got the sniffles?
So Winter finally decided to show up (thanks El Niño!) and with that comes the sniffles and aches we’ve been avoiding throughout this extended Indian summer.
To help get through the first Winter chill we’ve pulled together our favorite at-home tonics and treatments that won’t break the bank.
Check ’em out for yourself:
1. GET STEAMY
When you’re not feeling well, sometimes all you need is to be warm and cozy. Give yourself a mini steam treatment combined with the antimicrobial and germ-fighting benefits of fresh herbs or essential oils. Herbs such as thyme, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary and sage can help to clear out congestion in your sinuses and chest, it’s a great remedy for headaches, infections, or as a way to calm yourself before a long, recuperating night’s sleep.
In a large bowl, add your preferred single, or mixed variety of immunity-boosting herbs.
In a large pot, bring purified water to a boil. Carefully pour the water over the herbs and let steep for five minutes.
Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl with your eyes closed. Gently inhale the steam through your nose. Continue to inhale and exhale deeply, taking a break when needed, for five to ten minutes.
2. SHOOT IT
One way to prevent a cold, not just treat one, is to drink two ounces of juice packed with immunity boosting ingredients like ginger, cayenne, lemon, turmeric and more. The combinations are endless and a little goes a long way – helping to support immunity and digestion while also combatting nausea and inflammation.
Using a vitamix or juicer add your preferred ingredients, ginger root, lemon, or turmeric. Add cayenne for an extra boost.
Kickstart your day with a 2oz shot.
*Need a hand? The Pull My Daisy shooter at by CHLOE. is the perfect combination of ginger, lemon, orange and cayenne pepper to help get you back on the road to wellness in no time.
3. DRINK UP
When you’re not feeling well, the end of the day always seems an eternity away. When you get home, make yourself this warm, cold and flu-fighting tonic that will help support your immune system after a long day of working.
Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a boil.
In a large mug, add ½ tablespoon of grated ginger, ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder (or one slice fresh turmeric root), and the juice from ½ a lemon.
Pour the hot water over the spices and add a squeeze of agave. Mix well and let steep for 5 minutes. Drink up!