Finding effective natural remedies that work can sometimes be difficult when using supplements and homeopathics. Essential oils are quite effective for colds and flu and work quickly and easily for all family members.
When people send me testimonials like this, it’s hard to argue that anything else works better:
Long time sore throat gone in seconds! – a story from my friend Tammy -
“My husband has had this sore throat for a very long time. I received my order today and a new bottle of Thieves. I put one drop on his tongue and his sore throat was gone in seconds…amazing!”
Cold/Flu completely avoided with oils – Here is a story from a fellow oiler -
“Started with sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and aching on Sunday evening. Knew that I had to get better fast before work on Monday (I am an oncology nurse), so I put a drop of thieves on the roof of my mouth and each nostril and the bottom of both feet. Woke up Monday with not one symptom of a cold. Amazing:)”
As a disclaimer – I am not a doctor. This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not designed to treat, diagnose, or cure any illness. The wonderful part about using essential oils is that it empowers YOU to make health decisions for yourself and your family. Do your research and ask God to guide you on which oils to use for your family.
Essential Oils to use for Colds and Flu:
Thieves oil blend – this is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. It’s properties include antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral, and antiseptic. We rub this on the bottom of our feet, diffuse in the air, drink a drop in a cup of almond milk, or ingest in a capsule several times a day. Children under 2 need to have this oil diluted with olive oil, coconut oil, or V-6 from Young Living. We also apply on our throats if we have a sore throat (may need to dilute if skin is sensitive).
Lemon oil – properties include antitumoral, antiseptic, and immune stimulant. We apply to feet, around ears, or on our chests to help our bodies fight off illnesses better.
RC oil blend – includes Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Myrtle, Pine, Spruce, Marjoram, Lavender, Cypress, and Peppermint. “Gives relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs, and respiratory congestion. It decongests sinus passages, combats lung infections, and relieves allergy symptoms.” We apply to feet, chest or neck and throat area when we have any of the above symptoms. This is also a great oil to put in a diffuser to help the whole family feel less congested.
ImmuPower oil blend – includes Cistus, Frankincense, Oregano, Idaho Tansy, Cumin, Clove, Hyssop, Ravintsara, and Mountain Savory. “This blend strengthens immunity and DNA repair in the cells. It is strongly antiseptic and anti-infectious.” We like to use this at first sign of illness or if someone else is ill and we don’t want to get what they have. As with all Young Living oils, this blend can be diffused, inhaled directly, or applied to the skin (suggestions include navel, chest, temples, wrists, or feet).
Peppermint oil is great for respiratory infections, viral infections, digestive problems, headaches, and nausea. We use it for any type of pain and on feet or chest to help reduce fevers. We like to inhale it to help clear our sinuses. I apply it directly under the bones under my eyes and on my forehead to help with colds and sinus infections (always being careful not to get it in my eyes).
Lavender oil – Often called “first aid kit in a bottle.” This is a great oil to have on hand for colds, respiratory infections and any type of skin issues. Its properties include antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, relaxant, and anti-infammatory. This is my husband’s favorite go-to oil when he feels a cold coming on. Most of the time the cold never develops into anything if he applies this oil under the bones under his eyes and on his forehead several times a day.
So far this year we have avoided any sinus infections or bronchitis. We love our Young Living oils and wouldn’t use anything else. I’m serious about this! Do NOT just purchase any essential oils! Young Living is the industry leader and has been distilling therapeutic grade essential oils for 20 years. Do NOT put any other brand on your family!
I was able to throw away many expired over the counter medications in the last month and I am confident that I won’t need to purchase anymore as long as we have these oils. I encourage you to use Young Living oils and empower yourself to overcome illnesses quickly, spend less time (or no time) off work for being sick, and find ways to use these oils in even more ways than I have mentioned here.
All quotes and oil references were taken from the Essential Oils Desk Reference.
Most of these oils are in a starter kit called the Premium Kit which includes the 10 most popular oils along with a free diffuser. This is the best value for oils for a family. If you want more information about how to start using essential oils for your family, feel free to contact me. I do free phone consultations to help people know the best way to use oils. Oils mentioned above can be purchased at retail at www.getpureoils.com, but who wants to pay full price? Get in touch with me above for details of how to get what you need for the lowest price.