Apparently, even though December has passed and we are well on our way to February, the weather has decided that we haven’t had enough snow and freezing weather. So instead of wanting to go out in the sub-zero temperatures of the world, all I have wanted to do for the past week is curl up inside the house and stay warm.
This is great for family bonding time and getting work done that you’ve been putting off, but not so great for your health. If one of us gets the flu, we are all going down for the count.
But I am determined not to let that happen. One of the things we have been using to not only help prevent us from getting sick but also to fight off any minor signs of a possible flu is essential oil flu capsules. These capsules are incredibly easy to make and cost almost next to nothing. All you need are a couple of different oils* and some veggie caps.
*Please make sure that your oils are a grade/quality that is able to be ingested or taken internally. If the bottle or company does not clarify if this is possible, do not use those oils for this.
OILS YOU WILL NEED & WHY:
Frankincense is one of the top “be all to end all” oils out there. Not only does it have amazing restorative properties for the body, but works to help support a healthy immune, nervous, and digestive system along with promoting overall healthy cellular functions which are key when preventing or fighting a cold
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
Melaleuca is another great oil to have because of the sheer number of conditions it helps to treat. This oil contains the holy trinity of “anti”s for cold season consisting of antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Using melaleuca for colds is perfect for both promoting a healthy immune system but also helps with prevention by protecting against environmental and seasonal threats that occur especially in winter.
Although often thought of as being used in the kitchen, this essential oil has a lot of benefits that are crucial during the flu season. Along with its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Oregano can help with maintaining healthy immune function as well as healthy respiratory functions, relieving you of any upper chest ailments such as a cough.
Another oil with the holy trinity of “anti”s, Cinnamon bark has antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties along with the added bonus of being an antioxidant. With these, Cinnamon bark helps to maintain a healthy immune system as well as helping with digestive and circulatory problems that may arise due to your bodies weakened state.
Although last myrrh is one of the top oils on this list for “anti”s. With anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-infectious, myrrh is a true powerhouse for helping to reduce inflammation in the sinuses, throat, and lungs, thinning mucus, and simply giving your immune system another extra boost.
HOW TO MAKE:
In a veggie capsule, combine:
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Melaleuca essential oil
1 drop Oregano essential oil
1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil
1 drop Myrrh essential oil
Securely close the veggie capsule and take immediately. You may repeat this process once a day for prevention or every 6 hours when sick until symptoms disappear.