Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Eight tips for preventing asthma and allergies during springtime!

Thank you to Bona for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to create a Bona healthy home!

Welcome Spring! There is no question that springtime just feels good. Flowers begin to peek up from the soil, the sun feels a bit warmer and neighbors start to venture outside a little more. With all that we love about spring, it’s also a time when allergies and asthma can be aggravated. The best place to help keep dust, pollen and other allergens at bay is in our homes.

With this in mind, Bona is announcing the launch of a brand new formula- Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor cleaner that is now certified and approved by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 

This non-toxic, effective hardwood floor cleaner removes at least 93.33% of allergens from hard surface floors. Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner has passed the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s rigorous testing to achieve this certification. Free of dyes and scents, Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner cleans effectively and is hypo-allergenic so it is safe for allergy-sensitive families.
Floors remain beautiful and allergy sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief.

Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner is really easy to use. It sprays and applies easily. 

I used Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner with my Bona® Hardwood Floor Mop. It leaves my floors feeling clean and looking shiny. As a bonus, this product has no smell, perfect for those who are chemically sensitive! Such a good product!

Speaking of of asthma and allergy, do you know that May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month? In conjunction with National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, I would like to share with you some of my favorite tips about allergies and allergy prevention.

Hardwood floors are healthier and cleaner! The Mayo Clinic recommends removing carpet in the home and replacing it with hard surfaces to ensure healthier air quality. Hardwood floors are healthier and cleaner!

2. Give Fido a bath! We love our animals but they can carry allergens on their fur and skin. Keeping your dog or cat brushed on a regular basis will help minimize allergens.

3. Bring on the green! Plants can help clean the air in your home and they bring a little of the outside indoors. Make sure to keep your plants watered and clean.

4. Sweet dreams. Consider an allergy friendly pillowcase to help you sleep sneeze-free. Many of these bedding products also keep away dust mites and other allergens.

5. Filters are not just for coffee! Make sure to change your home air filter every three months to keep the clean air flowing.

6. Rethink your exercise plan! Try to exercise indoor whenever you can to minimize your exposure to pollen. For example, instead of running in a tree-lined neighborhood, run on a school track. Also, try to avoid major roads and highways because chemical irritants from exhaust can worsen allergy symptoms. 

7. Smart gardening! Don't forget to put on a pollen mas when you rake the leaves or mow the lawn. Also, try keeping your grass short so it's less likely to sprout pollen-producing flowers or weeds.

8. Stay clean! Shower more than once especially after you have been outside because pollen and mold spores tend to stick on your hair and skin. Washing you hands, rinse your eyes and shower before you go to bed is also a good idea. Also, don't forget to change your clothes!

Hope you find these tips helpful. If you like to experience the Bona Free & Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner or other awesome Bona products for yourself, don't forget to download this coupon!

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