Prepare for Winter with Homemade Cold Remedies

These natural cold & flu remedies have worked wonderfully for my family, but, like most healthy pursuits, they take a bit of time and preparation in order to be effective. Don’t get caught without them!

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Click the name of each remedy below to be taken to the recipe:
Homemade Remedies

Elderberry Syrup

–a preventative syrup that helps strengthen the immune system. Can be used to treat a minor cough/cold, too.

Cold & Flu Remedy

–entails a waiting period of a number of weeks before this tonic is at its full, effective potency. It’s worth the wait! You’ll be amazed at how well a little garlic, onion, vinegar, and spices can knock out a persistent cough or cold in a body that has become too alkaline.

Homemade Hand Sanitizer

–keep others’ germs at bay without the harsh chemicals.

Sore Throat Remedies

–great solutions to one of winter’s most painful scenarios.

If making your own remedies doesn’t interest you, I suggest checking out the great pre-made options at It’s also where I buy most of my supplies for the recipes above. If you haven’t ordered from Vitacost before, CLICK HERE for a $10 off coupon

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5 Responses to Prepare for Winter with Homemade Cold Remedies

  1. jenny at dapperhouse August 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM #

    My sister made a similar “cold and flu” remedy as the one you listed and it was nasty, but it worked in one day and kept me from feeling horrible for a week. I recommend that people try these out! THX.

    • HealthfulMama August 27, 2012 at 11:58 AM #

      Glad it worked for you! 🙂

  2. Sarah August 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM #

    I am bookmarking this for future reference in case my son catches a cold this season. With all the recalls of medications I feel a lot more comfortable using homemade remedies when possible.

  3. Olivia Pennington May 20, 2014 at 3:53 PM #

    If you haven’t tried using Eucalyptus for winter time symptoms I would highly recommend it. It is a powerful remedy and helps just as well as other synthetic goods.

    Thanks for sharing!

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