Do Essential Oils Really Help During Cold and Flu Season?

Joanne Gaudioso

What are you doing to get ready for cold and flu season? This time of the year, we all begin to take precautions as the cold and flu season is upon us. Maybe we are getting flu or Covid vaccinations. Maybe we are stocking our medicine cabinets with cold medicines, cough drops, and cough syrup. Have you added essential oils to your list?

Studies suggest that arming yourself with the right essential oils can offer the best supportive care during cold and flu season, soothing symptoms, and hastening the healing process.

Do essential oils really help during cold and flu season? The answer is yes—they can!

These are just two examples of the many powerful capabilities of essential oils. One study, for example, discovered that eucalyptus oil helped to protect mice from the influenza virus. Another one showed that tea tree oil is capable of deactivating airborne flu viruses.

These are just two examples of oils you can use to protect yourself and boost your immune system. Other oils that can be used during flu and cold season are peppermint oil, lemon oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil, oregano oil, and cinnamon oil, to name a few.

How to Use Essential Oils During Winter

* Start your day with a warm glass of water with a drop of lemon essential oil added to it to flush away toxins.

* Rub a few drops of peppermint oil between your palms and inhale deeply.

* Diffuse tea tree, cinnamon, and clove in the house to purify the air and kill germs.

* Add tea tree to water and use it to clean countertops and surfaces.

* If you are suffering from a cold, add a little peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus to fractionated coconut oil and apply it to your chest, back, and temples. Rubbing it on the soles of your feet can help loosen congestion.

* For sore throat relief, gargle with water with a drop or two of oregano oil.

If you would like to learn more about the many ways you can optimize your immune system with essential oils, please contact JoAnne Gaudioso by text or phone at 480-225-5224 or email at j[email protected].