Its that time of the year again and with everything else that's going on protecting our loved ones are up there with what are we getting the children for Christmas? You know its coming to the finale of the year when you just about had enough of the year!
Coughs and colds can be regular visitors during the winter months and can really bring misery to the home, we have been very blessed to have kept coughs and colds at bay for the last few years.
Being proactive and creating a consistent and fun routine of wellness, you and your family can have a more manageable cold season. Supplementing essential practices of good sleep and cleanliness with aromatherapy can amplify what you are already doing to keep seasonal threats at bay.
The power of sleep is often underestimated. During a good night’s rest, your body’s cells regenerate and renew! In addition to keeping you well, spending enough time in your REM cycle can also help you to feel present and less fatigued during the day. To help maintain your body’s state of wellness, make sure that you are getting plenty of rest.
Boost your nighttime routine and quality of rest by trying a few of the following tips:
Sip your favourite tea to begin winding down before bed.
Diffuse a few drops of dōTERRA Serenity® essential oil to create a restful environment.
Stretch and meditate just before getting into bed for the night.
Roll dōTERRA Touch® Lavender on the bottoms of your feet at bedtime for a calming aroma.
To supplement your lifestyle habits of sleep and cleanliness, there are endless combinations of essential oils that can be used in aromatherapy to help alleviate the symptoms of coughs and colds! By using the essential oils in the Coughs and Colds shown below, experiment with the following aromatic techniques to find what works best for you and your family.
Used in aromatherapy to relieve coughs and colds:
Used in aromatherapy to relieve headaches:
Add 3-4 drops of essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cup your hands around the rim of the mug, resting your nose and mouth inside your hands. Take several deep breaths in, turning your head to the side to exhale each time.
Using the Fractionated Coconut Oil as a carrier, rub a few drops of essential oil into the chest, back of neck, and/or temples.
Diffuse 3-4 drops of essential oil in your favourite diffuser.
Add 4-5 drops of essential oil to an Epsom salt bath and soak for no more than 20 minutes.
Keeping a clean house and body is one of the best ways to support a healthy environment. Regularly washing and sanitising hands, common surfaces of the home, and contained spaces such as your car or bathroom will not only keep things feeling fresh but also help reduce their collection of unwanted threats! To keep your body clean from the inside-out, stay hydrated. For a flavour boost, try adding a few drops of citrus essential oil such as Lemon or Lime.
Other oils that have a major part to play in the protection of your family is On Guard check it out it is amazing.
Mike & Sinéad xx