Feel Better // A Guide to Help You Kick the Sick(ness) | Blogmas 2017 Day 17
Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with the constant stream of “go go go.” Never seeming to have a moment to myself. Rather, a moment to actually take care of myself. Christmas time is wonderful and all, but alas “it’s the buuuuuusiiieestt tiiiiiime of the yeeeaaarrrr.” And I get it, when you’re constantly on the go; the clutter in your home builds up, fast food becomes your best friend, sleep becomes a memory, and dust begins to collect. It can all be a bit overwhelming, and on top of these visible disappointments lying around you’re also beginning to feel physically worse.
Though the weather outside is changing, it’s not the only reason you’re starting to feel a bit feverish and weak. Stress, long hours, not caring what you’re putting into your body- these are all things that are causing you to feel the way you’re feeling.
So, aside from this list, I want to make a note here to say PLEASE take care of yourself. Recognize when your body has had enough. Pay more attention to what’s going into your body. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep- coffee doesn’t equal sleep (I know. This shocked me too). So, with that being said, if you are already sick and you’re ready to kick whatever it is that’s bothering you let’s get into some things that’ll help.
(This website will give you ways to use the oils and a description of how they help you. I’m only listing ones that I personally have used and have worked for me)
peppermint | stomach ache/nausea, pain, congestion
lemon | fatigue, fever, cold, flu
lavender | sleep, congestion, pain
cinnamon | fatigue, nausea, stress, blood flow
ginger | anxiety, indigestion/ nausea, blood flow, detox
Makeup to make you look...alive
Concealer | itCosmetics bye-bye undereye
Powder | RCMA no color powder
Blush | elf blush palette
Highlight | essence pure nude
Mascara | Maybelline rocket volume
Brows | NYX microbrow pencil
Foods and Drinks to kickstart your immune system
Apple cider vinegar
Peppermint/ mint/ cinnamon-based tea
Citrus smoothie | green cabbage, peeled oranges, pineapple, beat juice, lemon, flaxseed oil
Banana spice smoothie | spinach, unsweetened coconut milk, bananas, fresh ginger, cinnamon
Around the house
Get a diffuser, mix your essential oils, and leave it on all day to cleanse your home
Boil hot water over your stove with orange peels, cinnamon sticks, honey, lemon peels and literally just leave the mixture to boil. If your feeling particularly stuffy that day, carefully stand over the steam and allow the mixture scents to do their magic.
I’m no doctor, but I have tried these home remedies and might be able to save you a trip to a real doctor. I hope you found these helpful, and I hope y’all are staying WELL and you won’t even need to use any of these tips. But if you’re feeling under the weather, I encourage you to try these home remedies and let me know which ones helped you.
Take care of yourselves and make good choices!
What are some of YOUR home remedies? Comment below and help each other out!
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