Don’t let the winter season bring you down. Check out my favorite natural winter wellness tips to stay healthy with essential oils.
13 Essential Oils for Natural Winter Wellness
1. Sore Throat
Add a few drops of Thieves to a small cup of filtered water and gargle for a few minutes. You can also make an all-natural throat spray. Add a few drops of Thieves and filtered water to a small spray bottle and use as needed.
Apply a few drops of Thieves or RC and a carrier oil (such as jojoba, sweet almond, coconut or apricot kernel oil – try a 50/50 mix with essential and carrier oils) in hands and inhale for a few seconds. Then apply to the to the chest and back.
Mix 1-2 drops of Thieves with a teaspoon of raw or organic honey. Take a few times a day as needed.
4. Runny Nose
Apply 1-2 drops of Thieves and Lavender to a handkerchief or cloth napkin. Inhale the scent and wipe as needed. The Thieves oil boost immunity, while the Lavender soothes sore or raw skin from excessive wiping (this was a lifesaver for my toddler son who was red and raw from excessive nose wiping – the redness cleared up in 2 days).
5. Sinus Issues
6. Body Aches
Take an Epsom salt bath with 2-3 drops each of Thieves, Peppermint and Lavender essential oils. The Epsom salt helps to soothe body aches and pains, while the essentials oils build immunity and soothe tired muscles.
7. Ear Aches
Add 2 drops of Thieves and Purification essential oils with a carrier oil (50/50) and apply to a cotton swab. Apply around the opening of the ear (NOT in the ear). Or add 2 drops of Thieves essential oil to a cotton ball and place over the ear (NOT in the ear) overnight. You may need to affix surgical tape to keep the cotton ball in place.
8. Stomach Aches
9. Boost Immunity
Add 1-2 drops of Lavender to a pillow (or for kids add to a favorite blanket or stuffed animal) to encourage a healthy night’s sleep.
Replenish fluids naturally with this homemade sports drink made with essential oils. It will help to balance electrolytes and rehydrate the body.
12. Nourish the Body
Make these cold-busting gummy snacks to add essential nutrients back into the body, including amino acids, vitamins and minerals. This recipe is a hit with kids.
Kill germs naturally with Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s highly concentrated, and it works well on cleaning pretty much anything in the home. Spray toys, furniture, countertops, bathrooms and more. Diffuse Thieves essential oil to purify the air.
Where to Buy Essential Oils
I only recommend Young Living therapeutic-grade essential oils. Find out where to buy Young Living essential oils HERE. I recommend the Everyday Oils kit – which contains 10 of the most popular Young Living essential oils, including Thieves, Purification, Lavender and Peppermint. You can get the Everyday Oils in the premium starter kit, along with a diffuser, at wholesale pricing – 24% off retail prices.
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