During the winter months it is common to develop bronchial infections, sinus infections, throat infections and viral, lung and bacterial infections if your immunity is low. These can truly make you feel unwell and interrupt your life for prolonged periods if not remedied. It seems though that keeping these at bay is almost impossible when you are surrounded by others sneezing and coughing all over you. Luckily there are a few things you can do to help combat some of the symptoms and help you to recover faster if you happen to catch a flu or virus.
One of the most helpful oils to combat these infections is Eucalyptus oil which is great for boosting your immune system and can help relieve respiratory conditions. This oil is also great for sore throats, coughs, headaches and seasonal allergies. Eucalyptus oil woks due to its ability to stimulate immunity and provide antioxidant protection. Always put a few drops only in a burner only as too much of an oil can negate some of its positive properties.
Peppermint oil is another winter oil great for muscle aches and pains associated with these conditions above. It can also help with seasonal allergy symptoms, boost energy levels when you are feeling a little flat due to infection, and help with digestive complaints. Red pine needle oil will also help with your immune system and help fight off viruses and always remember that tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic.
When combining these oils in the following recipe it can help combat all of the above-mentioned problems, bronchial infection, sinus infection, throat infection and viral, lung and bacterial infections which will help you quickly get back to good health.
All you have to do is put 8 drops of each of these oils into a vaporizer with water and then inhale the steam that the vaporizer is producing. These oils as mentioned above are eucalyptus, peppermint, red pine needle oil, and tea tree oil. Simply do this a few times and then let the rest of the oils fill the room.
Next time you are feeling a little unwell and have one of these illnesses give this oil combination a go and it may have you feeling better in no time at all. This simple remedy can help with the symptoms and those awful feelings that come with the illness. It is important that if these are not helping however that you go see a health care professional for a proper diagnosis of your illness.
Jenetta Haim runs Stressfree Management (R) at Greystanes in Sydney, Australia. Jenetta specializes in assisting your health and lifestyle in all areas by developing programs on either a corporate or personal level to suit your needs. For more information check out the website at http://www.stressfreemanagement.com.au
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