Natural Remedies: How to Beat the Flu With Essential Oils
Rainy season is upon us, and it's time to prepare for colds, flu, and all the other illnesses that come with the season. Thankfully, nature has provided us with an arsenal of natural remedies that can help us battle the ailments of rainy season. One of the simplest and most effective remedies is essential oils.
Essential oils have been used for centuries as natural healing agents and are especially helpful when it comes to combating sniffles and stuffy noses. What's more, they are also great for soothing a sore throat, alleviating sinus headaches, calming anxiety, and even helping ease a fever. No wonder essential oils have become one of the go-to solutions for everything from allergies to colds!
In this article, we'll take a look at the power of essential oils and share our top tips on which ones to use to help you fend off the flu this season. Let's get started!
What Essential Oils to Use for Flu Season
When flu season is in full swing, it can be tough to stay healthy. To help you beat the flu and all its symptoms, essential oils can be a powerful natural remedy. But how do you know which essential oils to use? Here are a few that have proven beneficial for flu season:
Eucalyptus Essential Oil - This oil is great for breaking up congestion and stuffiness. Add a few drops to a diffuser and let the scent of eucalyptus open up your nasal passages in minutes.
Peppermint Essential Oil - Need some relief from sinus headaches? peppermint oil can help! Inhaling the calming scent of peppermint oil helps reduce tension around your sinuses, so you can breathe easy again.
Lavender Essential Oil - Feeling anxious or overwhelmed about getting sick? Lavender is here for you! It's known for its calming properties, making it ideal when stress needs to take a back seat.
These essential oils—together or combined with other ingredients—are highly effective natural remedies against some of the most prominent symptoms of the flu. Keep these tips in mind—and keep those germs at bay!
How to Use Essential Oils for a Sinus Headache
When you're experiencing a sinus headache, it can feel like the pain is never going to end. Fortunately, with the right essential oils, you can get the relief that you need without suffering through side effects.
Here are some of the most effective essential oils to diffuse for a sinus headache caused by flu season:
Eucalyptus oil: This powerful oil helps to reduce inflammation and improve circulation in the nasal passages.
Lavender oil: A gentle yet powerful lavender scent can help reduce stress, which can be a major contributor to headaches.
Peppermint oil: The pleasant aroma of peppermint can act as an analgesic and help soothe aching muscles.
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it helpful in relieving sinus congestion.
To diffuse the essential oils, add a few drops of each oil to your diffuser or humidifier. Allow them to mingle in the air and experience the sweet relief of your headache fading away!
Create an Essential Oil Blend for Sickness
Using essential oils for sickness is a great way to target the root of the issue naturally. While you might not know this, diffusing and inhaling essential oils for sickness can help your body and mind relax and calm down the symptoms that come with being sick.
If you want to create an essential oil blend for sickness, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Pick your oils: pick two to three essential oils that can help reduce stress and calm down some of the symptoms you're feeling. Lavender, lemon, or eucalyptus are all excellent choices.
Start small: start with a few drops of each oil and add more if needed. It's always better to start small and add to it as needed because too much might overwhelm your senses and have the opposite effect of what you intended it to have.
Dilute: if you plan on applying the blend directly onto your skin, make sure that you dilute it with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil before applying it.
Using essential oils isn't only a great way of reducing stress, but also helps address some of the physical symptoms associated with being sick like sinus headaches, stuffy noses, fever or sore throats. With SHIORA’s affordable natural and pure essential oils, making your own blend for sickness is now easier than ever!
Essential Oils for Fever and Stuffy Nose
If you have a fever and stuffy nose, don't reach for the medication just yet! Essential oils can come to the rescue. Eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree, rosemary and peppermint are all excellent choices for combating flu symptoms.
Eucalyptus oil helps open clogged nasal passages and lungs, making breathing easier. To use it, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a diffuser or vaporizer.
Lavender has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce fever and inflammation in the throat. It also helps promote relaxation so you can get some well-deserved rest. To use it, add two to three drops of lavender essential oil to your diffuser or vaporizer — or even apply it directly to your chest or neck in the form of an aromatherapy massage oil blend.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a powerful antiseptic that helps clear out congestion and soothes sore throats. Add two to three drops of tea tree essential oil to your diffuser for relief from colds and flu symptoms. Or make yourself a soothing steam inhalation by adding four to five drops of tea tree essential oil to a bowl of hot water — cover your head with a towel while you breathe in the vapours deeply through your nose and mouth.
Using these essential oils in your diffuser will help you beat the flu!
Creating an Anxiety Diffuser Blend
If you're struggling with anxiety, or just looking to add a little extra relaxation to your home during flu season, creating an anxiety diffuser blend can be a great option. With the right essential oils, you can create a calming scent that will help soothe your nerves and ease tension.
A Quick Recipe
To make an anxiety diffuser blend, try combining 4 drops of lavender oil with 4 drops of chamomile oil and 2 drops of sandalwood oil. This blend creates a soothing aroma that can help relieve stress and tension, while also helping clear blocked sinuses from a stuffy nose or headache.
If you'd like to add some extra relief from sickness, adding in 2 drops of ginger oil or ravensara oil can help soothe throat and chest ailments. For those suffering from fever, try adding in 1 drop of eucalyptus oil for additional relief.
When using any essential oils for aromatherapy, make sure you dilute them in a carrier base like coconut oil before applying to skin directly. And don't forget to stock up on SHIORA's natural and pure essential oils—we know you'll love them!
How to Use Essential Oils to Scent a Room
Have you ever wanted to fill your home with a pleasant and calming scent to help fight off the flu? Well, you can do that easily with essential oils. Essential oils are the perfect way to scent a room and create a soothing, healthy atmosphere.
You can diffuse essential oils quickly and easily with an oil diffuser. You simply put the oil in the top, add some water (check your user guide for how much), turn it on and voila! You have aromatherapy transforming your space in no time.
Make Your Own Spray Air Freshener
If you don't have a diffuser, you can still enjoy the benefits of essential oils in your home by making your own air freshener. All you need is some water and your favourite essential oil. Mix one part water with five drops of your chosen oil, pour into an atomiser bottle, shaking up before use each time. Then spritz away in any room that needs it—not forgetting to keep out of reach of children and pets!
Sachets / Potpourri Bags
Don't like sprays? No problem — use sachets or potpourri bags instead. All you need is some fabric bags, dried flowers/leaves (or cotton wool balls if you don’t want any petals) and a few drops of your chosen essential oils on either kind of material. Then place them in corners or drawers around your home and enjoy the benefits!
So if you're looking for an easy way to naturally scent a room this flu season, why not try one of these methods using SHIORA's natural essential oils?
Essential Oil Safety Tips
If you're planning on getting some essential oils to help with colds and flu season, it's important to always use them safely. Here are some key tips that'll ensure you get the most out of your oils:
Dilute the oil
Always dilute essential oils if you're using them on your skin or near your nose, as they can be very strong. You can also use a diffuser or a humidifier – this is a great way to get the benefits of essential oils without risking any irritation from the oil itself.
Use a carrier oil
Mixing essential oils with carrier oils like olive or argan oil helps make sure that your skin isn't overwhelmed by the power of the essential oils. This is especially important when creating natural healing balms or salves for topical application.
Never ingest them
No matter how great essential oils smell, they should never be ingested (ever). Ingesting even one drop of an essential oil can lead to serious health complications and should always be avoided.
If you're considering using essential oils in your home this flu season, just make sure that you keep these safety tips in mind before getting started!
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways to get the most out of the natural remedies they have to offer. Diffusing essential oils in your home is an easy and effective way to reap their benefits. From using essential oils for flu season to relieving anxiety, we can take advantage of their natural healing properties. With the right diffuser blend, you can create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and rejuvenation. So go ahead and get started on creating your own natural remedy for whatever ails you. You’ll be glad you did.