The first thing to remember about winter ills is to ACT FAST.
sooner you tackle a cold, the more effective your treatment will be. If
you use essential oils at the first sign of a cold, there is a good
chance that you will stop - or at least reduce the severity of the cold.
First, make sure that you get ample supplies of vitamins and
minerals from your diet. If your eating habits are not very good, take a multivitamin and mineral supplement. Choose differently if you are a woman or a man and make sure you get the best you can afford. I recommend Solgar as a brand (see why).
Use essential oils - as
varied as possible - every day in your bath, in (self) massage, in
burners, nebulizers, etc... This will help increase your immunity.
Massage a few diluted drops of oil each day into your tummy or
diaphragm during epidemics or when you are likely to be exposed to
At the first sign of infection, take a high dose of vitamin C.
if you do all the things above, you may still catch a cold now and then
- although not as frequently as if you did not do them.
first sign, rub a neat drop of Tea-tree onto the bridge of your nose
and throat (if sore) repeat this as often as necessary during the day
and if necessary the following day.
Take a hot bath
with 6-8 drops of Tea-tree for at least 20 minutes and go straight to
bed. If you do not have Tea-tree, use a mixture of Lavender and
Eucalyptus. Only add the drops to the bath once it's filled up.
a Burner or essential oil diffuser and pour a couple of drops of
Tea-tree and Thyme in it. Burn this overnight making sure you do not set
the house on fire. This should get rid of your cold.
Have a steam inhalation with either of the above mentioned oils.
you have not been able to nip your cold in the bud, don't give up.
Continuous use with essential oils will reduce its severity.
Burning or preferably nebulising, massage, baths etc.. should be continued with the above 3 oils until the end of the disease.
dairy product - especially cheese and milk - and floury products - such
as bread, cakes etc.. - as these can encourage the build up of catarrh.