Other than curling up in bed when you have a nasty cold, what’s the alternative? Try some of these natural remedies to (in some cases) cut your sick time by more than half.
Hardy cold viruses can live for hours on doorknobs, faucet handles, books, money—all the things we touch every day. Frequent hand washing is the single best way to avoid catching a cold or spreading your own. But all that lathering, rinsing, and drying sure can take a toll on your hands, leaving them rough, dry, and scaly.
You could treat yourself to one of those store-bought, super-duper hand lotions, but buying pricey potions can make your wallet sing the blues. So here’s a DIY concoction that’ll leave your hands soft and smooth, while keeping your wallet fat and happy:
Boil 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary, 2 tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers, and 4 cups of water in a small, uncovered pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, and then strain. Store the liquid in a bottle and refrigerate, then apply the healing tonic with a cotton ball (or, if you have a spray bottle, you can spray it on instead), and let your hands air-dry.
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