It's cold and flu season and if you're like most concerned parents, the last thing you want to do is give your child drops or drugs with a laundry list of side effects. At Happi Tummi, we believe in natural solutions that soothe and comfort your whole family.
While avoiding a cold or flu this season may not be possible, there are some ways you can feel better fast.
Peppermint oil is a great choice for treating respiratory system issues. Peppermint can numb and ease sore throats, act as a decongestant, and relax the windpipe’s bronchial muscles to prevent coughing and breathing difficulties.
Tea tree essential oil also helps to break up congestion and soothe sore throats. Tea tree oil also helps with cold sores -- just dilute and apply topically with cotton balls.
Lavender essential oil is known for it's relaxing properties, but it also boosts your immune system. Lavender oil loosens the phlegm that causes breathing issues and coughs, helping you feel better fast.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
We recommend eliminating processed, ready-made packaged foods and baked goods. Yes, they are easy and tempting but must be limited to maintain health. Eat as much fresh fruits and vegetables and organic whole food that is in its original form (not packaged and processed) as possible.
Hydrate with soups or broths, coconut water, and hot tea. Avoid foods and drinks that are high in sugar.
Sometimes a loving touch where you are hurting helps. The Happi Tummi herbal waistband is like having a warm, loving hug. It soothes and comforts you almost instantly when you are in pain or discomfort. It gets you through the uncomfortableness, and eases your symptoms and stress.
Evenly distributed heat and antispasmodic herbs relax muscles and relieve pain. The herbal aroma immediately helps calm and soothe you. The adjustable waistband snugs the area of pain, allowing the herbs and warmth to work while you get the rest you need.
Do your best to prevent your whole family from getting sick, by keeping your home extra clean and disinfected. Avoid toxic cleaning solutions and make your own. Some natural cleaning ingredients are: baking soda, lemon juice, white vinegar, vegetable/olive oil, alcohol, cornstarch or hydrogen peroxide.
You can also use essential oils to clean and disinfect! Check out Essential Oils for Cleaning: dōTERRA’s Best Cleaning DIYs here...
Last, but definitely not least, is to get enough rest! Your body needs plenty of rest to heal. So how much rest do you need?
How do you take care of your family during the cold and flu season?