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A Rinse Guide to Spring Wellness

A Rinse Guide to Spring Wellness

If you’re reading this, go ahead and give yourself a big pat on the back for surviving the ever-challenging “Spring Forward” time change! While we love the longer days that come with Daylight Savings Time, if we’re being honest we must admit that losing an hour of sleep and adjusting to a new routine definitely takes a toll! As if it weren’t enough to have our clocks conspiring against us, this time of year is notorious for another foe... the return of the dreaded seasonal allergies! IYKYK! Just thinking about it makes us want to sneeze! 

If you’re one of the fortunate few who sail through unaffected by the pollen saturated air, consider yourself blessed! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 81 MILLION people in the United States were diagnosed with seasonal allergic rhinitis (also known as “hay fever”) in 2021. That’s no small number! There’s a good chance that you or someone you know is part of this 81 million and, if so, you’re probably always on the hunt for ways to find a little relief!  

Fortunately, there are a whole host of options to explore when it comes to addressing seasonal allergies, even for those of us who love looking for more natural options! Depending on your level of sensitivity to the pollen and irritants in the air, you may find certain strategies more beneficial than others. Dealing with allergies is a highly personal thing but we’re excited to share some of our top tips for thriving instead of just surviving during this time of year! 

1. Limit Exposure 

This one may seem obvious, but if allergies are known to give you a run for your money, it may be a good idea to limit your exposure as much as possible. No, we’re not suggesting that you put yourself on house arrest and stay indoors from March until May, but we are suggesting being intentional with your time outside!  

Allergies can be worse during certain times of the day, particularly the morning and evening, as pollen levels tend to peak during these times. Given this fact, try planning to get your daily dose of sunshine during the middle of the day if possible!  


Pollen can also be especially troublesome on dry, windy days. Sometimes it’s better to just wait it out until after a rain to enjoy a little fresh air! 

2. Nasal Irrigation 

The saying "desperate times call for desperate measures” comes to mind with this one. Who doesn’t love the idea of pouring water into their nose in the name of combating seasonal allergies?! Sigh... It’s certainly not our most glamorous tip, but it may be one of our most effective ones! 

Using a saline solution as a nasal rinse can be a great (and inexpensive) way to give yourself the upper hand by rinsing your nasal passages of the pollen and irritants to help keep you sniffle-free! 

3. Essential Oils 

Here at Rinse, we LOVE our essential oils! There are so many oils that are amazing year-round, but during the Spring months we find ourselves especially drawn to our Aller-Ease essential oil blend!  

What’s Aller-Ease, you ask? It’s our fan-favorite blend of a variety of essential oils including pure lavender oil, lemon oil, and peppermint oil. As you can imagine, it smells GREAT but, even more than that, this unique blend of oils comes together to create a therapeutic aromatherapy experience that our customers love! 

Essential oils have a long history of being effective for helping with all sorts of everyday challenges and helping to promote wellbeing. The three oils included in this blend are known as some of the most common “titans” of essential oils, so you can be sure that they pack a punch when it comes to delivering natural benefits! 


You can take advantage of all the benefits of Aller-Ease in a variety of ways, but our favorite has to be with the Aller-Ease Essential Oil Roll-On! This handy roll-on comes packaged for optimal use and convenience! The blend includes Squalane Oil as a carrier oil, making it easily absorbable and ready for use on the skin! It also includes a rollerball applicator which makes using it a breeze! Simply roll the ball across the temples, forehead, and in between the eyebrows to apply and start enjoying all the benefits! Some customers even love to put a dab on the tip of their nose! 

Another great way to enjoy Aller-Ease is with our Certified Organic Pure Essential Oil! As with all of our pure essential oils, this one is made of the highest quality USDA approved oils so you can be sure that you’re getting a pure and natural aromatherapy experience! Try adding a few drops to your diffuser and enjoy! 

Aller-Ease is one of our most popular blends for a reason! Check out what our customers are saying! 

I recently bought this product to try for my allergies. I was very happy with how well and how fast it worked for me. The roll on makes it easy to use.” - Kimberly A. 

This helps calm my throat and cough against the miserable allergies I have!” - Katrina M. 

I love this! I use this each evening before climbing in bed! It smells great and helps open up my sinuses.” - Jessica M. 

Best Stuff! I have given this to so many friends & family, & they are amazed at how good it works, without any side effects!” - Beth A. 

4. Local Honey 

If you’re in the market for a tasty tip, this is it! There’s a long-held theory that many people swear by. Essentially, the theory is that by eating local honey you’re ingesting local allergens and thus helping your body build up immunity to them. While we admittedly have no idea if the theory holds true, we’re all for giving it a shot because who doesn’t love an excuse to eat a little honey!? 


5. Purify Indoor Air 

In your effort to fight back against seasonal allergies, don’t forget the importance of purifying the indoor air at home! This is often overlooked but can make a world of difference! There are all sorts of ways you can work to clean the air in your home, starting with the obvious... changing out your air filter! If you’re like us, this doesn’t get done as often as it should so take this as your reminder to go ahead and swap out your dirty filter for a clean one! 

It’s also super important to be diligent about keeping your space clean! As much fun as it is to feel a warm spring breeze blowing through your home, it’s a good idea to keep your windows shut to keep the pollen out. Even if you never crack a window, the tiny pollen particles are going to find their way in, so it’s a good idea to make time to dust and vacuum more regularly to help get rid of these pesky irritants. 

Another fantastic (and much more fun) option is to add some plants to your home! Not only are plants beautiful and cheerful to keep around, but they also can help to purify the air thanks to a process called “phytoremediation”. It’s a big word that essentially describes nature's way of helping to clean up our messes! Why not give your green thumb a try and add a few plants in your home to help clean the air and add a touch of joy!? 

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10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On + A Historical Fun Fact You Never Knew!

10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On + A Historical Fun Fact You Never Knew!

We believe there are two kinds of people in this world... Those who love Thievery Essential Oil and those who haven't tried it yet! If you are in the second bucket and looking to learn more about thievery oil, you're in the right place! Here at Rinse, we are HUGE fans of Thievery and we can't wait to introduce you to it! Meet one of our favorite essential oil roll-ons:

Thievery Roll-On

What kind of name is that?… Well, let me tell you a little about thievery oil history (you know it's gonna be good with a name like "thievery"!

As folklore has it... Back in the day, we’re talking waaaaay back in the 15th Century Bubonic Plague day (that's circa 1413 in case were wondering), the story goes there was a group of European thieves (four thieves to be exact) who robbed plague victims & their graves, but they never got the plague. Pretty incredible when you consider that the Bubonic Plague was so highly contagious that it was also know as "the Black Death"... Yikes! Once the thieves were finally apprehended, they were given a choice to either give up their secrets to staying healthy, or perish. As you might imagine, they chose to give up the secrets! As it turns out, they ended up being spice merchants by trade. The trade business had come to a halt due to the closure of the sea ports thanks to the plague, so they turned to looting plague victims & their graves as a way of making money. They had deep herbal knowledge as a result of their trade and they revealed that they used a highly effective blend of oils & herbs to protect them. Their secret recipe included Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, & Lemon. Legend has it that they applied the oils to their hands, feet, temples, ears and even wore a mask covering their mouths that had the blend applied to it. The saving grace for the thieves, essential oil! 

So what does that have to do with us non-plagued folks worrying about people of today? Well, testing & studies have shown that the essential oils in this blend can be helpful in protecting your state of wellbeing. So you get well & stay well.

And what does that have to do with a roll-on, you ask... 

We know that this blend of oils is effective for getting well and staying well, so we decided to take this germ-fighting essential oil blend, mix it up with our favorite Squalane Oil & put a roller top on it for easy, anywhere & anytime application. This thievery roll-on is portable, convenient, and travel-friendly so you never have to be without it!

10 Reasons We LOVE Thievery Roll-On

  • Stay Well: Is everyone around you sick or getting sick? Don't fret! You can use it to help keep you stay well and keep germs at bay!
  • Get Well: Having a hard time getting over that last little bit of cold or flu? It can help get you over that hump and get back to being well!
  • Play Defense: Want to proactively help your kids fight the petri dish called school? Rub it on their feet & slide some socks on them! Use before school and after school!
  • Portable: This roll-on is designed to be convenient and portable! Throw it in your purse, your kids' backpack, or your car for easy access any time!
  • Squalane: Our Thievery blend includes our favorite ingredient… Squalane Oil!
  • Scent: It smells amazing! We love the spicy and earthy scent! Rub some on your wrist or neck to smell 
  • Gentle: No harsh chemicals. Thievery oil roll-on is a safe and natural blend of essential oils you can use to care for your family's health.
  • Natural: Our thievery blend is made from 100% natural essential oils
  • Vegan-Friendly: Our thievery blend is vegan-friendly
  • Gluten Free: Did we mention that our blend is also gluten-free!?

How we use the Thievery Roll-On

  • Roll it where you need it, got a tickle in your throat?—roll it over your throat (external), your ear bothering you a bit?—roll it behind your ear, feeling a little chest’y?— roll it on your chest
  • Roll it on the back of the neck, the bottoms of the feet or on your chin to be a little proactive with things

As you can probably tell by now, this stuff has our heart! But don’t just take our word for it… Check out these amazing thievery reviews from our valued customers!

  • "I purchased Thievery in October and use it every day. Have had flu in family, traveled extensively for work, been exposed to strep throat and colds. Have made it through Fall and Holidays without the usual bronchitis or flu. Love this stuff." - Ms. Lee
  • "Purchased this for myself before flu season hit and now that it’s here I’m so thankful I have it. Apply it everyday and so far so good - no flu. Love the ease of a roll on and it has a pleasant smell as well! Highly recommend and would purchase again!" - Tami K.
  • "I bought this product while at Epcot in Disney World last week. My husband and I came back to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and he had caught a terrible flu like virus on the plane ride out. I was so excited to find the Rinse stand and bought the roll on thievery for my husband. We immediately rubbed it all over his neck and behind his ears. The smell made him feel a bit refreshed and the neck massage with the oil relieved some tension. What a blessing to have found this in such an unexpected place! We also used it on our flight home to prevent any further illness." - Tara B.
  • "A Friend bought this for me at Christmas. I would be lost without it. In fact, I was lost when I lost it and then order a new one. Now I have two since it popped up. This oil kept me from catching every cold and illness that swept my house." - Sarah M.
  • “I use it every day and have avoided catching a cold for a full year!!”  Ashley M.
  • “I still LOVE my Thievery roll-on – I use it every night.”  Jim V.
  • “I bought your Thievery Roll-on at Epcot when we were down there in March (we live in Niagara, Canada) and have been using Thievery along my neck lymph-node area to help combat sinus infections and head colds, sore throats and whatever spring threw at me (with some success – I haven’t needed antibiotics which is a HUGE step for me!)”  Shaunna M.

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