When I was a kid, my father was a big believer in cough syrup, just not natural cough syrup. He bought the other kind—the stuff that tastes like a mentholated cherry popsicle and dyes your tongue bright red. My dad didn’t know about potential side effects like hives and seizures, or the links between food dyes and hyperactivity in children. Whenever I had a cough, he dosed me with a teaspoon every few hours until I was so woozy I slept it off.
But I’m a different kind of parent. There’s more access to information today, and I research everything that goes on my children’s bodies and into their mouths—often to their immense frustration. (Like the fair trade organic chocolate I insist on buying for candy-heavy holidays like Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter. But that’s another story.)
When it comes to medicine, I’m far more likely to look for a natural alternative than to grab a box of what’s familiar to me from childhood—especially after I learned that many cough medicines contain drugs so potent that they caused nearly 8,000 overdose emergency room visits in 2008.
That’s why I was so thrilled to hear that Maty’s Healthy Products has expanded their line of flu-season essentials to include a full range of natural cough syrups that are free of artificial ingredients and also nix alcohol, gluten, dairy, soy or wheat.Want to try? TWO lucky winners will take home a full range of Maty’s Healthy Products worth $40!* From USDA Certified Organic to a chamomile-infused Nighttime version, Maty’s Healthy Products natural cough syrups have you covered for flu season. Want to try? Win some! I had written about Maty’s Healthy Products Vapor Rub last flu season, and recently discovered their totally natural cough syrups for the entire family, from ages one on up.
I love that these cough syrups contain no artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners. From USDA Certified Organic—with 10 immune-boosting natural ingredients—to a calming, chamomile-infused Nighttime version, they call on the healing power of antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey to soothe dry, irritated throats. Maty’s Healthy Products natural cough syrups have you covered for the upcoming flu season.
Founded by Carolyn Harrington after her daughter, Maty, was born with severe heart defects and a weakened immune sysem, Maty’s Healthy Products offers a full range of products to stock your medicine cabinet with natural essentials. Think petroleum-free Baby Ointment and soothing Vapor Rub, fast-acting Acid Indigestion Relief, and their best-selling Breathe Better Nasal Ointment.
Basically, Maty’s Healthy Products offer truly natural alternatives to common health ailments—to help you heal better, faster. Without side effects. Love that!
*Giveaway winners may receive products different from those pictured in the photo.