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
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.
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
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.