It’s the same story every year. The gray winter skies part, the sun shines, the flowers bloom, and the pollen flies. Allergy season is the worst! Even if you’re able to stop the constant nose dripping, watery eyes, and itchy throat, how do you soothe the pain? I’ve adopted this home remedy to alleviate the burning that often comes with allergies and all you need are a few things for relief: water, lavender oil, a pot, and a stove. First, boil a pot of water. When it comes to a boil, add a few drops of the lavender oil. Turn off the stove, so you don’t set anything on fire, and be sure to brace yourself on something stable though because you don’t want to dive face-first into boiled water. Then, just bend your head over the pot and inhale. You can place a towel over your head to hold in the steam, but it’s not necessary. You’ll start to feel better instantly, but you can repeat these steps a few times a day.