Guess who has a cold?

What type of natural remedies do you do when you are sick? Today I will be making another batch of homemade elderberry syrup, lemon ginger tea, and I am alternating between diffusing in the house: Lemon-Lavender and On Guard.

*Recipe links: Elderberry Syrup http://wellnessmama.com/1888/elderberry-syrup/ Lemon Ginger Tea http://www.growingupherbal.com/lemon-ginger-tea/.

*Why I chose these essential oils: Lemon-Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal, supports immune system Lavender-Antibacterial, Antiviral, supports immune system On Guard Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)-Bactericidal, Antiviral, Antiinfectious, Antifungal. Not with children under 5 or those pregnant/nursing Rosemary (Rosemary officianlis)-Antiviral. Not for pregnant women. Wild orange (citrus sinensis)-antiviral, Bactericidal Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)-Antibacterial, Antifungal. Not with children under 5 or those pregnant/nursing Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)-Anti bacterial, Anti-viral, supports immune system. Not for kids under 10. *I buy my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs http://mountainroseherbs.com/.

*If you don’t already have a favorite essential oil brand, a great education resource and supplier is Aromatics International. I always look up oils and their safety, uses, components, and suggested recipes. http://aromaticsinternational.com/.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.