This is the time of year for colds and flus in the northern hemisphere. To fight back with a potent home remedy, turn to essential oils. Essential oils can help boost your immune system, kill airborne bacteria and viruses, and open up your sinuses. They also smell great. A simple way to get the benefits of essential oils is by using a diffuser. Many affordable models are available. Follow the manufacturer’s instruction for the recommended amount of water and essential oil, plug in, and enjoy the therapeutic scented mist.
Here are two diffuser blend recipes I use all the time:
“No-one Gets Sick in This House”
•5 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
•5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
•6 drops Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
“Everyone Gets a Good Night’s Sleep”
•6 drops Lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia)
•8 drops Frankincense (Boswellia Carterii)
•4 drops Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
Both recipes are decongestant, boost immunity, and kill bacteria, viruses and mold. The second recipe is also very calming.
Recipes courtesy of Andrea Butje of Aromahead Institute.