How To Make A Warming Cinnamon Salt Bath

Cinnamon is a warming herb that makes a great aid for aches, colds, and congestion. Here's how to make a warming cinnamon salt bath!

Have you ever bathed in cinnamon? Cinnamon is a warming herb. It has properties that are decongesting, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It relieves muscle spasms and acts as a relaxant, making it a great aid for aches, colds, and congestion.

How To Make A Warming Cinnamon Salt Bath

To make the bath salts mix:

To use:

  • Pour 1/4 of this mixture into a bathtub full of water.  
  • Soak for 20-30 minutes.

Why sea salt? Acid can build up in muscle tissue, causing you to feel sore and stiff. Sea salt is alkaline, helping to lower the acidity level of the body. It also stimulates the elimination of toxins, while providing a feast of minerals for the skin! Sea salt contains high concentrations of calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Not only does this salt bath aid in making you feel better, it also relaxes those sore muscles and could be just the comforting thing you need to be on the mend!

What is your favorite bath to soak in?

How To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

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Each winter, in my early teen years, I caught the most terrible colds.  Most of us know what it is to suffer the common cold: runny nose, sneezing incessantly, stuffy head, coughing, achy body, scratchy throat, no sense of taste or smell.  These colds lasted for 2 weeks and were miserable.  I dreaded them each winter because I knew they were bound to hit me; it was just one of those things I expected every cold season.  I did not know anything about natural remedies until my early 20’s, so my colds as a teenager were dealt with by using over the counter medications.

A few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon, one of these old-fashioned colds hit me hard.  By Monday morning, I felt terrible – bad enough that I cancelled our school day.  I had flashbacks of the colds I had as a teenager that lingered for so long.  I wondered how fast my favorite immune herbs could help me feel better.  Was my cold gone in two weeks?  No….it was gone the next day!  

Here’s what I did:

I consumed 1 quart of Double E Immune Boosterthat’s it!

Double E Immune Booster is a mixture of herbs that I keep on hand.  If you’ve read much of what I’ve written in the past, you’ve probably seen me mention it a time or two.  It is a life-saver around our house!

Let’s look at the ingredients in this herbal mixture to understand why it works so well:

Contains Naturally Caffeine Free: 

Nettle Leaf – high source of vitamins and minerals, blood purifier
Peppermint Leaf – excellent for digestion, cleanses the body, adds flavor to the mixture
Echinacea Root – infection fighter, natural antibiotic, immune booster
Echinacea Tops – infection fighter, natural antibiotic, immune booster
Elderberries whole – immune booster
Eleuthero Root – improves energy levels, stimulates immune system
Rosehips – very high in vitamin C, fights infection

You can buy these herbs separately and combine in a container to use, or buy a mix from the Bulk Herb Store.  You can read more about Double E Immune Booster here!

After consuming a quart of this tea on Monday, I woke up Tuesday morning feeling great and back to my normal routine.  I had no runny nose, no congestion, no sneezing – nothing!  All of my cold symptoms completely stopped!  I was impressed!  I did take an immune booster a few times a day for the next few days to make sure the cold did not come back.  This time I chose to take elderberry syrup over the next few days because I have a lot of it on hand right now, but I could have taken colloidal silver, or continued taking the Double E, or some other immune booster.

To make this immune-boosting tea:
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil
  • Add 4-6 teaspoons of Double E Immune Booster {or your own combination} to water
  • Remove pan from heat
  • Cover with a lid
  • Steep for 20 minutes
  • Strain herbs from the liquid
  • Drink this tea throughout the day.  Make sure to finish it all before you go to bed.


Anytime I feel run-down or have a scratchy throat, I drink a quart of this tea.  I always feel so much better the next day.

*Note: If making this tea for a child, give them half the amount {2 cups} throughout the day.  I mix it with juice for my toddler, which makes her drink it right down!

How do you treat colds naturally?

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