It’s that time of year again: the start of cold and flu season.
Fortunately, most minor ailments will heal naturally after a few days, especially with the help of enough rest and fluids. But when you find yourself sniffing, sneezing and coughing all day, DIY home remedies can provide some much-needed relief. Natural ingredients like eucalyptus can help you breathe easier, whereas the scent of lavender is known for its relaxing effects.
What’s more, if you’re living with chronic health problems, you probably search for ways to manage common symptoms, like nagging pain and insomnia. And let’s not forget that tonics with health-boosting foods like ginger, ginseng and elderberry can support your immune system.
Obviously, home remedies are only suitable for minor health problems, preferably with a known or obvious cause like a virus or underlying, stable chronic condition.
And please keep in mind that ‘natural’ does not automatically mean a remedy is healthy and safe. Also, don’t diagnose and treat yourself based on online advice alone. When you’re experiencing health problems and/or your symptoms worsen, please always check with your doctor or other medical professionals what the right course of action is for you.
Having said that; if you’re looking for natural ways to ease a cold, relax your muscles or fall asleep faster, check out these 11 DIY natural remedies from around the web.
Do-It-Yourself: 10 Home Remedies for Minor Health Problems
Fresh Eucalyptus Steam Inhalation from Hello Glow
Got a stuffy nose? This natural steam inhalation with eucalyptus leaves will help clear out your nose, sinuses and respiratory tract.
Homemade Vapor Rub with Essential Oils from Simple Green Smoothies
Ease congestion with this homemade vapor rub made from coconut oil, shea butter and essential oils.
DIY Hot and Cold Sore Muscle Rub from Wholefully
Post-workout soreness or an otherwise aching body? This DIY Hot and Cold Sore Muscle Rub is here to help!
DIY Aromatherapy Bath Bombs from Hello Glow
Soak away stress, relieve PMS symptoms and turn your mood around with these feel-good scents from Hello Glow.
DIY Whipped Magnesium Lotion from Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Struggling with restless legs, painful muscles or insomnia? Applying magnesium oil could ease your problems.
How to Make Elderberry Syrup for Cold and Flu Prevention from The Green Life
For centuries, people have been using elderberries to support their immune system and prevent cold and flu. Click the link to see how you can make this all-natural home remedy too.
Stomach Flu Remedy: Charcoal Gummies from Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Activated charcoal supports natural detoxification, which can help to kick a stomach flu out!
How to Make Nettle Infusions for Energy and Allergy Relief from The Green Life
Nettles are extremely rich in chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals like iron. That’s why nettle infusion are a natural remedy to regulate menstrual symptoms and combat chronic fatigue.
The Scrub from The Kitchy Kitchen
Fight off viruses with this anti cold remedy packed with leaving ingredients like ginger, ginseng and Himalayan pink salt.
Lavender Bedtime Room Spray from Nutrition Stripped
A restful night sleep is guaranteed when you sprinkle some lavender spray on your pillow.
Learn more about how to gradually rebuild your health after illness in the step-by-step guide ‘How to Create Your Own Action Plan of Recovery’.
Have you ever made natural remedies at home to ease your symptoms?
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