17 COLD & FLU LIFE HACKS!


– [Voiceover] Hack number one, so when you’re sick, apply
vapor rub onto your chest, your back, and on your feet, and then put socks on top. Vapor rub is so easy to make, so I thought I’d show you how to make it instead of just showing
you the vapor rub itself. So you’re gonna place a
sauce pan with some water, heat up that water, and melt
a half a cup of coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, and you’re gonna melt all of
those ingredients together. It does take a while
’cause the beeswax pellets take a little bit longer to melt. Then you’re gonna add peppermint oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and eucalyptus oil. And those oils together combined
has a nice menthol scent that will really open
up your nasal passages. And have like that cooling
effect when you apply it on. And then you’re gonna
pour the melted liquid, and then refrigerate
for an hour, and enjoy. And please rub it onto your feet. You’re gonna love it. When you’re sick, a really great tip is to inhale steam. So you just boil water. I like adding tea tree oil ’cause it has antibacterial properties. And I just inhale the steam and enjoy. And it opens up my nasal passages. And I also heard that Manuka honey, just add a tablespoon of Manuka honey and cinnamon together. And just eat that spoonful of honey. And it’s supposed to have
antibacterial properties, and antibiotic properties too. And also, if you’re not in to that, drinking hot tea always helps the throat. Adding ginger, a little bit
of Manuka honey as well, just a teaspoon or a
tablespoon if you like, half of a lemon juice,
as well as cinnamon. Just stir all of those
ingredients together and add your favorite tea, and enjoy. It’s gonna sooth your throat and help you feel a lot better. Taking a nice hot shower is so relaxing when you’re sick, especially
when you have a vapor disc. And this is so easy to make, I thought I’d show you
guys how to make it. It’s just one cup of baking soda, a third cup of water. You mix all of that together, and then you’re gonna place
it into muffin liners, and you’re gonna really pack
it in those muffin liners. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and bake that for about 10 to 15 minutes until it’s solid. (bright music) Then you’re ready to add eucalyptus oil, as well as peppermint
oil and tea tree oil. And I chose these oils because
they have that menthol scent that’ll really open up your
nasal passages when you’re sick. And you can also use this
in the bathtub if you want. Just put that disc right
where the water hits, and make sure the water’s nice and warm. And enjoy the steam and your hot shower, and hopefully that’ll
help you feel better. Make sure to sleep when you’re sick. Sleep always helps you heal. I like a sleep spray, lavender and vanilla mixed in water. And I mist that on my pillow. It’s so relaxing. Two tablespoons of apple
cider vinegar a day I heard will help prevent you get sick, or minimize the time you are sick, so give that a try. Also, it’s very important
to have vitamin C when you’re sick, and also before you get sick, or if you’re feeling like
you’re about to get sick. I like these Emergen-C powders, and I mix it into water. And I enjoy it that way. Also, you gotta make sure
that you take in vitamin C the natural way from your fruits and veggies, like kiwis. Dark leafy greens has a high amount of vitamin C. And kale is really good. And if you don’t like kale, I recommend this kale chip recipe. It’s just olive oil,
salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. It comes out so crunchy, and it’s so delicious. Another way to take in vitamin C is a smoothie. This is just some kale, water, ice, clementines, apples, and blueberries, and one banana. I don’t really measure it out. I just add however much, and then I blend it into a blender. (bright music) And I notice when I’m sick, I’m out of energy, so I add
a little bit of chia seeds, which helps with energy,
and also has fiber. Another tip when you’re sick is maybe get an air purifier, and also make sure to
change your toothbrush, and also sanitize your
makeup when you’re sick, so you don’t cross
contaminate the bacteria. If you have a sore throat, gargle with warm water and salt. This really helps. And also make sure to
take in a lot of water because, you know, you’re sneezing, you’re coughing, you’re sweating. And lastly, chicken noodle soup is so helpful when you’re sick. The heat of the soup, the chicken bone broth, but I wanted to suggest
adding chili flakes because it’s a decongestant. Yeah, these are just extra. And then add extra black pepper because it helps reduce mucus. And then add extra garlic
’cause it helps with immunity. So if you like garlic,
this is gonna be amazing. And then add turmeric, which is an anti-inflammatory, which is a little
different than your typical chicken noodle soup. I hope you enjoyed this video. Give this video a thumbs
up if you enjoyed. And I also will link
my chicken noodle soup recipe down below. I love you, friends. And I’ll see you next time. Bye.

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