5 Must Have Essential Oils For Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season can really wipe us all out! Once it hits one of us, sure enough the whole house ends up with it. But it somehow always hits the husbands the worst! Am I right, ladies? I like to use essential oils to help get us through (or possibly even avoid) being sick!
If you aren’t familiar with essential oils, they are the most natural fragrances on the market derived from the fruits, seeds, flowers, bark, stems, roots, leaves or other parts of a plant. These oils have been used for centuries for both their healing and aromatic benefits.
Before you buy an essential oil be sure that it is 100% pure, natural, AND of the highest quality, making it appropriate for use in aromatherapy. This might take a little research on the brand, but I promise it’s worth the effort.
Not all oils are created equal. And more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality. Some companies pay their distributors 40% of the price of the oil, making a 40% mark up to you, the consumer.
If you can’t tell already, essential oils are one of my passions! This is the diffuser I have in my home. I love the sleek look of the wood and they have many different styles to choose from!
I love Plant Therapy for their high quality oils. Plant Therapy’s standards of quality are some of the strictest in the industry. They also have organic and Kid Safe lines and synergies (blends of more than one essential oil). I have tried quite a few brands, and the fragrances of Plant Therapy’s oils are by far the best! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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I put together this list of must have essential oil synergies to get you and your family through cold and flu season.
This list is only meant to be in addition to receiving a flu vaccine (if you get them), diligent hand washing, cleaning shopping carts before use, and TamiFlu anti viral medication if you test positive for the flu. You should avoid people who appear sick in public or that are known to have recently had the flu. Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body.
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Germ Destroyer helps protect you and your kids from seasonal threats like those that occur during the winter. This oil will help everyone stay healthy or recover more quickly.
Apply topically to your child’s chest at a 1-3% dilution using your favorite carrier oil. You can also diffuse a few drops of Germ Destroyer during times of seasonal illness. Year-round, you can add Germ Destroyer to household cleaning products to destroy germs that come into contact with household surfaces.
Ingredients: Organic Spruce Hemlock, Organic Marjoram, Organic Lavender, Organic Rosalina, and Organic Lemon.
Sneezy Stop will help keep your child healthy during the times of seasonal allergy threats. Let your child enjoy the day with a clear head and nose!
Diffuse a few drops of Sneezy Stop in your home during the day. Add 10 drops to a personal aromatherapy inhaler so that your child can use the inhaler throughout the day before symptoms occur.
Ingredients: Rosalina, Fir Needle, Lavender, Geranium Egypt, Tansy (Blue) and Rose absolute.
Tummy All Better
To help soothe the occasional tummy trouble, Tummy All Better is the perfect choice.
Dilute Tummy All Better to a 2-3% in your favorite carrier oil and apply directly to your child’s abdomen, massaging in a clockwise manner, and to the tops of the feet. Tummy All Better can also be inhaled directly from the bottle for instant relief from a “queasy” tummy.
Ingredients: Petitgrain, Dill, Chamomile Roman, Spearmint and Ginger (steam distilled)
Immune Boom Synergy will help keep you on track by encouraging a healthy immune system. It is the perfect choice to help keep you and your child healthy.
Ingredients: Lemon, Palmarosa, Dill Weed, Petitgrain, Copaiba, and Frankincense Carteri.
Sniffle Stopper helps keep your child’s head and respiratory tract clear. This is our go to essential oil when we get congested!
Ingredients: Fir Needle, Rosalina, Spruce, Cypress, Spearmint and Cedarwood Virginian.