Get Ready for the Cold and Flu Season With These All-Natural Recipes
The Survival Mom
by Lisa Bedford: The
Everyday Emergency Kit
Before we know
it, the season of colds and sniffles and coughs will be upon us.
One of my readers shared with me these three recipes, and I wanted
to pass them along to you before youre faced with a
and have no choice but to make a mad dash to the drugstore.
require natural ingredients such as essential oils, coconut oil,
and herbs. Theyre very simple to make and will provide an
all-natural alternative to whatever the drugstore sells, and Im
a big fan of Nyquil! Another reason to make these is just to learn
how to make your own salves and oil mixtures a great skill
for any Survival Mom.
By the way,
I tried to track down the original source of the first two recipes
but couldnt find them online. If you know of the source, please
let me know so I can give proper credit.
Liquid Vapor Rub
1 oz. coconut
tea tree essential oil
eucalyptus essential oil
lavender essential oil
Warm the coconut
oil until liquid. Combine all ingredients. Let sit at room temperature
or in the refrigerator until solidified.
Oil Vapor Rub
10 drops eucalyptus
peppermint essential oil
thyme essential oil
the oils and mix well. To use, rub oil mixture over the throat and
chest, then cover up to help increase the warming effect. This is
very effective when done right at bedtime as it helps relieve congestion
and helps you fall asleep more easily.
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