15 Products to Keep Fall Allergies at Bay
Shop our picks to kick your sneezing, coughing and congestion to the vibrant, leaf-littered curb.
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The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss a personalized treatment plan for your allergy symptoms.
Honey + Tea Sampler
Ah, autumn. Crisp air, colorful crunchy leaves underfoot and a tickle in your throat that just won’t quit. All a solid excuse to cozy-up with a nice, hot drink if you ask me! Fall allergy sufferers, skip your afternoon PSL, as the caffeine in coffee is linked to dehydration. Replace your latte with a piping pick-me-up of antioxidant-rich, hot tea and honey. The age-old duo soothes itching and/or aching throats and satisfies even the deepest cravings for a hot cup o’ joe.
Buy It: Harney & Sons Fine Teas, $16.95
Urban Defense Hydrating Mist
There are several airborne triggers that ignite fall allergy flare-ups, and the root cause of your flares will vary by location. Protect yourself against the pesky air pollution with this nutrient-rich Urban Defense facial mist. It’s a must-buy for allergy prone folks because it protects against free radical damage and uses coconut water, rose water and hyaluronic acid to calm dry, irritated skin. (E.g. The skin you only experience after you spend a week in a sea of tissues, blowing your nose in five-minute intervals.)
Buy It: Tula Probiotic Skincare, $28.00
Rose Quartz Facial Roller
Rose quartz and jade facial rollers are all the rage in the beauty world right now, and for good reason. This trendy tool can be used to combat facial inflammation, increase circulation, relieve congestion and rid the body of excess fluid through manual lymphatic drainage*. Pro tip: store your roller in the refrigerator and roll the cool stone beneath the eyes to de-puff and soothe. *Please consult your physician to find out if manual lymphatic drainage is a safe option for your allergy treatment.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $28
Allergen-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Recipe Book
Heal yourself, from the inside out. Use the rave-reviewed recipe book, Jennifer’s Way Kitchen: Allergen-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for a Delicious Life, to whip-up meals that are equals parts comforting and nutritious — without exasperating your allergy symptoms. Author Jennifer Esposito shares 100+ recipes to choose from but if you’re looking for somewhere to start, you can’t go wrong with this drool-worthy carrot cake.
Buy It: Amazon, $20.40
Anti-Allergen Pillow Protectors
Make these anti-allergen pillow protectors your top take-away from this shopping list. Your nose, throat and eyes remain in direct contact with your pillow case, and any microscopic irritants, for up to 8 hours, each night. That’s a flare-up waiting to happen, folks. Arm yourself against pollen, dust mites and dander with anti-allergen pillows and change them often to reduce your risk of reaction.
Buy It: Amazon, $36.97
Eucalyptus, Lavender + Rosemary Vapor Rub
Breathe easy again with this all-natural, 5-ingredient vapor rub. The magic mix is comprised of extra virgin olive oil, beeswax and eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. Nothing more, nothing less. Apply to chest, feet or under nose to open your airways and find relief from cough and congestion.
Buy It: Amazon, $11.88
Nasal Care Kit
Find relief with this certified organic, therapeutic-grade nasal care kit. Flush out your nasal passage with the neti pot and salt water mix. Follow-up with a few drops of the restorative nasya oil to nourish and soothe.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $33
Washable Allergy Protection Comforter
They say if you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. But we know your fur-babies are treated for fleas and ticks, so you’re far more likely to wake up with itchy eyes and a sore throat than anything else after waking up next to Fido. Especially in the height of allergy season. Enter: the hot-water washable protection comforter. Wash it frequently (and the pups, too!) and rest easy at night knowing you’re protected against dust mites, pet dander and pollen alike.
Buy It: Wayfair, $59.99
Fabric + Clothing Allergen Vacuum
Another aid against pet dander, dust mites and pollen? This handheld vacuum specifically designed to combat allergens in fabric and clothing. Use it to sweep soft surfaces like your bedding and sofa a few times a week to reduce exposure to allergy triggers in your home.
Buy It: RAYCOP, $189.99
Lavender Bath Soak
Sleep is hard to come by when suffering with chest congestion, sinus headaches and itchy eyes. Open airways for easy breathing and encourage total-body relaxation with the calming effects of this lavender bath soak. Treat yourself to a trip to the tub, right before bedtime, and enjoy the deep, restorative sleep needed for your body to repair itself.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $41.00
Probiotic All Purpose Cleaner & Air + Fabric Refresh Set
Prevent a flare-up by proactively protecting your home with regular cleaning. Use this combo of a probiotic all-purpose cleaner to rid all surfaces of allergens and remove the same irritants from air and fabrics with the Air + Fabric Refresh.
Buy It: Grove Collaborative, $11.99
Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum
The Dyson Ball Allergy Upright Vacuum falls in the “splurge” category, for sure, but don’t write it off yet. This vacuum is an invaluable addition to your arsenal against allergy season because it's specifically designed with allergy sufferers in mind and is certified as both asthma and allergy friendly. Not to mention, this model claims the strongest suction of any vacuum on the market and is engineered to remove microscopic dust and allergens from difficult spaces.
Buy It: Amazon, $384.00
If you’re in the throes of allergy-induced itchy eyes and look like you’ve been stung by a bee on each eyelid, this Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer is a non-negotiable must-buy for you. Throw it in your tote or briefcase and apply the easy-glide formula between meetings to cool, hydrate and minimize under-eye swelling.
Buy It: Saks Fifth Avenue, $20
Dry air isn’t doing your sore nose and throat any favors, friends. Snag this sleek, black air humidifier and grant your space 15-50 hours of continuous humidification. This model is a major must-have because it boasts adjustable mist levels, whisper-quiet operation and a Sleep Mode that mists throughout the night to aid in a restful, cough-free slumber.
Buy It: Amazon, $45.99
Not to be confused with an air humidifier, this intense air purifier operates to cleanse the air of irritants to stop head colds, before they start. This model uses a four-stage filtration system with a HEPA Filter to remove 99.97%(!) of indoor allergens and pollution – plus, uses a carbon filter to provide unmatched odor elimination. Moral of the story here? Dust, pet dander, mold and bacteria and viruses don’t stand a chance and your allergies could greatly improve if you invest in this magical, purifying machine.
Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $249.99-$349.99