This Fall, with cold season already upon us, it’ so important to know what natural home remedies fight colds!  These TOP natural home remedies fight colds & sore throats at home without medication or antibiotics.  After hours of research and trying numerous products, I want to share what helped me feel better.

This blog post includes the TOP 3 (out of 10) natural home remedies. This is Part 2 of the Top 10 Natural Home Remedies to Fight Colds and Sinus Infections.  Here’s a few of my favorite home remedies to fight colds & sinus infections.

If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out: 7 out of 10 Top Natural Home Remedies to fight Colds & Sinus Infections


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How do you self treat a cold & sinus infection?

How do you find what works for you?  I have asked many friends and family members, read many articles about naturally treating sinus infections, and tried many products.

I want to share what works for me & I hope it will also be helpful for you as well.  Since our bodies are all unique, different treatments may be more helpful than others, and vice versa.  If these natural treatments are not helpful for you, I encourage you to talk to your doctor or ask someone you trust to help you find a better treatment.

That’s what I did, I called my mom and my sister-in-law!  Wow, what they suggested really surprised me!!  Some of the remedies may sound different,  but I felt so much better, it’s all natural, and it really worked!

Feel better in 24 hours

These natural treatments I’m sharing in this blog post worked for me and help me feel so much better!!  In 24 hours, I could literally tell I was starting to feel better.

No antibiotics or prescription medication.  I tried all natural treatments and home remedies.

Tip: I give a treatment 1-3 days to help me feel better.  If I don’t start feeling better with that time frame, that’s not a helpful treatment for me.

Disclaimer: This information is not medical advice, just information I am sharing since it helped me feel better.  If you are sick, please seek your doctor’s treatment before trying alternative treatments. 

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So here’s Part 2: Countdown to the Top 10 Natural Home remedies to fight colds and sinus infections.

These top 3 natural remedies fight colds and sinus infections at home without medications or antibiotics.

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Soothing Treatment: Coconut Oil, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, and Ginger

#3  Soothing Treatment: Garlic & Honey & Cayenne Pepper

Natural ingredients help fight colds and sinus infections!

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves, raw, finely minced or grated
  • Honey (or Coconut Oil) 2 Tbsp.
  • Cayenne Pepper ½ tsp.
  • Cinnamon
  • Optional Bonus: Ginger or Lemon (each taste yummy & fights colds & sinus infections)

Great natural remedy for sore throat, and this is also used to treat strep throat!!

Immediately soothes the throat, numbing the pain for a good long time!  I could feel the relief right after chewing on this garlic treatment!

Honey is recommended, and local honey is always best.  When I use honey, I love Bernard’s Acadiana Honey!

In this recipe, I choose to use coconut oil and added ginger, it helps fight colds/sinus infections.  And I love fresh ginger!

Soothing sore throat natural remedy


Day 1:

Start out chewing ½ – 1 tsp.every 30 minutes when symptoms begin.  The longer you chew, the more garlic releases and naturally healing your throat.

Let the honey coat your throat before drinking any liquids.

Day 2:

Chew ½ – 1 tsp. every 1-2 hours.

Day 3:

Chew ½ – 1 tsp. every 3-4 hours.

Days 4-7:

Continue to take this remedy or another remedy for pain up to 4 times a day and until symptoms are gone, usually 5-7 days.  To be safe, continue for another 2 extra days to make sure the infection is really gone and does not come back.

Total time: 5-7 days

#2 Dr. Teal’s Ginger & Clay Detoxing Epsom Salt

Amazing how this natural treatment helps fight colds, sinus infections, removes the toxins from your body, and gives you more energy.  I actually use this remedy to fight any illness and when I’m feeling sick.

One evening, I soaked in this natural remedy and the next morning woke up feeling so much better.  I was so relieved I was starting to feel better within the first bath, and what a relief after a week of feeling so bad.

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  1. Pour 1 – 1 1/2 cups of Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt in warm water.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oils to your warm bath.  My favorite essential oils for fighting a cold or sinus infections:
    • Peppermint oil
    • Thieves
    • Eucalyptus oil
    • Lemon oil
    • Oregano oil
  3. Soak in the bathtub for 10-20 minutes with this easy DIY soaking bath treatment.

The Ginger & Clay Detoxing is a specific kind of Epsom salt that has ginger and clay in the mixture and helps:

  • Cleanse away body’s impurities
  • Helps you feel more energized
  • Eases aches and soreness from muscle pains

After about a week of bath treatments, I forgot to soak one day and the next day started feeling yucky again!  Consequently, I started back with the bath treatments and viola, I started feeling good again by the next day.

Woohoo, it helped reverse my symptoms again and I’ve been healing since then!!  Finally, I found this home remedy that helps me fight colds and sinus infections!

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Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt, Ancient Secrets Nasal Cleansing Salt, Neti Pot

#1 Neti Pot to Flush Sinuses

Amazing how it clears the head, literally!!

I used the Neti Pot and is amazing at how great it worked!!  My sinuses are clear, my head is not stopped up, and my cold is completely gone.

Why use the Neti Pot

First of all, the Neti pot keeps my allergies under control and my sinuses clear.  So, that’s why I continue to use it!  Rinsing out the nasal passageways helps clear out any allergens and environmental irritants.

The salt water is clearing the sinus passageways and washing out mucus build up.  Unrefined natural salt includes benefits of clearing congestion and mucus in the sinuses and nasal passageways.

Ingredients to Flush Sinuses:

  • Neti Pot
  • Pure Water
  • Sea Salt

How to Use a Neti Pot:

Use non-iodized pure salt or sea salt, and pure water or distilled water. Boil tap water to get rid of impurities.

  1. Warm 1 cup of pure water(or distilled water), boil any impurities if using tap water
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  3. Mix ¼ tsp of salt in warm water (not hot or cold, salt dissolves in warm water)
  4. Pour half of the water and salt solution into the Neti Pot
  5. Keep your mouth open, and breathe out while pouring water through your nostril.
    As a result, this will help you breathe calmly through the first 5 seconds when the water is going through the nasal passage
  6. Tilt your head to the side, place Neti Pot in one nostril.
    ift elbow up and hold Neti Pot up at an incline angle.
    Tilt head towards floor.***
  7. Blow your nose after using the Neti Pot, a cloth napkin works well
  8. Pour the other half of the water and salt solution into the Neti Pot
  9. Repeat steps 6 & 7
  10. Using the Neti Pot twice a day is the most helpful when fighting a cold, allergies, or sinus infection.  Once a day for maintenance can also be helpful.

***Very Important***

Start with the head at parallel to the floor, and then lower your head towards the floor. Tilt your head at a lower angle towards the floor, 90 degrees parallel to the floor are lower is good.

As a result, this helps the water go straight back through your sinuses and not go into your mouth, avoiding the salt water taste in your mouth!


The Neti Pot helps build your sinus support and immune system.

Now I continue to use the Neti Pot to manage my allergy symptoms.  As soon as my nose starts running or sniffling, I use the Neti Pot and the sniffles are gone!

Good-bye colds and sinus infections!

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Whether you’ve been sick with a cold or a sinus infection, it’s difficult being sick and it effects all of you.

Most of all, these Top Natural Home Remedies fight colds and can help you feel better physically.

Summary Countdown:

#10 Chicken soup

#9 Oscillococcinum

#8 Umcka Cold & Sinus

#7 Emergen-C

#6 Throat Coat Tea

#5 Peppermint Essential Oil

#4 Olive Leaf Extract

#3 Soothing Treatment: Garlic & Honey & Cayenne Pepper

#2 Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt

#1 Neti Pot

I’d love to hear which of these 10 Natural home remedies helps you heal and fight colds and sinus infections, as well as improve your journey to whole wellness.

Which treatments did you try?  Maybe there’s one that you really like and helps you feel better and heal quicker.

Please share below or on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram. What helps you heal from physical illness and colds?


Disclaimer: This information is not meant to take the place of medical treatment, counseling or therapy.  This article has resources about restoring wellness, and is based on my journey and my experiences. If at any time you feel uncomfortable or need to talk to someone, wellness resources can help you find a counselor and other resources that might be helpful.

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