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    25 Things That'll Help When You're Deep In The Throes Of Flu Season

    I got you — flu thick and thin!

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    1. Some eucalyptus essential oil to help clear out sinuses. Pop a few drops into a diffuser, or add it to a pot of hot water for an at-home steam treatment. Add some tea towels to the mix (and to your cart) for maximum efficacy.

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    Eucalyptus is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, and can be used to treat a number of sinus and respiratory conditions.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    2. This ultra moisturizing salve that'll help soothe dry, cracked lips. It can even help heal minor burns, diaper rash, and damaged cuticles!

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    Reviewers rave about how deeply moisturizing it is. BuzzFeed writer Alice Prendergast says, "It's a life-saver in the winter time, and because it has a light, rosy hue (not a white, chalky cast), it won't make you look like you're dying of the bubonic plague."

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.50.

    3. A weighted blanket for when all you need is a hug, but you're a walking germ factory. The cotton layers are breathable and buttery-soft, so you can use it all year 'round.

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    Typically a weighted blanket should be somewhere between 7-12% of your total body weight in order to be effective, so make sure you select carefully.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $82.25+ (available in three weights and four colours).

    4. These thick wool socks that'll help you sweat out the germs. Slip on a pair after a hot bath, or wear them to bed to help draw out toxins while you sleep.

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    This pre-shrunk wool won't feel binding or uncomfortable, and will keep your tootsies dry, too.

    Get two pairs on Amazon Canada for $30 (available in three colours, and in sizes 5-16).

    5. These Epsom salts that are naturally detoxifying and scented with lavender essential oils for maximum relaxation. They also help with sore muscles and skin exfoliation, and are even said to aid with sleep!

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    Get a three-pound bag on Amazon Canada for $6.98.

    6. Some dark chocolate with sea salt that'll fill you with iron, magnesium, antioxidants, potassium, and a BUNCH of other healthy goodness. Don't @ me, it's science.

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    The rich, creamy dark chocolate and crunchy flakes of sea salt are sure to satisfy sweet tooth cravings, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.98.

    7. A big soft blanket that's perfect for wrapping yourself in when you can only get as far as the couch. The plush sherpa layer will keep you snug as a bug in a rug, while the microfibre layer keeps the blanket from bunching up over time.

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    You can also use it as a bedspread if staying warm at night is a challenge.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99+ (available in four sizes and in 16 colours).

    8. This Black & Decker ultrasonic humidifer that'll help moisturize your mucous membranes. Pop it into a glass or bottle of water, and let it get to work!

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    There are no parts to replace, making this wand ideal for taking into the office, too. You know, once you start feeling a bit better.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.72.

    9. These Magic Bag heatable spa booties that'll keep your toes from getting frosty. They're infused with lavender essential oils, and can be used with or without the heatable inserts.

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    The all-natural inserts release a moist heat once warmed up, which can help promote circulation, and ease tired, achy muscles. They come in small, medium, and large sizes, too!

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    10. Some sea salt for helping soothe itchy, scratchy throats. Gargling with a mixture of salt and warm water is said to help with symptoms of the common cold, the flu, and sinus infections.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    11. This sherpa blanket poncho that you can hide in until the flu passes — perfect for those days when you just can't seem to 🥶stay warm🥶!

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    And it has pockets! Stash the TV remote, an extra pair of socks, or even some snacks in there, and settle in for a good ol' fashioned sick day (daytime TV gameshows not included).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.86+ (available in eight colours).

    12. This insulated camp-style mug that's perfect for keeping your hot beverage warm for longer. The slide-top lid will keep things from leaking out if you accidentally doze off while holding your mug.

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    The tumbler won't last long in a dishwasher, though, so it's best to take the time to wash this one by hand.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.33.

    13. These thermal insulated blackout curtains that'll finally give you that restful sleep you've been after. They also help reduce outside noise!

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    The grommets along the top make for easy installation onto almost any curtain or tension rod.

    Get a set on Amazon Canada for $23.99+ (available in ten sizes, and 23 colours).

    14. Some David's Tea Cold 911 herbal tea that'll help you fight back against sniffles or coughs. It's packed with peppermint, eucalyptus, orange peel, apple, and juniper berries. And it's naturally caffeine-free!

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    All these ingredients work together to help boost your immune system, soothe sore throats, and keep you hydrated as you take on cold season. Make sure you get some biodegradable tea bags to go with!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.

    15. This HEPA air purifier that'll give the air a deep clean and banish any dust and bacteria that are hiding in your home. This ultra quiet little gadget has a three-stage filtration system that captures pet hair, dander, smoke, mould, dust particles, odour, plus 99.97% of allergens.

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    It also has three fan speeds, so you know it's strong enough to address even the nastiest air conditions. Plus, it's available in a compact size, too, that's perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, or the office.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $101.99 (available in black and white).

    16. These velvety bed sheets that'll keep you comfy and cozy — never sweaty — no matter how many sick days you spend in bed.

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    These sheets are made with 100% cotton, too, so you know they're breathable and extra soft.

    Get a set on Amazon Canada for $43.69+ (available in six sizes and nine colours).

    17. This cozy hot water bottle that's the perfect companion for soothing sore muscles and cramping. You can also freeze it to use as a compress for fevers, or to reduce swelling.

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    It's leak-proof, odourless, and made of medical-grade PVC so it holds heat for longer — which means more snuggling on the couch, and less refilling your hot water bottle.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    18. This rich Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream skin protectant that'll be a godsend for your tender nose after you've gone through several boxes of tissues.

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    It'll help calm any irritation, and can be applied liberally as often as you like.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.

    19. A humongous water bottle that'll help you stay hydrated and keep track of water intake. Plus, it's so big that you'll only need to make one trip to the kitchen!

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    It has encouraging little ticks on the bottle to keep you chugging that H2O all day long. And it's leak-proof, too, so go ahead and bring it with you to bed when you feel like utter garbage.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.96+ (available in two sizes and 11 colours).

    20. A weighted eye mask that'll help alleviate headaches and muffle sound when the outside world is just...ugh.

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    You can lay it freely over your eyes, or secure a more snug fit by pulling the tab through the slit. Reviewers say it's incredibly comfortable for sleeping, and also works as a handy accessory for meditation.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39 (available in three colours).

    21. Or if you're looking for a solution to stuffy sinuses, this eucalyptus eye mask will help stimulate relaxation and soothe puffy eyes.

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    Heat it up to release the detoxifying eucalyptus scent and help unclog plugged-up noses, or pop it in the freezer to soothe puffy eyes. Some reviewers mention it also helps ease painful headaches!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.61.

    22. This cookbook to help you whip up a batch of healing bone broth. Make sure you pop it in the fridge or freezer and save it for your next sick day!

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    It has over 125 recipes to help you take advantage of this immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory broth. No matter how groggy your brain is, you'll be sippin' on some hot, comforting soup in no time.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.45 (also available on Kindle).

    23. This Honeywell TurboForce Power Air Circulator will help keep you warm when you've spent the last three days shivering under several layers of blankets.

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    It's also great for circulating cooler air in the summer. With three speeds, a carrying handle, wall-mounting capability, AND its no-tool assembly, you'll be a big fan of this product.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    24. A lap desk that can double as a tray to bring all your tea and snacks into bed. The foam pad conforms to your body, so you won't have to stress about it tipping over.

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    Plus, it even has a handy media slot at the top, so you can still watch your fave show on your device while inhaling soup and hot beverages.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    25. And this migraine-relieving headband that uses cold therapy to reduce swelling, inflammation, headaches, migraines, fevers, stress, and sinusitis. Whew! That's a lot — all wrapped up in a soft, fleecy little cap that can be slipped over the head. It perfectly contours to the head, too.

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    Three removable gel inserts are made of a non-toxic, medical-grade liquid that can be popped in the fridge or freezer to chill them down.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

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