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Inflammation is often at the root of disease, check out these remedies to help you combat the cold/flu season or use in your daily regimen to keep your immune system strong throughout the year.

***We are NOT licensed medical professionals and strongly advise you to seek medical advice from a professional before conducting any of these at-home remedies, especially if you are pregnant, on medications, going through any treatment***

Sinus Issues

  • Eucalyptus Steam Bath

    • Eucalyptus has long been known to provide healing benefits due to it being naturally anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and a natural decongestant. It’s especially helpful for respiratory infections.

    • Ask at your local florist and I bet they’ll have some eucalyptus – just make sure it’s organic or unsprayed, if possible. Use it just like you would the fresh leaves.

    • To a pot of water, add about 3-4 tablespoons of fresh eucalyptus leaves (look for the baby blue eucalyptus as opposed to the silver dollar variety, since it contains the oils we need), or a few whole stems. Bring to a rolling boil.

    • Remove from heat and hold your face about 12 inches above the pot and cover your head and pot completely with a towel. Take slow, deep breaths, closing eyes to prevent irritation. Repeat as needed

    • If you can’t get fresh, organic, unsprayed leaves, then use an organic, cold pressed, essential oil.

      • Boil about 6-8 cups of water. While it’s boiling, make sure your bathroom sink is clean, plugged and drop 1-2 drops of essential oil. Have a towel ready to drape over your head and the sink. Once the water is boiled, pour it in the sink, stand over it with the towel draped over your head.  Take slow, deep breaths, closing eyes to prevent irritation. Repeat as needed

  • Nasal Saline Spray

  • Neti Pot- flush out sinuses

    • They both use a saline solution to help clear out nasal passageways. It helps with nasal drip, congestion, allergies, even snoring.


Immunity Boosts

  • Oil of Oregano

    • Oil of oregano is considered to be one of nature’s most powerful remedies. It contains the phenol carvacrol, which is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and antiparasitic. Carvacrol has also been shown to kill yeast as well as mold, Staphylococcus (think food poisoning) and E. Coli and respiratory infections,

    • Be careful when using the drops; oil of oregano is very potent and must be diluted. And be prepared for it to taste terrible!

  • Echinacea

    • Echinacea (also known as purple coneflower) was once widely used by Native Americans and is now used by millions of consumers worldwide to support a healthy immune system.