I can’t stand taking medicine. I’ve always been this way, even since I was younger. Don’t get me wrong though, if I’m super sick and feel like I NEED medicine to get better, I’ll without a doubt go to the doctor for medicine. However, Essential oils are definitely a good remedy to help get through the sickness. Most of the time, I find I can get better while using oils before I feel bad enough to have to go to the doctor. They’re a natural, fast-acting option and I absolutely love using them.
If I feel a cold coming on, I’ll throw a drop of Peppermint, Thieves, and Purification all into the Diffuser. I’ll run this throughout the day when I’m home and on my nightstand at night while I’m sleeping. Sometimes I’ll add in Tea Tree or Lemon, too. It works WONDERS.
For a sore throat, I’ll mix purification 50/50 with coconut oil and rub it on my throat. A hot cup of tea (I love the Bedtime tea by Yogi) with one drop of lemon, and a teaspoon of honey soothes the throat too.
For swollen glands, I’ll mix Thieves 50/50 with coconut oil and apply it directly to the swollen area.
Anytime I’m congested I’ll either drop one drop of Peppermint onto my shower wall during my shower, or I’ll mix 50/50 with coconut oil and apply to my temples or chest.
If y’all try out any Essential Oils, please be sure to let me know! My oils of choice are Young Living. If I told you why I love them so much, it would be enough to suffice another blog post. If you want to check them out click HERE, and if you have any questions I’d be glad to answer any questions you have!