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Cold and flu season is upon is, whether you are read for it or not. Here in Pennsylvania, our weather is flip flopping from getting 30 inches of snow one day to a warm 45 degrees another day. In my experience, this roller coaster of weather is when everyone gets sick. When we are sick, I always like to choose natural options first before we try over the counter medicines, and for many people- these natural options are the only options! For all of our pregnant and breastfeeding mama friends, choosing a natural remedy for your cold or flu are often the only route that is safe to take. For those types of situations, I have created an all natural get well basket that is perfect to give to any pregnant or breastfeeding mama friend that is feeling under the weather.
No one likes to get sick, but it happens to the best of us. Aches, pains, coughs, sore throat- it can bring anyone down and make you want to be couch bound. Relief can’t come soon enough, and natural remedies are a great place to start. Many cold and flu symptoms can be relieved by using things that you probably have in your own cupboards.
The number one thing I reach for when I am feeling yucky is a nice, warm cup of tea. If you are putting together an all natural get well soon basket for someone you care about, be sure to start with the right tea! Bigelow has a wide array of delicious teas that not only taste amazing, but can bring you the added benefit of helping relieve some of your achy cold symptoms. We all know that keeping hydrated when you are sick should be a number one priority and consuming hot tea is one of the best you can choose!
Hot tea helps to soothe your throat and warms your body on chilly winter days. It can be the perfect drink when you are chilled and feeling under the weather. Drinking hot tea can help to promote relaxation too- and who doesn’t need that? Tea contains no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar and is virtually calorie-free. There have been thousands of published studies too that support the potential health benefits of drinking tea. The major bioactive compounds in tea, which are called flavonoids, have been linked with the beverage’s healthful properties. Add in some honey to that tea, and you have the added benefit of soothing your throat and calming down that cough- naturally.
To make your perfect all natural get well basket, you’ll want to include everything your friend will need to start feeling better asap! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon
Bigelow Lemon Ginger Tea
a pretty new mug
I picked up all my basket ingredients at my local Walmart and was in and out in no time! There are tons of flavors of Bigelow tea, but I chose the Green Tea with Lemon and the Lemon Ginger flavors. These two have extra properties that fit perfectly in my get well soon basket. As usual, I saved oodles of money by shopping at Walmart with their rollback prices.
So this winter, create an all natural gift basket for your pregnant or breastfeeding mama friends! They will be sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness you took in creating a special basket full of components that they are able to use to help them start feeling better right away!