I actually wrote the draft of this post a week ago and then became sick with the Flu the next day. Talk about jinxing yourself! I am much better now. Thanks to this remedy and some homemade chicken soup, sent over by my Mother-in-Law.
As we progress into winter, it becomes much easier to become sick. There has been recent scientific evidence that suggests cold weather helps viruses and colds spread. It doesn’t help that we are cooped up indoors with our loved ones and their germs. On top of this, often the places we find ourselves in: workplaces, schools, grocery stores, etc., become petri dishes of germs too. It becomes inevitable to not catch a cold or the Flu.
Whenever Chuck or I becomes sick, the other wants to fly ‘the nest’. Especially New Year’s Eve 2 years ago when Chuck had the Flu. It was brutal. With the exception of last week, I have been pretty lucky. When I worked in an office, I was always sick, due to close proximity to others and poor air quality. I started developing extreme sinus infections that would require 2 rounds of medications before the symptoms would subside.
Then I discovered a secret natural remedy.
It has eliminated those nasty sinus infections, keeps me out of the Doctor’s office and keeps germs at bay. Anytime, I feel a cold coming on, I try this “wash”.
What is this natural wonder? Tea Tree Oil!
It is expensive, however it works. I bought a 2 oz. bottle at a local Natural Herbal Shop and it cost me $19.95. You can find it online for much cheaper. However it is worth it!
Tea Tree Oil Wash
- Tea Tree Oil
- Boil a cup of Water in a pot on your stove.
- When the Water boils, turn the heat off.
- Add 1 tsp. of Tea Tree Oil to the Water.
- Lean over the pot and breathe in the steam for 5 to 10 minutes.
If you feel slight stinging behind your nose and eyes, this is okay. It means it is working. Keep tissues nearby because it will immediately clear your sinus cavities. Do not ingest the water or oil. Make sure to clean your pan thoroughly. Tea Tree Oil should not be ingested.
We also take other precautions this time of year with the germs flying around. We always have on hand:
What are your go to remedies for staying healthy this time of year?
**Disclaimers: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one one TV. These are just remedies that have worked for us through the years. They may not work for everyone. This post contains affiliate links.**