Bed rest and lots of fluids are usually enough to relieve symptoms of colds and flu. When you feel the sniffles coming on, there's one more thing that can help you get through it the natural way: the healing properties of essential oils.
Eucalyptus fights viruses, reduces fever, quiets coughs, and is a popular natural decongestant. Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial plus it's an excellent expectorant too! The Sinus Clear blend will help you sleep better, boost your immune system, alleviate congestion, and purify the air.
When the temperature starts to drop, this value pack will be your cold and flu emergency kit!
Eucalyptus: eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) oil.
Sinus Clear: citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime), mentha arvensis (peppermint) oil.
Tea tree: melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil
ECO. essential oils are sourced from ethical sources and chosen from suppliers specifically to contain the best active constituents. ECO. essential oil blends have been crafted and blended from the pure essences of plants; their single oils are 100% pure and natural, and highly concentrated with therapeutic properties.
Add 6-8 drops of essential oil to your diffuser.
For the treatment of blocked sinus, congested lungs, dry cough and/or irritated throat, add up to 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place your face close to the bowl and cover the back of your head and bowl with a towel to trap the aromatic vapours. Inhale for a few minutes and repeat every three hours for up to three days. Too many drops of essential oil in a steam treatment can cause excess mucous production and be irritating to the eyes, throat and lungs; 2 drops are enough for this method.
A hot compress can be used if steam inhalation is inappropriate. Add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of warm water. Submerge a face washer and wring out excess water. Apply compress to chest and change as required.
Essential oils are natural, but they are also concentrated. We recommend following basic safety precautions when using your oils:
Essential oils should not be ingested, unless it is under the guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner.
Do not use oils undiluted on the skin, unless the instructions permit otherwise. Many oils can cause irritation when placed directly on skin, particularly on sensitive areas such as the eyes or mouth. Some oils (particularly those in the citrus family) can cause photosensitivity if used prior to going out in the sun - please check instructions carefully.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using essential oils. As a general guideline, oils should be avoided for the first four months of pregnancy and never used undiluted. Some oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Bay, Basil, Cedar wood, Clary Sage, Comfrey, Cypress, Fennel, Ginger, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Melissa, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme.
Children can be particularly affected by essential oils. Some oils should not be used in children under the age of 7, and specific dilution ratios are recommended depending on the essential oil and the age of the child. We recommend consulting an appropriate practitioner prior to using oils on children.