Make It Through The Flu Season With These Easy Home Remedies! | Home Remedies For Cold And Blocked Nose.

Flu season was particularly terrible for me last year and it was a pain being congested and miserable while trying to get my daily routines going. So, I wanted to search for some natural home remedies that I could use for the whole family to alleviate the inevitable cold and flu season when next it rolled around. Now your girl here tends to gravitate towards anything that can spare me and the kids from taking medicine, so I whipped out the old tried and true recipes that my mom used to make for us when we felt poorly. My siblings and I still laugh about all the remedies mommy had that included things like weight loss home remedies, home remedies for joint pain relief and the kicker was, she even had home remedies for sleep paralysis! But I digress, and I am now an adult and actively seeking to try out my mom’s care plan for the cold and flu season. There will be no more laughing at my mom thank you very much!

So, the first one I found was the shower bomb! Basically, you mix together 2 cups of baking soda, 1 cup of citric acid and 1 tsp of eucalyptus oil (I increased my oil to a tablespoon) and you mix it all together, next add some witch hazel until it sticks and press into small molds then let it dry for about 24 hours. To use just place one on the floor of the shower and turn on the warm water and pure heaven! The second one I loved was the tea for sore throats- omg so, so good! The best part was it only incorporated some coconut oil, honey and some lemon juice- mix these on the stove over a low heat and then pour into a small mason jar (refrigerate when not in use) and use to quell your coughing and soothe your sore throat. My final choice was the heating pad for my achy joints and you only need an old clean sock, some rice, and a working microwave. Fill the sock with rice and place it in your microwave with a bowl of water (to keep the sock from burning) for 1 minute and folks you have an instant heating pad!

Now for all the naysayers, I want to say to anyone reading this, that washing your hands and wearing the right clothing for the weather really helps your chances in avoiding the flu, these home remedies are not meant to save the world but rather to help you through when or if you get sick.

Get your self a nice bowl and add about 2 cups of baking soda. | home remedies for nasal congestion.

Get your self a nice bowl and add about 2 cups of baking soda. | home remedies for nasal congestion.

When I am congested, I look forward to a hot bath, and when I add one of these shower bombs (home remedies for nasal congestion), it makes the world of difference!

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Mix in a cup of citric acid to the baking soda. | home remedies for the cold.

Mix in a cup of citric acid to the baking soda. | home remedies for the cold.

If you don’t have sensitive skin, feel free to mix these ingredients together with your hand, home remedies for the cold have become more hands-on (smile).

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I feel like the amount of Eucalyptus oil you use is entirely up to what you can handle. | home remedies for sinus.

I feel like the amount of Eucalyptus oil you use is entirely up to what you can handle. | home remedies for sinus.

My mom’s home remedies are very specific and this one called for a teaspoon of the Eucalyptus oil, I like it stronger so I opted for a tablespoon instead.

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I used witch hazel to keep all the ingredients together. | old home remedies for colds.

I used witch hazel to keep all the ingredients together. | old home remedies for colds.

Witch hazel is synonymous with old folk (old home remedies for colds) and it was in a lot of the home remedies that I browsed through online and in my mommy’s book. So I used it as well to keep the dry ingredients bonded to each other.

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This is me squeezing and massaging the ingredients together.

This is me squeezing and massaging the ingredients together.

It felt like a giant sandbag in my hand and I had fun with this part.

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Grab some cute molds and press them in to make fun shapes!

Grab some cute molds and press them in to make fun shapes!

I had some molds that I used for another DIY and it was just the right size for the shower bombs I wanted to create.

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After letting it dry for 24 hours, it was ready to be used in the shower.

After letting it dry for 24 hours, it was ready to be used in the shower.

Bath time during the cold and flu season has improved tremendously with these soothing shower bombs!

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We don’t need to be in England to drink tea ok!

We don't need to be in England to drink tea ok!

This tea will soothe the worst sore throat you can have and everything used in this concoction is natural!

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Some coconut oil melted over a low heat.

Some coconut oil melted over a low heat.

Coconut oil has so many healing properties it’s no wonder it’s included in my sore throat home remedy.

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After you add the honey to the coconut oil and lemon juice, you stir until you get a nice thick consistency.

After you add the honey to the coconut oil and lemon juice, you stir until you get a nice thick consistency.

The tea you made should be cooled and then poured into a glass jar and refrigerated until needed.

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Heating pad made with an old sock and some rice!

Heating pad made with an old sock and some rice!

It doesn’t get more simple than this for a heating pad!

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After you pour the rice into the sock, make a nice knot to keep it from falling out.

After you pour the rice into the sock, make a nice knot to keep it from falling out.

Please make sure you use a clean sock people and don’t fill it up all the way.

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To use, fill a glass jar with some water first.

To use, fill a glass jar with some water first.

Don’t be alarmed when you see me fill a jar with water and place it next to the sock. I promise you it will make sense soon.

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Place them both into the microwave side by side.

Place them both into the microwave side by side.

The water keeps the sock from burning when it’s being heated and you want to do about a minute at a time until the temperature is right for you.

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Remove from microwave and apply to aching muscles!

Remove from microwave and apply to aching muscles!

Quick and easy heating pad! We made this in less than 5 minutes!

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