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Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Kiss That Cold and Flu Buh-Bye! Naturally!




It's cold and flu season and if you are anything like me you hate shoving tons of meds in your face. Since taking medication is something many try to steer clear from, I have come across a few natural yet effective ways to ease cold and flu symptoms and get you back to feeling your healthy self again.

Sinus infection:

Tea Tree Oil- This oil works against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Sinus infections can be one or a combination of all of these.To help fight this nasty and painful bug just do the following.
Boil water on the stove
Add a few drops of oil to the boiling water
Place a towel over your head and a bowl of the hot oil and water combo as you breathe in the steam. 

Coughing:

Lemons- Packed with vitamin C immune boosting qualities, lemons are naturally anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
Raw Honey- An anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and full of antioxidants =  the champion of cough and cold fights.
Coconut Oil-  With anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties coconut oil is the perfect match for combating colds and viruses. It has even been said that coconut oil can kick the immune system into over drive by increasing white blood cell counts, which knocks out viruses and infections. Fight coughs with this little remedy that packs a big punch.
4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Honey (Preferably Raw)
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
Stir all ingredients on a stove on low until well combined and melted. Administer as needed or when cough is persistent (honey is not recommended for those under the age of 1) 
Sore Muscles Related to Colds and Flu:
Eucalyptus Oil- Eucalyptus essential oil helps soothe aches and pains that come hand in hand with colds and flu. Add Eucalyptus oil to an Epsom salt bath to soothe aches and pains. Place 15 drops of eucalyptus oil  in a tablespoon of coconut oil and add to a warm bath with two cups of Epsom salt. You can also rub a few drops of eucalyptus oil mixed with coconut oil onto the bottom of your feet and then putting on socks before bed to ease coughing.
What are some natural cold and flu remedies that you use when you are feeling under the weather?
Tori
P.S. Always check with a doctor before using any remedies to make sure that they are right for you.

10 comments:

  1. OOOh tea tree oil for sinus infections totally works!

    I wish there was a natural remedy (I knew of) for a cold sore - I got one the other day, and while it isn't the worst looking one ever - it still isn't GONE yet. #imbeingababy

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    1. Tea Tree Oil works for cold sores too!
      Dilute tea tree oil- combine one part oil and three parts water. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture to the area you want to treat. Within a few days you should be all healed up.

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  2. Yes! Love this post. So helpful. I love using essential oils!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Essential oils are such a great alternative!

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  3. I love natural remedies so I am keeping this for later.

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  4. Lemon manages to fix almost all of our problems. Love it!!

    xx 365Hangers

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    1. Yes! Lemon is def a good item to have stocked in your home for everything from curing a cold to cleaning.

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  5. love tto for so many things, like for zits.

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    1. Agreed! Tea Tree Oil is a total lifesaver!

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