Cold and Flu Fighting Essential Oils- The Super Four
As we enter into colder months we also have to accept that cold and flu season is upon us. At DHT we like to promote natural aids to help with cold and flu symptoms. Something we use quite often in our clinic is essential oils.
You can see our Young Living Products featured in the front entrance of the clinic.
There are four common oils that we use to help with these symptoms!
Peppermint- This scent helps to clear lung and sinus build up. It reduces fever and helps to destroy bacteria and viruses. This scent can also help with nausea, dizziness, headaches and migraines. Most effectively used in a diffuser.
Eucalyptus- This scent aids in treating a variety of respiratory conditions including cough and cold, sinus congestion, runny nose, sore throat and bronchitis. As a result, it works as a natural anti-inflammatory and decongestant. This scent is most effective in a diffuser.
Lavender- This scent helps with relieving pain, alleviating headaches and improving sleep patterns. Lavender has a natural calming effect. A small amount of lavender essential oil can be combined with a carrier oil (coconut, avocado, olive oil). It can then be rubbed into your temples to help alleviate headaches. To improve your sleep and reduce disturbances during the night, try diffusing it before bed.
Frankincense- Helps with asthma, bronchitis and extreme coughing. It helps to break down mucus deposits within the respiratory tract and sinuses. As a result, it breaks down congestion. Furthermore, place a few drops into your diffuser and use deep belly breathing to help the oil work.
We hope that these tips on essential oils helped fight off your cold and flu symptoms.
Finally, if your symptoms seem to be lingering call the clinic or visit our website to book an appointment with one of our many great therapists.
They have some manual techniques that work wonders for relieving congestion, headaches, cough and runny nose!