Zero waste in cold and flu season

Reducing the severity and duration of a cold.

I’ve got myself a cold for the first time since going zero waste. 11 month’s without a cold is a record for me! .
Here’s how I’m reducing the severity and duration of the cold with minimal waste:

  • Hankies!
  • Eucalyptus oil in the shower for a steamy decongestant
  • Salt + warm water snort / gargle
  • Resting as much as possible
  • Homemade lemon, ginger, honey tea with a dash of turmeric or chilli powder
  • More rest
  • Self massage neck, shoulders and sinuses – Drinking all the water ever
  • Hot water bottle on the chest
  • Staring vacantly into the distance like a zombie
  • Snacking on fresh orange slices
  • More rest

Check out this post about balancing health and zero waste. It covers more than just a cold, and it’s approved by my nurse buddy so you know it’s legit