The ultimate guide to anti allergen sprays – which is the best one?

If you are a health-conscious person looking for information on how to minimize the damage caused to our health by allergies and specifically if you are looking for information on anti-allergen sprays then this guide will be the ultimate source on information on the topic. So, look no further, I did all the research for you.

In the increasingly toxic environment that we all live in nowadays, it has become imperative that we take a systematic approach to protecting ourselves and our families from the allergens and toxins that lurk all around us.

Here are the best anti allergen sprays in a table format: 

PictureModelMy Overall Quality RatingSee Amazon Offer
ADMS Anti-Allergen SprayADMS anti-allergen by Allresearch5 / 5ratings
Febreze allergen reducerFebreze allergen reducer4.9 / 5ratings
Renuzit Super Odor NeutralizerRenuzit Super Odor Neutralizer4.8 / 5ratings
Nature Miracle Allergen Reducer with Trigger SprayNature’s Miracle Allergen Reducer with Trigger Spray4.9 / 5ratings

You might be among the people that are aware of the dangers but on the other hand, you might be sitting in front of that computer screen right now and thinking: ‘Nah, that is not me, nobody in my family has allergic reaction’. Chances are that even if you are in the lather group, you are dead wrong.

Even if nobody gets a fever or a rash or a closed nose, here is a simple truth to think about- allergic are much more devious than that. You might not actually feel or see anything obvious and allergies might be quietly and systematically damaging your health and that of your loved ones. Here is one shocking statistic to be that the loudspeaker of that fact – over 60% of people have tested positive for some type of allergens. This means that if you have a family of five at least two are being attacked by these invisible invaders.

But first, watch this clip where I present what you will learn in this guide:

But where could these allergens be in my house and what can I do about it?

We spend 90% of our lives indoors. So, when looking to minimize the damage let us look around the house, maybe that favorite armchair of yours, maybe that couch that you love so much, maybe that air mattress that you love so much.

So, what can you do about it?

Simple, anti-allergen sprays. When the body is exposed to viruses and bacteria, pretty much anything that our body sees as a threat it produces histamine that targets the area and causes the blood vessels in the area to become slightly leaky so that our immune system has a better approach to it. And while this is a natural reaction of the body, most of us have developed some kind of over-sensitivity to certain allergens causing the body to produce more histamine and thus damage our own cells along with the foe cells.

The anti-histamines work simply by binding to the receptors where the histamine would bind and prevent the over reaction we described. On the other hand, the sprays we are talking about are designed to kill the mentioned enemies of our bodies before they ever get inside us and start the calamity.

Most appreciated brands of anti-allergen sprays

I have researched the deepest corners of the web looking for what experts and the end users are saying about the most trusted brands of anti-allergen sprays. The end result is that ADMS anti-allergen Spray, Febreze and a few other options to be mentioned below offer the best solutions overall (price vs. quality).

For your carpets AllerSafe Dustroy is also a pretty good solution that will not make a significant dent in your budget or just make you pay for the brand and the sign on the bottle.

What to look for when choosing your anti-allergen spray

Let us get our facts straight – keeping your home allergy free starts at the very moment of choosing what you place in your house. A good example of this is choosing your mattress and your pillows. If you make the mistake of opting in for a pillow that has any polyester on the surface, you greatly increase your chances of having your home infested with all sorts of allergens. This is due to the simple fact that once the allergens get in-between those polyester fibers it gets much harder to get rid of them.

What we are about to say here may seem a bit counterintuitive but excessive cleaning of your mattress and your furniture is not a good option either, specially having in mind that using regular detergent on these pieces is not really an option since these days a lot of us have developed allergies to some of the compounds from these detergents.

‘I’m confused, what is my best option, then?’, you might be thinking. Well, having all in mind your best option (mattresses being our primary focus here) is going for a mattress protector that you could wash along with your other linens using a detergent that is anti-allergen (all the better stores have these) or if not cleaning your mattress with soap and water and apply a moderate amount of anti-allergen spray used for linens. We are stressing that the spray is used for linens because some of them are designed to be used primarily on carpets and have a higher concentration of anti-histamines in them. This is always stressed on the bottle.

Simplifying things – what are these sprays and how do they work?

The best sprays on the market and the ones we will be talking mostly about here are simple inorganic substances designed to be used to kill allergens such as pet dander, dust mites, moulds and all sorts of other allergens that could set in motion the reactions we don’t want. The ones to choose are non-staining making them safe to use on all colors. What to look for here are formulas that are free of tannic acid and benzyl benzoate which are the ingredients that can cause the issues with the colors on your linen, carpets and furniture causing more damage than good. These kinds of sprays are perfectly ok to use on any kind of surface that is water safe.

How are they applied?

The application is very simple. It is applied as an even mist to the surface. Just make sure that it is applied evenly and thoroughly so take your time with this. Generally, the instructions will say that you should hold the bottle something like 2 feet from the surface. Then, if the surface is made of some kind of fibers allow the surface to dry out completely before and vacuum the surface. In the case that the surface that you applied the spray to is hard just wipe it dry.

The usual surfaces the spray is applied onto are:

How often should you repeat the procedure?

Most of the better brands are efficient for up to 90 days before you need to repeat the procedure to remain protected.

What are the active ingredients of these sprays?

Most of the time it is just deionised water, non-ionic substances to allow the spray to stick to the surface better and a mix of anti-allergen extracts.

But is this stuff really effective?

Yes, and very much so. The evidence in clinical research is growing contributing to the importance in prevention as a way of approaching to allergies and lowering the chances of possible complications such as asthma, which is a serious concern to people prone to allergies.

Let us look at just out of many official study conclusions here that provide hard evidence of that:

“In recent years the role of allergen exposure and atopy, and the interaction between them in the clinical expression of allergic disease, has been examined in a quantitative manner in epidemiologic studies. Such analyses suggest that avoidance of exposure to domestic
allergens is a critical element in integrated strategies for both the prevention and the management of asthma… manifestations of asthma. These recent trials have also demonstrated
something that was less certain—that massive reductions in domestic allergen exposure can be achieved and that people will adopt the significant changes to their domestic environment and lifestyles if the risks and benefits are known.”

The role of intervention in established allergy: Avoidance of indoor allergens in the treatment of chronic allergic disease

Publication: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2000; 106:787-804

Getting specific – let us look at some products to choose from

Now that we have covered the basics, let us get very specific and look into some of the options you have when choosing the best anti-allergen spray for your mattresses, furniture, carpets etc.

More importantly, let us look at some of the good and the not so good things people that have already used the products are saying about them.

ADMS anti-allergen by Allresearch

ADMS Anti-Allergen Spray
In my humble opinion this products is one of the best on the market. It comes in various bottle sizes (32 or 16 oz). Here are some of the things to know about it when thinking about getting a bottle:

  • The bigger bottle (32 oz) will be sufficient to treat around 600 square feet
  • It is strong enough that re-treatment will be needed just once every 90 days
  • It is inorganic
  • It is non-staining
  • It is completely safe for people, pets and the environment
  • It is meant to be used on carpets, upholstery, curtains, vehicle sits pet bedding and more
  • It is environment friendly

Let us look at what other people are saying about it:

Good things the users are saying- pros:

  • Exactly what you are looking for if you have itching problems…
  • It worked after the first try. Two thumbs up…
  • This product does work and I actually felt better after a few sprayings…
  • This is a great product. I’ve been using it for years to control allergens…
  • It smells like fresh air, no perfume…
  • Cats love it…
  • I have asthma and allergies. I’m even allergic to my own dog. This product solves the problem…
  • This product has actually allowed me to keep my dog!! It’s worth every penny…

The not so good things users are saying – cons:

  • …there is initially no scent…but after ten minutes you will smell a “mild” but very obvious chlorine scent…
  • No specific ingredients listed…
  • I experienced nausea and fatigue when using this…

Febreze allergen reducer

Febreze allergen reducer
All things considered, we think that Febreze is another good option for a consumer. It also has 4 out of 5 stars as per customer reviews on various sites.
What the company is saying about their product:

  • The odor is eliminated at the source
  • It refreshes your fabrics with a fresh scent
  • Easy to use and safe on most fabrics
  • Just what you need for hard to clean bedding, carpets and windows
  • Odors are gone for good

Good things users are saying about the product:

  • When we moved… This caused my daughter’s allergies to flare up…We tried EVERYTHING…this has made such a huge difference for her.
  • Hard to find but worth it…
  • I love this stuff for our furniture…no more itchy eyes…
  • It comes in a fresh clean scent that we all love…
  • WE have a cat that some of us seem to be allergic to, and I can say that Febreze Allergen Reducer GREATLY reduces the dander…
  • No more breathing issues when my niece is here since I have been using Febreze…
  • I especially love the fact that I don’t have to use this stuff every day…spraying once generously works great for several weeks…
  • Honestly helps with the sneezing issues we have been having around my home…
  • My husband has severe cat allergies…they tend to flare up when I’m out of Febreze and calm down when I use the stuff…
  • Love it…great timing for shipping and great packaging, too…

The not so good things users are saying about Febreze:

  • I think other products worked better for me…
  • Kind of a strong smell…
  • What was delivered was not what was in the picture…

Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer

Renuzit Super Odor Neutralizer
In my research, we have found this to be pretty good product, especially if budget is an issue in the long term. This makes it a good option for pet owners and people who have persistent allergy problems.
What the company is saying about their product:

  • Fresh and long lasting smell
  • Safe enough for carpet and fabric
  • A variety of fragrances is available

Good things users are saying about the product:

  • I’m truly surprised of how well it worked…
  • You could actually say that it ‘eats the odor’…
  • Smells nice and it’s really cheap…
  • It really eliminates the odors and it’s scent fades together with the odors…
  • I truly like the wonderful smell, continued using it even when the odor was gone…
  • Spraying it into the central air filter is a great tactic to eliminate the odor a house party can bring…
  • With other products I had to spray many times, with this only a few sprays is good enough…

The not so good things users are saying:

  • It helped for only a short period of time…
  • Really strong smelling…

Nature’s Miracle Allergen Reducer with Trigger Spray

Nature Miracle Allergen Reducer with Trigger Spray
Another pretty good choice, especially having in mind the price/quality ratio. Another product that has 4 out of 5 stars on amayon.com. Let us take a closer look at this product by Nature’s Miracle:
What the company is saying about their product:

  • Effectively gets rid of allergens and dander from fabrics, air, carpets and hard surfaces
  • Special mix of substances that causes the inactivation of proteins that that cause pet allergies in humans
  • Convenient size of the bottle for easy and quick application

Good things users are saying about the product:

  • I have some cat-allergic friends and have used this product to help reduce the allergic reactions they had when they would come over… and I definitely saw a difference.
  • Has a nice and simple fragrance…
  • It dries quickly…
  • No more watery eyes…
  • I had a friend over who is allergic to cats and he could not even tell we had cats…
  • I always get comments on how my apartment doesn’t smell like cats any more

The not so good things users are saying about Nature’s Miracle Allergen:

  • No miracles…
  • I would appreciate a mild fragrance in this product…
  • Unsure if it works…

Quick final tips and conclusion

I hope that this guide was of some help if in doubt when choosing an anti-allergen spray. Let us take a moment here and resume on what to look for when deciding:

  • Primary intended used (always on the label)
  • Price – always have that in mind when considering different options
  • How often does it have to be applied – consider this when thinking about the price, too, because simply thinking about the price can be misleading and a cheaper product can end up costing you more
  • Is free of tannic acid and benzyl benzoate, because only these will products will not cause stains
  • How fast it dries out

Good luck with your purchase decisions and I sincerely hope I helped a little.

What is your preferred anti allergen spray? Let me know in the comments below and if I like it I may review it here.

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James Menta

Camping Gear Reviewer at BestAirMattressGuide.com
Three things you need to know about James - he holds a degree in Materials Technology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he is a zealot for the great outdoors and he can never find his glasses.       In brief intermissions between looking for his glasses, he is the Editor-in-chief of BestAirMattressGuide.com.

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