How to Kick a Cold with Home Remedies

Kick your Cold with these 7 home remedies!! - The Witty Wife

Let’s face it, at sometime or another we will come down with a cold. But we don’t always have to suffer. There are tons of home remedies you can try to help kick that cold!

7 Home Remedies to Kick Any Cold - The Witty Wife

Try these 7 Cold Home Remedies to get better faster! -- The Witty Wife

Some  cold home remedies work better than others. It is all about trying each one and seeing what works best for you.

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This past week, my entire household was sick. I’m not kidding. And of course, I caught the nasty bug. Onset the sniffles, coughing, constant sneezing, and body aches. Immediately I started with my favorite cold home remedies before reaching for the medicine cabinet.

Garlic Tea

I know, sounds disgusting. But garlic is full of antibacterial properties and has been used for thousands of years for it’s healing properties.

Peel three cloves of garlic. Place them in a tea pot and fill with water. Let it boil and then drink up!

Vitamin C

Oh, man is this a miracle vitamin. Vitamin C is vital to our bodies, especially when we are sick. Currently, I’m fighting a nasty cold and immediately popped some vitamin c. It helps boost your immune system. So pick some up here or at your local store!

Gargle with warm salt water

UsTry these 7 Cold Home Remedies to get better faster! -- The Witty Wifeually when I have a cold, my throat kills. A good thing that I have learned is the benefits of gargling with warm salt water. I like to use sea salt. This will help soothe a sore throat and it also helps with icky cold breath.


I am a big believer in holistic health and diffusing essential oils. A great combination for a cold is lemon, peppermint, and tea tree. My whole house  was complaining about stuffy sinus cavities this week so I diffused these oils. And gratefully, the combination helped clear some of it up! I recommend the Edens Garden Collection.

2 drops of lemon

3 drops of tea tree

4 drops of peppermint

Congestion Blend

Being congested as well as having body aches sucks. A great blend for chest congestion is coconut oil, peppermint oil, and Frankincense oil. Here’s what you do:

Small glass/plastic container

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

4 drops of peppermint

2 drops of frankincense

Mix together and immediately rub on chest. Avoid contact with face. This mixture really helps my mom and her fiancée during flu season!


If you have tried yoga, you know why I am recommending this. Practicing some gentle yoga while you are sick can be just what the body needs. Yoga helps your body eliminate toxins and relaxes your muscles. Try it out and follow along with Yoga with Adriene on YouTube.

Peppermint and Ginger Tea

Did you know that Peppermint helps clear your respiratory track and that ginger helps with inflammation? When I have a cold,I like to drink one cup of peppermint tea in the morning and one cup of ginger after dinner. This definitely is a lifesaver when fighting a chest cold!Try these 7 Cold Home Remedies to get better faster! -- The Witty WifeTry these 7 Cold Home Remedies to get better faster! -- The Witty Wife







Have you tried any of these home remedies for a cold? Do you recommend any others?? 

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Home Remedies to Beat a Cold!! -- The Witty Wife
Home Remedies to Beat a Cold!! -- The Witty Wife

30 thoughts on “How to Kick a Cold with Home Remedies

    • Hi Nicole!
      I am glad that you liked the post. Yea, garlic tea is a rough one but totally works! My hubby doesn’t like it too much either, haha! Let me know what works for you.
      Feel better soon.

  1. Great list! I do not have a diffuser but I have been leaving glasses with a few drops of essential oils about the house. I would like to add HONEY to the mix! I have been eating honey, in tea and even wth a spoon, and everyone in my house has been sick but me 🙂 Helps just as well as drops against a sore throat too 🙂

    • Hi Natalia,

      First off, love your name! I’m Italian so I love all Italian names. Honey is a GREAT remedy! I love adding it to my tea as well! I would definitely recommend getting a diffuser because I absolutely love mine. The jar idea is great, too! 🙂 Thank you adding some tips.


  2. Shannon says:

    I am coming down with a cold, so this post came at the knock of time! I hate feeling bad but I really hate drowsy meds too! These are some good remedies

  3. Anosa says:

    Drinking peppermint tea and also when I gargle warm water with salt are my remedies whenever I have colds. Will try your other suggestion.

  4. Olivia says:

    These are all great remedies! I already tried them all, and they really work!!! Not only do I diffuse oil but I apply it topically to my body

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