Blogmas Day 2: Cold Remedies!!!

Happy Blogmas Day 2!!!!!!!!!

 

Winter is here, and I am not ready for it. This cold weather hit me out of nowhere. Don’t get me wrong, Winter is my favorite time of year. I just not was mentally prepared for this cold front in Georgia right now. So of course, I have already come down with a cold.

Today I’m going to share my Top 5 Home Remedies for knocking out a cold.

Vick’s VapoRub on Chest and Feet

img_9794As a kid my mom used to rub my chest down with Vicks Rub every night in the winter. I remember I used to hate the smell of this stuff. I thought it was so strong smelling. It literally used to make my eyes water. But I promise this works- if you are stopped up and find it hard to breathe out of your nose, try Vicks. Rub some on your chest while you’re inside the house. When time for bed, rub vick’s on the bottom of your feet and put on some cotton socks. It really helps you sleep better (sleeping with a cold can be the worst).

Peppermint Tea with Lemon Juice and Honey

img_9792I love tea, and thankfully warm tea is a great remedy to sooth a sore throat. I like to steep my peppermint tea with mint leaves, adding a drop of lemon juice and teaspoon of honey.

Any brand of peppermint tea will do but I recommend Trader Joe’s or Twin’s Peak peppermint tea bags.

 

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Lemon Juice, and Cayenne Pepper

Some of you may think this mixture is nasty and wouldn’t dare try it. But it really works in a day or two depending on your symptoms. There are two ways to take this remedy. You can mix it all together and take it straight. Or you can steep 1 cup of water and mix it with the warm water to drink. You should only do this once a day, and should only need to do it for 1 or 2 days.

 

Ginger Candy

Ginger is powerfully and will open all your senses up! Ginger candy is best to take when you have a headache or fever. It’s hard, sticky and a bit spicy- but works!

Tender Love and Care

If you’re anything like me, tender love and care means the most when I’m sick. So cuddle up next to someone special and try not to cough on them.

AND

If you’re not sick but you’re special someone is, here’s what you need: A box of Kleenex, hot soup, cough drops, orange juice and your love!!!!!

Share your special home remedies in the comment section below and tune in tomorrow for another blogmas post. Also- let me know how you are enjoying Blogmas 2017?

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