Kick those allergies to the curb

April 24, 2014
Kick that spring cold or allergy nose with some Fire Cider. SOURCE IMAGES

My family has a long history of allergies. Now, Droolface, our nearly 3-year-old, seems to be afflicted by seasonal allergies as well. He has what I call faucet nose. His nose is always running. It’s clear, so there’s no infection. It seems to start right when the world starts to warm up slightly. It’s been going on for about a month now and I am so sick of it! And, so is Droolface.

The constant nose-wiping makes both of us cranky. And, I hate to see that smear of crust across his face that means he’s been wiping it. Just yuck.

Droolface does take a prescribed allergy medicine in his morning juice every day. But, I wanted to find something else that could cure this faucet nose.

I found Shire City Herbals Fire Cider. This tonic has long been used by grandmas to cure what ails you – from colds to allergies to possibly, crankiness in old men. The tonic supports your immune system and respiratory health. The cider is a spicy vinegar-based tonic that can be taken daily. We like to mix ours into fruit juice.

According to New England-based Shire City Herbals, the tonic starts with raw, Certified Organic apple cider vinegar and raw wildflower honey. Then they add Organic Oranges, Organic Lemons, Organic Onions, Organic Ginger, Organic Horseradish, Organic Garlic, Organic Turmeric, and Organic Habanero Pepper.

I will let you know how it works out for us, but so far, I am optimistic.

Where to get it: or you can get it where I get everying –

Here’s hoping you too can kick the spring allergy faucet nose!

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    Welcome to Adventures in Drool! Talking about green living, getting rid of plastics and toxic chemicals in our homes and raising happy kids on a budget. Join the conversation ( and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

    Rachel Swick Mavity, author of the blog, lives with a reformed drooler (Droolface), who at age 3 loves to get muddy, drink homemade smoothies, giggle and flirt with old ladies. Her current drooler (Birdy) enjoys spitting up on work clothes and leaving drool trails as a way of showing her love.

    Mavity previously worked as a journalist for seven years at newspapers from Pennsylvania to Maryland and Delaware. In Sussex County she worked for several newspapers, including the Cape Gazette. She lives in Lewes with her husband, Ryan Mavity, their son, "Droolface," and daughter, "Birdy."