Essential Oils for Flu
Have you ever considered using essential oils for flu? It’s that time of the year when the cold and flu bugs are invading homes across America. What’s the difference between a cold and the flu? Are over-the-counter medications the best medicine or are there natural alternatives? What is a mother to do to help little Johnny feel better?
Influenza (Flu) is a virus that attacks the respiratory system which can cause a mild to serious illness. Serious complications because of flu are more prevalent in older adults and younger children.
The Flu virus does show up from time through out the year, but in the United States, they are more common during the fall and winter. The number of cases of flu begins to rise in October peaking between December and February and petering out around May.
How Does Flu Spread?
The Flu Bug can be passed airborne from one person to another up to 6 feet away. Experts say it comes from droplets spewed into the air by sneezing, coughing or even talking. These infectious droplets enter through the mouth or nose and get inhaled into the lungs. Sometimes just by touching an infected surface then touching the mouth, nose or eyes can be a source.
People are most contagious in the first three to four days and can continue to infect others for up to 7 days. The symptoms may not appear for up to 2 days after the virus enters the body.
Symptoms of Flu:
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- Muscle or Body Aches
- Sometimes Vomiting or Diarrhea
Cold’s share the same symptoms as the Flu but are less severe and may not require medical attention. Though they share the same symptoms it would require medical tests to differentiate between the two ailments.
Flu carries with it the risk of moderate to serious complications. Serious complications include pneumonia and moderate ear or sinus infections. Immediate medical should be attained for high fevers, chest pain, dehydration or if seizures occur.
What are the best essential oils for flu that can combat a cold or flu bug?
Essential oils for flu are an all-natural alternative that can rush aid right to the source of the problem. The constituent of essential oil can enter into a cell and enter into hand to hand combat with a virus cell by strengthening the cell to help ward off the viral enemy.
Get strategic and launch an all-out assault with a Flu Bomb. This all-natural essential oil recipe doesn’t just cover up the symptoms like the drug store remedies, it attacks them where they live. This powerful essential oil blend uses some of the most potent essential oils available.
Essential Oils for Flu Bomb Recipe
Frankincense Essential Oil works as an expectorant to clear the nasal passageway, promote the relief of congestion, and encourage easy breathing. Its sweet, woody aroma is sedative and enhances mood by diminishing feelings of stress and anxiety while improving concentration and memory.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil helps with colds, measles, sinusitis, and viral infections. It is excellent for skin, hair, acne, oily skin, head lice, and dandruff. Research has shown that when Melaleuca Essential Oil is used before surgery, it strengthens the body and reduces the effects of post-operative shock.
Lemon Essential Oil is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner throughout the home. When added to water, DoTerra Lemon Essential Oil provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day. Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, DoTerra Lemon Essential Oil provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.
Oregano Oil is considered nature’s cure-all due to its high carvacrol and thymol content. Oregano essential oil’s potent properties include antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic. In topical applications, Oregano oil can be used to treat itches, skin infections, cuts, and wounds. Oregano essential oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it effective against swelling and pain caused by rheumatism.
DoTerra On Guard Essential Oil blend is a proprietary blend that provides properties that can keep viruses and bacteria from invading and overwhelming the immune system. Clinical studies from Weber State University have shown essentials oils to be 99.96% effective against airborne bacteria. It also proved that viruses, fungi, and bacteria can not live in the presence of essential oils. DoTerra On Guard protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.*
Flu Bomb Recipe
Flu Bomb Blend Recipe 10ml Rollon
- 10 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
- 10 Drops On Guard Essential Oil Blend
- 15 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Oregano Essential Oil
Mix in a 10ml roll-on bottle and fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Now you have a weapon of mass healing to add to your home remedy arsenal.
Flu Bomb Diffuser Blend
- 1 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 Drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
- 2 Drops On Guard Essential Oil Blend
- 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 1 Drops Oregano Essential Oil
- Water (Distilled if possible)
Place ingredients into a diffuser and breathe in your healing. This diffuser blend also makes a great disinfectant.
It is not highly recommended to take essential oils internally, but if you would like to it is important to ensure that the essential oil you are using has the proper chemical profile and be free of impurities and adulterations. DoTerra Essential Oils are rigorously evaluated by third party sources to ensure every bottle meets the proper standards and safety for internal use.
To Take Internally:
What You Need:
- Vegetable Capsules
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- DoTerra On Guard Essential Oil
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Oregano Essential Oil
In the vegetable capsule, add the following essential oils:
- 1 Drop Frankincense Essential Oil
- 1 Drop Oregano Essential Oil
- 2 Drops On Guard Essential Oil Blend
- 2 Drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Essential Oil Blend
- 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Top off the capsule with fractionated coconut oil, close it off and swallow with water.
Essential Oils are potent and powerful weapons against aggressive viruses like Influenza. Using these oils can help slow down the effects of the virus and speed up recovery. So when you feel the flu or a cold coming on reach for a bottle of essential oil for quick relief.
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