 at 2:50 am

    OTC meds, lots of sleep.

  • Reply Celeste Herrin April 30, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I use Zyrtec and essential oils. The essential oils really do seem to help. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

  • Reply bikebikebaby May 17, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I am going to need to give this a shot! Seasonal allergies are killing me. We have recently embarked on a family challenge to trade driving for biking in our town. It has been transformational but all the bike trails and streets are beautifully tree lined and I think the pollen is giving me a run for my money.

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