Natural Cold Remedies :

With the change in weather comes problems of all kinds . One is cold and flu like symptoms. My Gran always went natural when she could -so here is some of her favorites. Please if symptoms is bad consult a doctor.

  •  Hydration
  •  Vitamin C
  •  Sleep
  • Honey and Tea
  • Chicken soup
  • Aromatherapy
  • A steamy shower
  •  Gargling warm salt water

Grams favorite cold remedies:

Green Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

  • 1 tablespoon loose green tea leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced, fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 
  • 1 tablespoon Clover honey


Eucalyptus is amazing for opening up the sinuses, and is also extremely effective at killing airborne microbes when used in a diffuser. Camphor is also a great antiviral and antibacterial oil, and its vapors are great at reducing cold symptoms. Peppermint is very soothing and can calm irritated respiratory passages, so it’s a nice addition to this blend. The optional addition of cedarwood can help with calming coughs if they are accompanied by sinus congestion. 

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops camphor essential oil*
2 drops peppermint essential oil

For sinus congestion with a cough, add 3 drops of cedarwood essential oil to the above blend.

*Do not use camphor topically on children, or in a diffuser for very young children.Gra

Salt and Water

n order to profit from the benefits of gargling with salt water, mix the following ingredients in the ratios listed below:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 tbsp. of salt

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