The cold and flu season may seem like it’s never going to end, but with the warmer weather finally approaching, who wants to be stuck at home with a cold? If “how to get rid of a cold” is the only thing on your mind, we’ve got you covered. So we at Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy would like to share with you some of our favorite do-it-yourself home cold & flu remedies to help you ward off that flu or cold virus.
- Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief.
You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion (though it can be convenient!). Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!
- Make it spicy.
Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural ways to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold medicine.
- Try chicken noodle soup.
A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s a delicious home remedy that’s medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by visiting us on Pinterest, and make sure to include plenty of veggies!
- Make your own nasal spray.
It’s easy and takes a matter of minutes! Simply mix 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water to create your own nasal spray solution. Use a bulb syringe to gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils, while holding the other one closed, and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!
- And of course, drink plenty of fluids.
It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, natural juices (no sugar!) and ginger ale. Also be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration
In addition to these great DIY home remedies for your cold or flu, make sure you also try the new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts! Formulated with zinc gluconate, elderberry, peppermint and licorice, it will shorten the duration of your cold and help ease your cold and flu symptoms naturally.
What are some of your favorite DIY home cold remedies?
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