It’s almost that time of year again – the time you hear that just about everyone around you is coming down with something like a cold or flu, and all you want is to remain germ-free and healthy through the remaining winter months. Believe it or not, essential oils can help, and a diffuser in conjunction with them can definitely help do the trick. Essential oils can relieve cold and flu symptoms, such as headaches, bodily aches and pains, fatigue, congestion and stuffed up airways. Furthermore, essential oils can be used as a natural disinfectant to kill germs on surfaces, such as counters and doorknobs, and in the air of each room. So, what essential oil can help get you through the winter? We’re glad you asked!
Eucalyptus essential oil is one of my favorite oils to put into our diffuser. I often run it at our store and we like eucalyptus because it smells great and kills bacteria and viruses that might make people sick. The eucalyptus tree (also known as Tasmanian Blue Gum) is an evergreen tree native to Australia that’s often thought of as the main food source of Koala bears. While it provides amazing nutritional support for wildlife, the essential oils extracted from the eucalyptus leaves also have powerful medicinal properties.
Eucalyptus works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick. One of the most effective ways to utilize eucalyptus for colds is to drop several drops into your diffuser before going to sleep so you can take advantage the healing benefits all night long. For more acute situations, you can make a steam bath by pouring a cup of boiling water into a bowl, and then mix 10 drops of eucalyptus EO, place a towel over your head and inhale deeply for five to ten minutes.
Eucalyptus is one essential oil that you never have to worry about terms of noticing if it’s working, because you’ll feel your nasal passages open after the first sniff. It works as both a decongestant and an antiviral oil to fight colds and eliminate congestion, and reduce inflammation to calm a sore throat. Not only does eucalyptus cleanse your body of toxins, it also gives a nice, fresh fragrance to your home products, adding vital antimicrobial properties as well.
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Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.