5 ways to naturally relieve seasonal congestion

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When we first moved to Texas we thought our then 2 year old daughter had a weak immune system and kept falling ill. It was only later that we learned that her congested nose was actually the result of changes in seasons. Her 1st Pediatrician suggested we give her medication but we chose to refrain from doing so. (Our 2nd and current Pediatrician supports taking the medication route only when necessary. We love him!)

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And while we couldn’t keep our active toddler indoors, we  combated it all with consistent saline nose washes and a daily spoonful of our local Texas wildflower honey to build up her resistance. That worked and today she doesn’t get as affected when seasons change.


5 ways to naturally relieve seasonal congestion


Our family strongly promotes trying to improve one’s health using natural means. There has been a time when we thought the solution for any discomfort was medication but I thank God we’ve broken out of that mentality.

Here are 5 ways you can choose that natural route when that seasonal congestion chooses to visit!

5 ways to naturally relieve pollen allergies

1. Flush out your nose with saline rinses. (This great for all ages and works wonders.)

2. Lather any mentholated balm on your chest, back and the soles of your feet (Wear socks after you do this)

3. Drink a warm glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice with a spoonful of local honey and  freshly crushed ginger and pepper pods. This automatically provides relief and helps loosen a blocked nose.

4.  To loosen congested sinuses, consider steam inhalations with a drop of eucalyptus oil in the same or a spoonful of mentholated balm.

5.  Try Zarbee’s Naturals Seasonal Relief with natural Butterbur, as long as the person consuming the same is 12 years old or older. (This dietary supplement promises to be gluten free, dye free and has no side-effects. It is to be noted though that these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. And is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. )

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Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief is available over the counter at CVS and Target and is intended for children 12 years of age and over.


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I’d love to know if you have any other natural seasonal congestion relieving tips.


  1. My oldest daughter is starting to have seasonal allergies and has been feeling miserable lately. I never heard of Zarbee’s so I’ll look for it in my local store. Thanks for the review!

  2. My wife suffers every Spring and Autumn and is always looking for something that will actually work. Will mention Zarbees to her.

  3. I have wicked seasonal allergies and I have tried A LOT of things over the years, but not this. I will have to try it!

  4. I never thought about doing this for my allergies-Lather any mentholated balm on your chest-. I use a saline solution that really helps. And this Zarbee’s product for allergies is just as good as the prescription drugs that I can get. I have to get some of the Zarbee’s.

  5. We love Zarbee’s and other natural meds. I try not to give my kids (or myself really) too many meds.

  6. I haven’t tried this brand before. We like to do small things too, like keeping our shoes off at home and running an air purifier.

  7. Glad to have come across your article today. Allergies are hitting our house bad this year. I type this as I’m sneezing and teary eyed. I like to use our netti pot to relieve some of my congestion.

  8. Mentholated balm is not the same as Vicks? It’s nice that you’re sharing the tips. I know some people have a really hard time with allergies this time of year.

  9. I’ve always been a fan of the saline nasal sprays!! I use them often. We live in the country and my allergies are so awful in the spring and fall. It doesn’t help that we live across from corn fields. When they start cutting that each year, my head feels like it’s going to explode.

  10. This is a good list. I really wish allergies weren’t so prevalent in our family! But glad there are products like Zarbees

  11. We are huge here with the saline spray. They help the kids so much in a natural way, clearing their nasal passages out and moisturizing them too!

  12. I need to test out some Zarbees. I’ve tried the rinses and other medications with no luck…I really need something for my eyes.

  13. No tips as I have no allergies. But helping a child go to camp would be a good thing.

  14. I know a lot of people with seasonal allergies. It stinks to see how much they suffer.

  15. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve had such bad issues from allergies and I am going to look for Zarbee’s! We love their cough syrup.

  16. All great tips. I’ve definitely hung my head over a bowl of hot water with a towel over my head and breathed it all in a few times in my life. It works!

  17. The mentholated balm makes a big difference for me too. I’ll have to add Zarbee’s to the arsenal as well.

  18. natural is certainly better than those synthetic allergy relievers that do more harm than good to our bodies. That is why I rely on my doTERRA essential oils to give me relief from allergies. and everything else for that matter. They are powerful enough to work

  19. Love all natural remedies for allergies! As an allergy sufferer I am always looking for new things to try!

  20. We make sure to take our shoes off outside of the house, so we don’t track extra pollen indoors. Great tips!

  21. we do the sinus rinses for sure. We have to have our neti pot whether we are home or somewhere else. That pot goes with us.

  22. I have never taken my kids in for a sick visit! We always try at home remedies first!

  23. I started using Zarbees last year and love it! I like that i take it in addition to my daily pill for maximum relief on really bad days.

  24. We’ve all been suffering from sinus congestion lately. I’m going to try these! Thanks!

  25. My son suffers from really bad allergies. I tried everything, but the meds, finally I had to give in. Sometimes the allergies just are too bad. In his case, it weren’ seasonal but year around.

  26. This is a great list- and I believe with you about doping people up with meds. I love that quote about the best doctors give the least medicine. It’s not always about just doping people up and giving them meds- but finding out what really works.

  27. I have been using a neti pot and it doesn’t always work like I would like it to. I might try Zarbees next.

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