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DIY Cold and Flu Relief: Ultimate Guide

DIY cold and flu relief

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It’s that time of year again where you find your kids sick and you begin scrambling for home remedies or DIY cold and flu relief.

For the past few years, I have found myself unprepared, wishing I would have had the essential oils on hand and the herbs I needed to get through that season.

Unfortunately, it’s common for kids to get their run of colds and even the flu each season. As a parent, I often feel helpless while the virus runs it’s course through the family.

This year I will be prepared with the latest home remedies and DIY cold and flu relief.

I have asked some of the top health coaches and DIY experts to give me their best cold and flu hack they use each season.

I’ve put together this ultimate guide as a resource so next time my child runs a fever or gets a stuffy nose, I am prepared to not only help them feel better but to boost their immune system.

This ultimate list is a must save and bookmark so your not feeling helpless during flu season.

Let’s face it…kids are experts at sharing germs.

DIY Cold and Flu Relief: Ultimate Guide

Homemade Vapor Rubs

DIY cold and flu relief

DIY Vapor Chest Rub by Delicious Obsessions offers a recipe that is powerful and she has an alternative recipe for small children.

Cough and Cold Chest Salve by Learning and Yearning is an immune-boosting salve that is perfect for coughing and congestion.

Kid Friendly Vapor Rub by The Pistachio Project has created a simple recipe and specifies what age is appropriate for the essential oils used.

Homemade Vapor Rub by Cultured Palate offers two different recipes for your children’s ages to choose from.

Homemade Vapor Rub by Total Wellness Choices uses all natural ingredients for a cough and congestion.

Homemade All Natural Vicks Vapor Rub by Pink Fortitude is a simple recipe for a cough and congestion or great as a gift.

DIY Mucus Buster Chest Rub by Hybrid Rasha Mama shares the rub she used while battling whooping cough.

Homemade Shower Soothers

DIY Cold and flu relief

DIY Natural Decongestant Shower Tablets by Beauty Crafter uses essential oils in a homemade tablet to decongest when your feeling stuffy.

Homemade Vicks Shower Tablets by A Mom’s Impression offers a simple recipe that anyone can make if you already own Vicks Vapor Rub.

Super Simple Steam Treatment to Relief Congestion by Eco Living Mama is a smart choice when your kids can’t breathe and you don’t have time for a recipe.

Congestion Be Gone Shower Vapor Discs by Hybrid Rasha Mama, an easy recipe you can whip together for allergies or a cold.

Elderberry Syrup Recipes

DIY cold and flu relief

Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup by Eating Richly is a quick way to make a concentrated immune boosting syrup.

Super Charge Your Elderberry Syrup by Learning and Yearning shows you which herbs can give your syrup a boost.

Flu Fighting Popsicles by The Pistachio Project is a fun way to get your kids to boost their immune system.

Super Simple Elderberry Syrup Recipe by Eco Living Mama created a syrup with some added immune boosters.

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe by Happy Healthy Mama is one you can make right on your stove top.

Homemade Cough Syrup

DIY cold and flu relief

Homemade Cough Drops and Lollipop Drops by The Pistachio Project includes a simple recipe that is perfect for kids who can’t stop coughing.

Easy Homemade Cough Drops by Common Sense Home provides an easy recipe that gives your immune system a boost.

Honey Lemon Cold Remedy by Super Healthy Kids is a tasty way to boost their immune system and help stop coughing.

Sage Mouth and Throat Spray by Healing Harvest Homestead has some creative ways to soothe your throat.

How to Make Natural Cough Syrup by Healing Harvest Homestead is a simple recipe anyone could make to soothe a cough.

DIY All Natural Sore Throat and Cough Soothing Syrup by Hybrid Rasta Mama to quickly relief coughing.

Chocolate Peppermint Herbal Cough Syrup by Hybrid Rasha Mama is a tastier version of traditional cough syrup.

Disinfectant Wipes

DIY cold and flu relief

Greener Homemade Disinfectant Wipes by Delicious Obsessions is a smart way to keep germs from spreading throughout your home during flu season.

Creative Immune Boosting Cold and Flu Remedies

DIY cold and flu relief

Fire Cider: All-Natural Cold and Flu Remedies by Savory Lotus is a master tonic to kill those viruses at the first sign of symptoms or prevent a virus from taking hold.

Foraging Mullein for Earaches and Coughs by Learning and Yearning will teach you how to find your own Mullein for optimal respiratory health.

Lemon Thyme Tea by The Pistachio Project is a way to not only increase vitamin C but to soothe a sore throat.

Herbal Tea for Lung Support by Healing Harvest Homestead is an herb-packed tea for opening airways and boosting the immune system.

Healing Powers of Bone Broth Recipe by Pink Fortitude is a simple way to keep your immune system high during flu season.

Immune Boosting Tea by Hybrid Rasta Mama is a smart and soothing way to fight off colds and cases of flu.

Headache Be Gone Herbal Tincture by Hybrid Rasta Mama is a home remedy when your head is feeling stuffy and full.

Best Essential Oils for the Flu by Diffuser Essentials gives you all the oils to have on hand to be prepared for flu season.

Be prepared for this flu season

This huge list of DIY cold and flu relief is a must have for keeping up your immune system and standing against viruses and germs.

It’s smart to not only have the ingredients on hand but I will be premaking some items so we have them as soon as we need them.

Don’t forget to bookmark this list or Pin on Pinterest for winter so you can begin boosting your families immune system ahead of time.

You may not be able to fully prevent the flu but a strong immune system can lessen the symptoms significantly. 

Let us know what DIY cold and flu relief you have found to be your favorite in your family.


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