Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tip Tuesday-Cold Relief

It's that super fun time of year where the germs are spreading their holiday cheer and every where you go you are exposed to those little demons of disease. 

Perhaps I'm stating the obvious by confessing that I'm a bit of a germ-a-phobe. 

Since it is inevitable that we will all get the sniffles at least once this year, I thought I would share with you my secret weapon to help combat the ickies.  This has not been scientifically tested in any way, but it absolutely gives you some relief during your cold and I am completely convinced that it shortens the duration of the cold. 

First you boil water. 

Then, while you're waiting for the water to boil, you slice up some lemon, orange and fresh ginger.  I usually do two slices each of the lemon and orange and about a 1/4-1/2 inch piece of ginger.  I usually put it all in my 2 cup glass measuring cup. 

Then, cover it all in honey. 

Now that your water is boiling, pour some on your cold relief concoction and let it steep for about ten minutes.  Then pour that vitaminy goodness into your mug and let that nourishing warmth heal all that ails you. 

Repeat as often and as many times as you like.  It also works well for kids.  My girls love it, especially with the orange in it since it takes out some of the lemons' tartness. 

Anyone else have a cold and flu trick up their sleeve?  I'm always up for hearing some good home remedies. 


Messy Musings said...

I have a new cold avoidance path this year (not to be confused with a cure or helper after the fact).

Started using essential oils from doTERRA... in particular the oil blend of On Guard. Have been hearing about these oils for some time now - and finally plunged right in!!

Tara said...

Thank you for the recipe! It is steeping on the stove right now. Fun to see you on Thursday.

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