Oh my friends, the flu hit us hard this past week! High temperatures, achy-shaky bodies, bone-rattling coughs and green galore. Yuck. Being so-sick-your-world-stops stinks, so I thought I would share a collection of the very best cold and flu fighting DIYs from around the web, as well as my favorite Cold & Flu Fighting Stovetop Potpourri. Hopefully the flu won’t visit your home, but if it does, I want you to be more prepared than I was!
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Why Cold and Flu Fighting Stovetop Potpourri?
Simmering potpourri on the stove releases moisture into the air, which can relieve coughing and congestion. Citrus, clove, rosemary, cinnamon and eucalyptus are an unstoppable germ-fighting team, and are often found together in essential oil blends.
Ingredients and Directions:
Combine 1 liter of water, 5 orange slices, 1 tbsp whole cloves, 1 tsp dried rosemary, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in a large pot. Place on a wood stove, or simmer on your stovetop. Breathe deep (if you can!) and enjoy the fragrant steam. In my opinion, this stovetop potpourri loosens phlegm, purifies the air, and improves health and wellness.
More Cold and Flu Fighters
If you are very sick, you should visit your doctor and rest. But the cold and flu fighting DIY recipes shared below can ease your discomfort. My personal favorite? A big pot of chicken and rice soup, warm ginger cookies, and essential oil in a diffuser!