What’s in Our Medicine Cabinet – Preventative & Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

By Tico+Tina

Last updated September 26, 2022

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We use preventative and natural remedies as much as possible, but with kids we also need to be prepared, especially while traveling. We were a little more particular back in the day, and we still try to read labels, but I got a bit more lax when we became fully self-employed because of money. I’m planning to continue to work on nailing down the best and most natural products for us and will update this post periodically.

Natural & Preventative Cold & Flu Remedies - What's In Our Medicine Cabinet

Here’s what’s in our medicine cabinet right now, which is especially concentrated on preventative and immune boosting.

Preventative:

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00H1W85V6″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lA2MmgbXL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”93″] [easyazon_link asin=”B00H1W85V6″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]LifeSource Vitamins 71 Ingredients[/easyazon_link], “all natural, made with whole foods (not synthetic), enzymes (critical for digesting these vitamins and minerals), chelated minerals (the most absorbable), special herbs (critical for your body’s health), digestive aids (to ensure absorption to the blood stream) and probiotics (essential for digestive tracts, immune system, and disease fighting)” non-allergenic, cold processed.

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00F0OFUZ6″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sZ2-T7YNL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”90″] [easyazon_link asin=”B00F0OFUZ6″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]LifeSource Children’s Vitamin -[/easyazon_link] “naturally flavored, good tasting, multiple vitamin and mineral supplement with added ingredients that go well beyond the sugar pills of today. LifeSource Children’s not only contains the vitamins and minerals that are normally found in a children’s vitamin, it also contains the full spectrum of all vitamins and minerals classified as “essential.” An essential vitamin is one needed by the body but not produced by it. Therefore, they must be obtained from our diet or supplements. LifeSource Children’s also contains trace minerals and associated nutrients that are very important to a child’s growth and development, but may not be found in other children’s vitamins.”

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000PV5BZS” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419HK6WLYDL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”90″][easyazon_link asin=”B000PV5BZS” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Source Naturals Wellness Fizz[/easyazon_link] When we were trying to decide what we wanted to stock up on for this winter and traveling, I ran across this post and discovered something that is supposed to be better than Airborne and Emergen C, and Wellness Fizz is what we ended up getting and are currently using.

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00CFBFX36″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Fk8%2B6AQoL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”90″][easyazon_link asin=”B00CFBFX36″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Young Living Thieves Essential Oils -[/easyazon_link] I’ve been interested in essential oils for a long time and recently several of my friends have gotten really into them, so I finally got around to getting a few things for this winter. Thieves is supposed to be good for many things, one of which being immunity boosting.

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000A3SVAI” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HQBmuH9eL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”53″][easyazon_link asin=”B000A3SVAI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Ecinachea & Golden Seal – [/easyazon_link] We actually get our favorite company, LifeSource Vitamins, version, but this looks like a great option, too. Or [easyazon_link asin=”B008TSP9Z6″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]this tea[/easyazon_link] would be pretty cool as well.
 

 

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Cold & Flu Relief:

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B002VLZHEA” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ClJQ0plCL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B002VLZHEA” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Ibuprofen – [/easyazon_link]For pain relief, this is always our choice over other medications because it works through the kidneys instead of the liver (per our doctor’s recommendation).

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00B4PB0RC” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Y61LhMVDL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”62″][easyazon_link asin=”B00B4PB0RC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Children’s Dye-Free Motrin -[/easyazon_link] Ideally kids would never get sick, but when they do, this is what we use. Nothing else works as well, and unfortunately we had the chance to try many different things last year.

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000GCJKJO” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iCHhL4NCL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″]We actually use Humphrey’s Cold Relief, not the Simple Fever as pictured/linked, but I wish we had the fever one right now because Maeve is fighting something.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B008W0VZEK” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41K7cedy1NL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B008W0VZEK” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Equate Cold Relief – [/easyazon_link] Getting sick is super stupid, but when it happens, we have this on hand. Only since the infamous winter of last year.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005FIE51C” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ydMHvltaL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B005FIE51C” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Vaporizing Rub – [/easyazon_link]In the past we have always used this, but this year we plan to try essential oils if we need to open things up.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B002OFRC1Y” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/119s9awlceL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”40″][easyazon_link asin=”B002OFRC1Y” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Young Living Breathe Again – [/easyazon_link] Eucalyptus is supposed to be good for opening up airways, and this has several different types of eucalyptus.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000E7SYL6″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m%2BOjW6PkL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”99″][easyazon_link asin=”B000E7SYL6″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Cough Drops – [/easyazon_link]We don’t have a specific type of cough drops that we always use, but mostly just try to get something with menthol and eucalyptus and as natural as we can find wherever we are. These have great reviews.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00KLGCN2G” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mZd6fT30L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B00KLGCN2G” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Elecampane Liquid Extract – [/easyazon_link]This has been very helpful for getting rid of persistent coughs. Here’s a tea we use it in.

 

 

 

Other:

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B003AGV8RU” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hlXw3xv0L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”43″][easyazon_link asin=”B003AGV8RU” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]American Diagnostic Corporation Temple Touch Thermometer -[/easyazon_link]From our own experience, I’m not sure how accurate I feel this is, but it’s a best-seller apparently.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B001UHSVOY” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BYpRyyB-L._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”107″][easyazon_link asin=”B001UHSVOY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Cream – [/easyazon_link] of the Palmer’s products, this one has a better list of ingredients. We’ve been using this for Maeve’s extra dry hands.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B007E62538″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PIi0j8rlL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B007E62538″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly – [/easyazon_link] We have this to protect Maeve’s hands when she does dishes and sometimes overnight.

 

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B001KYA8KW” cloaking=”default” height=”122″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qke3ES2wL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B001KYA8KW” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Cortizone-10 – [/easyazon_link] We have this because Maverick had a rash, and we also use it some for Maeve’s soap (?) allergy. Definitely wanting to sort out her hand rash issue asap.

 

 

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00DTDQUPO” cloaking=”default” height=”105″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DIKe4TrgL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”tictin-20″ width=”160″][easyazon_link asin=”B00DTDQUPO” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”tictin-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Quality Plus Non-Drowsy Sinus Relief – [/easyazon_link] I don’t know anything about the Quality Plus brand, but it seems to work well, just seems a little suspicious that it’s so cheap 🙂 I used to always keep sinus headache relief medicine on hand because I hated sinus headaches so very much, but I haven’t actually used it in years because I can recognize when one is coming on and get rid of it with my super special technique below.

 

So that’s it, that’s all we have in our medicine cabinet at the moment. Like I said, I’ll be updating periodically. I’d love to know if there’s anything great that you would recommend, let us know!

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