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  • Writer's pictureJennifer A Brooks

Essential Oils Best for the Cold and Flu Season

Want to get ahead of the cold/flu season to come, and typical remedies aren’t doing it for you? Did you know you can use essential oils to help with congestion, sore throats, allergies, and more? That’s right – and today, we’re going to unveil the best essential oils for cold/flu season so you can start to feel better fast.



 

Immunity Boost

Benefits include:

  • Clean Surfaces

  • Purify Air

  • Boost Immunity

Ways to use:

  • Mix with a carrier oil and apply to the soles of y our feet to support the immune system, especially during the cold and flu season.

  • Mix with water and use to wipe down floors, surfaces, and countertops.

  • Add a few drops to your dishwater or dishwasher to eliminate odors and boost cleaning.

  • Diffuse it around the classroom or in your home to neutralize the air from strong odors.

  • Add a drop of Immunity Boost and a spoonful of raw honey to a warm cup of water. Enjoy in the morning or anytime you need a boost.

 

Protect

Benefits include:

  • Purify the air

  • Soothe a scratchy throat

  • Stay protected

Ways to use:

  • Mix a drop in a tablespoon of water. Gargle using this water.

  • During the cold and flu season, apply diluted to the soles of your feet to keep yourself protected from seasonal threats.

  • Diffuse 2-3 drops daily to purify the air and reduce health risks from seasonal threats.

  • Combine 2 tbsp of water with 5 drops of Protect in a small glass and store your toothbrush overnight to clean.

  • Mix 5-6 drops with ½ cup baking soda to clean your bathtub and keep it deodorized.

 

Allergy Relief

Benefits include:

  • Tension relief

  • Clear airways

  • Support healthy respiration

Ways to use:

  • Diffuse a few drops in the house. This will help ease tension in the head and neck and a scratchy throat.

  • Add two drops to a bowl of boiling water, cover the head with a towel and inhale the vapors.

  • Mix a drop or two with some coconut oil and apply to the chest, back, nape, and soles of your feet.

 

Purify

Benefits include:

  • Produces a clean, invigorating aroma

  • Drive away odors

  • Freshens musty and stale areas with its lively scent

Ways to use:

  • Add a few drops to dryer balls to give your laundry a bright-smelling boost.

  • Place a few drops of Purify on cotton balls and stash them anywhere that can use additional freshness: air vents, drawers, shoes, garbage cans, etc.

  • Add Purify to a glass bottle with water and spritz it on linens.

  • Diffuse 5 drops to Purify the air after cooking fish or other strong-smelling dishes.

  • Leave a small spray bottle with a mixture of Purify and water in the guest bathroom instead of chemical-filled air fresheners.
















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