I've been a bit under the weather this week, which spurred me on to share some of my favorite seasonal supports and remedies.
Traditional Medicinals Tea...Breathe Easy, Throat Coat and Gypsy Cold Care. Drink lukewarm for best effect.
Urban Moonshine products... Immune Tonic (daily support) and Immune Zoom (acute support)
Diffusing essential oils...I've got lavender and geranium right now for a calm comforting effect
Local honey...Add this to any of the teas above, or warm lemon-ginger tea.
Sambucus Black Elderberry Extract Throat Spray...I always keep this handy when I have a sore throat. The elderberry has great healing properties.
Zand Elderberry Zinc drops...Take these at the first sign of a cold. They taste great and really work!
I love that I can buy ALL of these items from Vitacost for the best price and one easy shipment (it's like a "hey you might get sick which is a bummer but these things will help you feel better and it's a package in the mail so it feels like a present!" thing). I usually stock up at the beginning of the season so everything is within reach when a cold strikes. The Zand drops sell out fast because Vitacost has a FANTASTIC price on them! While I'm shopping, I usually grab a bag of Bob's Red Mill oats from Vitacost for my winter morning breakfasts.
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