Top Tips – Essential Oils for Viruses
So what essential oils should you have to hand this autumn/winter to keep the viruses at bay. Well there are many anti-viral oils and below I have listed just 3 of the common viruses you may be trying to avoid.
1. Common Cold – Tea Tree is the ‘first aid oil’ so should be in every home. It is not only anti-viral but also anti-sceptic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It will also boost the immune system and is also pretty safe to use around the home in household cleaners, a relaxing bath or footspa or simple add some to a burner. It will help keep viruses at bay but also infections.
2. Sore Throat – Lemon is also anti-viral and a tonic and can be added to tea tree and used as above. Also, take a few drops of carrier oil (olive/rapeseed or any other oil you have handy) and add 1 drop of essential oil of Lemon and rub it directly to the throat. Repeat up to 4 times a day.
3. Herpes Simplex (Cold Sore) – Bergamot is anti-septic, anti-flammatory and cooling. Take a cotton bud and put 1 drop of Bergamot on it and then apply to the affected area only. Repeat up to 6 times a day.