That time of year is right around the corner! Coughing, sniffling, sneezing, sore throats and more. Are you looking for alternatives to over-the-counter medications for your little’s? We carry everything you need to tackle cold and flu season, naturally!
Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly options:
Supplements, Herbs, Essential Oils, Topicals:
Elderberry– A great tasting, easy-to-take liquid. Take daily as a preventative to increase resistance to illness. Can also be taken when already ill to help reduce symptoms and shorten duration. Recommended for ages 1+ as it contains honey.
Vitamin C– may boost immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster. Tablet, powder & liquid form available.
Vitamin D– Vital for many functions and processes in the body, including immune function. Most people, especially those in northern climates, are deficient. Supplementing can help to reduce the occurrence and symptoms of colds and flu. Capsule and liquid form available.
Echinacea – This herb can help to boost the immune system long term and larger doses can be given acutely in the first 24 hours of falling ill.
Kid’s Bronchial– Formula of herbs to help resolve respiratory congestion. For acute use only.
Kid’s Biotic– Combination of herbs to be used at the onset of cold/flu symptoms. Stimulates the immune system and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-microbial properties.
Ear Clear Oil– Herbal formula indicated for ear aches and infection. Helps to ease pain and kill bacteria.
Children’s Tea– Kid-friendly tea that helps to soothe and warm.
Essential Protect– Potent blend of essential oils that exhibit antimicrobial properties. Can be diffused, applied to the soles of the feet, or used in a DIY hand sanitizer.
Badger Chest Rub– Helps to ease cough and congestion. Safe for the whole family. Free of artificial ingredients, fragrances, dyes, parabens, petrolatum, GMOs and synthetic ingredients.
Homeopathic Remedies: Homeopathic remedies are very dilute substances generally derived from plants, herbs, minerals, and animal products. Minute amounts of these products are extracted and undergo a process of dilution and succussion (a process that involves vigorous shaking of the solution). They are then made into a pellet form or liquid solution. This process makes homeopathic remedies very safe and can be used easily for children.
Chestal– helps to relieve dry cough, bronchial irritation, chest congestion and makes coughs more productive.
ColdCalm– helps to relieve cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion.
ThroatCalm– temporarily relieves sore throat and hoarseness.
SinusCalm– helps to relieve sinus symptoms due to the common cold or allergies such as nasal congestion, sinus pain, and headache
Oscillococcinum- Temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue
Wishing you a healthy fall and winter, but if you do need anything we are here for you and your little’s!