Cold and flu season is sneaking closer, but luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies to help combat that stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and foggy brain. Try these DIY remedies using Earth Fare Essential Oils and ingredients you probably already have in your pantry!

Soothing Detox Bath

This relaxing bath soak relieves sore muscles, clears mind, and eliminates toxins from the body.

-2 cups Epsom salts

-½ cup Earth Fare Baking soda

-Earth Fare lavender essential oil

-Earth Fare eucalyptus essential oil

Combine Epsom salts and baking soda, and mix until well-combined. Add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil. Store in any container with a lid. When ready to use, add ½ cup of mixture to a warm bath. Moisture in the container can lead to the growth of bacteria, so store in a cool, dry place, and use a dry spoon to scoop desired amount into bath.

Shower Vapor Disks

Breathe in these cleansing and relaxing natural scents to relieve congestion and soothe a sore throat.

-1 cup Earth Fare Baking Soda

-⅓ cup water

-Muffin tin

-Cupcake liners

-Earth Fare eucalyptus essential oil

-Earth Fare lavender essential oil

-Earth Fare rosemary essential oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add cupcake liners to muffin tin. Mix baking soda and water to form a paste, then spoon mixture into cupcake liners until each one is about halfway full. Bake for 15 minutes, and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, add 3 drops of each oil to each disk. To use, simply place a disk on the shower floor, away from direct water stream, and allow the steam to diffuse the oils while you shower.

Homemade Vapor Rub

An all-natural way to ease congestion and breathe easy.

-¼ cup Earth Fare Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

-Earth Fare peppermint essential oil

-Earth Fare eucalyptus essential oil

Melt coconut oil until liquified for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. Add 10-15 drops of each essential oil and mix to combine. Allow the rub to solidify at room temperature (or in the fridge if you’re in the depths of a cold). When you’re congested, rub into your back or chest and breathe in the relaxing scents.

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