Tis the season for coughs and sniffles, but don’t worry there’s an oil for that- lots actually! Check out a few recipes I’ve compiled from The Essential Life for common ailments during the holidays and beyond! Also, be sure to check out the safety chart on dilution below and adjust recipes accordingly. Cheers to health and happiness!
Add to a 10mL Roller:
10 drops Lavender
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Peppermint
Fill remainder with FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Roll on forehead/temples, spine, and feet. If using on children, be careful not to put the oil in a place they can touch and later rub their eyes.
1/2 cup honey
8 drops Peppermint
8 drops Lemon
8 drops Lavender
8 drops Frankincense
3 drops Clove
3 drops Wild Orange
1 drop Cinnamon
Mix and take one spoonful every three hours as needed
Add 1 drop of Ginger and 3 drops Lemon to a teaspoon of honey. Can be added to warm water or placed in a spoon and licked.
Add the following essential oils to a diffuser or cold mist dehumidifier:
3 drops Breathe + 3 drops Frankincense
1 drop Siberian Fir + 2 drops Wild Orange + 2 drops Cinnamon
5-10 drops Breathe
5 drops OnGuard
2 drops Cardamom + 2 drops Rosemary + 2 drops Lime
An alternate technique to try if you do not have a diffuser or cold mist humidifier, is the mug method:
Fill a mug about 3/4 full with water, heat until steaming, add two drops of your oils of choice and hold in front of your face (not too close!) to breathe in steam. Be careful not to burn yourself!
Add 2 drops each to a veggie capsule:
Take 2 capsules every 4-6 hours as needed
For a 10 mL roller bottle, add 10 drops each of the oils listed above and fill remainder with FCO. Roll on spine and bottoms of the feet 4-6 times a day as needed.
Check out this article by Dr. David K. Hill on using essential oils and proactive measures to protect your immune system.