Colds and Flu

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Essential oils can actually attack invading viruses or they can address the circumstances that lead to a depressed immune system. Essential oils minimize symptoms of a cold, can prevent secondary infections, and in general, support the body’s ability to prevent infectious disease. Unlike the use of antibiotics, applying essential oils before, during, or after an infection, leaves the body in an improved state of health with increased ability to fight off future afflictions. Begin using a few drops every day.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick. One of the most effective ways to utilize eucalyptus for colds is to drop several drops of the essential oil into your diffuser before going to sleep so you can take advantage of the healing benefits all night long.

For more acute situations, you can make a steam bath by pouring a cup of boiling water into a bowl, and then mix 10 drops of eucalyptus , place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for five–10 minutes.

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To treat an upper respiratory cold – Boil two cups of water, pour into a ceramic bowl, and add 1 drop Tea tree, 1 drop of Eucalyptus and 1 drop of Peppermint. Cover your head and bowl with a towel, breathing deeply for 5 minutes. If it hurts, you know the oils are attacking infected cells.

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Clove Bud Oil

if you are exposed to people with a cold or flu, mix it with coconut oil and rub it on your neck and chest for natural antioxidant protection.

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Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil can fight bacteria and can help to treat sicknesses such as the common cold, especially when used with a vaporizer. If your body temperature is higher than normal, lemongrass oil can have a cooling effect.