Cold and flu season is upon us! Lots of nasty bugs going around the island lately. Today I spent some time updating our medicine cabinet with DIY medicine. Here is what we do in lieu of flu shots...
- ʻOlena tonic by Kai Malino Wellness Center in Kohala: we take a teaspoon daily when sickness is in the air. (Uncle Kai can be found at the farmers markets around here, too.)
- Shaklee vitamins: the doses double during high flu season. We take a smorgasbord of vitamins, but the most important are a great multi and some vitamin C.
- Ginger Honey Tea: this is a great remedy for a sore throat, dry cough, or to boost immunity. Someday I will make an herbal infused cough syrup (because it really is that easy), but for now, this goes into my tea cup at night. Unfortunately, I can't find the link to the tute but its pretty simple - grate up some ginger root, add honey, then mix. Store in the fridge. 1 tsp per cup or to taste.
- Chest Rub: 4 ingredients - beeswax, olive oil, tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil.
Next on my list? A balm that will soothe bug bites. My kids are magnets for biting insects!