5 Tips for Avoiding the Flu + Cold

Friday, January 26, 2018

Everyone, and I mean everyone around me is coming down with the local flu epidemic on the Northwest Coast. Everyone, except for me. (Thanks Oregano + Thieves oil). I'm thankful that those around me who know they're sick, stay home. I'm also thankful for those who know me and my weakened immune system and steer clear of hanging out with me. Here I give you five tips to avoid getting the crud!

1. Always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. I like to sing happy birthday while I wash them. I like to take my Thieves hand soap into the bathroom and lather them up. I also refresh my hands after handling pens, papers, and other student-touched items with my Thieves hand purifier.

2. Use your essential oils. Haven't you noticed that everyone around you that uses essential oils hasn't been hit with the flu? Let me hook you up with 11 amazing essential oils, a diffuser, tons of samples and an oily tribe of 40,000+ members that are here to help build your trust and knowledge into the oily world. I'd say trust me, but I want you to be the judge of that.

3. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated (even in the winter months our bodies still need proper hydration) and eat balanced meals. When we fuel our bodies with nutritious foods and keep it hydrated it strengthens our immune system. A strong immune system aids in the prevention and/or rapid assistance in fighting those crud symptoms.

4. Stay clear of family, friends and even coworkers that present with flu-like symptoms. Unless you've been vaccinated, or aren't afraid of catching the crud; avoid them until their symptoms subside.

5. Get vaccinated (but only if that's what you believe in). I do not get the flu vaccination because of my neuro-immunological disorder. This is something that you make the decision on and go with your trust and gut on this. If vaccines aren't your jam; we're not going to scold you here.

Do you have any tips to avoid catching the crud? Let me know! If you're interested in snaggin' these oils, shoot me a message below. I'd love to get you and your fam-bam started on your oily wellness journey.



  1. Great tips, thank you so much!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    1. Absolutely! Hopefully you and your family can stay away from the crud this year!

      E, Elizabeth

  2. I already got the flu this year, me and everyone around me!! I enjoyed reading your tips, i also drink a lot a ginger and lemon tea, its also a good tip!


    1. Oh no! It is definitely going around, Ana! We've been drinking elderberry syrup here and oiling up. I hope that you can keep away from the crud and not get it again.

      E, Elizabeth


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