Colds are the worst. I hate getting them. I feel like I can barely function. My eyes are watery, my throat is scratchy and I can barely breathe. We all know the feeling. Here are some helpful tips I use to help me get by:

Make a Sinus Bath

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To make this, you’ll need the following:

1 cup of Epsom salt

1/2 cup of baking soda

A mason jar or airtight container

Peppermint essential oils

Eucalyptus essential oils

Optional: green food colouring

Mix the baking soda and Epsom salt together.  Once it’s mixed, add in the food colouring if you’re going to complete that step.  All this does is make it look colourful, otherwise it will be white.

Then add 5 drops of peppermint oil and 10 drops of eucalyptus oil.  Mix it all up, and put it in a jar. Now you have this ready to go when you feel congested and all around icky. Just draw a warm bath and put a couple of scoops of this in with the water.

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Drink Some Tea

My mom used to always make us some chamomile tea with lemon and honey. Its simple and really does sooth your throat.

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I also found this cold remedy teas at Davids Tea

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De-puff Those Eyes

Lots of rest

At times in need I throw this Eye Mask Pillow in the freezer then put it on my eyes for about 20 mins. The coolness on my sinuses makes me feel a little more human.

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No one wants to look like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer I always try use the Kleenex with lotion and cool touch (its very soothing on the nose)

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Soup

I don’t have much of an appetite when I’m sick and I want something warm and soothing, such as soup. Sure there’s good ol fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup but sometimes I like to switch it up a bit with this recipe:

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Aigo Bouido- Provençal Garlic Cure-All Soup

YIELD: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

* 2 Tablespoons olive oil
* 20 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)

* 6 sage leaves
* 2 bay leaves
* 2 sprigs fresh thyme
* 3 cups water
* 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth or stock
* 6 egg yolks
* 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* salt and pepper to taste
* extra olive oil and sage leaves for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until the garlic begins to turn golden. Tie the sage leaves, bay leaves and thyme together with kitchen twine or enclose in a piece of cheesecloth, tying the packet closed with a piece of kitchen twine. Place the herbs in the saucepan, give everything a quick stir and then add the water and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and partially cover (set the saucepan lid slightly askew). Simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove the herbs from the saucepan and discard. In a medium bowl whisk the egg yolks and Parmesan cheese together. While whisking, add several small ladles of hot broth. Then slowly add this mixture to the saucepan, whisking constantly. If you’d like a smooth-textured soup, use an immersion blender to process the soup in the saucepan. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Ladle into individual bowls and top with a small drizzle of olive oil and a sage leaf, if desired.

Found on Girl Cooks World

 

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