Best Essential Oils For Colds

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That dreaded cold and flu season is approaching again and it’s better to be prepared than not to be.

Remember I said my interest in the essential oils began with my reading about them in the bible. Now in 2018, thousands of years later the essential oils are more popular than ever. The reason is that they are a tried and true alternative, in many cases, to pharmaceutical drugs and a supplement to drugs in other cases. Today I just want to focus on essential oils for colds and flu to hopefully lessen the viruses in your home this season.

I surround myself with calming and delightful fragrances while I work in my home.  There is an inner smile because I have given myself permission to enjoy such opulence with these precious oils that were strictly forbidden to the people in the following Bible scripture. I am happy and grateful we no longer have to live under the Old Testament law. (Clap along if you’re happy)

Exodus 30:34-38

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices-gum resin, onycha and galbanum-and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer.

It is to be salted and pure and sacred.  Grind some of it to powder and place it in front of the ark of the covenant law, in the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you.

It shall be most holy to you.  Do not make any incense with this formula for yourselves; consider it holy to the Lord.  Whoever makes incense like it to enjoy its fragrance must be cut off from their people.”

So now we are all privileged to the luxury and grandeur of the use of the precious essential oils for relaxation and for prevention and treatment of colds and flu.

Imagine listening to your favorite relaxation music. Now imagine a gentle continuous back massage with warm eucalyptus oil, the air is permeated with a soothing aroma from the amazing lemon oil or sweet orange oil for congestion. Think that might help you start feeling better.

You don’t have to have a cold or flu to enjoy the use of essential oils. Plan to enjoy a little luxury and relaxation with the Smiley Daisy “Love In A Mist” diffuser or another of your choice. Add about 3-4 drops of 100% Lavender oil to the water reservoir and turn the mist on for a calm and soothing environment.

Please be reminded that essential oils are extracted from plants and leaves; they are very potent in their natural undiluted form and should not be taken lightly. They were holy and precious and luxurious thousands of years ago and still are in my mind.

However holy and opulent they were then, for thousands of years essential oils have a history of success in health matters also. Whether it’s coughs, headaches, body aches, congestion, internal issues and/or just plain fatigue, you owe it to yourself and family give it a try.

As I keep reminding my readers, the different essential oils may be used as a booster to your doctor-recommended medicine (with their consent) or used independently as a natural, herbal alternative.

 

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Some of the essential oils and recipes used to fight colds and flu

Frankincense has remarkable antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for thousands of years, and is one of the oldest known
essential oils.

Thyme to boost the immune system. It also has antiseptic properties and was one of the first ingredients in Listerine.

Eucalyptus is antiseptic and antibacterial and is often found in cough drops and ointments such as Vicks VapoRub. Eucalyptus fights inflammation in the lungs and stimulates the immune system. Inhaling it works wonders for sinus infections.

Orange and lime oils has antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties that works wonders helping the immune system fight off germs.

Frankincense is really good for coughs and is used by many to help with lung conditions. It has natural cold-fighting properties, such as antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties which make it an ideal essential oil for treating a cold or the flu.

Oregano does out outstanding job of reducing symptoms of upper respiratory ailments, including coughs and sore throats.

Hyssop helps with respiratory infections (like
bronchitis) and supports the lungs.

Clove oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and is one of the ingredients in Thieves Oil.

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Here are a few recipes for colds, flu and allergies

1. Mix 2 drops frankincense essential oil, 2 drops orange essential oil, 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil and drip into the bath water.

a. The above combination in a hot steamy bath will help congestion and aches and pains.

b. The same combination may be placed in a safe container of steaming water; lean over the

container with a towel draped over your head, and inhale the vapors to relieve headaches and congestion.

This recipe is good for use in your diffuser or for massage.

2. Mix 2 drops rosemary, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops peppermint and 2 drops oregano

a.  Add the above combination to the water in your diffuser to help with upper respiratory ailments including coughs and sore throat. .

b.  The same combination may be used for massage but about 4 tsp of carrier oil, such as olive oil, should be added.

3. Thieves Oil – Mix 10 drops Clove Oil, 9 drops Lemon Oil, 5 drops Cinnomon Bark Oil, 4 drops Eucalyptus Oil and 3 drops Rosemary Oil.

Thieves essential oil is a real potent combination of Eucalyptus, Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. I mentioned this combination here for the benefit you can receive from the spicy rich aroma throughout the home.

If you have not heard the story regarding the Legend of the four thieves oil, I think you’ll find this video interesting.

Watch The Legend of the Four Thieves Oil Video

The Convenience Of Essential Oil Blends Against Colds and Flu

It takes time and patience to experiment with and learn the different combinations and measurements and their effectiveness on your own. So make it easier on yourself as I do and purchase the oils already blended for your specific needs from a brand you can trust. Sometime I just want the benefit of one particular oil so I keep the separate individual oils on hand to use as I see fit.

Helpful Combinations

This Breathe Blend helps to recover faster from colds and flu, allergies. coughs, and sinusitis.

The combined ingredients naturally acts as antiseptic, antibacterial, and analgesic which blocks infection, boost the release of toxins and provide much needed relief without the drowsiness we usually get from drugs. The Ingredients are Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender, Cardamom and Bay.

1. Mix 2 drops frankincense essential oil, 2 drops orange essential oil, 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil and drip into the bath water.

a. The above combination in a hot steamy bath will help congestion and aches and pains.

b. The same combination may be placed in a safe container of steaming water; lean over the

container with a towel draped over your head, and inhale the vapors to relieve headaches and congestion.

2. Mix 2 drops rosemary, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops peppermint and 2 drops oregano

a. Add the above combination to the water in your diffuser to help with upper respiratory ailments including coughs and sore throats.

b. The same combination may be used for massage but about 4 tsp of carrier oil, such as olive oil, should be added.

3. Thieves Oil – Mix 10 drops Clove Oil, 9 drops Lemon Oil, 5 drops Cinnomon Bark Oil, 4 drops Eucalyptus Oil and 3 drops Rosemary Oil.

Thieves essential oil is a real potent combination of Eucalyptus, Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils. I mentioned this combination here for the benefit you can receive from the spicy rich aroma throughout the home.

If you have not heard the story regarding the Legend of the four thieves oil, I think you’ll find this video interesting.

 

When we know a storm is coming we stock up on supplies and get our home ready. Colds and flu is inevitable when the winter season arrive with it’s cold, wet and slussy conditions. So why not be prepared to lessen the blow. Stock up on your essential oils and cold remedies. Wash hands often and use sanitizers when needed. Use diffusers with essential oils to keep the air in your home clean and healthy.

Stock up on hand sanitizers, tissues, hand soap, and paper towels. Consider picking up a few distractions in case your kids get sick, like puzzles, coloring books, or DVDs.

 

Until next time I wish you joy and good health!

                                                                       

 

Your feedback and comments are always welcome and appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Best Essential Oils For Colds”

  1. This is perfect for the upcoming winter. I love using natural products, I will defiantly try this.
    Thanks for the information on how to use essential oils and what their good for.

    1. Hello Emma,
      I’m very grateful for your comments. I hope you get a chance
      to try some the essential oils and diffusers. I would like to hear
      from you again about your experience. Also don’t hesitate to ask
      questions.
      Much success to you!

      Vanna Pearl

  2. Hi, this is a great article! I am a great believer in using essential oils for different things, and was even told by nurses to put lavender in my bath after having stitches as it would heal them quicker.
    Thanks for the cold and flu recipes, I will actually bookmark this site to save me searching for them next time I get the dreaded flu! lol I knew about the eucalyptus one which is great for if you’re stuffed up, but not some of the others so that’s new info to me!
    Many thanks,
    Louise

    1. Thank you for your comments Louise.
      I’m happy for you that you believe in and use essential oils.
      I hope you won’t have to use the cold and flu remedy but glad
      you have bookmarked the site.

      All the best!
      V. Pearl

  3. Thanks for your informative article about this products. This is the best way to prevent the flu. Could they be used for relaxing and stress reduction?

    1. Thank you for your comments. Yes essential oils are definitely a wonderful
      luxurious way to relax and relieve stress. Please try using lavender oil,
      frankincense, rose or chamomile or a combination. These are all excellent
      for helping stress, anxiety and depression.

      Wishing you all the best!
      V. Pearl

  4. Wow great post…Only if I read this post earlier when I had flu for 2 weeks I would have benefited a lot you know. I never thought of using oils like Breathe blend and Frankicense for colds. I am bookmarking this page for our next “flu season” because we are just exiting in hear in South Africa.

    1. Hello Thabo,

      I’m happy you took the time to comment on my blog all the way from South Africa. I am glad to meet you.
      Yes the essential oils used properly and regularly should make a big
      difference in your family’s overall well being. I hope to hear from you
      again and please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

      All the best to you and family,

      Vanna Pearl

  5. Great post! This is my first year trying a frankincense and orange oil blend that was gifted to me. I love using it in a mini diffuser right before bedtime.

    I am really addicted to using straight orange oil in my living room diffuser right now. Do you think that sub-consciously my body is getting me ready for the up and coming cold and flu season?

    1. Hi Irma,
      I’m so glad you are enjoying the luxury of essential oils. I don’t know what’s
      happening in your sub-conscious but I know from experience how easy it is to
      feel addicted to the use of essential oils. But it is a good addiction.
      Just for the record, I have orange oil in my family room. Thanks for your
      comments Irma and all the best to you.

      Vanna Pearl

  6. Thanks, Vanna although I use essential oils myself I loved reading your blend recipes. For the cold and flu season, I tend to stock up and use regularly a Protective blend like Thieves and Respiratory blend like Breathe plus Lemon oil are a must. I do use Frankincense regularly but I really must remember to get Rosemary oil in my next order. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. Thanks for your comments Fleur. I’m happy to know you live in
      the wonderful world of The Essential Oils. Thank you for sharing
      the information about the blends you use as well. I appreciate
      your contribution. I wish you joy and good health.

      Vanna Pearl

  7. Hello Vanna,

    I enjoy natural, plant based scents and especially love the citrus scents and bergamot. Some of the popular brands don’t smell very good to me however. I am curious to find a good brand I like. I see that both of the brands you recommend here are unique! The sampler contains a variety of citrus and the bergamot I like as well.

    My husband used thieve’s oil and tea tree oil when he was sick and enjoyed them. I have learned that there are so many natural cures and we often don’t need prescription drugs. It feels so rewarding to find a natural treatment that works and of course an essential oil that smells good certainly makes it feel even nicer!

    Thanks,
    Jessica

    1. Jessica I really appreciate your comments. I smiled when you mentioned the good smells, because that influences my decisions sometime when it shouldn’t. Glad your husband is using the thieve’s oil, I discovered it about 6 years ago. I use it in my home and introduced it to other family members who now use it in their home as well.
      I’m finding from my posts that many people are interested in essential oils as an alternative to drugs but are not quite sure where to start. That is so encouraging to me to provide good information and resources on the subject. I am trying to make a decision about which book/books to offer on the subject as well.

      Thank you again for your comments. Your suggestions and questions are always welcome.

      Don’t forget to encourage someone today!
      Vanna Pearl

  8. Hi Vanna, this post could not have come at a better time. My son has been battling with flu as the change of season is upon us, and I dont like the idea of him having to use tons of pharmaceutical meds so I when I came across your post I was honestly pleased. I personally love essential oils, Lavender and Jasmin are my favorite, so I will be more than happy to try out the breathe blend for my son. I will let you know how it goes 🙂 Thanks

    1. Evelynn thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.
      I’m so sorry your son has that old flu bug. I’m happy to hear however that you will try the Breathe Blend for him. Don’t know how you plan to use it but if you have an ultrasonic diffuser that would be great. I find that placing the diffuser in the patients room with a few drops of the oil plus water in the reservoir does wonders. I love the mist from the diffuser. I hope your sons is better soon and all the best to you.

      By the way, lavender is one of my favorites also.

      Don’t forget to encourage someone today!
      Vanna Pearl

  9. Hello Vanna, I have enjoyed reading your article. I try my best to avoid catching the common cold, as it can be so annoying. I was unaware that essential oils can cure this sickness, and how they have the same active ingredients as cold medicine. I will definitely have to purchase some just in case if I catch a cold this season. Thanks again, and I wish you the best of luck with the online business!!!

    1. Hello Ahmad,
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on this article. Just to be clear, essential oils are used for prevention as well as treatment for symptoms. If you use them in your home on a regular basis you can avoid some of the viruses altogether. You might consider investing in a couple of diffusers to use in different rooms in your home. Try some of the single oils or combinations listed in this article.
      Thanks again for your comments Ahmad.

      Don’t forget to encourage someone today!
      Vanna Pearl

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