With flu season getting started, now is a great time to invest in preventative health care products, such as those available from the Health and Beauty Aids Department (HABA). Visit the Co-op to stock up on items to keep your mouth clean and happy.
Many caregivers and health providers believe good oral hygiene is key to preventing a range of chronic illnesses and maintaining overall health. According to a Journal of Infectious Diseases from 2008 zinc can help boost the body’s ability to fight off the common cold and reduce the severity and duration of cold during winter. Find locally made Zand zinc lozenges on sale in HABA this month. Some may also want to use these lozenges to build up zinc levels in the body to reduce the potential of catching a cold or the flu.
- Locally made (Bellingham, WA) Zand Cough Drops and Herbal Throat Lozenges in Lemon Zinc, Echinacea Zinc and Menthol flavors: Regularly $2.39, now $1.49! Gluten free and vegetarian.
- Dessert Essence Natural Toothpastes in Mint, Wintergreen and Ginger: these all natural pastes are made with baking soda, essential oils and are fluoride free. Regularly $6.85, now $3.99 for 6.25oz.
- Dessert Essence Tea Tree Dental Floss and Tape: Regularly $3.69, now $2.49!
- Dessert Essence Tea Tree Spearmint Mouthwash: a gentle and natural way to keep your mouth feeling minty fresh. Made with essential oil of spearmint, sugar and alcohol free. Regularly $5.85, now $3.49!