Janet’s posts


About Janet

Hello everybody. I’m Janet, mother of two great (most of the time) boys and founder of www.AllergyBestBuys.com, an online and catalogue mail order retailer. We sell things that help with the everyday management of asthma, eczema, chemical sensitivity, rhinitis and food allergies. Not drugs and supplements, but more practical things like anti-allergy pillows, air purifiers and vacuum cleaners, latex-free rubber bands, gloves for eczema, home allergy tests and lots more. I’m not a medical professional, but fifteen years of experience of the allergy market means I know which products can help or even make a significant difference when you’re trying to keep your problem under control and which ones are frankly a waste of money. Follow my blog and perhaps you’ll pick up a tip or two!

A welcome breakthrough for Cat Allergy


PetalCleanse - the pet allergy solution

Anyone allergic to cats will be pleased to hear of some new research into cat allergy and the recent arrival of Cat Allergy Desensitisation Drops that promise relief from the debilitating symptoms that come with this common allergy. When a … Continue reading


Help! I’m allergic to my BlackBerry!



Nickel is one of the most common contact allergens, affecting 17 percent of women and 3 percent of men. According to a study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), nickel … Continue reading


New help for Lactose Intolerance


IF YOU’RE lactose intolerant, eating dairy products leaves you with uncomfortable gastro–intestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, flatulence, indigestion, bloating and diarrhoea. Lactose, also known as milk sugar, is naturally present in all animal milk and dairy products, whether from cows, … Continue reading


Toxic Chemicals found in Scented Laundry Products


Violet's Magic UNSCENTED Laundry Powder

I was interested in a University of Washington study of top-selling laundry products which found they emitted dozens of different chemicals. All six products tested, including dryer sheets, fabric softeners and detergents, gave off at least one chemical regulated as … Continue reading


Seaweed cuts acne spots by two thirds



Acne, a distressing complaint largely affecting teens and young adults, has been shown to respond well when treated with seaweed. A new clinical trial of acne treatments containing seaweed extract has confirmed the healing power of seaweed. In the trial, … Continue reading


Anti-allergy Mattress Toppers


I’m thrilled to bits with our new Mattress Toppers. These luxurious sleep-enhancers have become really popular in the last few years and lots of AllergyBestBuys customers have asked me for a Topper that will add a layer of protection and … Continue reading


Testing for allergies


When all your usual remedies fail and the doctor is baffled by your symptoms, you may suspect you or your child has an allergy. It’s often difficult to find a specialist in allergies who can help, but there are now … Continue reading


Egg-less, non-dairy, gluten-free Pancake recipe. Yay!


Hello again, If you’ve tried making a half-decent pancake without eggs or milk and given up in disgust I can understand why. I’ve had several attempts at making pancake batter without these ingredients and failed miserably. But now, I think … Continue reading


Dairy & Egg-free Valentine Cup Cake Recipe


valentin cup cake

Dairy & Egg-free Valentine Cup Cake Recipe It’s almost St Valentine’s Day again and lots of you have asked for my easy recipe for delicious egg-free, dairy-free Valentine‘s cupcakes. They look great decorated with a single strawberry or a simple … Continue reading


Am I allergic to alcohol?


My friend Janey has just rung me in a right old state. She had a terrible Christmas and an even worse New Year’s Eve! Apparently every time she had a glass of anything alcoholic her eyelids swelled and itched, went … Continue reading


Allergy hazards at Christmas


Xmass Tree

Christmas Tree Allergy We’ve been warning AllergyBestBuys customers to the allergy problems posed by indoor Christmas trees for years. Now scientists confirm that the traditional fir or spruce, left in a warm room, releases mould spores that can trigger watery … Continue reading


The Ultimate allergy-free Christmas Cake


Hello again. Saturday saw me up to the elbows in cake mixture and the whole house filled with the warm spicy aroma of Christmas. Shop-bought cakes are never as good as those you bake yourself at home and today it’s … Continue reading


Fingers & thumbs


Spent most of the day counting gloves. We sell hundreds and hundreds of pairs of white cotton gloves which we have specially made for AllergyBestBuys.com with long wrists and comfortable boxed fingers for customers with eczema and dermatitis. A fresh … Continue reading


Mould spore test results shock


Crikey, I wasn’t expecting this. The mould spore count in the MouldCheck petri dish showed a level between Poor and Very Poor. Which means that there is an unacceptable amount of mould spores in my Dad’s flat that could be … Continue reading


Have you done a mould check?


We’ve been trying out a new mould test today. I’ve set up the MouldCheck Test in my 92 year old Dad’s kitchen because there’s been a distinct  smell of damp which I think is coming from under his sink but … Continue reading