Cold Remedies with Essential Oils
The cold and flu season can come in like a flood, sweeping and infecting everyone in it’s path. However, you can be on guard with some homemade remedies to quick it to the curb!
The best essential oils for a clean and germ-free environment is: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Camphor, Cajuput, Rosemary, Lime, Lemon, Wild Orange, Pine and Sage.
HOW TO USE: Put a few drops of each oil, or the ones you have, in a spray bottle of 4oz. of water and misted in the area, especially around doorknobs and other multi-use surfaces, or likewise you can put essential oils in a solution with water and wipe the surfaces with a cloth.
- Lavender is best for the bedroom because it makes you sleepy and less focused, whereas rosemary, pine and eucalyptus are better for cleansing work places.
If germs have invaded your body use these oils: gargle tea tree, sage, eucalyptus, garlic and or ginger – do not swallow.
HOW TO USE: In half a glass of warm water, place only one or two drops of the essential oil, and gargle as normal.
Chills with a fever, the best oils: chamomile, black pepper, peppermint, hyssop, lemon and tea tree.
HOW TO USE: These oils can be applied by cool compress to the head or a few drops can be added to a lukewarm bath, or to the bottom of your feet.
Achy joints and sore muscle stage of influenza best oils to use: tea tree, eucalyptus, ginger, black pepper, rosemary, cypress and lavender.
HOW TO USE: Massage Up to 6 drops of oil in a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) can be rubbed onto the sore, achy places and then covered with a heating pad or warmed towels. You can also diffuse these into the air with a cool mist diffuser.
Congested, mucousy stage from a cold, the best oils: congestion are sandalwood, eucalyptus, cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary, frankincense and hyssop. doTerra makes On-Guard and Breathe blends you can also use.
HOW TO USE: massaging the oils onto the chest and diffusing them in the air will help break up the catarrh. amazing how quickly you can clear up congestion with this method.