The rain has come rushing through Southern California, and the flowers are starting to pop up everywhere, and the winds are strong and sweeping pollen all over the air.
It smells fresh outside, and it feels nice... except when eyes start getting itchy and noses start running. It's allergy season! Here are some ways that have helped us with our allergies:
Chamomile is known for its soothing properties. Making tea with this flower can help reduce the flare ups that pollen and dust can cause during this season. My sister used to even take a towelette and drench it in the tea and put it over her eyes! It was the only thing that would help soothe her and stop her from crying.
Humidifiers add humidity into the air, which can help soothe skin allergies, as it can help stop the formation of irritated dry patches. The blast of dryness that comes after rain in Socal always bothered me, and a humidifier has helped a lot! Adding essential oils such as lavender also helps with more sound sleep, whereas citrus-y scents will help your child wake up energized for school despite daylight savings!
On the other hand, humidity can trap more dust, which can cause some people with more nasal allergies, problems (ie my sister). For her, a dehumidifier helped her nasal congestion a lot! So use both a humidifier and dehumidifier in moderation, depending on the symptoms you see in yourself and/or your children!
This one might be an old-wives' tale, but my mother swore by this trick, though it isn't exactly scientifically proven. My mother would cut half an onion and leave it in her room. She said that an onion is able to absorb moisture in the air (kind of like a dehumidifier), but it traps dust and germs a lot better. Within a day, the onion should look disgusting, but the room would be a lot cleaner. I think any vegetable cut and left out would probably start to show signs of rotting, and I think her room smelled a lot more like onions than fresh linens... but it's an inexpensive hack that I think is worth a try. Tell us if it works or not! :)
The outdoors can be full of scary pollen and dust particles that tickle our noses, but staying indoors can help! We provide a large empty space of free-play, so your children can play stress-free with other kids.
Our weekend hours for this week are:
Saturday March 9th, 2019 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday March 10th, 2019 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
We will see you then!