Essential Oils – We use essential oils for wellness and illness prevention, and they are a regular part of our regimen when we become ill with anything from a cold to the flu or to everyday bumps and bruises and bug bites.
Easy Chicken Soup – Chicken soup has been used for generations to promote healing when ill.
Elderberry Syrup – Elderberries have wonderful immune boosting properties. Take a spoon of this syrup daily to promote health and take it more frequently when sick to help with symptoms and shorten the duration of illness. You can also add essential oils to this recipe for added immune support.
Electrolyte Drink – A quick and easy homemade drink free of synthetic chemicals, preservatives and dyes that can help replenish electrolytes lost through vomiting and diarrhea.
Fevers – Fevers are not your enemy; they are your body’s protective mechanism and help to destroy bacteria and viruses in your body. When a fever becomes high or other symptoms are present, learn what natural methods work to decrease a fever here.
Homemade Antifungal Cream – Use this instead of OTC toxic antifungal creams.
Honey Infused Garlic – Use this daily to help support your immune system and take regularly while sick.
Probiotics – The majority of your immune system is in your digestive system; the best way to keep healthy is to take care of your digestive system. Probiotics promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, which keep pathogenic (or “bad” flora) in check.
Raw and Local Honey – Honey can be beneficial for everything from seasonal allergies to sore throat.
Soothing Skin Salve – This salve is wonderful for pampering your skin and can be used for anything that life may throw at you, from stings and bites to flakes and rashes. I’ve also included a special recipe to support skin that is affected by eczema.
Stay Healthy This Flu Season – Naturally – This article is full of tips, links, and recipes for ways to promote health and strengthen the immune system. Learn what to do BEFORE you get sick and also how to support your body naturally as it heals.
Tinctures – Learn how to make your own tinctures here (from fresh or dried herbs)