The weather is still a bit off this week. We had some nice Spring weather days last week and then the temperature went back down to the low 30 degrees. Ugh. No wonder some of us are still battling the colds with these erratic temperatures!
When it comes to dealing with a cold, tempers and temperatures can reach a fever pitch (pun intended) fast! Your throat feels scratchy, your nose won’t stop running and all you want to do is sleep! To help bring your symptoms down to a manageable level, the staff at Cold–EEZE Cold Remedy put together some great do-it-yourself tips for home cold remedies. But if all else fails, be sure to try the new Cold–EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts, formulated with zinc gluconate and proven to shorten the duration of the cold by nearly half!
Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies
- Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief.
You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion. Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!
- Make it spicy.
Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural cures to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold symptom relievers by visiting us on Pinterest.
- Try chicken noodle soup.
A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup (Make sure to include vegetables!) might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s the ultimate cure-all and medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold–EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by clicking here!
- Make your own nasal spray.
By simply mixing 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then adding 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water, you can create your own nasal spray solution! It takes a matter of minutes. And then all you have to do is fill a bulb syringe and gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils (while holding the other one closed) and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!
- And of course, drink plenty of fluids.
It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, juices and ginger ale! Be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes!
*Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “This post is sponsored by Cold-EEZE Remedy. I received promotional products. As always, all opinions are 100% my own”.