Last week, I gave you a HUGE list of things that work for me :) So, just in case you missed this one in all the hub-bub, I wanted to mention it again:
One (or two) drops of peppermint oil on your tongue when you feel like you are getting the cold or flu. Just a little warning? It will take your breath away for just a few seconds. It's even stronger than altoids! So, be prepared for that. But, it will most definitely clear out your sinuses and help your throat. Don't give to small children or babies.
The next tip is to use Young Living's brand of therapeutic grade essential oils. Trust me when I say that the aromatherapy stuff won't be as strong. It's diluted, and not meant to be swallowed.
When my husband and daughter both came down with the flu, peppermint EO is the ONLY thing I changed about what I was doing. Usually, I'm the first one to get things, and it turns into something nasty quick with me. But, I've held out so far! Plus, it cleared out hubby's sinuses for a night - meaning no snoring so I could actually sleep!
Oh yeh...and don't forget to keep your hands washed and away. from. your. face.