Survive and Thrive with our Staff’s Comprehensive Winter Survival Guide

We get it, winter is long and tough. It can wreak havoc on our skin, hydration levels (heaters take a toll!), and general health (hi, flu!). For many, the combination of shorter days and less time outside takes a serious toll on energy levels, and Seasonal Affective Disorder makes life more difficult for millions. Winter also typically sees us plagued (literally) with flus and other assorted ailments that arise during our time cooped up indoors. We don’t mean to make winter out to be awful, but we are proponents of arming yourself so you can enjoy this season of turning inward without feeling down along the way! In the spirit of preparation, we decided to compile an epic winter survival guide!

Our staff strives to stay in touch with our community’s needs, and trust us, whatever you’re feeling, we’ve probably felt or are feeling it too! We have our fingers on the pulse of the best products to help assist you on your journey to improved wellness. From the best foods to fortify you for the season to effective supplements for boosting immunity during flu season, Rebecca’s has you covered!

We’ve done our best to compile an exhaustive winter survival guide based on our staff’s tried and tested favorites.

Bill ~ Store Co-Manager/Grocery Buyer

  • Bill suggests Nona Lim single-serve bone broths (and likes all flavors) for wintertime.
  • A hearty Swiss Villa Horseradish cheddar for all cheese needs
  • Organic Prairie Summer Sausage for filling, delicious winter eats!
  • Locally made Commonhealth Elderberry Syrup

Brandon ~ Store Co-Manager/Supplements & BodyCare Buyer

  • Host Defense Stamets 7 for daily support
  • Umcka Elderberry syrup at the first sign of discomfort
  • Boiron Coldcalm, Throatcalm, Oscillococcinium & Cold & Cough Syrup as needed for the whole family
  • Hyland’s Cold & Mucus for Kids
  • Reboost Decongestion Nasal Spray for kids or adults
  • Cleanwell botanical hand sanitizer
  • Giovanni Tea Tree shampoo for dry scalp
  • Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner
  • Similasan Eye Drops to ease dry eyes in winter.
  • Quantum L-Lysine lip balm which is a great moisturizing lip balm that also helps heal cold sores-gentle enough for kids
  • The Republic of Tea Organic Double Dark Chocolate Maté

Susan ~ Nutrition Info Specialist

Susan is your go-to for all things related to nutrition and supplements. Here are her immune & dry skin faves:

  • Kold Kare Andrographis
  • Rebecca’s Elderberry & Umcka capsules
  • Boiron Calendula Cream for dry skin
  • Borlind Orange Blossom Energizer Serum to help with winter lethargy and skin health.

Sophia ~ Weekday Eve Floor Supervisor

  • Host Defense Mycommunity for supporting your immune system at a deep level
  • Nature’s Way Sambucus Syrup
  • Rainbow Light Counter Attack at the first sign of illness
  • Booda Butter lip balm and hand salve for dry winter hands

KeriAn ~ IT

  • Rebecca’s Vit D3 drops for daily immune
  • Gaia Bronchial Wellness tea
  • Golden Angels Wildflower Honey
  • Rebecca’s Sinus Blaster tincture as needed
  • Derma-E Rose hand cream
  • Badger lip balm

Suzette ~ Head of Customer Service

  • Sun God Green Dragon CBD tincture
  • Commonhealth local elderberry syrup
  • Bulk Sencha tea
  • Boody Bamboo leggings for a comfy extra layer

Kara ~ Grocery Associate

  • Red Root elderberry syrup
  • Coconut Cult Probiotic Yogurt
  • Moon Maiden local Oh My Goddess Donuts
  • Bread Basket local English muffins
  • Gathered Threads local Chilero Kraut
  • Natural Vitality Calm Magnesium Gummies

Bridget ~ Supplement Associate

  • Tao of Tea Puerh
  • Rebecca’s N-Aceytl Cysteine for sinus support
  • Solgar Vitamin C U-Cube gummies
  • Weleda Lip Butter

India ~ Grocery Associate

  • Heritage Almond Oil for skin
  • Bulk Milk Thistle & Dandelion to make tea
  • Bulk local honey
  • Himalaya Cinnamon toothpaste
  • Auric Blends Black Opium perfume

Audrey ~ Supplement Associate

  • Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat with Echinacea tea
  • Host Defense Mycommunity capsules
  • Gaia Elderberry Syrup
  • Solgar Vitamin C U Cube gummies

Nikki ~ Grocery Associate & Customer Service

  • Nature’s Way Sambucus gummies (great for adults & kids)
  • Redhead Fermented Sauerkraut
  • Dr. Bronner’s peppermint lip balm

Mary ~ Cashier

  • Republic of Tea Earl Greyer
  • Bulk turmeric ginger cashews
  • Amy’s soups

Lillianna ~ Cashier & Grocery Associate

  • Olba’s tea for sinus and respiratory
  • Sheet masks for dry skin (we have several types)

Emma ~ Supplement Associate

  • Booda Butter hand salve for dry, reactive skin
  • Rainbow Light Counter Attack as needed for immunity
  • Ananda 10mg CBD tincture for seasonal stress
  • Natural Factors L-Theanine chewables as needed for anxiety

Becca ~ Receiving

  • Rebecca’s Inflamove capsules
  • Host Defense Lion’s Mane for brain health
  • Himalaya Holy Basil for relaxation
  • Rebecca’s Mega Magnesium capsules
  • Acure Brightening Facial Scrub
  • Carina Daily Facial Moisturizer
  • Griffin Restorative Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Griffin Unscented Omega-3 lotion
  • Ancient Essence Frankincense & Myrrh roll-on

Feel free to screenshot or print this winter survival guide for your winter survival shopping needs!

If you’re interested in winter skincare, check out our past post here.