About three weeks ago, on Monday 2nd of December I woke up with my nose blocked. This was the first sign of a cold! Not wanting to get sick that week, since on Friday the company I work with was organising a huge staff party, I bought and used all of cruelty-free remedies that I could find that week.
To my relief, on Wednesday the cold was nearly gone, and during the rest of the week I felt as if I never had a cold that week, which made me wonder whether it was really a cold or just an allergy.
Just to use as a guide, the following are the cruelty-free products I’ve used and helped me to cure in less than 3 days …
Biona Apple Cider Vinegar 750ml @ € 2.90
Whenever I feel the first symptoms of a cold, I always try to take at least 3 times a day a glass of water mixed with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon pure honey.
I discovered this remedy while I was sick a year ago, where I tried lots of natural remedies but only this remedy and maybe 2 others seemed to work. The disadvantage about this remedy is that it’s not suitable for vegans since it has honey. Since I am still new to the vegan diet, I still don’t know what is the right alternative for honey for this particular recipe.
Fisherman’s Friend Aniseed Lozenges @ €0.61
By using only the above five products, I managed to cure my cold in less than 3 days.
If I haven’t started curing myself from the first symptom, I would have missed the staff party and stayed at home with warm vegetable soup and a big box of tissues :'(
But I was lucky and managed to do a quick recovery without the need of going to a doctor and buy the non-cruelty-free medicine s/he might prescribe.
DISCLAIMER: Most of the products mentioned in this post were bought by me. I wasn’t paid, forced or asked by anyone to do this post.