an allergy elixir and life continues {Kleenex}

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #KleenexAllergy #pmedia

Allergies.  I’m stuffed up, my eyes are so itchy I can’t keep my contacts in and I’m sneezing right and left, but am I missing out on anything?  Nope.  Well, maybe some quality sleep, but I’m still hanging in there with my family, enjoying our crisp desert fall, hiking through nature and camping in the woods.  For many, allergies are just a fact.  The only thing you can do is be prepared, and so prepared I am.  Thank you Kleenex.

I’m a multiple sneezer.  As in sometimes I fall off stools in sneezing fits and I freak out when I’m driving and feel a sneeze (or 3) coming.  Forget texting, the most dangerous person on the road is a multiple sneezer during allergy season!  Now that my allergies are back, my sneezes are… more productive than normal and require mas facial tissues.  Yes, I said productive.  Gross, Sarah.  Productive is good though because congestion pressure is just one of the worst things ever!

How do I deal?  Kleenex, lots of Kleenex, and I stash them everywhere.  Everyone has a box in their bathrooms, a pack in the car and a pack in their purse… but aren’t you forgetting something?  How about a pack on your person, in your pocket?  But, Sarah, isn’t that personal Pocket Pack too thick, you ask?  Kleenex now offers a slim Wallet Pack, perfect for your pocket and ready to back you up when you need it most.

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They open up conveniently like wallets. Cute.

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I tossed around the idea of sharing my top secret allergy remedy tonic or not.  Then, this week, I got hit REALLY hard with allergies.  My head feels like a pressure cooker ready to explode, my throat is burned from mass amounts of nasal spray and overall… I just feel like poop.  So, I have been downing my elixir and I just have to share, it’s only right.

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When one is sick with allergies or anything else, one must take a good look at what they are consuming.  Keep away from anything that will suppress your immune system, like fatty foods and added sugar.  Add in powerhouse ingredients that will instead boost you up.  Lemon is loaded with Vitamin C and immune boosting antioxidants, and also Hesperidin, a natural antihistamine.  Turmeric contains a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance.  Black or Green Tea  contains Quercetin, an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine phytonutrient.  Ginger contains antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. Let’s put them all together in a warm, healing liquid, shall we?

allergy cold elixir recipe in_the_know_mom

Powerhouse Allergy Elixir

1 cup warm green tea
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp raw honey (or more to taste, local honey is best)
1 inch piece ginger, grated
juice from half a ripe lemon

Throw everything into a blender for a few seconds to find a smooth consistency. Drink. Repeat.

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On my nightstand these nights?

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Kleenex, Powerhouse Allergy Elixir and lemon water.  Drink, blow, repeat.

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This is my set-up when I am home, but I am not always home, of course.  I have a husband and two kids and a life.  It is fall so we are out camping every chance we get.  Camping = nature = allergies but I love the family time spent together so much, I don’t care — I’m just prepared!  Now that Kleenex makes these super duper cute Wallet Packs that are slim enough for any back pant pocket, I’m covered.  And now, for the night camping butt shot (you lucky guys!).  The corduroy leggings, btw, are from SPANX’s new line of fashionable leggings… review coming soon.

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For all your allergy season Kleenex needs, Target has you covered.  Click over here for a coupon to buy a Kleenex 4pack and get free wallet pack (2-pk) or pocket pack (3-pk).  I used this coupon so I know it works — while supplies last, of course.  Keep in the know by liking Kleenex on Facebook and following on Twitter.

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  1. November 7, 2013 at 4:23 am — Reply

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  2. November 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm — Reply

    Yes Yes… Love the Butt back pocket shot- YES! And helloooooo sexy nightstand..may I have your number? Great post girl!

  3. November 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Very cute. I am a Kleenex loyalist. I buy the 10 pack when on sale at Costco!

  4. November 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Oh my poor hubby and boy sometimes NEEDS loads of tissue as well.

  5. November 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    I get allergies pretty bad too. Kleenex is always my go-to brand, especially Kleenex with lotion in them because my poor nose gets so dry and sore after using so many tissues!

  6. November 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Cute post! We have terrible allergies and always use Kleenex1

  7. November 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm — Reply

    We ahve horrible allergies in our family. Thanks for this. LOVE LOVE LOVE all the yellow!!

  8. November 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm — Reply

    I love Kleenex products. And all these things I will definitely need for the upcoming flu season.

  9. November 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    I LOVE kleenex’s travel packs,I always have one in my purse and in my glovebox. They’ve been a life saver SO many times.

  10. November 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    Love the Kleenex pack for the go and thanks so much for your recipe. My grandson has allergies and I’ll share this recipe with my daughter for him.

  11. November 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm — Reply

    I love the Kleenex Slim Wallets! They are so pretty, I feel better just to look at them.

  12. November 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    Hot tea and Kleenex are staples at my house this time of the year. I’ll have to give your elixir a try!

  13. Daisy
    November 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    LOL – I’m a multiple sneezer too! Everyone in my family teases me! These Kleenexes look like something that I need to stock up on!

  14. November 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm — Reply

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’m always looking for things like this.

  15. November 9, 2013 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Your first sentence is totally how I’m feeling right now! I need to give that Powerhouse Allergy Elixir a shot!

  16. November 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    we have those travel packs all over the place and i make sure my kids have them in their backpacks and inside coat pockets at all times. 2/3 kids have bad allergies in our house

  17. November 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm — Reply

    I’m stocked up on Kleenex… my son and I both suffer from seasonal allergies. Ugh.

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