Natural remedies for spring allergies - ORESTA clean beauty simplified

Natural remedies for spring allergies

Spring is finally here, bringing back the greenery, warmth and sunshine we've been longing for. But along with the beauty of spring comes the dreaded allergies. Whether it's dry, itchy skin and eyes, sinus congestion, or puffiness and swelling, allergies can really put a damper on the season.

At ORESTA, we're all about natural remedies. That's why we're sharing some of our favourite ways to combat spring allergies, naturally.


During the peak of allergy season, dry brushing is a beneficial practice to support the body's detoxification process through the skin and lymphatic system. This technique not only enhances the body's innate ability to combat allergens, but can also relieve congestion and reduce swelling.

HOW TO DRY BRUSH: Before showering or bathing, gently sweep the dry brush over your skin. Use short strokes, working from your feet to up towards your heart. Then do the same from your finger tips, along your arms and pay special attention sweeping from collarbone to armpits.

BOOST YOUR BRUSHING: Living Libations Verve Tonic is that boosts flow and helps eliminate stagnation in the body. Wipe your brush over a couple drops in the palm of your hand before beginning your dry brush ritual. After bathing and showering, we love LAUREL's California Body Oil. Laurel chose herbs that help stimulate lymphatic movement and circulation for this body/oil serum that is nourishing and de-puffing.


With acupressure, you can stimulate specific pressure points to help relieve sinus pressure and congestion. This is a very easy technique that you can do on your own.


1. Start by relaxing and taking a few deep breathes.

2. Choose a pressure point (below) and press it firmly with a finger. It should not hurt.

3. Massage in circles or up and down for a few minutes. Repeat as often as you like.

Pressure points for sinus congestion/pressure

1. Between the nostril and upper lip

2. In line with the bottom of the nostril and inline with the pupil

3. Beside the nostril (next to the fold)

4. "Third Eye" Directly between the eyebrows



Vitamin C, Quercitin and honey, especially Manuka honey are great natural supplements that help support the immune system, reduce inflammation and fight off allergic reactions. These can be used internally, as well as topically for skin allergies. 

HOW TO USE SUPPLEMENTS: Recommended dose for adults of Vitamin C is between 500mg to 2000mg. Recommended dose for adults of Quercitin is between 250mg to 2000mg.**  These antioxidants are also plentiful in a variety of foods. Enjoy oranges, strawberries, cherries, apples, broccoli, kale etc, regularly. Enjoy a tablespoon of Manuka honey, like ACTIVIST Manuka Honey 850+, daily.

** This is not medical advice. Please consult your health care provider for the right supplements and dosage for you.

If you are experiencing skin rallergies, we recommend: 

LILFOX Haute C Serum: A potent Vitamin C serum that is safe for sensitive skin.

Activist Manuka Honey Mask: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, soothing honey mask.

Blissoma Awake Morning Firming Moisturizer: A lightweight moisturizer, which contains horsetail (a source of quercetin) and is soothing and safe for sensitive skin.

Laurel Detox Mask: A purifying, anti-inflammatory mask for irritated, congested skin. 


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