How to Build Your Sick Day Kit #Bayer

| November 28, 2018 | 11 Comments

This post is sponsored by Bayer.  To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.  

It’s REALLY beginning to look a lot like the holiday season already! With the change of temperature, it is time to be extra careful to prevent viruses that can cause us to be sick. There are times that becoming sick is inevitable. Want to make sure you are ready to fight off these symptoms? Keep on hand these items to have a well-packed sick day kit to help you start to feel better.

How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

For Tummy Troubles:

  • Chamomile tea:  Chamomile tea can help ease the pain of an upset stomach.  Keep a couple of packets in your kit to help reduce unpleasant cramping.    


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

A cup of tea and a flower on a book on a bed.


  • Heating pad:Heating pads are an inexpensive and cheerful way to sooth and calm your stomach. They also give you that warm comfy feeling that will make curling up on the couch much more pleasant.

For Cold and Flu:

  • Tissues:  This one is a no-brainer.  There’s nothing worse than running out of tissues when your nose is leaking like a faucet.  Keep your nose happy with a pack of your favourite soft tissues and keep your family happy by leaving the toilet rolls where they belong – in the bathroom.
  • hydraSense:  Clear your nose fast with a hydraSense saline nasal spray for your nasal  cold symptoms.  Just spray, blow and you’re clear.  Another great thing about hyrdasense Daily Nasal Care is that it is 100% naturally-sourced seawater that is clinically proven to reduce and relieve nasal congestion and nasal symptoms.  hydraSense is medicine-free, so you can use alongside your other cough and cold medication. See here to learn more about hydraSense Nasal Care.


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

hydraSense bottle and product box on a table with a piece of facial tissue.


  • Soup packets:  No one wants to cook when they are sick and drinking soup is a great way to make sure you’re getting the liquids you need to stay hydrated.  
  • Redoxon: Redoxon is a great way to get your vitamin C dose year-round whether you are sick or not, but it is especially helpful when a cold throws off your usual diet. Just one tablet gives you 10 oranges worth of vitamin C**!  Redoxon also gives your water a fun fizz and flavour in case you’re getting tired of gulping down plain water all day. It is available in great-tasting orange flavours. Please note – Redoxon is not a meal replacement.


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

Redoxon Double and box beside a box of facial tissue on a table.


For Headaches:

  • Pain Relief: Keep an over-the-counter pain reliever to help take the sting off of your headache. 
  • Essential oils: While essential oils may not have any scientific claim to healing, a nice peppermint, lavender or rosemary oil can help you.
  • Ice pack:  An ice pack can help temporarily take the sting off a headache.  Wrap the ice pack in a towel or cloth before applying for more comfort.  

Whew! Now that the components of a sick day kit in tow, do we ever think about planning about getting back on track once the symptoms start to go away? Have these handy tips on hand to help you get back to your regular routine.

Getting Back on Track:

  • Aromatherapy diffuser: Nothing can truly rejuvenate your system like a fullnight’s rest. This may sound simple, but sleep plays such an important role in your overall health. Sleep can help to reduce stress, improving mood and increasing energy. You can try setting a diffuser 30 minutes before you go to bed. This can help you feel relaxed for a long, peaceful sleep.    
  • One A Day multivitamins: When you are sick you may feel like you’ve been unable to eat much of anything. This can prevent you from getting the important nutrients your body needs. One A Day Gummies Plus Immunity Support contain zinc and vitamin C. This combo helps to maintain immune health in a great-tasting gummy.  This multivitamin comes in great tasting fruit flavours (green apples, blue raspberry and orange), and are a fabulous way to get your essential vitamins and minerals. Visit One A Day® Gummies Plus Immunity Support for more details!  


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

One A Day Multivitamin bottle beside a box of facial tissue and oranges.


  • Motivational playlist: A great playlist will lift our spirits and get you motivated to start moving again. Try popping your headphones in and boost your energy levels with a solid workout. Whether it be yoga, hitting the gym or going for a jog, a good tune will put you in the proper mindset for a great sweat, so you feel as good as new!


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

Smartphone and earbuds on a table.


With this sick day kit and helpful tips to get back on track, you should have just about everything you need to be ready to make a icky sick day more bearable. Remember, if your symptoms are severe or you find they are getting worse, speak to your doctor about what you should do for treatment.


How to Build Your Sick Day Kit

How to Build Your Sick Day Kit


Do you have a sick day kit ready at home? Let us know what your must-have items are!


This post is sponsored by Bayer.  To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.



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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Calvin says:

    I have those vitamin c supplements in case.. not sure if it works but lucky to not have been sick these years

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    It’s that time of year again, they need to make a kit for the man baby, omg I hate it when my husband gets sick

  3. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I don’t have a kit but I do stock up on all kinds of medicinal stuff every fall

  4. binabugged says:

    yep, had to get some cough syrup for the man baby already this year…myself, if I feel like i’m going to catch something i chew my vit c

  5. Jennifer Wilson says:

    Great idea, be prepared instead of running to the store when you feel crappy!

  6. Kristi says:

    I absolutely love Hydrasense. It’s amazingly helpful when you’re sick. I like to use it all the time anyway though because it cleans out the nasal passages.

  7. aliyadaya says:

    I find Peppermint Oil to be super helpful with tummy aches too. Hydrasense is awesome… Its the one thing that keeps me from being miserable when I have a cold.

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