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Cold and Flu Season: Ricola #SwissHerbs Giveaway

ricolaWith cold and flu season quickly approaching, many parents are beginning to prep their medicine cabinets and stock up on cold remedies for the winter. We are excited to announce that Ricola, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of uniquely effective and delicious herb drops – Extra Strength for powerful cough relief – making it easy for you to find Chruterchraft!

Chruterchraft is Swiss for Ricola’s secret magical blend of 10 herbs that is in every cough drop. It stands for efficacy and enjoyment, incorporating all of the Ricola values into one word.

I put Ricola to the ultimate test this week as I have been really sick with a cough and cold.

What I like about Ricola is that their products are created using naturally cultivated farming methods and contain no pesticides, herbicides, artificial colorings or flavorings. Which means I can feel good about my whole family using Ricola products this cold season.

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  • Ricola Soothing Relief Kit
  • $30 Visa Gift Card

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136 Comments

  1. Emily Morelli on December 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    We make sure we get enough sleep and vitamin C.



  2. Karrie Millheim on December 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Use antibacterial soap alot!!! i get most my flus from wal mart



  3. Terry Cross on December 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I’m trying to prevent getting sick by washing my hands thoroughly and frequently



  4. Rust on December 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    We’re eating healthy and have started using a humidifier when we sleep to counter the heat that dries the sinuses so bad.



  5. Laurie Emerson on December 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I carry hand sanitizer wherever I go. I also make sure we all eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and take vitamins. This week though my 4 year came down with the flu even though she had her flu shot.



  6. Lorena Keech on December 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    We got our flu shots, we’re trying to get enough rest and we’re eating right.



  7. laurie on December 25, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I drink lots of orange juice and take cold medicine



  8. Stephanie Larison on December 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    We have a humidifier going at night, and we’re stocked up on lots of tissues.



  9. Erica C. on December 25, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Staying active and eating well.



  10. pamela love on December 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I use hand sanitizer in public places after touching things & I make sure that I take my vitamins with extra C daily.



  11. Danielle Wood on December 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Always wash my hands and drink hot tea and orange juice



  12. Jennifer Reed on December 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I find cold relief this cold and flu season by taking extra vitamin C to help prevent and washing my hands and door frames/knobs in my home daily with a mild disinfectant.



  13. Susan Smith on December 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I take my vitamins each morning drink OJ and try to get enough sleep.



  14. theodore esteghamat on December 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Drink orange juice, and get lots of sleep.



  15. loni on December 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I try to wash my hands often



  16. Michelle on December 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Taking a love of airborne and vitamin C. I have felt sickness coming on but have been able to ward it off so far.



  17. Jae Park on December 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I brew up Echinacea tea, add honey and lemon. My youngest son swears he’s ‘cured’ after he drinks it..lol. Thanks!



  18. Lori Walker on December 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

    wear slippers in the house – that way you don’t get a chill from tile flooring



  19. Theresa D on December 25, 2013 at 3:22 am

    I got a flu shot and take vitamin C daily. I carry hand sanitizer and try to get enough rest so that my immune system is healthy.



  20. Deb C on December 25, 2013 at 2:53 am

    No flu, knock on wood, so far. For colds, I use zinc products, lots of liquids like hot tea and lots of cough drops.



  21. Debbie Terry on December 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I take that occilo stuff and it works.



  22. Sarah L on December 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Get more sleep.



  23. Tamar on December 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I am staying indoors to avoid it, but my son just got sick and he is resting. He is getting better now.



  24. brittney on December 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    taking vitamins and keeping hands washed



  25. Robin on December 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I take vitamin C and wash my hands frequently



  26. Carol Mclemore on December 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Handwashing and hand sanitizer.



  27. christine jessamine on December 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

    we take alot of vitamins



  28. Laura F. on December 24, 2013 at 6:55 am

    I haven’t been sick this season.



  29. Crystal F on December 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I took Mucinex when I was sick. My daughter is getting sick and will need something to get her through it. I will look for this at the drug store. Thank you!



  30. jennifer on December 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Sleeping and resting as much as we can!



  31. Kimberly Hilbert on December 23, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I drink a lot of hot tea for my dry and scratchy throat.



  32. Monique Rizzo on December 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I take vitamin C!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com



  33. Janet C on December 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I try to eat healthy and get lots of vitamin C.



  34. Brittney House on December 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I am keeping hydrated and keeping my hands clean.



  35. Cori Westphal on December 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I luckily haven’t been sick yet, but I’m stocked with tissues and cough drops in case something hits!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com



  36. kristy thiel on December 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    definitely drink lots of liquids!



  37. kim on December 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I usually take vitamin c and airborne every day to hold off colds



  38. Jennifer Dysart on December 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

    A lot of it is about keeping hands washed to prevent the spread and we set up humidifiers in the winter to keep sinuses from getting dry



  39. Anthony on December 22, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Washing my hands reguraly and avoiding sick people



  40. Jennifer Dunaway on December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    We take our vitamins and have not dealt with cold and flu. Knock on Wood.



  41. Jason Vaughn on December 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I take vitamins daily



  42. Jessica H. on December 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Fortunately, we have not had any colds or flus this season! I am actually surprised! When it does hit, we usually use lots of fluids, rest, and running our cool air humidifier. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!



  43. Katherine on December 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Haven’t gotten it yet and I just drink lots of water and wash wash wash my hands



  44. Madonna on December 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    sadly we have had to deal by using lots of antibotics and cough syrup. Tons of bleach wipes too. Been a sickly winter so far.



  45. kristin on December 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    so far no sicknesses in my home – I made sure to get everyone the flu shot and make sure hands are cleaned as well as everything else in the house



  46. Ashley H on December 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Get plenty of fluids and vitamins.



  47. Thomas Murphy on December 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I take vitamins



  48. Amanda Sakovitz on December 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I got my shot and I use a lot of hand sanitizer



  49. Erica Best on December 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

    hot showers help so much



  50. Sarah S on December 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I a minimizing contact with sick people this season, so hopefully, they won’t pass any germs on to me.



  51. Beth W on December 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    We use a vaporizer and lots of cough drops.



  52. dawn k on December 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Wash your hands often and keep zicam on hand.



  53. shelly peterson on December 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    We take vitamins and make sure to wash hands well and drink lots of fluids.



  54. Amy Z. on December 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Stay hydrated and eating healthy.



  55. steve weber on December 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    you have to wash your hands a lot.



  56. Marci on December 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I haven’t had a cold in many years, until last week. It has been terrible. I have been coughing so hard that my abs are hurting! I swear when this cold is done I will have a six pack….lol! The only thing that helps a little is sitting in the hot tub. It seems to soothe it some.



  57. Tamra H on December 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Getting lots of vitamin C, drinking lots of liquids, and using hand sanitizer!



  58. Jammie on December 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I have been staying away from the germs and drinking lots of orange juice.



  59. Andrina G on December 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I wash my hands regularly and got the flu shot.



  60. Mandala on December 18, 2013 at 2:22 am

    multivitamins, staying hydrated and wearing proper clothes. Thanks!



  61. Allison Downes on December 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I keep my humidifier running, and I wash my hands a lot, drink lots of water.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!



  62. Stacey B on December 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    My family got the flu shot. I hope that helps!



  63. Ann Fantom on December 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’m eating healthy meals, taking a daily vitamin, getting plenty of sleep and washing my hands frequently.



  64. Taylor Allen on December 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I try to drink to packs of E-Mergence a day. It seems to do the trick



  65. Em Ma on December 17, 2013 at 7:49 am

    We stay hydrated with water and juice, get plenty of rest and exercise and wash hands frequently



  66. Wanda McHenry on December 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I got a flu shot early in the season.



  67. beth shepherd on December 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I like to use a humidifier and a flu shot.



  68. Michelle Weaver on December 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I take lots of vitamin C to prevent getting sick.



  69. Kelly D on December 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I take lots of vitamin D and C.



  70. Dawn Monroe on December 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    My mom always gave me what she called pearl tea.



  71. Kyl Neusch on December 16, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    wash my hands often



  72. Sadie B. on December 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    We are using a humidifier and it is helping our dry throats.



  73. Lauren E. on December 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    We’ve been taking vitamin d3 to prevent colds/flu and also using a humidifier



  74. McKim on December 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I stand in a steamy hot shower. That seems to help any congestion I have – doesn’t help the water bill though!



  75. Jennifer T. on December 16, 2013 at 11:45 am

    We all got flu vaccinations but we can’t seem to avoid the common cold. I don’t have any tips, unfortunately. I feel like I should just stay inside away from stores and people–LOL!
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com



  76. Cynthia R on December 16, 2013 at 8:58 am

    i got a flu shot, seems like it has helped, haven’t gotten sick so far, knock on wood.



  77. ellen casper on December 16, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Lots of fluids and rest.



  78. Kristie on December 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I try to make sure to get Vitamin C, especially if I feel something coming on.



  79. Seyma Shabbir on December 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Wash hands often, change towels daily, and drink lots of water!



  80. Valerie S on December 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I have asthma, so I usually end up at the doctor for help with any colds. Usually end up on steroids. Don’t like them, but they help me breath a lot better.



  81. Suzanne K on December 15, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I’m making sure I get enough rest to keep my resistance up and trying to avoid people who are sick.



  82. Nannypanpan on December 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    We use saline drops and a vaporizer



  83. Daniel M on December 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    keep eating them vitamins



  84. lana on December 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    use vicks rub each night



  85. Betty on December 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    We’re prepped w/flu shots for everyone, vitamins, and washing hands like crazy. We seriously do not seek out crowded situations during the winter. We have family movie nights at home with Red Box or Netflix movies instead of sitting in the theater with coughing/sneezing kids and adults. The conversations around here are in agreement that no one is staying home because they are sick. A little restraint and the crowds thin so you aren’t packed in like with new releases. It sounds a bit paranoid, but we have very enjoyable movie nights at home, save money and did not end up with as many colds/flu issues last year.



  86. CJ Godfrey on December 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I have been fighting the colds this year by running my humidifier constantly!



  87. latanya on December 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    hot tea with honey



  88. Andrea v on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

    All of use received our flu shot. I carry hand sanitizer everywhere. And I take vitamin c.



  89. Denise L on December 15, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Not really. We have been sick 3 times so far this season! We try to wash our hands frequently and once we are sick, it’s hot water with lemon and honey for a little relief.



  90. Michelle on December 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Wash your hands often



  91. Cheryl F. on December 15, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I take a daily allergy tablet and vitamin C supplement. If I feel a cold coming on I start drinking hot tea and eating chicken noodle soup.



  92. Kathleen on December 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    hand washing and hand sanitizer

    kport207 at gmail dot com



  93. Heather B on December 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Right now I am just suffering through it! I could use some relief I am miserable~



  94. Joseph Stowell on December 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Fortunately, I rarely get a cold or the flu, but when I do, I follow the age-old advice of drinking plenty of fluids and plenty of rest.



  95. Danielle D on December 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    taking lots of vitamins



  96. Kiara on December 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Wash my hands frequently.



  97. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on December 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Getting plenty of rest and drinking water!



  98. Nicole Lancaster on December 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I drink a lot of hot tea, take zinc and vitamin C and wash my hand frequently to stay well during flu and cold season.



  99. Barbara Montag on December 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I get lots of rest drink a lot of fluids and use Thieves essential oil – thank you.



  100. Tari Lawson on December 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    When I feel a cold coming on, I start using Zinc lozenges to help ward it off.



  101. Amanda Hoffman on December 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    was your hands and stay away from anyone sick if possible



  102. Danielle on December 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I keep Purell in my purse at all times for when I’m on the go and wash my hands w/ soap as soon as I come home to avoid unnecessary germs.



  103. Becca on December 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Sleep a lot and take lots of vitamins. If you feel like you might be getting sick, take lots of Zinc!



  104. Virginia Rowell on December 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I haven’t had a cold yet thankfully, but I keep my medicine cabinet stocked with cough drops, dayquil and nightquil. I also keep vicks on hand.



  105. Ava Chavez on December 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Lots of hand washing & santizing happening in my home right now.



  106. Wild Orchid on December 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

    We are eating tons of citrus fruits and washing our hands often.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com



  107. Katie Smith on December 14, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I always drink tea with honey!



  108. Kim Henrichs on December 14, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I amp up my OJ and I take emergen-c and spray down surfaces with Lysol at work. It’s smart to do a lot of hand washing this time of year. It’s important always but there’s generally someone at work who will come in when they shouldn’t and it can spread so fast.



  109. Cynthia C on December 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

    i avoid crowds as much as possible and wash my hands.



  110. Vicki Wurgler on December 14, 2013 at 7:09 am

    the only thing we do is get our flu shots and wash our hands often



  111. Debbie Jackson on December 14, 2013 at 7:06 am

    So far we have escaped any cold or flu in our home. Love that good handwashing.



  112. lisa kay on December 14, 2013 at 6:37 am

    We take our vitamins each morning and a glass of OJ with our Breakfast!
    Hand sanitizer when necessary..
    Knock on wood no sickness this year..=)



  113. betty waldeck on December 14, 2013 at 6:13 am

    since I live with COPD the flew and cold season are the worst time of year for me.



  114. stephanie on December 14, 2013 at 5:54 am

    i keep tylenol/ibuprofen handy



  115. debbie on December 14, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Get the flu shot. Washing your hands is helpful, but both the flu and cold viruses are airbourne, so goes only so far. Increase your uptake of vit. D as that has been proven to help fight the flu.



  116. Jen F on December 14, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I try to find relief and not get sick by washing my hands often!



  117. Janet W. on December 14, 2013 at 3:31 am

    We got out flu shots, but that doesn’t protect against the common cold unfortunately. We find relief with cough drops and multivitamins.



  118. soha molina on December 14, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I make a mixture of honey, ginger and lemon juice and take a spoonful.



  119. mrsshukra on December 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Multivitams and supplements, antibacterial gel, and a flu shot!



  120. ellen beck on December 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I get a flu shot and wash wash wash hands and try not to touch my face while in public places.



  121. Beth R on December 13, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I’m taking lots of vitamins and not shaking hands with people.



  122. terry maigi on December 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    So far we have been lucky enough we haven’t come down with anything this season!



  123. Chris O on December 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Vitamins, sleep, tea, chicken soup & a handy bag of ricola.



  124. Jessica w on December 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    drink lots of orange juice and water, and get plenty of sleep



  125. Geoff K on December 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Just simple daily habits like staying well hydrated, taking your vitamins, getting exercise, and, of course, getting your flu vaccine, usually work for me!



  126. Margaret smith on December 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I drink lots of OJ, get plenty of rest when I can and take cold meds.



  127. rich morris on December 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    i’ve been lucky so far but i take daily vitamins



  128. Elena on December 13, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I take vitamins and eat lots of fruits



  129. Mary Happymommy on December 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I’ve been taking lots of vitamins.



  130. Starr Greenwell on December 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Since the air is so dry I keep a cool mist humidifier going most all winter.



  131. Jessica To on December 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I have been trying to wash my hands a lot. I try to drink orange juice when I feel a cold coming on.



  132. Jessie C. on December 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Wash hands frequently and hot tea with honey helps as well.



  133. Michele P on December 13, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    hand sanitizer, cough drops, washing my hands all the time, it’s been rough because hubby and I have had this cold virus for 2 weeks now 🙁



  134. Adrienne Gordon on December 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    eating lots of airborne tabs



  135. Lisa Brown on December 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    i am washing hands regularly, taking more vitamin c



  136. rebecca norton on December 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    My family always gets the flu shot but for colds i ONLY use the ricola! They are the best