Stave Off Colds and FluAbout this time of the year, lots of folks are asking how to stave off colds and flu. You must be vigilant, but it can be done.

Germs come at you from absolutely everywhere. They are airborne, on the handles of doors and grocery carts, elevator buttons, money – you name it – there’s a germ somewhere. Using antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer is the worst possible thing you can do – it’s just not good for you.


Isn’t killing germs a good thing? Yes and no. Yes, it’s good to kill off the bad germs that make you sick. But using the antibacterial stuff kills off the good germs, too and that leaves you even more susceptible to colds and flu and worse.

The best way to prevent illness such as colds and flu is to wash your hands with plain soap and hot water; don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth and drink plenty of clean water. Anything with caffeine does NOT count as water. Period. (Nor does wine or beer – boo.)

The next way to improve your chances of staying healthy is to boost your immune system by drinking a 6 ounce glass of warm water with a half lemon squeezed into it every morning. Do this before you eat breakfast or drink your coffee. Your liver will not only love you but you’ll boost your immune system, too. also talks about dry brushing your body as a way to keep your lymph nodes cleared out. Your lymph nodes are an important part of your immune system and the author of this post, Rachael Feldman, explains how to dry brush your body for a boost. This is a wonderful website if you are looking for advice and guidance to live a healthier lifestyle.

Another way to boost your immune system is to apply my Immunity Booster twice a day. Here is the recipe:

Immunity Booster

  • 15 drops   Blood Orange
  • 15 drops   Lavender
  •  5 drops    Thyme ct linalool
  • 10 drops   Douglas Fir
  • 8 drops     Ravintsara
  • 6 drops     Corn Mint
  • 12 drop    Patchouli
  • 3 ounces  Unscented Lotion

Combine all ingredients into a 3 ounce squeezable tube. Shake well before each use. Apply two times daily to chest and back especially during cold/flu season and when traveling.

I create the Immunity Booster in a three ounce squeezable tube for $27.95. I also handcraft a wonderful pocket-size rollerball called Stress Support Aromatherapy Rollerball for $16.95. For those of you who travel frequently or are just tired and wired, this is perfect for you. Simply apply this over both kidneys four times a day while traveling and 2 times daily otherwise.

What happens if you catch a cold or have the flu? There’s one more way I can help with the SniffleKick personal inhaler. It’s about the size of a lipstick tube and easily fits into your pocket or purse. Just inhale it several times a day through each nostril and it will help with the congestion and aches and pains.

I do hope you’ll stay healthy!

Please let me know what questions you have; I would love to talk with you about your needs and concerns. You can email me directly at balance (a) scentedbalance (dot) com or fill out the contact form.

As always, I am very grateful you chose to stop by.

Happy New Year – Blessings!


PS – the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please see a qualified medical professional for any and all health issues.


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