* Incoming winter weather means flu season is right around the corner
* Suffering from the illness can often feel like an unavoidable lottery
* Try these flu-fighting essentials to stay healthy and keep the flu at bay
The onset of winter might be good for several reasons (think snow, the holidays and NYE), but one of these bonuses certainly isn’t flu season. It’s that time of year when you turn up to your office or school to find everyone is on a never-ending merry-go-round of winter-time illness.
However, getting the flu doesn’t have to be as inevitable as it can sometimes feel. There are a few ways to fight back against the season’s least enjoyable visitor, from taking herbal remedies so that your immune system stays healthy to enjoying relaxing baths filled with immune-boosting bath salts. Staying on the offensive during this flu season will only increase your odds of avoiding illness.
Take a look through our flu-fighting arsenal and make sure you’re ready for this year’s engagement.
1. 365 Everyday Value Flu Ease
365 Everyday Value Flu Ease provides relief from persistent flu-like symptoms. Say goodbye to body aches, headaches, chills and fever as this homeopathic remedy works its magic. The homeopathic element also means that this Flu Ease is completely non-drowsy, which is what you need if you have to drive or work through the day. It comes in quick-dissolving pellets that are ideal for keeping in your drawer or handbag, ready for whenever the first symptoms strike.
2. Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold Relief
This fast-acting cold relief comes in a choice of honey lemon or green tea flavor. The powder flu-symptom reliever is easily added to hot water to provide a delicious remedy. It has been shown to alleviate sore throats, coughs, headaches, congestion and body aches. Keep in mind that Theraflu is only meant for adults and children above the age of 12.
3. Edens Garden Fighting Five Synergy Blend Essential Oil
The Edens Garden Fighting Five Essential Oil is perfect for those who despise respiratory congestion and would rather see it stopped before it has the chance to start. This blend boasts an all-natural composition and can be used every day to protect against illness. It’s called Fighting Five because of the essential oils that are found inside. These oils include clove bud, cinnamon leaf, Moroccan rosemary, lemon and eucalyptus radiata.
4. Genexa Flu Medicine
Genexa Flu Fix fights against a plethora of flu-like symptoms, including aches, pains, coughs, sore throats, fever, mucus, runny noses and congestion. This effective homeopathic remedy also claims to be the only certified non-GMO and organic treatment for flu-like symptoms available on the market. Each Genexa Flu Medicine bottle contains 60 chewable tablets.
5. Better Bath Better Body Cold Season Bath Salt
Fighting the flu orally isn’t the only option available to you this winter season. Better Bath Better Body Bath Salts are a simple and, more importantly, relaxing way to keep an unwanted illness at bay. The high-quality salts are comprised of a pure Epsom salt base, Vitamin C and essential oils. Plus, the salts come in an easy-to-use, resealable bag. They can be added to your bath one cup at a time to complete the relaxing experience.
6. Triple Leaf Tea Cold and Flu Time
After drawing your bath, what better way to further enjoy your time than with a delicious cup of tea? This Triple Leaf Tea doesn’t just taste good, it’s also made to support respiratory health and a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the tea is super versatile. Make it a bit sweeter or creamier if you prefer by adding some sugar or milk. Alternatively, if bath time tea doesn’t sound appealing, Triple Leaf Tea pairs beautifully with a tea biscuit, too.
7. Dr. Schnuffie’s Cold and Flu Immune Support Boost
With its mix of herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals, Dr. Schnuffie’s supplement delivers an immune-boosting dose of goodness to your body. Created by a renowned Massachusetts doctor, you’ll be able to keep that unwanted cold at bay using this brand. And for times when you feel you need just a little bit extra, it’s safe to double the dose of this booster.
8. Lipton Chicken Noodle Cup-a-Soup
When in doubt stick to the classics. And when we’re talking about the flu, the classic answer is obviously chicken noodle soup. Inside this box of Lipton Cup-a-Soup, you’ll find 20 sachets ready to do the job of warming you up and relaxing your body when you start feeling under the weather. Each sachet mixes with hot water to give you one cup of delicious chicken noodle soup.