Common Cold

Treat common cold with essential oils

Blend the following essential oils together and use 3–4 drops in a hot bath, first diluted in a little carrier oil. Lie back and deeply inhale the aroma:

Basic blend for common cold – bath

Thyme linalol2 drops
Tea tree 2 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 1 drop
Geranium 3 drops
Cardamom3 drops

For the steam inhalation method, use 1 drop each of the following: thyme linalol, lavender, and geranium. Also, combine 2 drops each of thyme linalol, peppermint, eucalyptus radiata, and 1 drop of cardamom in a bottle and use 1 drop of this blend on a tissue to inhale whenever needed.

Another method involves massaging around the chest, neck, and sinus area (forehead, nose, and cheekbones — keeping the eyes tightly closed) with the following:

Basic blend for common cold – massage

Lemon 1 drop
Eucalyptus radiata2 drops
Rosemary 2 drops

Dilute the blend in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and use a tiny amount for each application.

Alternative blend for common cold – massage

Niaouli 2 drops
Ravensara 2 drops
Eucalyptus radiata 5 drops
Thyme linalol 1 drop

Blend the essential oils together and then dilute by adding 5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel, and massage over the chest and back.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: *oregano (Origanum vulgare), *cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), *clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), *basil linalol (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool), *ravensara (Ravensara aromatica), *frankincense (Boswellia carterii), *niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora)

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