It’s that time of year when you need to protect your child from the flu season and essential oils are very effective to fight colds, flu and coughs.
Children are probably the most susceptible to picking up bugs and virus at crèches and schools.
Children play close together and contribute to circulating the nasty bugs.
Essential oils are one of the oldest forms used for medicinal purposes helping to combat colds and flu.
They are highly anti-viral and anti-microbial.
They are more effective than drugs and antibiotics. Viruses do not develop resistance to essential oils.
The essential oil chemical components is determined on weather conditions, soil conditions and much more and so each batch harvested in different.
In addition to using essential oils, a good diet can work in harmony. Eat foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants — these keep your body strong with a healthy immune system.
Here Are My Top Six Essential Oils For The Flu Season:
Lemon: Beneficial to the circulatory system and cleanses the body. Supports the immune system. Can cause skin irritation and sensitising in some individuals.
Peppermint and Eucalyptus: Cooling and decongesting. Helps clear respiratory, expectorant and aids decongesting.
Ravensara: Strong anti-viral oil and expectorant properties. Effective against hepatitis, shingles and herpes. Supports a healthy respiratory and immune system.
Niouli: Excellent anti-septic and immune stimulating properties. Used to fight colds, fevers, flu, chest infections, sinusitis, sore throats and catarrh.
Lavindin: Similar to lavender, helps to clear lungs and sinuses from phlegm.
When you blend essential oils together, the chemical constituents in the individual oils can have an enhancing effect on the others. Here are some synergy blends for colds, flu and coughs.
Topically-Chest Rub/Massage Oil
50ml grapeseed oil (fast absorbing)
Lavindin 4 drops
Ravensara 4 drops
Eucalyptus 4 drops
Lemon 3 drops
Rub on the chest as often as required, especially when going to bed. It can be rubbed into the soles of the feet also or use as a bath oil, using the steam to help break down mucus.
Not for prolonged use. Always do a skin test before using an essential oil.
Lavindin 2 drops
Ravensara 2 drops
Eucalyptus 2 drops
Niouli 1 drops
Using an oil burner, add seven drops in total to warm water. Light a candle. Burn in the room you are occupying during the day.
Disclaimer: All facts, details & recommendations are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of professionals.