It’s cold and flu season but as much as we would like to hide from the world to avoid it we can’t. The common cold, the flu, or even influenza can be tricky and difficult to tell apart.
They are respiratory illnesses caused by viruses, sharing many symptoms. Due to the recent outbreak, even more precautions and remedies are necessary. If you will be traveling be sure to be extra cautious.
If you feel yourself getting the sniffles or feeling run down there are some natural things you can do to help. Some of these, such as the elderberry gummies or syrup, can help prevent problems.
Cold and Flu Season Remedies – That Will Help
Natural Cough Suppressant by Simplistically Living
Honey and lemon are two natural wonders of the health world. Combine the two of them in this simple cough syrup recipe and you can control coughs naturally. No need to medicate if you don’t have too!
Sinus Bath by Love and Marriage
When you are not feeling good a hot bath can do wonders. If you are having sinus issues than this homemade recipe will help take care of that as well. It’s Epsom salts combined with eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils. Your sinuses will thank you and it helps the aches and pains too.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised using masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19.
It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers.
If you want to avoid chemicals but want to kill the nasties that cause sickness you can make your own all-natural home disinfectant. Vinegar and lemon are the basis for this disinfectant.
The house will not only be disinfected but will smell wonderful.
DIY Chest Rub by Kids Activities Blog
Make your own Vicks substitute with coconut oil and essential oils. This is great for chest congestion. You can rub it on your chest or on the soles of your feet before going to bed. Clears congestion and helps clear sinus problems too.
Vapor Rub Shower Bombs by The Taylor House
Prefer showers over baths? Then these vapor shower bombs will do the trick to help ease sinus and chest congestion. Combine three simple ingredients and place them on the floor of the shower. The hot water will “melt” the bomb releasing the wonderful vapor and allowing you to breathe it in.
Disinfecting After Illness by Love and Marriage
If sickness does hit your house then you will definitely want to go through and disinfect after the fact. Love and Marriage shares tips on what to do and some great DIY recipes for things that can help like making your own Febreze products.
DIY Floor Cleaner by Simple Living Creative Learning
Germs get on the floor too. We track them inside every day. This recipe is so easy to make and again avoids the use of chemicals in the home. It leaves the room smelling clean and fresh.
Immunity Boosting Tea by Lemon Lime Adventures
Start with your favorite herbal tea and add a few extras and you have a delicious immune-boosting tea. Learn what essential teas to combine to keep your body up and running.
Elderberry Syrup by Happiness is Homemade
Elderberry syrup is something you will want to have on hand for when colds and other illnesses try to sneak in. By taking it on a regular basis you may even avoid these sicknesses together. Elderberries are packed full of antioxidants that can help the body deal with sickness.
Peppermint Bath Bombs by Bitz n Giggles
Pop one of the little bits of sinus goodness into your bath whenever you are fighting a cold and the relief will be almost instant. They are super easy to make.
Just combine Epsom salts and a few other ingredients to make bath bombs at a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones.
Winter Wellness Kit by Dazzle While Frazzled
Why not be ahead of the game of the Cold and Flu season and put together a winter wellness kit? Then you will have everything you need at the tips of your fingers when cold and flu problems strike. They also make great gifts for college kids, friends, and family.
Elderberry Gummies by Hello Creative Family
Elderberries are a powerhouse when it comes to boosting the immune system and fighting the flu. Even the kids won’t complain about taking the elderberry gummies. Buy some fun silicone molds to make them even more appealing to the younger crowd.
Hot Orange Spice Drinks by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Orange juice has an abundance of Vitamin C which we all know is fantastic for dealing with and avoiding, colds, and flu-like illnesses. This hot drink combines the benefits of oranges with ginger and honey for a delicious drink.
Pamper your immune system with this comfort drink and you will be up and running in no time.
Sinus Cold Remedy by Creekline House
When sinus and cold problems are bothering you this simple remedy can clear it up fast. It’ uses essential oils and a simple method that will have you saying,
“Why didn’t I know about this?” I love simple and this really does the trick in clearing up sinus issues.
Since there isn’t a vaccine to prevent the common cold, but practicing good hygiene can reduce the risk of illness or spreading viruses to others. The CDC recommends washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds at a time and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.