DIY Cold and Flu Remedies: Fantastic Friday

We love Fantastic Friday (every Friday – or nearly every one) we like to mention some of our favorite posts of the week.   This week I found a bunch of home remedies including DIY cough drops, recipe to make your own really nice smelling disinfectant spray, and a bunch or chicken soup and make-ahead meals you can have waiting in your freezer.   Everyone hates being sick.   Here are some simple things that you can make and prepare to help you fight those germs!

Homemade cough drops.   You can find instructions on wiki-how that tell you how to make the cough drops.       Mrs. Harding has a number of different recipes – I have personally tried homemade licorice cough drops.   A friend was kind enough to make some for me, and I loved them!   They are great for a sore throat.   Add crushed vitamin C for extra zing and health benefits!

Pepper Paints is a fun homeschooling site.   She has a great solution to Lysol!   It is non-toxic, biodegradable and smells great!   Totally safe for your preschoolers to use walking around the house spraying all the doorknobs and table/counter surfaces.   Let’s not share those germs!

And the final shout-out for the day goes to one of my new favorite blogs.   I am trying to get back into Once-a-month-cooking, and this mom has some great chicken soup and make-ahead meal ideas!   I know one thing, when I am sick I do NOT want to cook!   Chicken Soup is supposed to be easier to digest and helps you heal faster.   I love how Candi makes the soup in muffin tins – perfectly portioned for the “ill” person in the house! Another yummy recipe is this super-easy potato soup from June Cleaver Nirvana!   My kind of recipe.

Interested in teaching your kids about Germs? We have a learning unit all about germs with activities for your preschooler. You can even make some fun soap to help encourage your youngster to wash their hands more often!

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  1. Great ideas! Homemade cough drops??? I would have never thought of that!
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Fix-it Friday =-.

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