Fight the Flu Naturally

Washing your hands often with soap and water can go a long way in keeping the flu bug at bay.  Our lavender goat's milk and coconut milk vegan soaps are naturally anti-fungal, antiseptic, and soothing.

Washing your hands often with soap and water can go a long way in keeping the flu bug at bay. Our lavender goat’s milk and coconut milk vegan soaps are naturally anti-fungal, antiseptic, and soothing.

This flu season is a truly nasty one.  48 states have been hit by it resulting in thousands of hours in lost productivity, misery, and just plain grumpies.  Members of the Noir Naturals team are fighting it themselves or nursing a loved one back to health.  The flu shot is not the only defense against this wicked bug.  There are ways to reduce and possibly avoid the misery that comes with this unwelcome visitor.

We are not medical professionals.  We just wanted to share what we’ve heard about how others are finding relief.

First up, cleaning and covering up.  These are old school practices, but we tend to lose sight of those things sometimes.  Wash your hands often with soap.  Keep unclean hands away from your face.  When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with your arm or elbow, not your hands.  And if you’re not the one coughing or sneezing, keep in mind that not everyone will remember to do cover or wash up.

Head into the kitchen and whip up system-strengthening goodness.  Pumping up your menu will help you strengthen your immune system all year.  Dark greens, coconut oil, onions, garlic, ginger, citrus fruit, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and hot foods that warm the body and spirit are all said to work wonders. We’ve also stumbled across various pins and recipes for ginger, lemon, and honey tonics and syrups that people swear by.  We even found a flu fighting sorbet with bourbon, honey, ginger, lemon, orange, and cayenne.  One of our team members keeps ginger honey syrup on hand and uses it year round.  She says it makes fantastic lemonade.  Herbal remedies that include elderberries and Echinacea are said to fight off the flu bug as well.

Has the flu hit you or your loved ones?  How do you fight it?  Share your tips and suggestions with us on Twitter, Facebook, or G+.  We’ve pinned some of our favorite recipes on our Nommable Nosh board on Pinterest.  Here’s to better health!

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About Noir Naturals

The idea behind Noir Naturals stems from the good ole days as some would say it. We often sit back and remember the days when we were children playing outside all day. Dusk would be approaching and our mothers and grandmothers would call us inside. When inside an old black and white classic of Andy Griffith would be playing on television. Granny would tell us to run out to the garden, get a tomato and bring it in. She’d slice it up and we’d have it for dinner. The memories of those days still permeate our minds and it symbolizes a simple, safe, natural time in our lives. In those days one could leave the doors unlocked at night without worry. Our great grandmothers churned butter, made and cut soap for use at home. That was the norm back then. While Netflix and others do a great job of listing Noir movies for us to relive some of the ole days, we wanted to continue those days in more of a practical way today. In the ole days things were natural and not made with chemicals. We therefore wanted to go back to those times and make products that are not only good for your skin and body, but are also pure, natural, simple and safe, just as the ole days were. Our products are paraben free, not tested on animals and do not contain any artificial dyes or pigments. We invite you to go back in times with us to those good ole days, with our Noir Naturals products, to experience Yesterday Once More. To learn more about Noir Naturals, visit or give us a call at 1-985-590-5461. View all posts by Noir Naturals

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