This morning the Whatsapp group for my kid’s preschool was beeping away, with messages of yet another sick child staying at home. The winter cold and flu session is upon us, and it’s only a matter of time until I’m sending a message telling the teachers Ethan and Paige will be staying home.
If the kid’s are sick, then mom and dad will no doubt be struck down with the cold and flu too. Looking after sick kids is one thing, looking after them whilst you are battling a cold, is another.
This winter, Letibalm kindly sent me a care package, stocked with their products and all the ingredients to make this natural cold and flu remedy. Letibalm is a must have for our family, and I’ve written about the range before on my blog.
I share their recommended natural remedy for colds and flu and more top tips to protect your skin this winter.
Honey, Lemon and Ginger Remedy
When I’m sick, a cup of cold and flu remedy always warms me up and makes me feel better. However, when I need some I inevitably don’t have fresh lemons or ginger on hand.
With this remedy recipe, you prepare your fresh ingredients in advance and store in the fridge for up to 2 months. This way you will always have a natural cold and flu remedy ready for the family. Simply spoon the honey, lemon and ginger goodness into a mug of hot water and it’s ready to drink immediately.
Make an extra batch to give to the grandparents as a gift. Also makes a lovely thought to give a jar to friends and colleagues who are down with the flu. Why not also gift a tube of Letibalm, to soothe their sore lips and nose.
With only 3 ingredients and a few easy steps, you can prepare this remedy in minutes.
- 1 cup honey
- 2 lemons, sliced
- a chunk of fresh ginger, slices
- Wash a glass container with lid
- Add the lemon slices, ginger and honey in layers
- Repeat until the jar is full, then seal
- Place in the fridge for 12+ hours, so the flavours infuse
- Stir before use (the lemon juice and honey may separate), then add a couple of teaspoons to a mug of hot water and drink immediately
- Keep it sealed in the fridge for up to 2 months
More Top Tips for Winter
Caring for your nose and lips
- Keep the skin well-moisturised.
- Use very soft tissues or toilet paper with aloe vera or calendula.
- Gently pat or blot the nose rather than wipe.
- Apply Letibalm nose and lip repair balm to protect, moisturize and help heal the skin.
- Wash with lukewarm water, avoiding harsh soaps or exfoliators.
- Use a saline spray to keep nasal passages moist.
- Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.
- Drink plenty of water, hot broth or herbal tea.
Letibalm has been especially created to protect and care for the lips, nose and the skin in-between. Whether it’s caused by allergies, hay-fever, colds or flu, blowing the nose repeatedly can damage delicate skin leaving it red, chapped and sore. Letibalm gently moisturises dry skin, helps to repair painful cracks and calms irritation. It also creates a protective layer on the skin to prevent further chapping. Thanks to natural decongestants menthol and camphor, it also helps to ease breathing.
Letibalm is available at a recommended retail price of R69.90 from Dis-Chem, selected Checkers stores and independent pharmacies. It comes in 3 variants:
- Letibalm fluid (10ml tube) – RRP R69.90*
- Letibalm (10ml jar) – RRP R69.90*
- Letibalm Paediatric (10ml jar) – for children 0 to 8 years – RRP R69.90*
This is not a sponsored post. Product and recipe supplied by Ivohealth. Images my own.
*Price correct as at May 2018