This is my own personal blend I use at home. It is a blend of essential oils that has evidence of being anti-microbial and immune boosting.
I use this regularly during flu season in my diffuser and whenever we are feeling run down. Using the steam bath really helps to clear the airways and give some relief when I am feeling congested. Ways to use this blend:
1. Put 5-10 drops in an oil burner or essential oil diffuser.
2. Use in in a steam bath. Put approximately 3-5 drop in a litre of boiled water, put towel over you head and breath in the vapours. WARNING. Caution must be used not to burn yourself with the hot water. Do not allow children to do this unsupervised and make sure water has cooled enough as not to burn.
3. Put 2-3 drops in an essential oil locket. Limited amount of these available for$25.
4. Make your own surface spray with the following recipe. Ingredients¼ cup white vinegar1 ¾ cups water30 drops of my essential blend.Instructions Add all ingredients to 250ml spray bottle.Shake thoroughly. Spritz on surfaces and wipe clean.
Contains essential oils of:
Red Thyme. Has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties which help to fight respiratory infections. It is anti-spasmodic which also helps to reduce coughs.
Rosemary. Effective in pain relief, stress relief, reduces inflammation while increasing circulation. There is some evidence the compound Cineole in Rosemary may weaken the cell walls of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A study found that cineole may help to break up mucus and reduce inflammation.
Lemongrass. Has been shown to possess anti-fungal and anti-viral activity.Tea Tree. Studies show Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil may inhibit influenzavirus entry into the host cell. It can also be used as a natural disinfectant, used it to kill germs on surfaces and in the air.
Wintergreen Essential Oil is known primarily for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties but it is also traditionally used to treat colds, flu, fevers and infections.
Bergamot. Its antiseptic abilities help combat infection and relieves congestion. It contains the molecule camphene. According to studies Inhaling camphene is linked to helping reduce fluid in the respiratory tract.
Eucalyptus oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties. These properties have historically been used to treat the common cold. Inhaled, eucalyptus oil and its main component, Cineole, may safely fight viruses and respiratory problems such as bronchitis.
Clove Bud. The dried flower bud of clove contains compounds that help strengthen the immune. Clove Bud’s high anti-inflammatory properties, are beneficial during times of sore throat, cough, cold and sinusitis.
Cinnamon bark is known to benefit the respiratory system by reducing the symptoms of colds and flu, such as a sore throat, nasal congestion, and headaches.
Lime has antiseptic and anti-microbial properties. It is also up-lifting which can improve mental clarity and impart a feeling of well being. Peppermint has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and carminative properties.