While ragweed season peaks in mid-September, it doesn’t really end until the first frost. So, you may be in for another few weeks of sneezing, itchy eyes and hayfever.

A single ragweed plant can produce up to one billion grains of pollen each season, that can be airborne for days and travel hundreds of miles away! The effects of global warming exacerbate and favor the growth of many plants, including ragweed.

What to do?

Since this pollen is hard to avoid, the best thing you can do is keep it off of yourself – wear a hat or sunglasses when you step outside..

Inside, keep windows in both your house and car closed, andtake your shoes off when you walk in the door. More effectively, don’t sleep with pollen – shower before bedtime, and consider allergy-free bedding as well.

While allergy shots or ragweed pills might help, a more natural approach using oils is less invasive and easier on your system.  Pepex uses eucalyptus, menthol and borneol oils to soothe inflamed passageways. Eucalyptus in particular has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on the bronchial tract, reducing or eliminating the need for traditional medication*. Pocket sized, Pepex is easily administered with a quick whiff, and helps alleviate not just respiratory issues, but helps with itchy eyes as well.

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