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Caring for Coughs & Colds


Coughs and colds can be clingy companions even as we transition into springtime weather. So, how do you leave cold season behind you? A consistent routine of wellness is the best way to ensure that you and your family stay ready all year round. We’ve compiled some tips on using essential oils in your routines! 

Sleep

Getting plenty of rest is essential to overall health. Your body needs a regular night’s sleep to regenerate, refresh and renew each day! Enhance your nighttime routine by: 

  • Diffusing a few drops of dōTERRA Serenity® essential oil for a relaxing aroma that helps to create a restful environment. 
  • Rolling dōTERRA Touch® Lavender on the bottoms of your feet at bedtime for a calming aroma.
  • Dialing up the self-care by soaking in a warm bath with a drop of Lavender* essential oil. 

Clean

Create a healthy environment with a sparkling clean living space. Regularly wiping down high-contact surfaces in the home, car, or workplace will keep your spaces fresh and reduce unwanted threats! Staying hydrated can also help keep your body clean. For a fresh boost of flavor, try adding a drop of Lemon essential oil to a glass of water. 

Aromatherapy

When you’re working hard to keep up a lifestyle of wellness, some Natural Health Product essential oils can be used in aromatherapy to supplement your efforts and help relieve the symptoms of coughs and colds! Try any of the following aromatic techniques to help you feel your best again.

  • Steam: Add 3-4 drops of NHP essential oil to a bowl of hot water. Cup your hands around the rim and take deep breaths of the steam. 
  • Rub: Using Fractionated Coconut Oil as a carrier, rub a few drops of NHP essential oil into chest, back of neck, and/or temples. 
  • Diffuse: Diffuse 3-4 drops of NHP essential oil in your favorite diffuser. 
  • Bath: Add 4-5 drops of NHP essential oil to an Epsom salt bath and soak for no more than 20 minutes. 

Not sure where to start? Here are our NHP essential oil recommendations for your aromatherapy practices:  

*Used in aromatherapy to relieve coughs and colds: Cardamom, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Ginger, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lime 

*Used in aromatherapy to relieve headaches: Lemongrass, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Lavender, Clary Sage 

*NHP #: 80060980 (Bergamot), 80060953 (Cardamom), 80060984 (Clary Sage), 80073542 (Clove Bud), 80060929 (Cypress), 80060954 (Ginger), 80060963 (Helichrysum), 80061038 (Lavender), 80060961 


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