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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  • Emily McClarron

    June 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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

  • Emily McClarron

    June 27, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    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 […] Read MoreWould 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! Read Less

  • Solange

    June 15, 2018 at 10:26 pm

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

  • Tee Simpson

    June 14, 2018 at 10:13 pm

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

  • Kim Carberry

    June 13, 2018 at 9:02 pm

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

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