Hello my beautiful friends. It’s been awhile and I apologize for my absence. You know….Life. Tends to get a bit busy and overwhelming at times. But I’m back and ready to get back into providing you with as much information as I can on all things holistic health.
So I thought the first thing we would tackle would be the upcoming cold and flu season. Sadly as we are nearing the end of September, that means full on fall and winter are just around the corner. This brings on seasonal allergies as well as the common cold and dreaded flu season.
We will talk about different oils that are good throughout this season and then I will give you a few blends that will help get you through.
Siberian Fir, Abies sibirica – one of the best ways to use this essential oil is in a steam blend. Boil water and add to a bowl with one drop of essential oil (yep, just ONE) then put your face over it and cover your head with a towel. Breathe in the love. This oil is for promoting sinus health when looking to either fend off a cold or minimize early cold and flu symptoms. If you are dealing with a chest cold or cough, use a blend of siberian fir with tea tree and eucalyptus. You can mix into lotion or your favorite carrier oil such as almond oil or jojoba. (Into 2oz of carrier add 30 drops of oil)
Ravintsara, Cinnamomum camphora 1,8 cineole – another incredible oil for steam use. This oil can help fend off unwanted germs. If you are experiencing cold symptoms it can help with lung support and boost the immune system. This oil in combination with either Cedarwood or Eucalyptus in an inhaler can help with sinuses.
Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia – is great for reducing minor inflammation, as well as supporting a healthy respiratory system and can prove useful for treating coughs and other lung ailments. Make your own hand sanitizer using 1 ounce aloe vera gel, 2 drops tea tree, 2 drops orange, 2 drops lavender.
Helichrysum, Helichrysum gymnocephalum – is ideal for lung support when dealing with allergies, cold and flu symptoms. It can aid with the aches and pains associated with colds. This makes a beautiful blend when you combine with ravintsara, sweet orange, lavender and rosemary into 2 oz of lotion (combination of 15 – 18 drops of oil).
These are my top picks for the upcoming season. Steam is an amazing way to start your journey towards healing. Keeping an inhaler in your purse or pocket is a very convenient way to keep your sinuses clear. Rubbing one of the above blends on your chest will help with the mucous and congestion. Try out the hand sanitizer blend above to keep on the germs. And keep a diffuser blend on hand to fill your home with healing aromas. Remember to keep yourself hydrated.
Stay healthy my friends. Sending you much aroma love. <3 Theresa
*Links are to oils available in my shop as well as the other company I purchase from – Rocky Mountain Oils. I am an affiliate for their business but would only ever recommend products that I use myself. They are sourced responsibly, affordable and provide the GC/SM testing reports.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. My products and posts are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases. They are not a replacement for doctor prescribed treatment and medication. Not intended for use on small children unless otherwise noted. If you are pregnant, nursing or under the care of a physician for chronic issues, please consult them prior to trying any essential oil products. All products/recommendations are for external use only.