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Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Cold symptoms can range anywhere from mild to severe. Symptoms of a common cold often include a runny nose, cough, congestion, and sore throat. Essential oils, especially in conjunction with cold medicine, can help relieve many of your symptoms.

Top 5 Essential Oils for Colds

  1. On Guard® — Stimulates immune system and fights bacteria/viruses
  2. Black Pepper — Supports digestion and boosts immunity
  3. Breathe® — Promotes easy breathing
  4. Thyme* — Fights bacteria and viruses
  5. Yarrow|Pom — Antiviral and regenerative properties

You can apply any of these essential oils topically or add them to your diffuser!

Topical use: Apply 2-3 drops to your wrists, chest and/or behind your ears. After application, wash your hands to avoid getting any essential oils in your eyes.

Caution: Dilute Breathe®, Black Pepper and Yarrow|Pom with a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil, when using topically to avoid possible skin sensitivity. 

Dilution: Use 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, per 3 drops of essential oils.

*Caution with use with epileptics, during pregnancy, and high blood pressure.

Diffuser Blend for Colds

Diffuse this essential oil blend while you sleep, and throughout the day, to help relieve your cold symptoms. 

Where Did We Find This Information?

Learn how to use essential oils!
All of this information and essential oil recommendations came from The Essential Life book  an essential oil usage guide! You can learn more about this comprehensive essential oil guide here.