Miracle Cold Salve
The kids are heading back to school soon and you know what that means. . . . germs! It is all too typical that when all the kids get back from their amazing summer vacations, the first couple weeks of school are prime time for germs and colds to rear their ugly heads. I am going to share with you an amazing and very easy salve to make that will protect your child (and household) from getting a cold when school gets back into session.
Miracle Cold Salve
8 cloves organic garlic
1/4 cup organic coconut oil (I like the Trader Joe brand)
1) Peel the 8 cloves and add 1/4 cup coconut oil. Blend mixture in a blender, food processor or with a hand mixer until the cloves are mashed with the oil.
2) Place the oil into a small container and refrigerate until hard
3) When ready for use, take the salve out of the refrigerator and spread a liberal dose onto the child's chest and soles of their feet. Cover their feet with socks or pajamas so the oil doesn't get all over the floor. Reapply every 2 hours until cold symptoms subside.
Coconut oil and garlic work so well with colds, because coconut oil has antibacterial properties. The reason we put it on the skin, is that when we ingest it, the acid in our stomach actually breaks down the specific chemical responsible for the oil's antibacterial property. So, we absorb the oil into the skin and don't risk breaking down it's ability to kill bacteria. Garlic is an antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral. It also contains a slew of antioxidants, Vitamin C, sulphur and selenium. We place the salve on the chest, because garlic is a natural expectorant and decongestant. This will help with the sinuses and to get any crud out of the lungs.
For a healthy start to the school year, use this salve every night on your little one to help prevent colds in your household. Your kids may smell like an Italian restaurant, but they will not be sick.