At this time of year I will often find that on the run up to Christmas my family and friends, myself included, feel exhausted. I think we tend to run around getting ready for the big day and then we slow down. When we start to relax for Christmas is when illness will hit us.
Therefore I thought I would share 3 recipes that will hopefully help to keep you well this festive season. I have used all of these remedies on my family and myself and they have been very effective.
However I would like to state that we do eat a healthy diet all year round. I find that diet has a massive effect on the way I feel. I also think that when you do get sick, it’s your body’s way of telling you to go and lie down. Basically the recipes below aren’t miracle cures, but they will hopefully help you this winter season. Below is a video and recipes for you.
What natural remedies do you like to use? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me.
Homemade Cough Medicine
Makes about 200mls
- Saucepan with lid x 1
- Grater x 1
- Chopping board x 1
- Sharp knife x 1
- Sterile jar
- Local honey x 8tbsp
- Filtered or boiled water x 4 tbsp
- Ginger x 1 inch piece
- Lemon x 1 juice and zest
- Thyme x 8 – 10 sprigs
- Measure 8 tbsp spoons of honey and put in the saucepan.
- Then measure 4 tbsp water and add to the pan.
- Remove the skin from the ginger and using the zester grate into the pan.
- Next zest the rind from the lemon and again add to the pan.
- Chop the lemon in half and using the fork squeeze the juice out into the pan.
- Stir everything in the pan.
- Add the thyme sprigs and put the pan on a high heat.
- Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 15-20mins.
- Leave to cool completely.
- Pour into a sterile jar and store in a cool, dark place until needed.
Lemon, Lime and Ginger Tea
- Large mug
- Fine grater
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Sieve (optional)
- Jug (optional)
- Boiling water x 1 mug (Enough to fill your mug)
- Ginger x 1 cm piece
- Lemon x 1/2
- Lime x 1/2
- Start by filling the kettle with water and boil.
- While the kettle is boiling, grate the ginger into the mug.
- Next chop the lemon and lime in half.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime into the mug.
- Once the water has boiled, pour it over the other ingredients in the mug.
- Now if you wish, you can strain the ingredients through the sieve and then pour back into the mug. (Personally, I like the bits).
- Finally, leave to sit for twenty minutes and then once cooled, enjoy.
My Homemade Foot Spa
- Large washing up bowl
- Towels x 2
- Socks x 1 pair
- Warm to hot water x 1/2 washing up bowl
- Epsom salt x 2 large handfuls
- Baking powder x 1 large handful
- Rosemary x 2 sprigs
- Lavender x 4 sprigs
- Tea tree essential oil x 4 drops
- Lemon essential oil x 4 drops
- Moisturiser (to be used afterwards)
- Fill the washing up bowl with the warm or hot water.
- Make sure you don’t make the water too hot or you will burn your feet.
- While the bowl is filling up, add in the Epsom salt, baking powder, rosemary, lavender, tree tea essential oil and lemon essential oil.
- Put the bowl on the floor.
- I always put a towel under the bowl in case of spills.
- Sit on the chair and put your feet in.
- Soak for 20 – 30 minutes and then dry using the other towel.
- Moisturise and put socks on to help the moisturisers sink into the skin.
3 Natural Remedies for Winter Wellness are a great way to help your families and you this Christmas. As I mentioned earlier these are not miracle cures but in my experience I have found them to be of great benefit. My mum suffers every year with a cough and I now make her lots of the homemade cough medicine. It’s very much appreciated by her and it’s always gratefully received too. Although it doesn’t cure the cough she does say that it helps with her breathing. However you decide to use these recipes, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx