How To Use Essential Oils For The Flu
Symptoms such as coughing and sniffling to feeling decongested and having trouble sleeping are just some of the common winter ailments that seem unavoidable. From the tram to the office and even your local coffee shop, the flu and the common cold are easy to pick up.
If you’re feeling ‘run down’ there’ take some much needed ‘me time’ and wait for the infection to pass. While we believe in letting nature run its course, there are a number of natural Pure Essential Oils that contain healing properties and antiviral benefit.
Keep reading to learn how integrate pure essential oils into your self-care routine.
First, choose a targeted Pure Essential Oil Blend
Here at In Essence, we’ve combined some of mother nature’s most powerful ingredients to create our own powerful healing blends for a range of ailments. In order to relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as mucous congestion, mild respiratory infection, or headaches brought on as a side effect of sinusitis, we suggest trying the ie: Breathe Essential Oil Blend. Packed with MINT (Mentha Arvensis), PINE (Pinus Sylvestris) and EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus Globulus), these oils are known for their decongestant action, antiviral and antibacterial healing properties.
Rest, relax, rejuvenate, recover
From aching muscles to an overall sense of lethargy, almost everything about your physical and emotional wellbeing gets affected when you’re unwell. Even the smallest of tasks feel like the hardest, and the aftermath can often leave you feeling zapped of energy. Whether you’ve already gotten sick or you’re feeling a little run down, there’s a number of small lifestyle tweaks that you can make to prevent getting hit with the flu or to recover as quickly as possible.
- Regular exercise helps to boost the immune system, and Australian Sandalwood can help to uplift and strengthen the mind before you tackle that morning run! It also offers antiseptic properties that clear unwanted germs from the air – perfect for fighting the flu.
- Feeling stressed or anxious? Try and slow down. Studies have shown that stress can temporarily lower immunity – relax with a calming blend of Lavender, Bergamot and Cedarwood. Don’t forget your carrier oil!
- Get us much sleep as you can! A lack of sleep can take its toll on your body, lowering your immunity. Turn your bedroom into a soothing sanctuary dedicated to sleep by integrating Lavender Pure Essential into the room. Allow the soporific properties of pure essential oils to relax you at bedtime.
Methods of use:
Diffuse: We suggest diffusing 6–9 drops of Pure Essential Oils to water in the top of your diffuser. This will ease nasal secretions and pounding headaches.
Steam Inhalation: Try steam inhalation for treatment of a dry cough, irritated throat, or blocked sinus. Simply add 2 drops of essential oil into a bowl of steaming water and inhale the healing and aromatic vapours.
Massage: Mix 6 drops of Pure Essential Oil to 12ml of a carrier oil to promote sleep and relieve pain points if continual coughing has caused a strain on the body. Massage at night to build immunity and stop a cold from developing further into something more serious.
Surround yourself with Pure Essential Oils from In Essence and strengthen the mind and body when you need it the most.