Colds are really common, gross, and inconvenient. It’s no surprise you always seem to get them during times of high stress: like exam time or right before that important work deadline. And when you live with lots of people, the germs seem to stick around forever! When I was in college, the people in my residence were constantly sick because colds would go from floor to floor–and then back again! Sometimes I felt like half the money I had on my student plan went to cough syrup and soothing candies. Whether you are a student on a tight budget, or are just plain tired of buying medicine all the time, here are 12 homemade remedies that will kick your cold to the curb!
1. Homemade Cough & Cold Syrup
Knock out colds with honey, lemon, and cinnamon!
2. Homemade Honey Lemon Cough Drops
A soothing solution when on the go.
3. Cayenne Cough Remedy
A sweet and spicy cure.
4. Cold Busting Coconut Gummies
For the medicine-resistant kid in us all.
5. Homemade Cough Lollipops
Suck the life out of your cold!
6. Homemade Vapor Rub
Rub your cold away!
7. Homemade Vicks Shower Tablets
Wash congestion away.
8. Homemade Garlic Salve
A smelly, but effective solution.
9. Coldbuster Tea
Knock it right out!
10. DIY Electrolyte Drink
Keep yourself hydrated.
11. Chicken Noodle Soup
The classic cure!
12. Homemade Saline Solution
Spray away colds before they happen!