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DIY Winter Wonderful Kit #WinOverWinter

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Here in Michigan, our winters can sometimes drag on until April. It’s inevitable to go through a cold, flu, or winter blues during that long season. That’s why I try to be as prepared as I can be with my own DIY winter kit– my “Winter Wonderful Kit”.

DIY Winter Kit

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Sore throat, coughing, sneezing, muscle aches– you know it’s bound to happen during this time of year. My Winter Wonderful Kit is always stocked with my favorite essentials.

I love to include tea, snacks, pain relievers like Tylenol, muscle soothers like epsom salt and Bengay, tissues, a book to read, and something cozy to keep me warm. These are several things I like to include that cheer me up and make me feel good from the inside out.

What I Include

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When I’m feeling sick, I make sure to drink a lot of tea and I always have lozenges on hand for my sore throat. I keep a stash of tissues nearby for a runny nose. I also keep an empty tissue box to place used tissues in, which is easier than having a huge trash bin on my bed. I also like to keep a book to read to help pass time.

When I need to relax I love taking a nice, warm bath.

My favorite thing to put in my bath is epsom salt, which is great for sore muscles. I also love to include my favorite bath salts for an added clean, fresh feeling. To help me relax, I light some of my favorite scented candles and listen to music to unwind. I put on my favorite face mask and just soak in the bath for 20 minutes or so.

Pain Relief

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If I’m looking for relief from a cold or flu, or even for aches and pains, my go-to is Tylenol® PM. It relieves minor aches and pains and helps me fall asleep. It also relieves my headaches when I’m sick, too. I always include this in my kit.

My "Winter Wonderful" kit is my favorite thing to have on hand for when I'm having a sick day or just going through winter blues. It can be so easy to create a kit that is always stocked with essentials to help you fight those dreary winter days.

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To keep my DIY winter kit stocked, I like to shop at Target where I can find everything I need. I can grab my tea, tissues, a book to read, and even my Tylenol® PM all in one store. It's convenient especially if you're having a sick day.

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Do you have a DIY winter kit? What are you favorite things to include?