It's almost that time of the year again – that dreaded time when it seems like everyone around you is coming down with a cold or the flu, and all you want to do is stay healthy and germ-free through the fall and winter. Believe it or not, essential oils can help, and our aromatherapy diffusers used in junction with these can definitely help do the trick. So what essential oils can help get you through the winter? We're glad you asked!
Tea tree is one essential oil which packs a mighty punch, as it's chock full of antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties – all of which work diligently to stimulate your senses and immune system. Tea tree oil is especially helpful if you find yourself suffering from a stuffy nose or congestion of any kind, and can even be used in a bath or steam treatment to clear your sinuses and kill any icky bacteria that may be lingering around, just waiting to make you even more sick.
Burglars blend essential oil is actually our own extremely effective blend of a variety of essential oils, all with their own bacteria killing trait, including:
In addition to these traits, it's also incredibly therapeutic, with antioxidant and astringent properties, and it's great for stimulating your immune system to help fight off any nasty colds that try to ruin your day.
Eucalyptus is one essential oil that you never have to worry about in terms of it not working, because you'll feel your nasal passages open up after the first sniff. It works as both a decongestant and an antiviral oil to fight colds and eliminate congestion, and also reduce inflammation to calm a sore throat. This means you can use it to alleviate the symptoms of:
Like tea tree oil, you can use eucalyptus oil in an steam treatment to relieve blocked passages and reduce inflammation, and you can even gargle a few drops with warm water if you're suffering from a sore throat. If you do this, however, it is important that you do not swallow!
Cinnamon is used in many different medicines to treat many illnesses and ailments, as it contains properties of the antiviral, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal variety. If you find yourself suffering from congestion, a sore throat, or even an infection, cinnamon may be the essential oil for you. It's important to note, however, that though many people do covet cinnamon's flavor, cinnamon essential oils should never be ingested, and it is always wise to do a patch test to check for allergic reaction before using on the skin.
Close essential oil, like cinnamon, has been used in many medications for its antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Because it has such a high amount of these, it is often used to treat the symptoms of many different ailments, including:
The ability to fight infection and stimulate the immune system is needed during the time of year where it seems that everyone is getting sick in some way. If you're in our store and looking for an essential oil with clove, be sure to try our Burglars Blend essential oil!
While lemon itself has antibacterial properties, lemongrass has a much more mellow scent, with a gentler and less sour element. This essential oil helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria both internally and externally, so it can be great for helping alleviate ailments such as urinary tract infections, food poisoning, and body odor. Because it is also an antiseptic, lemongrass can also be used to treat wounds and fungal infections.
One of the best ways to fill your home with essential oils is to use a nebulizing essential oil diffuser. A nebulizer uses undiluted pure essential oils which acts quickly and effectively, killing bacteria that has found it's way into your home.