Best Essential Oils to Help Battle Colds and the Flu
Don’t wait until a cold strikes you or a family member down to start the practice of self-care. Throughout the cold and flu season, you can use essential oils as a strategy to prevent nasty bacteria from taking its toll on your health and to boost your immune system.
Proven Essential Oil Remedies:
Experiencing a common cold today is something we seem to have grown entirely accustomed to. We’ve also grown accustomed to reaching for the go-to, over-the-counter cold medicines or prescription drugs to provide relief from the headaches, sore throats, runny noses and coughing but consider using a natural solution to tend to the common cold. More studies are proving that essential oils like eucalyptus can treat symptoms like congestion and even shorten your cold’s duration by significantly reducing inflammatory cell infiltration and bronchiolitis severity.
Our go-to remedy for the most steadfast way to deal with the common cold for everyone (including kids) is our Breathe Essential Oil blend because it contains eucalyptus to fight contaminants, black pepper to ease congestion, myrrh to aid in breaking up mucus and ravintsara to ease congestion.
Are there other essential oils that also have microbial benefits to ward off colds?
Research says “yes”. In fact, there are other essential oils that may even be more microbiologically active but eucalyptus is recommended because of the safety a moderate dose provides. Its broad-spectrum antimicrobial action makes it an attractive alternative to pharmaceuticals.
Essential Oils for Cold and Flu:
- Black Pepper to ease congestion
- Eucalyptus to help fight contaminants
- Myrrh aids in breaking up mucous
- Ravintsara helps ease congestion
Remember! Essential oils should never be used undiluted on the skin. This is why all of our drops are pre-blended by a certified aromatherapist. We’ve taken the most potent and effective essential oils for congestion and pre-blended them in an easy-to-use roll-on blend that is specially formulated to help with colds, the flu, and other ailments that trouble the chest, nose, and throat.
Used In These Blends: