Health, Remedies

Essential Oils to Prevent Illness


essential oils to fight illnessWinter is upon us. The cold, raining days can lead to more inside time and less fresh air time. Being cooped up indoors can lead to an unwelcome germ-fest—especially if you have school-age kids.

Germs are practically everywhere!

It can be an overwhelming job to keep germs at bay, especially if your little ones are surrounded by millions of germs daily. As an involved parent, you want what’s best for your children, but frequent sick days and trips to the doctor sometimes don’t fit into your schedule. So how do you keep your kids healthy?  

Essential Oil Benefits

Essential oils may be just the answer you’re looking for. Essential oils have healing properties that can:

  • Decrease respiratory illnesses effects
  • Break up mucous
  • Quiet coughs
  • Soothe ear infections
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • And many more!

 essential oil bottle 

Must Have Essential Oils

The three must have essential oils that you should always keep on hand are:

  • Peppermint Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil

While you can experience healing benefits from many different essential oils, these main oils are great for protecting against bacteria, viruses, and germs.

Eucalyptus oil. This powerful decongestant has the capability to subdue a coughing and decrease the symptoms of many respiratory illnesses. In fact, Eucalyptus oil is the leading ingredient in Vicks Vapor Rub, many cough drops, and cough medicine. But, now you can get the same benefits from the natural essential oil itself. The main ingredient in Eucalyptus oil is a chemical component Cineole also known as 1.8 Cineole. This component is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and a powerful antioxidant.

Peppermint oil. This oil is a natural pain killer and is proven to decrease joint and muscle pain. It can also lessen respiratory infection symptoms. The main ingredient in Peppermint oil is Menthol. Menthol is a dynamo compound for eliminating head lice and mosquitoes. Other ingredients in peppermint oil include the virus-fighting camphor and carvacorl both of which are extremely resistant to bacteria.

Lavender oil. The anti-viral properties and natural decongestant properties make this oil a must-have for winter colds. It gets its applause for the capability to comfort whooping cough, throat infections and many other respiratory illnesses symptoms. It also works as a great bug repellent.

Whatever essential oil you choose to combat illnesses, you can feel reassured that your children will have less sick days, and more energy with these potent immune boosting essential oils.


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