This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G . The opinions and text are all mine.

20% of Americans will get the flu this year and the symptoms last for a week on average, you will thank yourself for being prepared.

It’s here, cold and flu season. That is why we are partnering with Procter & Gamble to put together the perfect DIY sick kit for you to gift to a friend or keep around the house this cold and flu season!


Putting together your own DIY sick kit is super easy. I always put this together at the beginning of cold and flu season so that when someone actually does get sick in the home, I am not running to Walmart at 11pm to pick up medicine!

I put this entire kit together for under $25 at Walmart! These medicine cabinet essentials will be even cheaper starting 10/29 with a $5 off coupon which you will find in your Sunday paper. You can also find some really great coupons on P& for Puffs, DayQuil, NyQuil, and VapoRub bringing your total even further down!

Since I can get really great deals on these products at Walmart, I usually stock up on enough to last my family all winter plus some extras so that I can gift friends and family their own sick kit!


I always include water in my sick kits! To get healthy fast, it is essential for both kids and adults to stay hydrated.

My absolute favorite product that I put in a sick kit is the Puffs with Vicks. It is so refreshing to blow your horribly stuffed nose and breathe in the Vicks VapoRub smell. It clears my sinuses to fast! I love them so much that I use these Puffs for daily use when my allergies act up.

Then I add in Vicks VapoRub which in my opinion is a must have for cold and flu. I remember my mom using Vicks on me when I was a kid and I still use it in my home today! It is safe for kids to use as long as they are over the age of 2.

Including both DayQuil and NyQuil will ensure that your symptoms will be minimized enough for you to get through the day, but are also able to sleep through the symptoms as well!

The biggest advice I have when it comes to creating your own sick kit is to prepare beforehand! It is so nice to have these products handy for when sickness invades your household!

Don’t forget about the coupons that you can use at Walmart to get your sick kit essentials for a great price!