How to Kick the Common Cold or Flu

October 06, 2016

It’s that time of year again when everyone gets the nasty coughing, Sore throat, stuffed up and runny noise Common Cold. Here are some easy tricks to get relief from any Cold or Flu like symptoms.

1: Hot Ginger Tea

I found that Ginger tea works best for a cold or flu like symptoms. The ginger is warming and just a little spicy, some people find it delicious and some don’t really care for the taste, but it  can really help relieve congestion.

2:Essential Steam

One almost instant fix for a stuffy nose is to steam it out. This at house remedy feels amazing and releases pressure from your sinuses. Just filling a bowl with a hot water and adding an essential oil can really make a difference, Hot steam showers work just as well.

3: Chest Salve or Vapor Rub

You can make your own at home Vapor rub, just another way to get rid of congestion. Store bought Vapor Rub works too, but I found that this at home recipe works a little better.

You will need…

-1/2 cup of coconut oil
-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
-An airtight container


Over a double boiler, melt down the coconut oil. Remove from the heat and pour it into a heat safe airtight container. Add the essential oils, stir, and seal off while it cools. Once it has completely cooled, simply rub a little on your chest or under your nose (be careful not touch your eyes-I have rubbed peppermint essential oil in my eye before and it is not pleasant!) This will keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight up to 3 years.

4: Gargle With Warm Salt Water

This is perfect for a sore throat, although it is not the best tasting thing in the world it really does work wonders. It moistens your sore or scratchy throat and brings temporary relief. Try a half teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of warm water four times a day.


These are just some things that you can try for a common Cold or Flu. You can Find more at home remedies and recipes by Clicking or searching the Link below.

16 Remedies to Kick the Common Cold

Thanks for reading