Monday, February 11, 2013

Help for coughs

Cold and flu season hit hard and people all around us spreading germs and bacteria with their nagging, persistent cough.  This is often the worst symptom because a stubborn cough can hang on for weeks! 

I have just the remedies you need, doTERRA essential oils to the rescue yet again!

Most of us know that a warm liquid like tea, sweetened with honey and infused with lemon is a time proven remedy right?  

Remedy #1
How about a new twist using essential oils?

1.  Pour hot water into a mug and add 4 to 5 drops of On Guard Protective Blend by doTERRA.  

2.  Add 2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil for it's wonderful flavor and additional anti-bacterial properties.

3.  Add a teaspoon of honey to soothe the tickle in your throat.

On Guard tea with honey and lemon is a gentle, soothing remedy but sometimes, you gotta bring out the big guns to get the job done!  Persistent coughs call for extra vigilance and some potent essential oils.

Remedy #2:  
Alternate 1 drop of Melaleuca and 1 drop of On Guard every hour!  This remedy is useful when a cold and cough have taken hold and swift, strong action is needed to get rid of it.  I would suggest manning up or, putting your big girl panties on and taking these EOs by mouth so they have a chance to touch your throat.  It's quite alright to add a little carrier oil to dilute and allow better spread.

Remedy #3
Surprise, surprise!  Lime essential oil acts as a cough suppressant, it's excellent to use at night when you need your sleep.

Add 2 drops to a glass of water before bedtime.

Remedy #4
2 drops Eucalyptus and 2 drops of a carrier oil for a nice even spread massaged onto the bottom of feet.

Add 2 drops Rosemary for a stubborn cough and mucous.

At night, add 2 drops of Lavender  for a restful sleep.

Chest Rub Recipes.
(apply every 1 to 2 hours with carrier oil)

#1   2 drops ea. Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cypress or Melaleuca
#2   2 drops ea. Eucalyptus, Clove, Lemon
#3   4 drops Breathe, 2 drops Lime
#4   4 drops Myrrh to reduce mucous

Gargle Recipe.

2 drops of Oregano or Cinnamon (hot)
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint or Clove
Gargle in a Tablespoon of water for 1 to 2 minutes and swallow, 5X a day.

Diffuse Breathe or Eucalyptus.
 ...and of course, wash your hands often!

1 comment:

  1. As people realize just how quickly the oils work, this business is going to skyrocket! Nice info! thanks!!!