This is the time of flu and cold and, in order to avoid getting sick, a good hygiene, a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and your doctor advice are very important. However, you can also act by preparing by yourself essential oil blends that can help you fight these seasonal illnesses by inhibiting virus proliferation and by supporting the body defenses. These blends can be made by ourselves, are easy and with beneficial effect. Let’s see how to make an essential oil blend to fight flu and cold. This blend can be added to an oil burner in order to diffuse the aroma in the rooms or, alternatively, you can dilute the blend in two tablespoons of a plant based oil such as, for example, sweet almond oil, and massage the chest for an anti-cough action. Cover then the part with a wool and warm cloth. Don’t use during pregnancy or in small children.
3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus essential oil, obtained from the leaves of the plant Eucalyptus globolus, has an antibacterial, balsamic, antiseptic and decongestant action for the airways. It results useful to disinfect the house because it counteracts the proliferation of germs that can be found at home during the periods of flu and cold.
5 drops of lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil, antibacterial, antiviral and against cough, releases a very beautiful scent, with a calming effect but also tonic at the same time. The essential oil strengthens the body and boosts the immune system, but it is also helpful in case of sadness and depression that the shorter and colder days can cause.
3 drops of white thyme essential oil
The white thyme essential oil, more delicate than that of red thyme that is very powerful but can be irritating, is a natural remedy very efficient for its antiseptic properties. In addition to this, this essential oil is able to stimulate the immune defenses with a beneficial action on the airways.