Have you wondered if there were essential oils that help with colds and other symptoms? Look no further. Here’s a list of 19 essential oils and what they help alleviate.
1. Tea Tree Oil
It kills bacteria and viruses when applied to your skin or mixed with your bathwater.
Rub thyme oil on your chest or inhale as steam to reduce coughing.
Consider diffusing lavender oil to help with relaxation and falling asleep.
Inhale the steam to relax or if you have a sore throat.
Diffuse or apply to your skin as a muscle relaxant or to ease congestion.
You can massage nutmeg oil to the neck, temples, or chest if there is pain or soreness.
7. Clary Sage
Clary sage oil can help with a cold by diffusion.
Breathe in the steam to soothe sinus problems.
Cold sores, lost appetite, and a lack of energy are reasons to spray some lemon oil in your room.
10. Ginger Root
Are you having breathing troubles? Diffuse some ginger oil.
Bergamot oil is an excellent choice for boosting your mood when sprayed or diffused.
The vapors are helpful for chest congestion, but rubbing works too.
Its vapors help with headaches.
A rosemary oil rub helps with aching muscles, sinus pressure, and the occasional headache.
Clear sinuses by inhalation or using a warm compress.
Dilute with a carrier oil and can rub it on your chest or temples for relaxation.
Use frankincense oil with a warm compress on your chest or over the sinuses and ears for relief.
Oregano oil can be rubbed behind your ears or on the throat.
Cinnamon oil is a powerful disinfectant to be spread around the room.
Essential oils aren’t cure-alls, and you shouldn’t use them excessively. They’re also not safe for everyone, including babies, pregnant women, and some pets.