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Cold Weather Wellness

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I just checked the extended forecast, and, after Sunday, the next stretch of days in western North Carolina will all have high temperatures in the 70’s. AT LONG LAST! It’s no secret that hot, humid weather and I aren’t exactly tight buds. But, farewell to all that. Helloooooooooo to cardigans, knee high socks, hot tea, and sniffles!

That’s right, the most wonderful time of the year is also often the sickest time of the year for many, myself included. Over the years, though, I’ve wised up, and created a home apothecary of easily crafted remedies for bolstering winter wellness. I’ve shared them here before in the past, but the season is anew, and I wanted to share them with you again here today.

For my Elderberry & Honey Syrup, visit Design Sponge (I used to have a regular column there called “Small Measures” and it’s rife with nifty little DIY projects for home and body; also, I just wrote “nifty”, thereby 100% ensuring that I am my father’s daughter-if I say “dungarees,” though, I might need an intervention).

For my Fire Cider, visit Smoky Mountain Living (where I have a regular bi-monthly column). This is best made a month before you need it, so I’d suggest gathering up ingredients over the weekend and get yours going.

What about you? Have any homemade remedies for cold weather wellness you’d like to share? I’d love to learn about them. Wishing you and yours abundant health and a glorious autumn. Salut!

//Photo credits: Images 1 & 2 by Jen CK Jacobs, Image 3 by Meg Reilley//

One Response to Cold Weather Wellness

  • Laurie A says:

    Elderberry syrup & Fire cider are the two remedies I make to support the immune system during cold season too. Nettle tincture for allergy season is also a mainstay. I’m in the central part of NC, & also so delighted to see cooler temps in the forecast. Between nifty and dungarees, I’m thinking your Dad must be a pretty good guy.