The leaves are about to fall, but you know what shouldn’t drop? Your guard against the flu and cold viruses! I began to feel sick last week and I thought to myself, it can’t be the flu, because it’s only August. Well, I was wrong. I googled ‘when does flu season start 2023’ and voila, I’m right on schedule.
Did you know that flu season starts in September and is at it’s worst between December and March? Me neither. Don’t let the fact that it’s August 2023 fool you, the flu is already here and ready to play, so now is the time to get prepared. I went and got a flu test just to be sure. Guess what? For once it was the flu and not Covid, so that was a welcome change. 🤓 The point is, we are in flu season guys. I wasn’t using my normal ‘anti-flu battle rattle’ yet and that little sh*t took me down, so learn from me and start preparing now.
As we gear up for the chilly months ahead, I’ve curated a killer list of Amazon goodies that’ll keep you safe and seriously protected. Because let’s face it, nobody’s got time for the flu when there are Pumpkin Spice Lattes to be sipped and cozy sweaters to be worn, am I right? And don’t even get me started on the cost of missing work because you’re down with the flu – no thanks! So, gear up, stock up, and let’s dive into these must-haves for a fabulous fall!
1. Germ-Busting Essentials Kit 🦠💥
The most important thing to do in dealing with germs is to make sure that you never come into contact with them in the first place. Treat them like an ex and just keep them away from you. 😂 Stay fresh, stay clean, and give those germs a serious “Bye, Felicia!”
2. Stylish Face Masks for All Ages and Genders 😷✨
Ok, ok, I know, nobody loves wearing a mask, but sometimes, it’s just going to need to happen and that’s where these come in. There is something for big humans, tiny humans and they come in so many colors. It kind of makes you miss the Pandemic…..NOT. 🤓 Each mask comes individually wrapped for your convenience, making them easy to stash in your bag or pocket. Plus, if you have extras at the end of the season, you can always just hand them out to that person at your office with the breath that can melt flowers. 🥀
3. Immunity-Boosting Tea Trio ☕🌱
Sorry, I wish I could send you to Starbucks for a PSL, but if you want to avoid the flu, that’s not going to get it done. Packed with antioxidants and goodness, these teas are like a warm hug for your immune system. Plus, when you add the Immune Boosting Drops below (did I mention these are the ones that are SUPER VIRAL on TikTok?), you supercharge your tea and get triple the protection. Get sippin’, stay cozy and flu-free all season long. Or you can just look at it as a weight loss technique, Tea=0 Calories, Starbucks=5,384,995 calories per drink. You’re welcome. ☕️
4. Touchless Door Opener Keychain 🚪🙅
The next time you have to make a run to the mall, the grocery store, or basically leave your house during flu season, you can have this handy tool on your keychain to keep germs where they belong….away from you! Open doors, press buttons, sh*t, light up the whole panel in a high rise elevator for all I care, all while keeping those hands germ-free. 🏢 Plus, down here in Louisiana where I am currently living, I hear a Jethro somewhere slowly prying open his beer with this. Do you, my friend. I guess this gives a whole new meaning to ‘drink responsibly’. 😁
5. Personal Air Purifier Necklace 🌬️💎
Ok you have to be pretty serious about your ‘air space’ for this one (pun intended), but I have a friend who has a terrible immune system and he wears this air purifier around his neck all flu season long. He is a high maintenance kind of guy, so he has the primo black one, but he swears by it. The guy spends more time on planes than I do with my kids (jk…obvi), but he almost never gets sick, which is funny, because his immune system is weaker than my sister’s boyfriend’s excuses. Hell, it may even help to clear up those unwanted neighbor farts from your single serving plane mates.✈️ 😂
6. Flu-Fighting Tech Gadgets Bundle 📱🦠
UV smartphone sanitizer, humidifier with filters and a hygrometer to help you monitor the temp and the humidity. Why should you care? Because I said so, damn it! Just Kidding. Love you. 🤗 You should care because controlling the temperature and humidity levels in your home or work space, makes it harder for viruses to survive if they do make it into your space. These goodies make sure your tech stays clean while your air stays mean. Now, your spouse will be the only thing full of hot air. If you find a fix for that, help a sister out and share with the class. 😁
7. Wellness Warrior Vitamin Pack 💊🛡️
Keeping your immune system in peak performance during flu season not only helps to protect you against getting the flu, but it helps you to kick it faster if you do come down with it. Packed with vitamins C, D, elderberry and zinc, these are your secret weapons against sniffles and sneezes. Plus, if your kids forget to take their vitamins during the morning, you get a tasty sweet treat that boosts your immunity. What? I’m kidding of course. You should chase them down the street in your jammies and force feed it to them, Karen. 🤷🏻♀️ For those unfamiliar with my sense of humor, I am 90% joking. Jog slowly, buses don’t even go that fast. 🚌
8. Snuggle-Ready Weighted Blanket 🛌🌨️
Despite your best efforts, the flu still took you down. It’s ok, at least you get to Netflix and chill. While you are doing it, these blankets can make your recovery easier and much more pleasant. Try the weighted blanket when you are really in the thick of it and then the other two as you begin to turn back into a human again. Give these as gifts to get people cold and flu season ready. You could even add a card that says. “Hope you don’t get sick this year, but just in case.” Don’t forget to add a winky face so they have to wonder about your intentions. You know what they say, “Plan for worst, hope for the best and if all else fails, binge watch Grey’s Anatomy. That show is amazing! 🤗
9. Flu Fighters Cookbook 🍲🥦
I think we can all agree that the idea of eating for immunity doesn’t make us drool like a warm cheesy pizza in the oven. That said, remember, you are what you eat. Sh*t, I must have eaten an Awesome Queen Omelet this morning. 🍳 Let’s cook up some health, even if you have to roll your eyes while doing it. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. Look on the bright side, winter brings the flu, but it also brings fat pants and big sweaters to hide our extra fat rolls, so…..there’s that.🥘
10. Wellness-Boosting Aromatherapy Diffuser 🌿🌸
Nope, not just for the granola moms, these aromatherapy oils actually help protect you against the cold and flu viruses. High stress equals an increased likelihood of becoming sick. Fill your home with calming essential oils that can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and even support your immune system. After all, a healthy body starts with a peaceful mind, so lock your front door and don’t let your kids back in (in case it is unclear, this is a joke, they can obviously still gain access through the back door, so lock that one too). 🚪 😂 Sorry, target haul, Starbuck’s coffee and yoga pants are not included.🌟🕯️
Ready to conquer fall like the fabulous flu-fighting superstar you are? 🌟 Come on guys, shopping for things to keep you well isn’t high on the ‘OMG I love this list’, but it is a necessary evil, so I am trying to make it fun. I have been adding these to my ‘Hey Boo, No Flu For You’ arsenal for years, so I thought I would share. Happy shopping, and remember: germs, you’re so last season! 🛍️🦠👋 I had to, sorry.
Thanks for spending some time with me. Stay well out there. Remember, this blog post, unlike germs, should be shared with a friend. See you in the next one!
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