Virtually all essential oils have some antimicrobial properties, but winter is the season of the virus—which is particularly difficult to combat.
While there is no research to show that EOs can stop the flu in its tracks, there are several wonderful things essential oils CAN do to help us during the cold and flu season!
Citrus oils are known to get rid of airborne germs (Valnet, 1982) and can support the immune system and immune response. Several other essential oils are known for their affinity for the respiratory system and their ability to ease some of the symptoms of cold and flu.
Two of these essential oils are peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and eucalyptus (usuallyE. globulus). Note that these oils can overwhelm some respiratory systems, especially those of young children, so opt for an alternative if needed.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata) can be used instead of…
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