All Natural Cold, Sinus & Flu Relief | Natural Wellness

It seems to be that time again: everyone is getting sick!

I've been finding myself typing up the same recipes and tips on how to get well quickly and avoid a trip to the I figured I'd just put it all in one place and just share the link with anyone that needs it. 😊

So without further are some extremely potent home remedies for the cold & flu, including sinus infections and upper respiratory infections.

Pregnant or Breastfeeding: Unlike many prescription and over-the-counter medicines, all of these remedies are safe to do while pregnant and/or breastfeeding! You might still want to run it by your doctor to double check for your individual circumstance, but I have done them all while pregnant/breastfeeding with no issue and have recommended it to pregnant/breastfeeding friends who also swear by these methods!



Juice from 1/2 a lemon (fresh not bottled)
1 clove garlic, minced (fresh not jarred)
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 tsp turmeric (especially if you have a sore inflamed throat)
Pinch of cayenne (optional but I highly recommend for adults)

Mix this all together and drink it down like a shot. Drink one of these 2-3 times per day, ESPECIALLY at bedtime. Bedtime is when your body does its best healing, so you really want to make sure you drink this before going to bed.

Like I said, this is super powerful and you should be feeling SO MUCH BETTER in a day and a half. The more times you can drink this elixir, the better.

We actually cured my daughter's strep throat by her drinking this and gargling with a similar elixir. And using castor oil by direct application and with heated castor packs. Read about how we cured her strep throat naturally HERE.


I have 3 suggestions for sinus problems. All work very well. You can do all of them if you wish. (Combine them with the previously mentioned Antibiotic Shots for best results)

Nasal Irrigation/Neti Pot

This does sound odd, I know. But this works SO WELL that the results fascinated me and had me jumping up and down yelling.

You can get the specific how-tos on the instructions that come with your Neti Pot (the one pictured is the particular model that I have). But basically, you pour the special saline solution up one nostril. It goes up through your sinuses and rinses out any crud that is residing in them. And it all comes out the other nostril and goes down the drain. I know this sounds gross, but when you see what actually comes out (even though you've been blowing your nose repeatedly and not much is coming out) you're going to be in shock. Like, woah. That was all jammed up in my sinuses? And then your head and face will feel immediately better!! Do not do this, however, if you have a blocked ear or ear infection. Repeat this a few times a day and it will completely clean and flush out any infection that is stuck in your sinuses. NOTE: for severe sinus problems, do a hypertonic rinse, which simply means using 2 packets of the saline mixture instead of one. I once did it with a half-teaspoon or so of Bragg apple cider vinegar mixed worked but it stung so freaking bad.


I discovered this little gem about 2 weeks ago while I was at Sprouts. I was feeling miserable and couldn't find my Neti Pot. So I picked this stuff up. I did a double dose (explained on the bottle's instructions) and noticed immediate relief!

This is what it looks like when you mix it with water:

And check out these FAST results!


No, I don't sell them....I buy the affordable NOW brand ones off of Amazon. They work.

Eucalyptus Oil

Apply a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the bottom of your feett around where the toes meet the foot. Then put socks on to keep the oil from getting on the floor. The oil application will assist in draining your sinuses and stuffy nose.

Chest & Back Rub

Mix a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint essential oil and tea tree oil (or a mixture of just two of your choice but I highly recommend all 3 as they each have healing properties) and mix with a small amount of coconut oil. Mix well and rub onto your chest and back (where you lungs are). This will help you to breathe better and works SO much better than Vick's VapoRub.

Diffusing the Oils

Using one of those electric plug-in oil diffusers that you fill with water and essential oils and it turns it into a fine mist, use eucalyptus essential oil and tea tree oil. Peppermint essential oil wouldn't hurt, either. Make it a STRONG mixture. Diffuse in your bedroom at night (consult your doctor if using in a child's room) with the door closed. This will alleviate inflammation of your bronchial tubes, sinuses and nasal passages. When you breathe it in, it will kill germs inside of your body AND you will sleep so much better while your body is getting well.


I hope this post has been helpful for you! I know that these remedies have helped us immeasurably over the years. Please be sure to share it with friends and family to help them stay healthy, too without needing dangerous OTC and prescription medications.

Just a reminder: I am not a doctor or health professional. Just a mom who has been practicing natural home remedies for many years on her large collection of children. 😉 Be sure to check with your doctor to be sure these remedies are safe for you to do, too!


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