Friday, March 27, 2015

5 DIY Home Remedies for Cold & Flu with Cold-eeze Products #Giveaway

Disclosure: We received sample products to help facilitate the post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

A lot of you are going through the crazy weather changes right now. I know because we're going through it. Last weekend we went out in shorts, this morning for the school run we were bundled up in winter coats, hats and gloves (and we were still cold). When the weather fluctuates that wildly, colds and flu never seem far behind. That's where Cold-EEZE comes into play.

When it comes to dealing with a cold, tempers and temperatures can reach a fever pitch (pun intended) fast! Your throat feels scratchy, your nose won't stop running and all you want to do is sleep! To help bring your symptoms down to a manageable level, the staff at Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy put together some great do-it-yourself tips for home cold remedies. Be sure to try the new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu QuickMelts, formulated with zinc gluconate to shorten the duration of the cold by nearly half!


Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies Brought to you by: Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy 

1. Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief. You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion (though it can be convenient!). Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!

2. Make it spicy. Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural ways to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold medicine.

3. Try chicken noodle soup. A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s a delicious home remedy that’s medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by visiting us on Pinterest, and make sure to include plenty of veggies!

4. Make your own nasal spray. It’s easy and takes a matter of minutes! Simply mix 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then add 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water to create your own nasal spray solution. Use a bulb syringe to gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils, while holding the other one closed, and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!

5. And of course, drink plenty of fluids. It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, natural juices (no sugar!) and ginger ale. Also be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes.

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78 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I never thought to make my own nasal spray. I always get terrible sinus infections and this would help me a lot I think.

Kristi Maloney said...

Great tips here Rosey. I didn't know about the nasal spray. You could use that in your netti pot! Also, I like extra vitamin C. I felt a sore throat coming on and took an extra vitamin C at night - no sore throat this am!!

Mary Madalene Yaroscavitch said...

Love your tips. Is Cold EEZE available to Canadians?

Jen said...

Thank you thank you for sharing this!!!!!

Paul Pietrangelo said...

I haven't had any colds problems since I stated eating garlic every day & thats been about 2 years. Before that I'd get colds especially winter time. I guess I love garlic because I'm Italian. Ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful Friday Rosey. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Scott said...

Chicken Noodle Soup is my go-to also. Even if it doesn't cure it, it make my tummy feel better!

Cascia Talbert said...

I've tried steam for sinus congestion before and it really works. I can sure use these tips because I have a cold right now.

Pat Hatt said...

I drink plenty of water every day and avoid germs so I don't get sick, knock on wood lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Spices can help out a lot

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

When my sinuses aren't working right, I go right for the spicy food. Clears them up almost immediately.

Weekend-Windup said...

Thanks for sharing the home remedy information for cold and flue!

Lesley said...

I am all about do he DIY home remedies for sickness. I know the human body and I trust its Creator well ;)

Kristen Campbell said...

Great post! I'm a HUGE fluid drinker when I'm sick - always makes me feel better!

Christy Maurer said...

I like the huge variety they have! K has bronchitis right now and I feel like I'm getting a sinus infection! UGH! Shouldn't this season be over?

ColleenMarie82 said...

Cold-EEZE® Shortens the Duration of Your Cold

Elephant's Child said...

Great tips. Doesn't a cold make you feel miserable. Really, really miserable.

Liz Mays said...

I love the idea of making your own nasal spray! Also, I love Cold-Eeze and I'm going to check out their recipes!

MikiHope said...

Cold-Eeze really does work. Right now I am fighting allergies I think-or I have a heck of a cold!! I think I better run out and get some-at least my head won't hurt as much!!

Three Sisters and Us said...

I love all of those when I have a cold/ flu! I once used TOO much ginger!

kaitlyn
Three Sisters and Us

Leela said...

I love chicken soup and chamomile tea.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's great that there are some natural ways to get rid of those pesky colds. I'm hoping I don't get sick again before the warm weather comes.

peg42 said...

I learned that Cold Eeze can help quicken the duration of a cold up to 50% . It's a homeopathic cold remedy made with a unique zinc gluconate formula.
Wish I had this right now. Been fighting a cold for over a week now.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Heidi said...

Cold-EEZE lozenges help shorten the length of time you have a cold by half. These must be some super strong lozenges!

Jay CraftySpices said...

It's always good to have a few go to Cold DIY remedies at arms reach. Since most of the time with have natural organic honey and lime, that is normally our first route, steams and soups are also very high on our list, and then we go from there.

Danielle Day said...

I like it all..I have a cold and the lozenges do help!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Great tips! I do a lot of honey and coconut oil when I am sick, and it really does help!

alissa apel said...

I like that they have a multi symptom relief. Sometimes you just don't know what's wrong.

~ Noelle said...

We normally use the garlic / honey recipe for our sickness :)

Marc swears by it... a spoonful of minced garlic, covered in honey... swallow :)

janetfaye said...

I learned:Cold-EEZE® lozenges are proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by the Cleveland Clinic (1996) and Dartmouth College (1992) studies.

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Ann Fantom said...

I would like to try Cold-EEZE's Cold Remedy Lozenges

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jlee said...

I'd like to try the Cold Eeze lozenges!

Kim Pinch said...

I like that they offer immune support and immune support + energy varieties.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I always use the old time remedies when I get a cold. I haven't had a cold in a while though.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I love the taste of the lozenges and they cut your cold in half. Brittney House

Lena B said...

Great tips and I could use these for the immune support for sure

Donna C. said...

QuickMelts® also contain standardized extracts of Rose Hips, Echinacea. The unique formula reduces the duration of the common cold, promotes immune health and antioxidant support

Maria said...

great tips, rosey!! i love eating spicy foods when sick...it's amazing how it really does help!
i hope that the sickies are gone for the rest a while now that spring is here...even if it still feels like winter! ;)
i hope you're having a great weekend! xoxox

ajcingram said...

I love these tips. With all this cold weather lingering around have options like these are great!

kellyr78 said...

I like the Cold-EEZE Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts.

Charlie Raisor said...

liked how many different products they had.

alona y said...

I learned that their lozanges have actually been proven to shorten the duration of the common cold.

momo said...

I believe I am in the start of my first bed cold, the darn pesky little sore thoat thing. I am going to try some of their ideas for my cold.

Sandy Cain said...

I learned that the zinc ions keep the cold virus from multipying. No wonder it helps get rid of a cold faster!

Kim said...

I learned that the recommended daily dosage is 6 lozenges. I had no idea it as so many!
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Ashley C

Linda Bradshaw said...

I would like to try the Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Oral Spray Plus Sore Throat. I have not tried it yet.

Wendi Watson said...

Our unique zinc gluconate formula releases zinc ions to fight your cold virus.

Jillian Too said...

I love the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Lozenges.

Xty C said...

I like the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Lozenges for my sister

Ken Ohl said...

thought all they had were cough drops good to know they have a full line. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

scottsgal said...

we use coldeez lozenges at the first sign of a cold

Kelly OMalley said...

I learned that they are clinically proven! That is awesome! I really dislike being sick, and would love to have something on hand when I start to feel ill, that can help.

hhkaufman78 said...

Their unique zinc gluconate formula releases zinc ions to fight your cold virus.

Jennifer Herman said...

I learned that Cold-EEZE® lozenges have been clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half.

Laurie Murley said...

I learned Cold-EEZE® lozenges have been clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half

Melissa B. said...

I learned that their unique zinc gluconate formula releases zinc ions to fight the cold virus.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I do a lot of those remedies myself. I made a concoction tonight.... Not for a cold, but it would sure work for it.

Nina Say said...

Cold-Eeze is such a life saver in my house. I probably would not survive the winter without it.

Bonnie Gowen said...

These are really great tips! We use these products as well and they work great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

Great ideas. Knock on wood but we have all stayed healthy this winter and spring so far.

John Herman said...

I found it cool that the formula releases zinc ions to fight your cold.

Ricci said...

I've heard really good things about the Coldeeze products. I'm glad you found something that really works.

Chubskulit Rose said...

We always do 1,2 3, and 5 but 4. I did not know that you can make your own nasal spray, thanks for sharing.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I do all of these. The steam method has saved me numerous times. My go to for many years has been essential oils. I wont use OTC meds unless it is absolutely necessary because they tend to just make me feel worse.

Jeanine said...

I have never heard of coldeeze before! These are some great tips! Chicken noodle soup and plenty of fluids always help when I'm feeling ick!

Alysia from My Domestic Dish said...

We don't use any sort of over the counter medicines so coming across some other natural tips... always handy! :)
Especially with the post-Easter sugar rush causing so many viruses in our area.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

oh yes...we've been dealing with colds and flus for over a month now and use the methods. I have several relatives who are the the medical field since the 60's, so we know old school methods :)

JackieJacks said...

My mom has always sworn by chicken sou. My grandmother made it the best and it really did help us feel better when we were kids. I caught an early spring cold and with my allergies combined it has not be fun.

Michelle Varga said...

Those are some great tips. When I start to feel sick I always make a huge batch of chicken soup. I always find that it helps.

Krystal Butherus said...

This is so helpful to stay cold and flu free this season! ;) Thanks for the giveaway too.

Miranda Myrabev said...

Awesome giveaway.
I hate having the cold but I remember when I was a kid mum use to use steam but now as an adult i can not stand it for I just eat a lot of spicy foods

Ashley said...

It felt like we were sick all winter. I will definitely pin this just in case we get sick again next winter.
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Ann B said...

Now that spring is here I really hope it means no more colds. I am so happy to finally open the windows and get some fresh air in the house.

Lynndee said...

Now that spring is here, this is way too perfect. I've never tried DIY-ing nasal spray though. Didn't even know it is possible. :) Thank you.

Breanna Sheffield said...

Soup, nyquil, and hot green tea with honey gets me through the sick days. I never thought to look up diy remedies such as nasal spray. Very good idea.

Erin said...

Thank you so much for the tips! This is a great time for them since people are going through transitional colds right now.

melanie feehan said...

So many good tips. We were pretty lucky this year and skipped the cold and flu season so far. Let's hope it stays that way!

Mommy Peach said...

A hot bowl of chicken soup always clears my nose and heals colds.

Forehead Thermometer Accuracy said...

Crazy weather changes always bring the cold and the flu with it, and the best way to beat them seems to be through natural remedies. Nice post