3 DIY cold and flu remedies to make at home

Health coach Suzy Glaskie of Peppermint Wellness shares her DIY tips


  • At the first sign of a scratchy throat, gargle with a drop of thyme essential oil in some water and take regular doses of echinacea and elderberry syrup or tincture. Nine times out of 10, it nips the cold virus in the bud.
  • It’s cheap and easy to make yourself an immune-boosting aromatherapy rollerball using essential oils, such as thyme, orange and clove, combined with a carrier oil. Just roll it on your wrists, neck and under your nose.
  • Get yourself a diffuser and add a few drops of lemon myrtle essential oil to the water to help zap airborne viruses.


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