Saturday, December 27, 2014
Make your own Cold Cures at Home, here are a few, its so easy, and a substantial savings for you.
Homemade Chest Rub
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 10-15 drops Peppermint essential oil
• 10-15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
• 5-10 drops Lemon essential oil
To melt the coconut oil: put in a glass bowl or jar and then into the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. Add the peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemon oils (add more if you want) and shake well. Allow it re-solidify (at room temp or faster in the fridge) for easier use.
Rub on chest just like you would Vicks Vapor rub. The peppermint provides a cool, tingling, sensation, while the eucalyptus and lemon help open up airways and loosen coughs.
Honey Lemon Cough Syrup
Lemon juice has citric acid and bioflavonoids that boost immunity and fight infection and is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Honey is a natural immune system booster, loaded with anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties, and has been proven to reduce nighttime coughing and improve sleep. (Due to the risk of infant botulism, a rare but serious form of food poisoning, never give honey to a child younger than age 1.)
• 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or 3 drops Lemon essential oil
• 1 Tablespoon honey (use a locally produced raw honey, if possible.)
• 2 Tablespoon hot water
Homemade Shower Discs
Place a disc on your shower floor and as the water slowly dissolves it, the essential oil vapors combine with the steam to relieve cold symptoms.
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1/3 cup water (enough to make paste)
• Essential oils (eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a mini-muffin tin with foil liners. Mix the baking soda and water together to form a thick paste. Pour into cupcake tin. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Top with one drop each of eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint essential oils.