Vaseline is such a versatile product with many uses. But recently I discovered its use for treating hayfever. Like many natural remedies I wasn’t convinced but this year my hayfever allergies have been pretty bad so I gave it a try and was impressed with the results so much, I’d like to share it with you.
How it works
By spreading a thin layer of Vaseline around the inside of the nostrils can help combat hay fever and reduce symptoms significantly.
As pollen particles enter the nostrils they get trapped within the Vaseline. This effectively blocks pollen from entering the nasal passages and stops hay fever symptoms in its tracks.
Does it work?
I was skeptical but every morning when I woke up I was soon sneezing and blowing my nose and my eyes were so itchy, all this before I had even stepped a foot outside the house. Although I was taking an antihistamine, the drug still takes time to activate.
I applied the Vaseline to my nostrils after my morning shower. The first morning I didn’t sneeze one, nor did my nose run but my eyes still got quite red and itchy later in the day.
On the third day of applying Vaseline to my nostrils, I was definitely finding this natural remedy was working. As my eyes were still getting red and itchy, I decided to apply a thin layer of Vaseline underneath my lower eye lids and in the corner of my eyes. This remedy worked great at forming a barrier around my eyes and cured my red itchy eye syndrome. Plus it also seemed to brighten my eyes up considerably too.
I would never stop taking a daily antihistamine during the hayfever season but if your hayfever gets bad like mine did this year, I would seriously suggest trying this Vaseline remedy as it certainly seems to work for me!