There is a chill in the air. Which means cold and flu season will be in full force. We have to make sure our medicine cabinet is stocked with the things we need for our loved ones and us, so we stay healthy and not get sick.
And in case we or one of the fam members or we do get sick, it’s easy to reach for the popular over the counter medicine. But using the medicine we grew up with isn’t as safe as we thought it was.
Back in the day, we could give our fam over the counter medicine and not have to wonder about side effects and overdosing if not taken as directed. Or maybe those dangers have been there all along and only coming to light from studies that have been conducted, as I’m sure you’ve seen in the news and have read online.
The truth is, just because we can purchase medication over the counter, doesn’t mean they are without risks. Sure OTC meds provide temporary relief from our ailments but they also put is at risk for serious illnesses kidney damage, heart disease and stroke.
Adults and children alike can suffer from side effects from over the counter medications and as the protectors of the house, we women want to make sure our loved ones take medications that are safe.
To that end, parents are looking for natural, organic medicine that is safe for the family and gives relief from the cold or flu.
Get Better Naturally
I was invited to try out and tell you about a new product that hit the market in September called Maty’s Healthy Products. Maty’s Healthy Products was created after Maty, the daughter of the developer of these all natural products, was diagnosed with multiple heart defects when she was born. To read her story, click here.
I received Maty’s Organic Cough syrup, Maty’s All Natural Cough syrup for Children as well as Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest rub to try.
As I write this post, no one in the fam has gotten sick yet, but the first thing I did when I received the products was open it up to give them a smell. When I opened the organic cough syrup and cough syrup for children, I immediately picked up a honey scent.
What I like about the products is there are no side effects or drug interactions so it’s safe for babies as young as a year old to soothe dry, irritated throats.
When I opened Maty’s All Natural Baby Chest rub I could smell the lavender and the chamomile that will help the baby sleep comfortably. The best thing about it is that it’s petroleum and menthol free.
And it’s safe for babies as young as three months to use for cough and congestion relief. I’m passing these on to my daughter to keep in her medicine cabinet for my grandkids. I hope they don’t get sick but if either one of them do, she’ll have safer products to use.
And How About No More Resistance From The Kiddos!
I remember when my kids would run and hide when I brought out a bottle of cough medicine. I also remember the wiggles and the spills and now my daughter is experiencing that with my 4-year old grandson Isaiah.
Because Maty’s Healthy Products contains all natural products, parents can get creative when giving their child their cough syrup. How creative? How about pouring it over pancakes or a warm cup of apple cider creative?
My Final Thoughts
As I finish the final draft of this post, Texas has had a couple cold fronts already and I was doing so well until last week. What began as a cough and sniffle ended up being the flu.
So I got to try Maty’s Organic Cough syrup after all. It’s thick in consistency and well, at first I wasn’t able to taste anything but as I started to get better I can taste a little honey in the cough syrup. Then the hubs squeezed a little lemon onto each spoonful and I have to say it was pretty good.
If you’d like to try Maty’s Healthy Products you can find them in a store near you. If you’re in Texas, check out your local HEB.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. All opinions in this post are my own.