Who feels me on this- colds are THE WORST! Especially when you have a busy life and cant just drop work or stop taking care of your kiddos!
I can always tell when I’m about to be sick. And today that tickle in my nose and the back of my throat popped up to say hello 👋
But, here’s the deal: we have some holistic tools from Mother Nature to help us out when we feel out immune system start to take a hit?
Essential oils (specifically the anti-bacterial and anti-macrobial ones) can really help your immune system out whether you are at the very beginning of a cold coming on OR you have already had a cold and want to shorten its life.
Essential oils I use to help my immune system wake up when I have a cold (and honestly the whole time during cold and flu season)
Cassia oil is in the cinnamon family, and is a natural immune supporter. It is antimicrobial, and antiviral as well as improves blood circulation and warms the body. If you use this one note* it is a ‘hot’ oil so I suggest only using a few drops (diluting it with some fractionated coconut oil) on the bottom of your feet.
OnGaurd is Doterra’s immune support blend, and it is a mix of all of the good stuff; clove, cinnamon, rosemary and more. Again this can be considered a ‘hot’ oil so only use this on the bottom of your feet. (I personally diffuse this in my house all day long from about October through February to support my family’s immune system.) Doterra also makes a roller version of this product which is already diluted for easy application.
Crystals I use to help my immune system during a cold
Carnelian Carnelian boosts life force, vitality, energy and the immune system. Keep carnelian on you, by your bed, or use it in a crystal elixir water when you feel a cold coming on (simply drop a tumbled carnelian in a glass of distilled water (or tap water left out overnight) and drink. Carnelian will make your cold pass quicker because it essential revs up the cold process so your cold may feel a little worse, but it will last MUCH less time.
Adventurine Green Adventurine will give you a little added boost of vitality when use with Carnelian, so if you have a green adventurine tumbled stone, drop that in your water with your carnelian and drink up!
*and this hopefully goes without saying, but no you don’t ingest the actual crystal, just drink the water ;)*
If you are already full blown sick; head for the peppermint, lemon, and honey water. For every full glass of water I use; 1 drop of peppermint essential oil, 2 slices of lemon, and 3 tablespoons of honey.
Feel better soon! And always please consult your doctor, especially if you end up with much more than the sniffles!
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