Beat the Winter Bugs with DIY Natural Remedies.

Beat the Winter Bugs with your own Homemade natural Cold and Flu remedies Vegan

- Rather than buy over the counter, expensive products. Make your own. Not only are they natural but you know what are in the ingredients.

Use the power of Nature to Protect yourself by making your own

Soothing Vapour Rub and Homemade Lemon Sip.

Eucalyptus oil is antiviral – antispasmodic – decongestant and expectorant (gets rid of mucus)

Peppermint oil is antispasmodic – expectorant and febrifuge (combats fevers)

Lavender oil is antimicrobial – carminative and sedative so will help with relaxing.

Lemon oil is bactericidal - antispasmodic and helps reduce fevers.

Tea Tree oil is antiviral - anti-infectious – expectorant and an immune stimulant

Homemade Vapour Rub

Ingredients

4 Tablespoons of Coconut Butter

4 Tablespoons of Shea Butter

20 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

15 drops of Peppermint Oil

15 drops of Lavender Oil

10 drops of Lemon Oil

5 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Instructions : Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut butter and shea butter together. Add all the essential oils to the butters and continue to mix together until a smooth mixture. Using a spatula, scoop the mixture up and place in a clean jar with a secure lid. Store in a cool dark place, it should last a couple of months. Do put a label on the jar.

To Use

Apply a small amount to the chest during a cold, it can also be rubbed into the back or onto the soles of the feet at night and then put some socks on.

Homemade Lemon Sip

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon of fresh Pineapple Juice

2 Tablespoons of Hot Water

Mix together and drink

The Lemon juice will boost your immunity and fight infections and is a excellent source of Vitamin C, it also helps to cut through mucus.

Pineapple Juice to really ease that cough. Pineapples contain bromelain which is an enzyme with superb anti-inflammatory properties and it fights infections as well as killing the bacteria. Fresh pineapple juice are 5 x more effective than cough syrup.

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