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HayMax Organic Drug-Free Allergen Barrier Balms

About three weeks ago HayMax sent me their entire range to test out. I was very eager to try a non-drowsy, drug free, organic product to keep my allergies at bay because I am severely allergic to all three pollen groups (tree, grass and weeds). I am a red eyed, sneezing mess from March to September and I have contemplated gouging my eyes out and sticking pipe cleaners down my ears to scratch the never-ending itch.

What is HayMax?

HayMax is a balm made from beeswax and seed oils. It helps reduce the amount of dust, pet and pollen allergens that enter your body by effectively trapping them. HayMax’s task is to keep your exposure below your body’s “trigger point” so that you don’t have an allergic reaction.

(For me, it helped to think of stinging nettles. If you walk through nettles with jeans on, you’ll be fine. If you walk through them with your skin exposed, you’ll get stung. The barrier is the key. It’s the same with allergies. If you can stop them (or reduce the amount) from entering your body, you won’t have a reaction.)

Everyone’s trigger point is different. Mine is not very high at all so just opening the door for the mail man is enough to set me off for the day. Some people are not even allergic to pollen at all. Lucky buggers!

How to Use HayMax

Simply rub a tiny bit inside your nostrils and around your eye bones (in a figure eight motion) but be careful not to get it too close, or inside your eye. Easy peasy! You can repeat this as many times during the day as you feel necessary.

Who Can Use HayMax?

Absolutely everyone. From toddlers to pregnant and breastfeeding woman and even the elderly because it’s drug free.
It won’t make you drowsy or interfere with any other medications.

Did HayMax Work for Me?

Yes and no.

As I mentioned, I have really bad allergies. I take my allergy tablets daily as soon as spring starts and I don’t stop until end of September. They really don’t work though. They just take the edge off. In Cape Town (where I’m from) I used to get a cortisone injection every month during allergy season but this is not available here through the NHS. I have been waiting to be referred to the allergy clinic, but we keep moving house and then I have to start the whole process again.

The best I can do at the moment is take my tablets and use anything else at my disposal, such as eye drops, nose spray and HayMax. Drinking hot water with honey in it also helps soothe the itch in my throat.

For the sake of this article, I stopped using everything else except HayMax. (So no antihistamines, eye drops, throat sprays, nasal sprays etc.) Since we also moved house a month ago, I wanted to see if I was as allergic to the tree pollen here as I was in the old county, because I didn’t have any flare ups here (yet).

It started off fine the first two days. It was a bit overcast and the pollen count was low but I had no itchy eyes or sneezing. (I usually do.) Then we had an extremely windy weekend with a very high pollen count and it was just too much for me. My eyes were so red and swollen that I could barely open them. Determined not to use antihistamines, I rinsed my eyes with sterile water and did some cold compresses and I drank A LOT of honey water to make my throat feel better.

I stayed indoors for the rest of the weekend and continued to use HayMax to catch any pollen that may be floating around the house. It took three days before I felt OK again.

My conclusion is this:

HayMax definitely worked for me on the days when the pollen count was low to moderate. I usually have to take a tablet at midday but didn’t feel the need.

This may seem insignificant to you but it’s such a big deal for me. This now means that I could potentially take about 60 less tablets during spring and summer each year, depending on the pollen count.

I am not anti-medication but I do believe that the less meds you need to take, the better (especially cortisone). I’m also tired of feeling so drowsy and lethargic AND THIRSTY (sooooo thirsty) after taking antihistamines. I’m too busy for that. I have an over active toddler and tons of work to do at night.

On days when the count is high to very high though, then I need to call in the reinforcements and use all my lotions and potions as well as an allergy tablet to get through the day.

I really wish I knew about HayMax when I was pregnant though. Woooow. I really suffered that year. I remember having to go to hospital because my allergies lead to a bad ear infection. I may also have cried about it a lot… but that was probably just pregnancy hormones.

HayMax Organic Drug-Free Allergen Barrier Balms

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The bundle includes:

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Terms and Conditions

Open to UK Mainland residents only.
No purchase required.
The competition runs from Monday, 11 June 2018 to Thursday, 12 July 2018.
One winner will be announced on Friday, 13 July 2018.
The winner will have seven days to supply a delivery address. If an address is not supplied, a new winner will be chosen.
The winner will receive
1 x HayMax Pure
1 x HayMax Lavender
1 x HayMax Kids
1 x Haymax Aloe Vera
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  1. Kim Carberry

    I haven’t tried Haymax before but I do like the sound of it especially the Frankincense one x

  2. Tee Simpson

    I havent tried HayMax but I think I would like the aloe vera one. I have suddenly developed hayfeaver so suffering much!

  3. Solange

    No, I haven’t tried HayMax before but it sounds great and I think I would like the lavender scent the most.

  4. Emily McClarron

    Would love to try this, especially the lavender one! I suffer with acne and after making my own face wash, lavender has been a god send to me!

  5. Emily McClarron

    I have very sensitive skin so can only use natural! Would love to try this for my hayfever

  6. Elzbieta Znyk

    I haven’t tried HayMax, but would love to try it for my daughter she is allergic. I love lavender scent.

  7. Simone Griffin

    I haven’t tried them yet but aloe vera would smell lovely x

  8. Dale Dow

    I have actually never tried it before, it does sound like a great product though

  9. Jules Eley

    I have not tried it but I have heard great things… I am wiling to try anything to get through the summer without feeling so terrible with Hayfever.

  10. Nadia Josephine

    I have terrible hayfever but I have never tried Hay Max! I would really like to give it a go to see if it can help my allergies. The lavndar one would be nice for night but I hope the frankincense smells like Christmas! 🙂

  11. Abigail

    I haven’t but I’d love to try it, especially the frankincense scent. If it works I’d get it for my little brother as he suffers terribly from hayfever, the doctors are trying all sorts of medicine but it doesn’t seem to touch it.

  12. Debbie Birchall

    I haven’t tried them yet but love the sound of the frankincense and Lavender ones xx

  13. Jessica Powell

    I’ve never tried it but would love to give it a go, especially the lavender scent.

  14. Josh K

    No, I haven’t tried it before but I suffer really bad with Hayfever so I’d like to try it!

  15. Valerie Seal

    I’ve never tried these before. I would like a perfumed one, maybe lavender.

  16. Jamie Edwards

    No, I don’t personally suffer with hayfever however my other half and eldest son suffer so badly! I’m always on the looking out for ways I can help them.

  17. Julie Edwards

    I haven’t tried Haymax yet but it sounds like it would help so much. I love the sound of the aloe vera one

  18. kayleigh Robinson

    I have never tried these before! I suffer really bad from hay fever and I’m always up for trying something new! I hate constantly sneezing all day!

  19. Sylvia Paul

    I’ve never heard of these before. I would love to try the Lavender. This is the worst year for hayfever in a long time x

  20. Rachel Craig

    No. Lavender would be a lovely scent to try, and naturally healing and relaxing.

  21. Ani

    I’ve never tried Haymax but I am tempted to try the Lavender one!

  22. Kate Davies

    I haven’t tried it before but it sounds perfect for me. I don’t usually suffer too much when the pollen count is low to
    Moderate but I do when it’s high. The frankincense balm sounds lovely.

  23. paula cheadle

    No, I haven’t tried HayMax before, never even heard of it, but would love to try the pure

  24. Carole Nott

    I have not tried this product before but he Aloe Vera looks like a good choice

  25. Michelle Ferguson

    I have never tried it before, I like the sound of the aloe vera one


    Myself i haven’t tried haymax before but the scent i like the sound of has to be lavender

  27. Lucinda Beckett

    This would be amazing to win! My eyes look like they have been stung by bees

  28. sarah fielding

    I have never tried it but this looks amazing, my hayfever is going crazy in this heat!

  29. Sabrina Baldock

    No I haven’t tried it before but I would like to especially as my hay fever aggravates my asthma and I’m allergic to tree pollen so mine starts very early

  30. Jennifer Mccombe-Durant

    I hadn’t heard of Haymax until I read about it here, so we have never tried it. I stumbled across your blog when searching for allergy relief for my son.

    60 potentially less tablets is just awesome I totally understand why this is such a big deal for you, we’d love to ditch the antihistamines for something organic and natural like this brand.

    Thank you for a detailed insight into this product.

  31. Jess Howliston

    I haven’t tried HayMax before but it sounds like a great product. I love that they do a product for kids too!

  32. amanda greensmith

    i havent had the pleasure of try these yet but like the sound of the lavendar one

  33. samantha buntain

    I havent tried it before but would love to try it,

  34. jade rice

    i havent tried but would love to my hayfever is awful this year fed up

  35. Kathleen Lynch

    I Recommend the Aloe Vera

  36. Louise Clarke

    I have never tried Haymax before but i have really struggled this year, so i would love to try Frankisence

  37. betsy ferguson

    I haven’t heard of this product before visiting your blog, but sounds great, so would love to try xx

  38. Karen Hughes

    I have not tried haymax before but it sounds very interesting. I used to get such bad hayfever that I was not even allowed out on the field at school. As the years have gone on it has got a bit better but unfortunately I have passed it on to my two girls.
    The frankincense sounds lovely

  39. Cassandra D

    No, I haven’t tried HayMax. Frankincense sounds interesting.

  40. Caroline Tokes

    I haven’t tried it before but would love to try the Lavender

  41. Sam Parkes

    Never heard of this until reading your blog. Very intrigued to try especially the children’s for my daughter who suffers quite bad from hayfever.

  42. Maria P

    No, I did not try it yet – I would probably love the lavender one the most

  43. Kirsteen Mackay

    I’ve never tried this before but I suffer terribly from Hayfever and would love to try it.

  44. Roisin Niceochain

    I haven’t tried HayMax before so would love the chance

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