7 Natural Ways to Prevent Cold and Flu This Season

7 Natural Ways to Prevent Cold and Flu

7 Home Remedies to Try this Cold and Flu Season

As we enter the cooler months, we also enter cold and flu season. It’s usually inevitable to catch something this time of year, there are still some natural things you can do to prevent you and your family from getting sick and reducing the severity of your illness.

Here are seven tips to help boost your immune system, strengthen your body and mind, and help you avoid spending the cooler seasons sick.

 

1. Eat Healthy

“You are what you eat” is more than an old adage, it’s true. Eating healthy food makes your body healthy and strong and can help ward off any illness.

 

2. Clean your Environment

A clean environment will help you keep the microbes that cause illness at bay. Using a Nebulizing Diffuser® with essential oil blends like Burglars and Purity can help you keep your air free of contaminants. Also, because they have antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can also use these oils to wipe down your surfaces.

 

3. Exercise

Exercise is essential to helping your body stay strong. It also helps you work out the toxins and cleanse your body of damaging elements. Exercise also releases feel good endorphins sending happy signals to the brain.

 

4. Get Plenty of Sleep

Your body needs plenty of rest to repair itself every day. So make sure you get a full night’s sleep each night. If you have troubles sleeping try a few drops of lavender on your pillow or in a nebulizing diffuser before you go to bed.

 

5. De-stress

Stress weakens your body and damages your immune system. If you’re feeling a little stressed this season, make sure to take time to relax. A great way to help your body and mind relax is to prepare yourself a hot bath soak for 15 – 20 minutes.

 

6. Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizers can help you avoid the spread of illness. Most store bought hand sanitizers are hard on your skin. Instead consider making a DIY hand sanitizer with a few drops of peppermint, tea tree, or rosemary essential oil and a 2 to 1 mix of vitamin E oil and witch hazel.

 

7. Aromatherapy Necklace

Using aromatherapy all day with an essential oil diffuser necklace can help prevent bacteria and viruses that cause illness and can also help you stay energized, relaxed, and focused.

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Following these tips will help you make sure that you don’t spend the whole cold and flu season sick in bed. Remember, in order for aromatherapy to work effectively, you need to stick with high quality essential oils and a nebulizing diffuser to get the maximum benefits. Organic Aromas® has you covered. Check out our selection before the cold season sets in, so you can stay healthy all winter long!

 

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99 thoughts on “7 Natural Ways to Prevent Cold and Flu This Season

  1. Kristen H. says:

    Thanks for providing people who read this article with these tips. I already practice some of them and have been a bit healthier during the last few winters than I was several years back, but hope to try more of them out heading forward.

  2. Kristen H. says:

    Thanks for providing people who read this article with these tips. I already practice some of them and have been a bit healthier during the last few winters than I was several years back, but hope to try more of them out heading forward.

  3. taylore beckman says:

    Lavender , cedarwood are my go to EO for nighttime use! Sleep schedules are so important- try Reishi- it’s helped me quite a bit with sleep as well!

  4. taylore beckman says:

    Lavender , cedarwood are my go to EO for nighttime use! Sleep schedules are so important- try Reishi- it’s helped me quite a bit with sleep as well!

  5. Pauline Milner says:

    I have to be very careful about catching any infection so I make sure to follow all advice I can get about staying healthy. Thank you for posting this very helpful post!

  6. Pauline Milner says:

    I have to be very careful about catching any infection so I make sure to follow all advice I can get about staying healthy. Thank you for posting this very helpful post!

  7. CathyH says:

    I have a trache and have to be extra careful not to get the flu! I wash my hands often and haven’t had a cold for at least 5 years

  8. CathyH says:

    I have a trache and have to be extra careful not to get the flu! I wash my hands often and haven’t had a cold for at least 5 years

  9. Sophia says:

    We don’t get colds often but when we do they seem to stick around for weeks. The last time I got a cold I added eucalyptus essential oil to our cold-fighting arsenal. I used it in my diffuser, in the shower (a few drops on a clean cloth and hung it near the shower head) and topically. Ii believe it really made a difference to how quickly I got over my cold.

  10. Sophia says:

    We don’t get colds often but when we do they seem to stick around for weeks. The last time I got a cold I added eucalyptus essential oil to our cold-fighting arsenal. I used it in my diffuser, in the shower (a few drops on a clean cloth and hung it near the shower head) and topically. Ii believe it really made a difference to how quickly I got over my cold.

  11. Jennifer Raska says:

    Definitely will be using the lavender on my pilliow, I haven’t had sleep in 3 yrs due to my little ones, it’s time mommy relaxed a little?..just a little bit anyways lol.

  12. Jennifer Raska says:

    Definitely will be using the lavender on my pilliow, I haven’t had sleep in 3 yrs due to my little ones, it’s time mommy relaxed a little?..just a little bit anyways lol.

  13. Dus says:

    If you have cats you must do a lot of research before using essential oils around them!! This is a very serious concern because your cat could die! Please be careful.

  14. Dus says:

    If you have cats you must do a lot of research before using essential oils around them!! This is a very serious concern because your cat could die! Please be careful.

  15. Crystin slade says:

    This was a timely post for the approaching season. I am preparing already, ordered the necklace and another nebuliser for my flat.

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