Thursday, November 16, 2017

How Do You Prepare for Winter Sickness? (Plus a HealTop Review!)

Stock photo via BossLatina
This post contains a press sample as well as affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure statement here.

In the past few years, I've begun experimenting with natural cold and flu remedies, especially for my children. I've always been a fan of over-the-counter remedies, but when my son began to have repetitive colds a few years ago, I started to do some research.

As of right now, we're big fans of probiotics, garlic, zinc, and apple cider vinegar, but I must admit, I still have a ton of learning to do. To be honest, I feel like a lot of articles I read give conflicting advice on what works and what doesn't. Beyond this, it seems like doctors have their own opinions on what works and what is safe. It's so confusing!

Please tell me - how does your family prepare for winter sickness? What vitamins or natural supplements do you take and give your children? I need help!

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In the mean time, I would love to share my thoughts on some natural products that I was lucky enough to try out.

I received HealTop's Toddler Bundle in hopes of preparing for winter sickness in a natural way.
Below are the products included in the bundle as well as my thoughts:


1. Vitamin C - I usually take Vitamin C tablets, so this was an interesting change-up for me. The drops don't taste horrible, and this would be a very easy way to add Vitamin C to any food or drink.

2. Winter Relief - Although the taste isn't great (similar to black licorice), this product is meant to support cold relief so I couldn't wait to try it out.  Unfortunately I didn't see any immediate effects, but I'm hoping to continue using it.

3. Vermor - This product is a natural supplement for intestinal parasites. To be honest, I couldn't bring myself to start using this product as I didn't feel it was really applicable to my family. I also struggled with the use of this product as the printed instructions are in another language (see below photo).

4. Soft Lips - I was very impressed with this lip balm made from Shea butter, Palm oil, Bees wax, and Orange essential oil. It's light, nourishing, and seemingly perfect for winter chapped lips. I will definitely be keeping this in my bag!

5. Silky Feet - My favourite item in the bundle! This is made with Shea butter, Calandula oil, Bees wax, and several essential oils including Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Orange. It's incredibly rich and perfect for cracked, dry feet. My feet get extremely dry this time of year, so I'll be using this product frequently.



What I Liked: The lip and foot products are fantastic and nourishing, plus they smell amazing. Also, these products are vegan, cruelty free, and all natural.

What I Didn't Like: The Vermor seems a bit misplaced in this bundle. I wasn't sure how to use it, nor was I sure exactly what it did. Unfortunately my biggest problem with this bundle is that a few of the products came with labels in a foreign language (see the photo above).

Final Thoughts: I loved the lip and foot products and didn't mind the Vitamin C drops, but I didn't see any immediate results from the Winter Relief and didn't feel comfortable using the Vermor. Would I spend the money to purchase this package? Probably not. But, I would consider purchasing a few of these items individually.

If you would like to purchase this bundle, you can check it out here.


So seriously, how do you prepare for Winter sickness? I really want to know!

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