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It's That Time of the Year Again! Prevent Colds and Flu With Essential Oils

Posted on January 01, 2016 by Chad Pegura | 1 comment

Its that time of year again

It is that time of the year again. The weather has changed, punctuated by rapid temperature swings. You start to feel it. A bit weak, rundown and suspicious of the tingling in your throat, nagging headache or stuffy nose, you reach for the medicine cabinet hoping to allay the onset of a nasty cold or flu. But, the problem is chemical medicines can only suppress some of the symptoms associated with colds and flus, but they can do nothing to prevent them or shorten their duration.

Use Essential Oils to Stop Cold and Flu

You should know that there are real ways to use essential oils to stop cold and flu in its tracks. We want to share a few good ways of cleaning your home and protecting your loved ones from harmful germs and viruses with essential oils.

Easy, low-cost and convenient these helpful tips will make a difference

1. Protect yourself from Getting Sick is via Heavy Prevention

An environment free of germs is one that is likely to also be free of sickness.

  • Regularly use our recipe for your own essential oil-based industrial strength natural household cleaning solution on your floors, counters, doorknobs, toilets, sinks and other heavily trafficked locations to stop the growth of any potential disease carrying vectors.

  • Essential oil can also be added to a spray bottle with water and a bit of rubbing alcohol and misted or put in a solution with water on a cloth, especially around often-touched and used areas or surfaces. 

2. Prevent Sickness by Maintaining Healthy Habits

  • Frequently drink lots of water.
  • Get good sleep. Rest is vital.
  • Eat a balanced diet.

3. Kill Germs and Viruses with Essential Oils

Defend yourself from colds and flu by doing the following:

  • Wash your hands earnestly, diligently, and regularly. Have your “homemade essential oil-based antibacterial soap” on hand, at the office, in your bag and at work. 
  • Diffuse antibacterial essential oils like tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus, cinnamon and many others in your home, car and work. The constant presence of atomized essential oil particles in the air will continually diminish the presence of harmful foreign bodies.

There are no other cheaper, easier ways to rid the environment of bacteria and microbes than to diffuse essential oils into the air in your local environment.

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Lastly, there are a number of other less known way of preventing cold or flu with essential oils. Consider some of the following techniques to use essential oil to stop sickness from further affecting your health.

  • Use peppermint, lavender, citrus eo’s and tea tree in a compress to the forehead or a few drops in a nice, hot bath.
  • If feeling achy or stiff, use a few drops of lavender and rosemary in your favorite carrier oil and massage them on neck, shoulders, back and hands and feet.
  • If you feel congested or have a runny nose or cough you can massage diluted eucalyptus, cedarwood, peppermint, rosemary on your chest and neck. Alternatively, add some drops of these essential oils to a large bowl of hot water. Place a towel over your head and lean over the bowl to breath the vapors in deeply.

It is possible to ease a sore throat by gargling essential oils (just a couple drops of lemon and peppermint essential oil in a large glass of warm water).

Follow these basic tips and you will definitely notice a marked reduction in the frequency of sickness in your life!

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1 Response


January 26, 2019

I clicked on this link to find out what is best to PREVENT colds, as the title states.

You mentioned four essential oils and “many others”. Could you provide the names of more (the many others) essential oils to use for prevention?

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