Dear friends, if you are anything like me, there comes a stress with the winter months as we amp up for colds, flus, coughs, strep throat, bronchitis, seasonal blues, and dry skin (I could really go on with the depressing plights of winter, but I digress). This post would be way to long to give complete remedies for each of these, but I have 4 essential oils that will certainly help you and your family this winter.
In the past couple years, it has been overwhelming to care for a baby (and myself) during these difficult months of sickness, but I have been so encouraged with our battles against illness this year. I personally own each of the essential oils I’m recommending to you, and Rocky Mountain Oils is having a sale on 3 of the 4 until January 23rd, 2017.
I really can’t praise this essential oil blend enough. I absolutely love the warm and spicy mixture of Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Orange, Oregano, Mandarin, Thyme, Rosemary, Nutmeg, Ginger Root & Eucalyptus citriodora. It is a perfect fall/winter combination.
Immune Strength may help with the following:
Supports all of the functions of the body — adrenal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and lymphatic systems
Supports the immune system
- Loosens mucus due to occasional environmental threats
There are two ways I love to use this blend. The first is in my diffuser. I purchased an ultrasonic diffuser from Amazon for about $30. It is a very simple design and holds about 500 ml of water (we used distilled). I simply fill the diffuser with water, add about 5 drops of oil, and let it go. As the oil diffuses throughout our home, we benefit not only from the amazing smell but also the immune boosting properties.
I also use this blend in a roller bottle. I apply it to the soles of my feet EVERY night before bed and put socks over top. I also apply it when I’m going somewhere where there’s increased exposure to germs. I must attest, I have seen a huge improvement in preventing or fighting illness with this routine!
The word is out that the beloved Vick’s Vapor Rub is highly toxic because of several ingredients including camphor. The good news is that this essential oil is a fantastic natural replacement for winter congestion. The scent is very medicinal and almost icy with Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Myrtle, Peppermint, Spruce, Ravintsara, Pine & Marjoram.
Breathe Ease may help with the following:
Supports the respiratory system
Loosens mucus from occasional environmental threats
- Relaxes the chest by giving a sensation of open breathing passages
This blend can be used in the diffuser, in a roller bottle, or in a rub for those that prefer a copy-cat Vick’s. For the rub, simply combine the essential oil blend with coconut oil and whip together with your hand mixer to create a light and airy consistency.
This blend is a fantastic one to have in your arsenal in case or when you are battling colds and flus this season. The gentle minty aroma is soothing and cooling with Frankincense, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon Leaf, Lime, Ginger Root & Lavender in Fractionated Coconut Oil.
I love using this blend in an Epsom salt bath! The combination of oils and the natural minerals in the Epsom salt bath help with flushing out the illness, calming aches and pains, and helping you sleep better which are all beneficial when you’re sick. Read more about the benefits of Epsom salt baths here.
Flu Time may help with the following:
Reduces respiratory discomfort due to environmental threats
Helps support the healthy function of the Immune system
Loosens mucus buildup due to occasional environmental threats
Calms and soothes a stressed mind and body
Promotes physical energy, and refresh a tired mind
This essential oil has quickly become one of my new favorites, and most people I introduce to this fruity, citrusy oil also agree. Best for last, I guess!
From research, I discovered that this oil is a fantastic mood booster and goes even as far as helping with depression and SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I love using this oil in an epsom salt bath and in a mood booster roller bottle. It would also be a light and fruity scent to diffuse as well.
Red Mandarin Essential Oil may also help with the following:
- Stimulate a healthy appetite
- Promote lymphatic circulation
- Support the circulatory system
- Regulate natural water and fluid balance
- Harmonize the body through your menstrual cycle
So there you have it: Immune Strength, Breathe Ease, Flu Time and Red Mandarin are my 4 recommended winter oils. Don’t forget about Rocky Mountain Oil’s sale through January 23. Good luck taking care of your family during this winter season!