Yesterday I shared a look at my updated gallery wall with Simply Framed, a wall that definitely doesn’t shy from the bold or colorful. And while gallery walls tend feel very “one-and-done,” I touched upon the process of continually...
It’s that time of year…sore throats, coughs and sniffles, and we’re just going to come out and say that we don’t have time for any of it. So in an effort to avoid any wasted time being down for the count, and to find natural ways to fight a cold, we’re reaching for back-to-basics remedies. You may have noticed that we’ve been on a natural kick lately (check out our 8 natural beauty habits). These simple, yet effective tricks are what we’re currently turning to when we’re feeling under the weather.
From getting your greens to enjoying a foot soak with some Epsom Salt, we rounded up six, natural ways to fight a cold and feel better quicker. Click on the slideshow above to read more, and tell us: what natural remedy do you swear by? Cheers, Kat
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SIP ON HOT TEA
NOTHING BEATS THE SOOTHING FEELING OF HOT TEA WHEN YOU'RE NOT FEELING 100%. BE SURE TO INCLUDE LEMON AND HONEY, AND CONSIDER GINGER AND SAGE AS THEY ALL HELP WITH THROAT PAIN AND INFLAMMATION.
INCREASE YOUR INTAKE OF HEALTHY GREENS TO SPEED UP YOUR RECOVERY TIME, AND GIVE YOUR BODY MUCH-NEEDED TLC IN LIQUID FORM. A FRESH JUICE OR SMOOTHIE WORKS WONDERS, BUT WE ALSO SWEAR BY THESE EASY TABLETS WHEN WE'RE NOT FEELING AMBITIOUS IN THE KITCHEN OR CAN'T MAKE IT TO OUR FAVORITE JUICERY.
IT'S KNOWN THAT DR. BRAGG'S ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SUPPORTS A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM, SO THE MIXTURE OF IT PLUS HONEY WITH A GOOD GARGLING IS JUST WHAT YOUR SORE THROAT NEEDS. SERIOUSLY, THIS STUFF WORKS (WE COULD PROBABLY DEVOTE A WHOLE POST TO ITS MANY MAGICAL USES).
I'VE BEEN ON AN ESSENTIAL OILS KICK LATELY (PEPPERMINT OIL IS A LIFE SAVER FOR MY FREQUENT HEADACHES) AND OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL IS AN IMPORTANT ONE TO HAVE ON HAND FOR LINGERING SICKNESS. IT PURIFIES, BOOSTS IMMUNITY, AND HELPS IMPROVE RESPIRATORY OR DIGESTIVE ISSUES. TRY A DROP OR TWO WITH HONEY TO SOOTH A SORE THROAT.
SOAK YOUR FEET IN A HOT BATH TO DRAW THE BLOOD TO YOUR FEET, REDUCING INFLAMMATION TO YOUR HEAD AND CHEST, AND ULTIMATELY MAKING YOU FEEL A HECK OF A LOT BETTER. ANY EXCUSE TO ENJOY A LEISURELY SOAK IN WARM WATER IS WELCOME BY US.
*THIS INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE USED OR RELIED ON FOR ANY DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT PURPOSES. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE PATIENT EDUCATION, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.