Have You Tried an Allergy-Friendly Hotel Room? (Guest Post)


The following is a guest post by Kevin Arnold from PURE Room Blog.

Hi everyone! My name is Kevin and I write the PURE Room blog. Rachel has invited me to tell you a little bit about allergy-friendly hotel rooms, which are a great option for people traveling with allergies and asthma.

Have You Tried An Allergy-Friendly Hotel Room?

Food allergies and environmental allergies may be different in certain respects but as Rachel will tell you, some people experience both. She does an amazing job writing about both food allergies and asthma, including how each can impact the other. It’s important for everyone in the allergy community to work together to share information and raise awareness, which is how we’ve come to partner with Rachel.

PURE’s mission is to “make lives better” for people with allergies and asthma, especially when they travel. It can be tough to spend time in an unfamiliar environment when you have these conditions. By providing a certified hypoallergenic space away from home, PURE aims to help people get the most out of life.

PURE Rooms are treated according to a scientific, 7-step process that eliminates 98-100% of germs, bacteria and other irritants in the environment. Our technicians clean and treat the heating and air-conditioning units, all hard and soft surfaces, as well as the air itself. PURE Rooms also come equipped with a HEPA air-filtration system, not to mention hypoallergenic bedding and pillow encasements. The rooms are tested and re-certified every 6 months to ensure that they continue to meet the highest standards in the industry.

The result is a superior hotel room that is more comfortable for people with asthma and environmental allergies. If you’ve never stayed in a PURE Room before, it’s something you really need to experience for yourself! Our guests tell us that the air is lighter and fresher than in a standard hotel room and that they typically get a more restful, better night’s sleep than they even do at home!

With nearly 300 PURE hotels nationwide, it’s easy to find an allergy-friendly hotel room just about anywhere. The best way to reserve a PURE Room is to visit pureroom.com and use our convenient search tool right on the homepage. Just select your destination and travel dates and we’ll show you a list of allergy-friendly rooms in the area. You can even read TripAdvisor reviews and book your room, all from our website!

If you or someone you know has allergies, we encourage you to learn more about PURE Rooms and to share this information with others. Living with allergies shouldn’t mean that you have to restrict your travel plans or suffer through your next vacation or business trip. So get out there and start exploring!

Have You Tried An Allergy-Friendly Hotel Room?

Kevin Arnold writes about allergies and asthma, travel and healthy living. For more tips and information, check out all of his posts at www.pureroom.com/healthy_living_blog.


Kiss Freely Bath & Body Products Review (and Coupon Code!)


Have you heard of Kiss Freely? They make Top 8 Free bath and body products such as lip balm lipstick and eye shadow. Other products include body butter, sugar scrubs, and nighttime serums. Whenever possible, products are also free from sesame, coconut, avocado, and mango.

Kiss Freely Bath & Body Products~Top 8 Free, Allergy-Friendly~Review from Mom Vs. Food AllergyI was excited to learn that the Kiss Freely owner and founder, Jennifer, was a Facebook follower of mine and I realized I follow her on Instagram as @kissfreely.  Once I found this out, I was thrilled to do a product review for her and she sent me some amazing products to try.

I tried three products: Barely There Lipstick, Orange Lip Balm, and Tan Eyeshadow.

The Barely There Lipstick went on smooth and was moisturizing, and I really liked the tiny hint of color on my lips since I’m not a bright make-up kind of girl.  This lipstick has a homemade look to it, because Jennifer makes it all herself (I think!).  That’s pretty amazing, and I’d much rather have a homemade product than a mass produced product that I’m not sure what the contents are.

If you need a moisturizing, allergy-friendly lip balm, I’d really suggest this one.  It comes in 5 different flavors, and although the Sweet Orange “flavor” could’ve been stronger for me, it was still pleasant and kept my lips soft.

The tan eyeshadow has a lot of shimmer to it, and I like a shimmery eye shadow.  The color was a bit too “coppery” to go with my skin tones, but it was still a high quality eyeshadow that I’d recommend to you.  I’m going to try pairing it with a matte brown eyeshadow to see if I can make it work with my fair skin.  There are other colors to choose from, and I’m betting there is one for you.  I liked how it went on my eyes, and stayed put.

I give the Kiss Freely products I tried a thumbs up, and I bet you will, too.  Having peace of mind that my make-up isn’t going to cause hives on Superman is calming, as I’m sure you can imagine!

If you have more questions about ingredients or the story behind Kiss Freely, be sure to read their story here and check out the FAQ’s here.  If you want to know more still, use their Contact Form to get all your questions answered.

Jennifer has graciously given my readers a 10% off coupon code good for the next 6 months!  Because you, fellow allergy mom, deserve some pampering, head over to Kiss Freely and try some of Jennifer’s products.  You’ll be able to get 10% off until November 4, 2015 using code MOMFA10!