If you suffer from allergies, stress, sleeplessness or insomnia then the right essential oils can help you ease the symptoms and regain control of your health and well being.

But essential oils aren’t just about relieving the symptoms of stress or insomnia, you can also use essential oils to boost your immunity, relieve the muscle aches associated with illness, and even ease congestion, it’s all about knowing which oils to use, and how to make the most of their powerful essence.

Today, we’ll share with you how to use Essential Oils to help relieve the symptoms of a Cold or Flu. And in the coming week’s we’ll take a look at other common uses of Essential Oils including relief from sleeplessness and insomnia, stress and tension, and how to improve memory and stimulate your mental faculties.

Here is a basic guide to our top 3 “illness assistance” essential oils, and how they can help you make the most of every day – especially when you are sick:

EucalyptusEucalyptus oil is a great household all rounder and can be used in a variety of ways. Great for congestion, respiratory conditions and headaches, or even for disinfectant and as an expectorant. Mix a few drops of eucalyptus oil into some coconut oil and massage it into your chest or throat as a great natural alternative to Vicks rub.

Lemon – Great as a cleaning aid and a natural antihistamine, lemon essential oil also increases immunity and relieves the symptoms of respiratory conditions. Lemon helps ease congestion, can assist with muscle pain and helps to create a calming, relaxed environment.

Peppermint – If you are suffering from a cold or flu, peppermint oil is what you need. Peppermint opens airways and sinuses, helps fight infection and relieves muscular pain. To relive congestion, combine peppermint, eucalyptus and lemon essential oils in a large bowl of hot water and inhale the vapours.

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