It’s the Trees that Cause the Sneeze!


We all think of grass and flowers as setting off our hay fever in the summer, but surprisingly 1 in 4 of us are triggered by pollen from the trees as early as February or March! Trapping tree pollen before it gets into your system can prove to be one of the best ways of tackling this onslaught, by using the organic allergen barrier balm, HayMax... 

The tree pollen season generally starts in mid February and, because each type of tree pollinates at different times, lasts until May and early June – overlapping the start of the grass pollen season. HayMax allergen barrier balms have been proven to trap over one third of pollen grains before they enter the body. 

The two most important tree pollen types are the silver birch, which triggers hay fever in approximately 25% of sufferers, and the oak, which affects around 20% of hay fever sufferers. The birch starts pollinating from the beginning of April in the south of England. Birch trees need several dry days with temperatures in the mid-teens before they start to release pollen. The oak tree pollen season usually occurs in May and early June. 

The tree pollen season starts with the Hazel in mid February followed by the Yew and Alder. It ends with the pine in May and early June. 

HayMax is an organic allergen barrier balm that is applied to the base of the nose and around the bones of the eyes, pollen sticks to it before it enters the body. As long as the balm traps enough of the pollen to leave you with less allergen in your body than it takes for you to react, then your symptoms won’t be triggered. If it takes out enough allergen that you are just around the point where you react, then you may find that although you don’t stop sneezing, you sneeze less and the effects are far less debilitating. In a 2015 study by leading allergy charity Allergy UK, 80% said that HayMax worked. 


HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier balms retail at £6.99 per pot and are available from Holland & Barrett; selected Morrisons, Waitrose and Boots; independent chemists, pharmacists and health stores; on 01525 406600 and from