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Essential oils and herbal teas to fight the flu

Feb 12, 2019 |

(Natural News) Instead of relying on prescription drugs associated with negative side effects, there are natural remedies that can help you recover from the flu.

Here are some natural cures that you can try if you’re feeling under the weather.

Essential oils

There are different types of essential oils (EOs) for various conditions. When you have the flu, EOs such as lavender, lemon, or tea tree can help you recover. Use a diffuser or dilute EOs in carrier oil then take a soothing bath. (Related: An essential oil remedy that prevents the flu when SHTF.)

Flu/shower bombs

These remedies also use EOs to naturally ease your flu symptoms.

Below is a recipe for a eucalyptus shower bomb.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • Essential oils of choice (try a combination of eucalyptus and peppermint)
  • Water (as needed)
  • Muffin tin (or a mini muffin tin)
  • Vegetable or almond oil

Steps:

  1. In a glass mixing bowl, stir the baking soda and salt with a fork.
  2. Slowly add the lemon juice to the mixture, which will become fizzy when the acid reacts with the baking soda. Mix well.
  3. Add the water a few tablespoons at a time until the mixture becomes crumbly and moist like biscuit dough. The mixture must be moist enough to stick together.
  4. Lightly oil the muffin tin or cookie sheet so the dough doesn’t stick. You can use vegetable oil or almond oil.
  5. Scoop the dough with a tablespoon, then roll the dough in your hands. Place the dough balls in the muffin tin or cookie sheet. You can also use cookie cutters to shape the dough.
  6. Bake the shower bombs for 10 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Once they’re done, they will look like cookies.
  7. Gently remove the shower bombs from the muffin tin with a spoon, then let them cool on a clean plate.
  8. Add three drops of eucalyptus oil and one drop of peppermint oil to each shower bomb as they are cooling. Leave the shower bombs out overnight to cool and harden.
  9. Store the dried shower bombs in a canning jar. They’ll become more potent and soothing the longer they sit in the jar.

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The shower bombs will still work even if they become crumbly. This just means that the batch you made needs a bit more liquid. If the shower bombs crumble too much, use a fork to turn them into a powder then scoop out at least two tablespoons into a little dish to place in a steamy shower.

To use a shower bomb, toss it onto the floor of a warm shower. The steam will create a fragrant vapor that can clear your sinuses and offer relief for congestion. The shower bombs can also be added to bathwater in a tub.

Herbal remedies and teas

The following herbal remedies and teas can also help you feel better if you have the flu.

Even if SHTF, you can use these natural cures to feel better in no time.

Sources include:

PrepperWebsite.com

TheOrganicPrepper.com

SurvivalSullivan.com

HerbalSurvival.Blogspot.com

FabulousFarmGirl.com

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