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