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Essential oils for the common cold

So since basically everyone I know is sick right about now I wanted to share some essential oil blends that I know work really well for me when I'm fighting a cold.


**I originally read about these in "The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy".**



Here are five different methods and blends for when you're feeling under the weather with a common cold.



** The material in this blog post is intended for education and general interest and is not intended or implied to substitute for professional medical advice **



For a steam inhalation method use 1 drop of each of the following essential oils:


  • Geranium

  • Thyme linalol

  • Lavender




Blend the following essential oils together then dilute with some carrier oil and drop into a hot bath:


  • Tea tree- 2 drops

  • Thyme linalol- 2 drops

  • Cardamom- 3 drops

  • Eucalyptus radiata- 1 drop

  • Geranium- 3 drops



Blend 2 drops of the following essential oils and use 1 drop on a tissue to inhale whenever you need:


  • Peppermint

  • Thyme linalol

  • Eucalyptus radiata

  • (1 drop) cardamom



Blend together the following essential oils then dilute into 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and massage around your chest, neck, and sinus areas (forehead and cheeks). Stay away from your eye area.


  • Rosemary- 2 drops

  • Eucalyptus radiata- 2 drops

  • Lemon- 1 drop



Blend together the following essential oils then dilute by adding 5 drops to a teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and massage over your chest and back.


  • Eucalyptus radiata- 5 drops

  • Ravensara- 2 drops

  • Niaouli- 2 drops

  • Thyme linalol- 1 drop




Stay healthy this flu season  <3


Xoxo


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