Essential Oils for the Common Cold

Essential Oils for the Common Cold

Mar 04 , 2018

So since basically everyone I know is sick right about now I wanted to share some essential oil blends that I know work really well for me when I'm fighting a cold. I originally read about these in "The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherepy".

Here are five different methods and blends for when you're feeling under the weather with a common cold.

 ** The material in this blog post is intended for education and general interest and is not intended or implied to substitute for professional medical advice **


For a steam inhalation method use 1 drop of each of the following essential oils:

  • Geranium
  • Thyme linalol
  • Lavender


Blend the following essential oils together then dilute with some carrier oil and drop into a hot bath:

  • Tea tree- 2 drops
  • Thyme linalol- 2 drops
  • Cardamom- 3 drops
  • Eucalyptus radiata- 1 drop
  • Geranium- 3 drops


Blend 2 drops of the following essential oils and use 1 drop on a tissue to inhale whenever you need:

  • Peppermint
  • Thyme linalol
  • Eucalyptus radiata
  • (1 drop) cardamom


Blend together the following essential oils then dilute into 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and massage around your chest, neck, and sinus areas (forehead and cheeks). Make sure to stay away from your eye area.

  • Rosemary- 2 drops
  • Eucalyptus radiata- 2 drops
  • Lemon- 1 drop


Blend together the following essential oils then dilute by adding 5 drops to a teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil or aloe vera gel and massage over your chest and back.

  • Eucalyptus radiata- 5 drops
  • Ravensara- 2 drops
  • Niaouli- 2 drops
  • Thyme linalol- 1 drop

Stay healthy this flu season  <3


The Prosecco Fairy

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