Winter is upon us. While winter is one of the best times of year, the weather can change dramatically from morning into night. The perfect time to get a cough and cold. A simple essential oil cough and cold blend is super handy to have in your home.
Let’s review, essential oils are potent plant extracts pressed into oils that are used in a diffuser or topically. You can take certain essential oils internally as well. Just be sure to check before ingesting. Also be sure to purchase 100% pure therapeutic grade oils. Good thing we have a full line of essential oils for you.
Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil or light sesame oil. Dilution is for using topically so as to prevent any irritation.. When using essential oils in a diffuser you should leave the carrier oil out.
The following essential oils are helpful for colds and coughs:
Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Cinnamon Leaf, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, lemon and sweet orange.
To use topically, place in a glass bottle: 8ml fractionated coconut oil and 5 drops each of Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Lavender and Peppermint essential oil. Add 2 drops of cinnamon leaf and 2 drops of Rosemary. Mix well with each use. Keep in a cool dry place and it will be ok to use for at least 6 months.
To use, place a couple of drops on to the chest area and rub in for cough and congestion. For a cold, place a drop or two right under nose and rub in. For sinus congestion and headache use on sinuses and temples Use this remedy 2-3 times daily as needed. If the nose is raw from blowing, the oils can cause a burning sensation, so use carefully in that case.
To use in a diffuser follow the same recipe, only omit the carrier oil. Follow the instructions for your diffuser and only use 5-10 drops of the remedy at a time. Then BREATHE!
Note: it is preferable to use glass bottles over plastic for most essential oil preparations as some of the oils can cause damage to the plastic and cause leakage.
This remedy has not been tested or approved by the FDA and it is not intended to prevent, cure or mitigate disease.