So, I'm feeling a bit under-the-weather today and decided to make my favorite immune-boosting snack--so simple and yet so yummy! To 1 cup of hot water, add 2 cinnamon sticks, 10 cloves and the peel to one clementine or halo. Let steep and cool to room temperature. Drain the water into a bowl and squeeze a slice of lemon into it. Slice your favorite apple, add it to the water and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Drain the water and eat! You will have a delicious spicy apple--which is supposed to keep that doctor away, of course--but you will also have the benefits of clove (helps pull infection from tissues), cinnamon (anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory), orange and lemon (cold-fighting/antiseptic).
If you use therapeutic grade essential oils, you can simply add a drop of lemon and a drop of your favorite immune blend to a bowl of water and let the sliced apple sit for 10-15 minutes! It's that easy!