With all of the germs we expose ourselves to on a daily basis, it’s nice to give our bodies a little boost. Who has time to be sick? Not me! Here are a few ways to keep a cold away… or at least to decrease the amount of sick time we need in order to get back to 100 percent!

My family and I travel very often. Anytime we’re preparing for a trip, I’m always looking for ways to boost my children’s immune systems. Now that school is in session and the weather is getting colder, I use some of my favorite immune boosting tricks on a daily basis!

Every morning I give my children their vitamins C and D, a digestive enzyme, and most important, a children’s chewable probiotic. If their colon is clear and they’re using the bathroom regularly, I’m confident their bodies are getting all of the proper nutrition it needs to fight off common colds and viruses. One of my favorite immune boosting essential oil mixes is specifically for the cold and flu. Here it is:

Immune Boost Rub

Rub down spine and bottoms of feet every 10mins first hour, every 20mins for the second hour, then every hour after as much as possible.

When they do come down with a cold, I give them a teaspoon of elderberry syrup twice a day and continue with their probiotic, antiviral rub and vitamins. I make sure they’re drinking plenty of water and will even add Raw Organic Apple cider vinegar, honey and lemon to further increase hydration. Although I already do not allow my kids to eat a lot of sugary foods and juices, I especially cut back on this if they have a cold. They really enjoy hot tea (Lemon Ginger with honey) and crackers in bed. The most important ingredients to fighting colds are lots of love, cuddles, hugs and sleep!

I also enjoy essential oil infused baths, which can also help with detoxing!

Detox Bath

Pour this mix into running bath water. After mixing, let sit for 20 minutes

About the author

Monique Samuels

Monique Samuels

When I was a little girl, my aunt introduced me to her holistic approach for healthy living. Whenever I was sick, she always had a natural remedy. When I became a mom, I remembered my aunt’s recipes, and sought out to find additional solutions. I soon discovered essential oils and began creating my own natural remedies for everything from the common cold, nasal congestion and earaches, to helping my children get a good night’s sleep. I started sharing these discoveries with friends, and before long I was receiving calls, emails and texts every day from friends who were searching for help, which led me to creating this site.

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