We all know to battle with a cold can be very frustrating as it comes down with fatigue, the chills, bodily aches and pains, headache, congestion, sneezing and coughing. Most people use synthetic drugs to treat cold immediately it starts. Why not try a natural remedy instead?
Using essential oils for colds and flu relief is a potent and effective, all-natural treatment and an excellent way of alleviating your symptoms. Furthermore, you can use essential oils to prevent cold and flu viruses from settling in by eliminating the viruses in your home, office and car, and by strengthening your immune system with an all-natural boost.
Here are some of the essential oils you can use to treat that cold.
1.Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil contains antiseptic, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. Using this essential oil for colds is excellent for diminishing coughs, bronchial congestion and sore throats.
As a Cough Remedy: Administer 8 – 12 drops of tea tree essential oil on your sinuses and neck areas.
2. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon has long been considered a cure-all fruit and essential oil. Furthermore, a lemon essential oil also is a great treatment for fatigue as it is an energizing essential oil. It’s ideal for fighting viruses, but also for reducing cold and flu symptoms such as coughing, congestion, swollen glands and bodily aches and pains.
Fight a Cold or the Flu: Use this combination as a diffuser blend or massage blend, 4 drops lemon essential oil, 4 drops tea tree essential oil, 4 drops lavender essential oil and 4 tsp carrier oil for massage blend.
3. Lavender Essential Oil
The lavender essential oil is a favourite scent amongst the essential oils and has been so for centuries. It’s particularly useful for respiratory ailments and symptoms such as influenza, colds and coughs. Furthermore, lavender oil can alleviate breathing problems when phlegm is trapped within the lungs and sinuses.
For Congestion Relief: Apply several drops of lavender essential oil on the chest, sinus and neck area, and back for quick relief.
4. Lemongrass Essential Oil
Lemongrass Essential Oil has analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, and sedative properties which make it a perfect essential oil for colds and flu relief.