I’m a mom of three so it seems like someone is always sick. I have one in public school, daycare, and they spend a lot of time at church in class and the nursery. So they have plenty of exposure to yucky germs. I have found a few things that work for us and are more natural. See if they work for you!!
*I am not a doctor and these are just things that have worked for me.
1. Washing Hands/Hand Sanitizer
I know this kinda goes without saying, but it’s so important! I was myself a billion times a day! And when I do not have access to soap and water, I use an alcohol and fragrance free hand sanitizer by babyganics. Also, it is so important to not ever touch your nose, mouth, eyes, or anywhere on your face without washing your hands first. When in doubt, wash your hands!!
*I make my own foaming hand wash with Dr. Bonner’s Castile Soap and water.
Elderberry is supposed to be very good at keeping sickness away and it can also help you get over sickness quickly. Plus it tastes really yummy!
3. Honey ACV Tea
There are lots of great things out there that are great at treating colds. But these also are great for you all the time. You will want to find a local raw unfiltered honey. As far as the Apple cider vinegar goes, you want to find one that has “the mother” in it.
To make the tea, you will want to heat up some water. Add about two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of ACV (shake before to distribute the mother). Stir. You can also add a little lemon juice and a dash of tumeric as well. Mix well and drink while hot.
4. Essential oils
I love essential oils! They are everywhere. Even Walmart sells them now! They are the latest craze. I prefer to get my oils at Rocky Mountain Oils. I find their quality wonderful, prices are reasonable, and free shipping!
My favorite oil to help keep you from getting sick and to reduce the severity of a cold is immune strength. It is very similar to the same thing from other companies. I put a few drops on my feet at night when I’ve been around sick people or if I’m already sick.
I also make my own roller ball blends. I use a variety of oils depending on the age, but some of my go to oils are myrtle, lavender, and eucalyptus. I fill with fractionated coconut oil. I roll up and down the spine and on the feet when sick or if someone is sick in the family.
5. Good vitamin
I recently found Alive vitamins. Everyone in the family takes them. They have the highest vitamin dose with the best variety of vitamins I could find in the Children’s vitamins. I found the max potency vitamins were best for me and gave me lots of energy. They have helped me stay more healthy being on them that’s for sure.
6. Pre and probiotics
Doctors say the key to good health is a healthy gut. Pre and probiotics can help with that! They make sure that the healthy bacteria flourish and the bad bacteria die. Find some good ones on Amazon, but I can’t recommend one yet.
7. Grape juice
This is one thing I absolutely love. Grape juice can help keep the stomach bug away! Drink 100% grape juice daily and then more when someone in the family has the stomach bug (just don’t give it to the sick one!). Bonus, it’s also full of vitamin c!!!
8. Norwex cloths
I love my Norwex cloth! They can clean with just the cloth and water! No chemicals!! This is great for people that have allergies and sensitive skin. It can also clean germs better than disinfecting wipes (they can remove 99% of everything from surfaces) and when someone in the family is sick, that can be helpful to keep the rest of the family from getting sick.
After everyone is over it, give the whole house a deep clean, wash everything in the washer, and use again!!
Have other great ways to stay healthy?? Share below!