Being sick is the worst. No, actually, what is worse than being sick is having to go to store and buy medicine when you are feeling under the weather. Am I right? Every time I go into the drugstore feeling ill, I feel like everyone can tell and that they are trying to avoid me like the plague!
And that’s why it is so great being able to avoid the drugstore entirely. Instead, you have the freedom to now go into your own kitchen and whip up some cold remedies. Not only will you be able to avoid the evil eye of others, but you’ll feel great know that you were able to make things from all natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce! Three cheers for that!
So here are 5 DIY cold remedies that you need to remember the next time you are sick:
Lemon, Ginger, & Honey Cough Drops
These are awesome, all-natural cough drops. In fact, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. Go ahead and make them now so that you have them on hand the next time you get sick. If you store them in a cool, dry place and individually wrap them, they’ll last about six months.
From Sun Kissed Kate.
All Natural Pineapple Cough Syrup
If you think over-the-counter, commercial cough syrup tastes yucky, then you definitely need to make a batch of this! Not only is made with simple ingredients and cheaper to make than Robitussin, it also actually works thanks to the cough suppressing abilities of pineapple.
Make sure that you make some of these now, because the moment you feel a cold coming on, you’ll want to take them. Tumeric has been used for centuries and centuries to fight illness because it is both anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. But the tumeric alone isn’t the only thing that makes these gummies so great. They are also full of Vitamin C! Be sure to store these in your freezer so they keep longer.
From Dear Crissy.
Electrolyte Energy Drink
Do you equate Gatorade or Powerade with being sick? Me too! Every time I was home from school sick, my mom would always stock up on the stuff. She only let me drink it when I was ill, so no wonder I associate it with having a cold! Make sure you click on the link above because Claire, the creator, actually has three different flavors to choose from. And if you choose to sweeten these with honey instead of sugar, you’ll have a sports drink that is Paleo-friendly and refined sugar-free!
From Everyday Roots.
Homemade Vapor Rub
This vapor rub is made from essential oils , and other natural ingredients. Once you whip up a batch, you can rub it on your chest, above your upper lip, and my personal favorite, on the bottoms of your feet. You’ll feel better in no time!
From Live Simply.
A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
All-Natural Beauty DIYs
All Natural Personal Care DIYs
Healthy Living DIYs
And now I want to hear from you? What natural remedies do you use when you are under the weather?
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