Genuine Essential Oils are pure distillations of the aromatic parts of a plant or tree such as blossoms, leaves, roots, bark, and resins. Essential oils have been used for centuries to fight the symptoms of the flu and common cold, such as headaches, bodily aches and pains, fatigue, and congestion. With the fall and winter months approaching, catching a case of the common cold or flu can quickly bring your spirits down. Luckily, there are many essential oils that provide soothing, comforting relief and support healing. Furthermore, essential oils can be used as a natural disinfectant to kill germs on surfaces, such as counters and doorknobs, or in the air of each room.

You can add them to your bathwater, diffuse them in the air you breathe or even apply them directly to your skin. Essential oils help the body fight off infection and serve to strengthen the immune system.

Here are some common medicinal oils used to help heal the body:

Oil

Benefits

Lemon

clears your nasal passages and allows for steady breathing

Lavender

relieves stress, fatigue, depression, and headaches

Peppermint

reduces coughs, sinusitis, and throat infections

Thyme

has antibacterial activity to help fight respiratory infections

Eucalyptus

reduces fevers and fights viruses

Tea tree oil

inhibits bacteria and fights infections

Chamomile

relieves cold and flu symptoms

Clove

has antiviral and antifungal properties to clean surfaces or air

Cinnamon

can clean surfaces or air

Rosemary

is a nontoxic way to clean surfaces or air

Essential oils and their use can have many therapeutic benefits, including reducing cortisol levels, relieving achy muscles and headaches, and bringing oxygen to your blood.

Some of the best essential oils for fighting stress and promoting relaxation include Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, and Ylang Ylang. Emotionally, they can both calm you down, and uplift your spirits by helping your body find equilibrium. Mentally, the oils will clear your brain from the clutter, and focus your thoughts.

Spiritually, essential oils can lift you to a higher vibration. Blends like “Believe”, “Harmony”, and “Surrender” are known to stimulate the pineal gland and our emotional centers in the limbic region of the brain.