I love it when my house is filled with natural healing smells and what better time to put them to use than now.
Certain Aromatherapy Oils can actually offer you and your family some extra protection, not only from airborne viruses, but also to help you stay calm, keep the lungs healthy and clear those nasal passages!
My favourite right now has to be Eucalyptus.
The cooling and healing scent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil is known to relieve mental exhaustion by boosting circulation, stimulating the mind out of sluggishness and rejuvenating the spirit. Those suffering from sinus congestion or sinus tension that causes headaches can diffuse Eucalyptus Essential Oil to clear nasal passages and to eliminate harmful airborne bacteria.
As a natural disinfectant air spray, Eucalyptus Essential Oil acts as an antimicrobial, non-toxic air freshener that can help remove environmental bacteria, viruses, and mould that could contribute to respiratory issues.
Diluted with water, a Eucalyptus spray can freshen the room and also, as an added bonus, eliminate the body odours trapped in shoes and sports gear (so, get spraying those teenagers’ trainers!).
Those who suffer from allergies will benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties too, as they aid easier breathing. Why? Because Eucalyptus Essential Oil is reputed to purify, cleanse, clarify, and boost immunity.
It is popular for its soothing, stimulating, and anti-bacterial properties and can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy.
If you add to a carrier oil and use as a massage ointment, this wonderful Essential Oil revitalizes skin and tired muscles, facilitates easy breathing, enhances feelings of relaxation and soothes nervous tension.
A few drops in the bath and it immediately soothes irritated skin, relieves pain, protects against infection, and rejuvenates sore muscles.
In cosmetics, Eucalyptus Essential Oil relieves scalp itchiness, controls sebum production, boosts circulation, strengthens hair, and alleviates inflammation and pain.
Cinnamon essential oil can be a great protection too.
Cinnamon essential oil fights multiple virus strains. In a recent study, researchers found that it was effective against flu viruses when combined with eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils.
Cinnamon essential oil is extremely potent and can irritate the skin or respiratory system if used incorrectly. Dilute 1 drop in 1 1/2 tsp of a carrier oil, such as coconut or apricot kernel oil, for topical applications. Avoid internal use unless you’re using a product specifically formulated and diluted for this purpose.
Or try Melissa or Lemon Balm.
Melissa, also known as lemon balm, is a well-documented antiviral herb. In lab studies, Melissa Essential Oil stopped the Avian Flu virus’s ability to replicate, which is necessary for the disease to spread or survive. No one really knows if it can help the Coronavirus but it certainly cannot do any harm!
Oregano for the flu virus.
Many people may grab an oil of Oregano supplement at the first signs of a flu virus, and for good reason! Oregano exhibits potent antiviral activity against a variety of viruses. Note that Oregano Essential Oil is different from the herbal supplement and not to be taken orally.
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