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HayMax Review – Drug Free Allergy Relief

Anyone who knows me will know I’ve morphed in to a bit of a cat lady recently. I love cats, and so does my daughter Caitlin.  Together I guess you could say we are cat mad, and if we got our own way we would have a house full of little fur babies. There is one major problem though, my husband and my son both have cat allergies. Worried about them taking antihistamines every day, we’ve recently been trying HayMax balms, which are a drug free alternative allergy relief.


Since getting the cats two years ago, my husband and son have both been experiencing blocked noses. We didn’t attribute it to the cats to begin with, as it was the winter we assumed they had sinus infections. When it didn’t go away I started to look online, and realised it could be an allergy. They began taking antihistamines and we noticed an improvement in their symptoms. Of course as a parent I worry about the effects of regular medication use. At one point I questioned whether we might have to re-home our beloved cats.

That is when I found out about HayMax balms, and though we could give them a try. Having won over 40 awards, I couldn’t wait to see if it lived up to the hype!

HayMax is an organic drug free allergen barrier balm. Suitable for all ages, from babies right through to adults, they are designed to catch the allergen before it enters the body. They offer natural relief for pet and dust allergies and hay fever. They’re even suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.


My husband and son have been using HayMax for around a month now, and we’re very impressed with the product.

It comes in a handy little tub which can easily be popped in a bag or pocket. Using your finger, you simply rub a little bit of the balm on your nostrils and the bones around the eyes, taking care not to get to close to the eye. It has be be reapplied regularly to be effective, maybe every couple of hours and after blowing your nose. The only issue I found was that with long nails I struggled to get my finger in, meaning I had to ask my husband to apply my son’s. It would be handy if the product could be sold in stick form too.

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There are different varieties of the balm: Haymax Kids, Pure, Aloe Vera, Lavender and Frankincense. My husbands favourite is the frankincense one, as it smells lovely, and I thought the lavender was great for bed time. They’re all completely organic, with the two ingredients being sunflower seed oil and beeswax. They great thing is, because they are drug free they can be taken in to school without issue.

Since using the balms my husband has reported that he feels less stuffy, and can smell a lot better than he could before. He actually feels they’ve worked better than the antihistamines. After a month of use, the tub we’ve been using looks barely touched, and I think will last us quite some time.

Haymax is available at Boots, Holland and Barrett and Amazon for around £6 a tub. You can find out more information on the HayMax website.

My husband is happy that he can smell again, and I’m happy that humans and ferries can live happily together once more.

We were sent a set of HayMax balms free of charge for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.


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  • Reply RachelSwirl June 14, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    OOOO I may have to use this with E as she suffers terribly with hay fever.
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  • Reply Kaye June 21, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Oh wow, I’d love to know what age these can be used from! My son is 2.5 and suffers from allergies, but only mildly so I don’t want to use antihistamines but at the same time, it’d be nice to be able to offer him something on a bad day and these look great. #triedtested

    • Reply Lauren June 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

      They can be used from babies and up Kaye so you should be fine with 2.5, it’s all organic natural ingredients! I definitely know what you mean about not wanting to give antihistamines!

  • Reply Colette June 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I agree with your suggestion about needing to have it in stick form – I too had the same problem with my finger nails and as I was wanting to use the product on myself I gave up!
    I take a regular antihistamine – every single day, all year – to combat my asthma, urticaria and allergies.
    Thanks for sharing your review with us on #TriedTested this week x
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  • Reply Gina Caro @ Gypsy Soul June 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    This looks really interesting. Our son has had terrible hay fever this year and I’ve had to give him drugs for it everyday which I hate. I’m definitely going to give this ago instead! #TriedTested
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    • Reply Lauren June 21, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      It’s worth a try anyway, it’s certainly helped my husband and son with their pet allergies!

  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs June 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t have any allergies thankfully, but this sounds perfect for all of those poor sufferers out there.
    I think the stick form would probably be more convenient too.
    Glad your son and OH have felt the benefits 🙂 #triedtested
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