I have some shocking news about dust mites for you. And don't miss the low-down about eye "allergies." Let's get going! Here are the four steps to drastically reduce your allergen exposure.

✔ Step one:
Dust mites are the leading indoor allergen, but recent research findings show that chronic inhalation of dust mites may lead to leaky gut; where they act as a toxin or even as a parasite! If you have dust mite allergies, you know that you want to get your house as clean as possible. But now, we all need to rid our homes of these critters. It's not hard at all. Let's start with your dusting spray. My recipe is easy to make and it is all-natural. It is a step you can take to detoxify your cleaning products and it's an easy step. Your home will smell delightful after just one usage.

Dust mite-killing Spray Polish:
This works for all wood and laminate surfaces, leather, non-fabric couches and chairs, kitchen tables, vanities, granite, marble and so on. You can obviously double or triple the amount of product. My suggestion is to start with small quantities so you can "tweak" for smell. Don't diminish the amount of eucalyptus or tea tree oil, but use the S formula liberally if you want more of an "aromatherapy" type smell to linger.

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of white vinegar
2 tsp "non-stinky" olive oil (Extra Virgin)
10 drops eucalyptus oil, 5 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops (or more) S formula blend

✔ Step two:
Now that you have your dust mite situation under control, you might be wondering what sort of air conditioning filter would work best in your home? Here's your answer.

✔ Step three:
So, you have a runny nose, sneezing, stuffiness and would like to know what you can do to and for your environment to reduce your symptoms. First of all, you need to figure out if what's inside or outside (or both) are giving you symptoms. You need to stop thinking that every runny nose means that you need a week (or two) of gut-damaging antibiotics. Natural remedies such as saline spray, quercetin and nettle leaf are effective for control of symptoms.

✔ Step four:
If you have dry, itchy eyes you might have a host of different diagnoses. Make sure the right diagnosis is made. Try to avoid eye drop products which work by (somehow) suppressing part of your immune system. And remember, your eyes might be inflamed due to not just eye make-up but anything on your hands which then gets rubbed into an eye or two.

Wishing you the best of health,

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Kim Crawford, MD is an Internist with experience in the ICU as a Critical Care doctor, and more recently as a Board Certified Anti-Aging doctor. She was also a syndicated Medical Reporter for NBC, CNN as well as syndicated through WPTV, WFTV and other NBC affiliates to over 250 NBC affiliates in the U.S. and Canada for 15 years.