Have you ever felt sick and wanted natural home remedies that would help you feel better? That’s where I was, especially since my body does not handle antibiotics or medicines very well. I needed natural home remedies to fight colds and sinus infections.

How do you get rid of a cold, sore throat, and sinus infection naturally?

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These natural remedies suggested in this article can help fight colds and sinus infections and recommended by Dr. Axe, my doctor, my family and my friends.  There are so many alternative treatments out there, I’ll share my favorite ones that helped me feel better.

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. 

Countdown to the Top 10 Natural Home Remedies To Fight Colds & Sinus Infections

So here’s the two blog post articles helping fight colds and sinus infections:

  1. Countdown TOP 10 Natural Home Remedies: Fight Colds & Sinus Infections
  2. TOP 3 out of 10 Top Natural Home Remedies: Fight Colds & Sinus Infections

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links to my favorite alternative treatments, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using the link.

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Homemade Chicken Soup

#10 Chicken Soup

Yes, the same chicken soup our grandmother’s fixed for us is the same chicken soup that works!  Web MD says that chicken soup helps fight colds, clear nasal congestion, and thin mucus to help loosen it and get it out of your system.

Chicken soup is also an anti-inflammatory, which can help ease symptoms of upper respiratory infections.

I like to boil my chicken to make a good chicken stock, seasoning with salt, garlic, pepper, and olive oil. Chicken stock contains zinc, which helps fight a cold!

After my chicken is cooked, then I cut it up and add my vegetables.  Some of my favorite vegetables are onions, garlic cloves, celery, carrots, mushrooms, bay leaves, and parsley.

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Oscillococcinum, Umcka, and Emergen-C

#9 Oscillococcinum

(Called Oscillo on their website)

Oscillo helps boost the immune system, reduces the severity, and shortens the duration of flu-like symptoms.

I take Oscillo anytime I start feeling symptoms of a cold, flu-like symptoms, body aches, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue.

The sweet taste of Oscillo is acceptable to all ages of my family, it’s almost like sugar crystals. This is great news for any mother or father trying to give a natural remedy to their child.

#8 Umcka Cold & Flu

These chewable tablets taste good and really helps shorten duration and reduces severity of colds, sinus, throat and bronchial symptoms.  This includes cough, congestion, sore throat, nasal and bronchial irritations.

Umcka Cold & Flu helps speed up the recovery time of symptoms: cold, sore throat, sinus, bronchial infection, flu symptoms, chills, fever, stuffy nose, congestion, cough, headache, hoarseness, minor aches, pains, sneezing, and runny nose.

Umcka Cold & Flu also helps loosen mucus to help a cough be more productive.

#7 Emergen-C

There are so many vitamins and great support in Emergen-C:

  • build the immune system
  • important antioxidants (vitamin C, zinc, manganese)
  • B vitamins(B1, B2, B3, B5, B6,B9, B12)
  • Vitamin E
  • Probiotics
  • electrolytes(calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium)
  • Melatonin, MSM, and Caffeine

You can take Emergen-c when you are getting a runny nose, sore throat, body chills, any sickness.  Because it has a lots of vitamins in a powdery sugar form, it’s great in a small glass of juice or water.  My favorite way to drink it is in unsweetened blueberry juice, because blueberry juice is the sweetest naturally.

natural teas for sickness
Throat Coat Tea, Green Ginger Tea, Lemon & Ginger Tea


  • Throat Coat Tea
  • Green Ginger Tea
  • Lemon & Ginger Tea

The Throat Coat Tea is amazing!!  It soothes my throat from the first sips.  It has some of the most recommended herbs, such as slippery elm and marshmallow root.

I know, when I first heard those terms I thought woah, not sure!  But I just have to tell you, it works!  It is smooth and tastes good.

Bonus: my all time favorite and soothing tea right now is Green Ginger Tea!  I drink this tea every day and it helps me relax!!

If you want a tea that tastes like lemonade, try the Lemon & Ginger tea.

#5 Peppermint Oil

Dr. Axe describes essential oils as wonderful healing tools from natural plants and herbs, used in aromatherapy for healing physical, mental, and emotional health.

My Favorite Essential Oil for fighting a cold or sinus infections is:

Peppermint Oil

BENEFITS of Peppermint essential oil:

  • Anti-nausea
  • Improves IBS and Soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon
  • Relieves sore muscles and joint pain (like fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome)

Yep, rub some peppermint oil with a coconut oil on sore muscles and it really does help!  More benefits…

  • Antimicrobial (anti fungal) properties
  • Fight infections
  • Sinus care and respiratory benefits
  • Seasonal allergy relief

Any cold, allergy, or sinus problems can feel so much better with a bit of peppermint oil.  Here’s a few more benefits:

  • Increase energy and improve exercise performance
  • Provide sunburn protection and relief
  • Alleviates headaches
  • Relieves itchiness

I had a mosquito bite recently and just rubbed a little peppermint oil on it and it helped immediately.

  • Repels bugs naturally
  • Improve skin health
  • Freshens breath

My favorite essential oils are from Young Living because they are pure, safe, and work great!!

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are very helpful by diluting the essential oil so there’s no burn to the skin.  You can choose any carrier oils you prefer to use, such as:

  • coconut oil
  • jojoba oil
  • grapeseed oil
  • almond oil
  • olive oil

Download Essential Oil Blend for Colds: DIY with 4 ingredients!

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  • 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drop of Lemon oil or Lemongrass essential oil
  • Carrier oil: Coconut oil
  • Glass Roller Bottle

More favorite essential oils for fighting a cold or sinus infections:

  • Thieves
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon
  • Oregano

Thieves from Young Living is one of my favorite!! I use this everyday, in roller bottles with Peppermint essential oil, in my diffuser in my bedroom, and with vinegar in my cleaning products!!

Thieves helps fight off viruses and builds up your immune system.  Anytime I don’t feel good, I use a little extra Thieves to fight off any viruses or illnesses!

Another favorite right now is Ginger essential oil, it helps with colds, sinus infections, and dizziness.  Sometimes when I’m fighting allergies, I get dizzy.

Ginger essential oil is a life-saver for my ears and helping the dizziness go away.  Just dab a little ginger essential oil and coconut oil on the back of your ears a few times a day as needed.

Natural throat spray
Olive Leaf Extract Supplement, Nasal Spray, and Throat Spray

#4 Olive Leaf Extract

BEST!!  Olive Leaf Throat Spray soothes the sore throat immediately!

Seriously can’t believe how fast this stuff works and it actually taste good!  Just spray a little in the back of your throat and it starts to feel better so fast.  I tried a few other brands and this one is the best natural throat spray!

Olive Leaf Extract Supplement Capsules helps my compacted sinuses be able to drain and my congestion start clearing.  So thankful when things start moving and my head stops hurting so bad!

Olive Leaf Nasal Spray helps me keep my nasal passageways clear from allergens and environmental irritants.

Both my doctor and Dr. Axe recommend Olive Leaf Extract.

Olive Leaf Extract:

  • Offers immune system support
  • Is a rich, natural source of antioxidant
  • Supports cardiovascular health and reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Has potent antiviral properties
  • Has antifungal properties
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Helps with acne, eczema, rosacea, inflammatory conditions, allergies, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight loss.

There can be side effects to Olive Leaf Extract, particularly if you have allergies to fruit or birch trees.  I have not experienced any side effects, but just thought it would be safe to mention the possibility.

Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links to my favorite products, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using the link.

Summary: Home Remedies to fight Colds & Sinus Infections 

Whether you’ve been sick with a cold, sinus infections, or flu-like symptoms, it’s difficult being sick and it effects all of you.

I hope these Home Remedies to fight colds and sinus infections help you feel better and help bring you physical healing.

Countdown to Top 10
Natural Home Remedies
to Fight Cold and Sinus Infections:

#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 … (read part two of the series)

Now to read part two: TOP 3 Natural Home Remedies to heal colds and sinus infections!

Hopefully these 7 out of 10 Natural Home Remedies just mentioned will help heal colds, sinus infections, and will improve your journey to whole wellness.

Which treatments would you like to try?  Maybe there’s one that has really helped you feel better and heal quicker.  Please share below or on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram.  What helps you heal from physical illness?


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.