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Essential Oils for Flu Symptoms

Flu season is upon us, and it's time to get control of those nasty flu symptoms.

Never let congestion, sore throats, muscles aches, headaches, or coughs get you down again. Beat the flu with our best essential oils for flu symptoms! 

When those sniffles and coughs first hit, it may be your first instinct to reach for over-the-counter medication to quell these symptoms. And while these medications may sometimes work, they aren't always the ideal choice. Taking such medications, especially inconsistent and significant doses, can actually do more harm than good. If taken regularly, these medications can cause potential side effects or reactions in sensitive or allergic people. That is why it is always good to have a natural alternative on hand, such as essential oils, to combat your flu symptoms. Try our favorite essential oils for flu symptoms to opt-out of flu season this year and enjoy the year symptom-free!

Best Essential Oils for Flu Symptoms

Coughs and Sore Throat

Best Essential Oil for Coughs and Sore Throats: Cardamom

As a strong, sweet yet spicy oil, Cardamom can help relieve sore throats. The oil can also aid in soothing dry coughs, clearing up congestion, and defeating germs, making it a great essential oil for coughs. Part of our Wellness and Mood Collections, Cardamom helps promote mental clarity while encouraging an overall healthier immune system. 

Best Essential Oil Blend for Coughs and Sore Throats: Deep Breathe

With a mixture of Ravintsara, Rosemary, Pine, and Lime essential oils, Deep Breathe is the perfect essential oil for sore throats and coughs. This blend will help promote deeper breathing while soothing your throat and calming your cough. Additionally, Deep Breathe helps clean the air of germs, clear your congestion, and boost your body’s natural immune system.


Best Essential Oil for Congestion: Eucalyptus 

Best Essential Oil for Congestion

Both Eucalyptus citriodora and Eucalyptus radiata are excellent essential oils to use if you are helping to ease your congestion. The oils contain antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-infectious properties that help promote a healthier respiratory system. Eucalyptus also helps boost deeper breathing while easing congestion. The oils can also help relieve head and sinus tensions and pain.


Best Essential Oil Blend for Congestion: Breathe Ease

Say goodbye to congestion with our Breathe Ease blend made from Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Myrtle, Peppermint, Spruce, Ravintsara, Pine , and Marjoram. Use this oil to unclog your respiratory system and break down any mucus or phlegm. Breathe a sigh of relief with our Breathe Ease blend and alleviate any sinus or respiratory congestion quickly.

Body and Muscle Aches

Best Essential Oil For Body and Muscle Aches: Cinnamon Bark 

As a strong hot oil, Cinnamon Bark oil can provide various benefits and support for your health. Cinnamon Bark oil contains natural purifying properties that can clean the air and support your body’s immune defenses with a strong and spicy scent. This oil is beneficial for calming body and muscle aches while also helping boost circulation. The hot oil provides a warming sensation that helps soothe fatigued and sore muscles and joints, making it the perfect essential oil for muscle aches.

Best Essential Oil Blend For Body and Muscle Aches: Relieve Me

As the name suggests, our Relieve Me blend is the perfect essential oil to relieve any body aches or muscle pains you might be having. With a combination of Helichrysum gymnocephalum, Wintergreen, Clove Bud, Cypress, Peppermint, and Marjoram, this blend helps you relax your body and re-energize your senses. Part of our Relief Collection, this blend is the perfect essential oil for body aches.


Best Essential Oil for Headaches: Peppermint

As one of the most versatile oils, Peppermint oil is perfect for alleviating headaches. Mix with a carrier oil and apply topically to your forehead and sinus areas to relieve pain and aches. You can use Peppermint oil to clear any mental fog and headaches or improve your focus and alertness. In addition, Peppermint oil is also very good for opening up sinuses and relieving congestion. As a result of its relieving properties, Peppermint oil is a great essential oil for headaches.

Best Essential Oil Blend for Headaches: Migraine Support

With a blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, Helichrysum gymnocephalum, Roman Chamomile, and Helichrysum italicum, Migraine Support combines a variety of relieving and soothing oils to help ease headaches. The blend’s sweet, floral, and minty aroma helps calm you, putting you in the perfect headspace of relaxation. 


Best Essential Oil for Fatigue: Lime

Perk up with the fresh citrusy scent of Lime oil. With a sharp, crisp, fruity, and pungent aroma, use Lime essential oil to push fatigue out of the way and get you up on your feet for a full day of action. Uplift your mood, boost your energy, and clear any mental fatigue with just a few drops of Lime.

Best Essential Oil Blend for Fatigue: Revitalize 

Revitalize combines a complex oil blend of Lemon, Orange, Black Cumin, Fennel, Peppermint, Neem, Clove Bud, Ginger Root, Ravintsara, Lemongrass, Spearmint, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Helichrysum italicum, Sandalwood, and Frankincense in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil to create a strong, flowery, citrusy, uplifting scent. Part of our Energy Collection, Revitalize helps boost your energy, uplift your mood, and promote motivation.

Best Overall Essential Oil Blend for Flu: Flu Time

Need an all-in-one best essential oil for flu symptoms? Our Flu Time blend is exactly what you need! From achy muscles to congested airways, to constant sniffles, to restless nights, Flu Time can help combat all your flu symptoms. Containing a mixture of Frankincense, Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon Bark, Lime, Ginger Root, and Lavender essential oils in a base of 80% Fractionated Coconut Oil, Flu Time combines the best essential oils to attend to each of your symptoms all at once. Support your body’s natural immune response and kill those pesky germs around you with this blend. Use Flu Time to ease headaches, relieve congested airways, expel trapped phlegm, soothe sore throats, and calm dry coughs. Have this blend always by your side and keep yourself protected from flu season this year!