I grew up with a mother who didn’t really believe in modern medicine. She in turn grew up with a mother and grandfather who treated every ailment with copious amounts of garlic. Even though as a kid with excruciating period pain or a headache, I would have to literally beg my Mama to get me Ponstan or Panadol, yet as I grew I came to appreciate that same philosophy of treating my body with things provided in nature where possible. Now that I’m a Mama myself, if I can, I prefer to treat illness or bugs with natural remedies – all the garlic, lemon honey drinks, lots of fresh green vegetables and ginger in all meals to kill off yucky Winter germies.
I use therapeutic grade essential oils to diffuse in our home, to massage directly onto my kids and to bathe in to support immunity and provide relaxation and I try to cook from scratch where possible to control what we’re putting into our bodies, but sometimes you just need a little extra boost and for me, the Comvita range of Winter Wellness products is just that.
For longer than I can remember, my go to brand of good-health support products during Winter months for my family has been Comvita. We are big fans of the Winter Wellness Children’s Manuka Honey Elixir, the Children’s Lemon & Honey Lollipops and the original Aniseed Lozenges with Propolis are my go to throat lozenge for tickly throats. I adore the flavour and love that it’s not lemon flavoured (although they now have a Lemon & Honey and Cool Mint option too).
There are 13 products in the Comvita Winter Wellness range – some created specifically created for children including the lollipop style lozenges and the Honey Elixir all-in-one formula; others designed with adults in mind including oral sprays, immunity support supplements, lozenges and the Cof-Ex range of cough medicines including an Expectorant and one for Dry coughs too.
Comfit’s Winter Wellness products contain active ingredients sourced locally including Manuka honey, propolis, echinacea, zinc and olive leaf extract. All products incorporate UMF 10+ Manuka Honey. The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality.
We love the Elixirs as an all through Winter health support – there’s one for us bigs, and also for the babes. These Elixirs support general well being during the Winter and is a daily-take product to assist in boosting immunity. They contain good ingredients like Blackcurrent, Apple Cider Vinegar, Zinc, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Fennel, Echinacea and Olive Leaf Extract which are all well known products to assist in health, well being and healing.
Comvita has been around since 1974 which for me means it’s a company I can trust.
If you’re curious about supporting your families health this Winter with natural products, check out the Comvita range here. You can enter ‘Comvita2016‘ at checkout for 20% off the Comvita Winter Wellness range until 22 August 2016.
* This post was made possible thanks to our friends at Comvita. All opinions, as always, are my own.