Using Aromatherapy During Cold and Flu Season

Using Aromatherapy during cold and flu season is essential in my family.  I use essential oils everyday, no matter what time of year it is.

I’ve been using aromatherapy, essential oils for about 5 years now.  I was first introduced to them by a friend of ours for an earache my husband was having.  The essential oil was basil.

The essential oil that was given worked; he put a drop of oil on a piece of cotton ball in his ear for a couple of days in a row and it healed up.

After that, an opportunity came along to take a year long class on essential oils offered by Jane Buckle Ph.D, RN, through the hospital that my husband works at.

My spouse who is a physician decided to do some of his own clinical trials, so he used essential oils in the operating room, and the results were positive. As a result, he still uses essential oils in the operating room for his patients with great success.  So, when they wake up, they don’t have post nausea and vomiting. He is now lecturing about essential oil use to the doctor’s and nurses at the facility that he works at.

Our journey so far has led us to an amazing discovery of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils that have so, so many benefits.

Since the beginning of my time with essential oils, I have used hundreds of oils on myself, my family.   I use them in my home for cleaning and I love diffusing them throughout the day.

I encourage you to use (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils when using oils; they are the purists, without contaminants.

Here are a couple of tips for today. For cleaning and sanitizing use a few drops of dishwashing detergent with 1-3 drops of melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil, fill a spray bottle, and now you are ready to clean your counter tops, toilets, and sinks.  If you prefer just to use filtered water and essential oils, that works well too.

Using CPTG essential oils as a foot rub for yourself and your children is a great way to keep your immune system strong; the pores in our feet are the largest pores in our bodies.  The oils I suggest for strengthening your immune system are frankincense, melaleuca, and lavender.

Peppermint and lemongrass are great oils for digestive system issues.  To lower a fever, you can use peppermint and clove.  The use of a carrier oil with 1 to 3 drops of an oil is my recommendation.  You can mix the oils for a splendid aromatherapy massage on your feet, abdomen or back.

For infants, I suggest a foot rub by using 1 to 3 drops of essential oils to one tablespoon of a carrier oil.   For children two to five years old use 1 to 3 drops of essential oils to   one teaspoon of a carrier oil.

I like to put socks on after I get a foot massage to keep the oils on my feet and not on the carpet or accidentally slipping on the floor.  For infants and children, we don’t want the essential oils to accidentally get in their eyes, so please use socks.

Diffusing the oils during the day is a superb way to kill bacteria and viruses this time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving! I pray that these tips will help you have a healthy and happy fall and winter.


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