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September 7, 2018

7 Essential Oils for the Cold and Flu Season

We all know how it goes: first, you get a slightly stuffy nose and an occasional cough. Within a few days, what you thought might be allergies progresses to constant headaches, full-blown congestion, seemingly constant sneezing, and all-over body aches. It’s a cold. Or worse, the flu. Almost instantly, you quarantine yourself in your room so that you don’t pass germs to the rest of the house or family.

When the cold and flu creep up, the go-to solution for many people is to reach for the over-the-counter medicines. While these may work, you can end up taking a concoction of various medicines that could have side effects. To avoid all that, why not try a natural remedy first?

Essential oils have excellent health benefits, including fighting against the common cold and flu. To help you and your family keep those nasty germs at bay, you should use these seven amazing essential oils.

1. Immune Strength

Our Immune Strength blend combines the power of several single essential oils to create one powerful disinfectant. With the help of Cinnamon Bark, Lemon, Oregano, Eucalyptus citriodora, and seven other oils, Immune Strength can help to naturally disinfect both the air and surfaces in your home or workspace so that you can avoid getting sick. In fact, our Tohi Multi-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate and Tohi Foaming Hand Soap contain Immune Strength to make it easier to keep your home and hands clean. This means that those cold and flu germs will have a harder time sticking to you, which keeps you healthy and happy.

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2. Sacred Immune Strength

Sacred Immune Strength closely follows the formula of our original Immune Strength blend. The main difference between the two is that instead of Eucalyptus, Sacred Immune Strength contains Sacred Frankincense. This modified blend has the same disinfecting and health-promoting properties as the original; however, it does promote stronger internal health properties. Because of this, we decided to fortify our Tohi Defend Immunity Supplement with the Sacred Immune Strength blend to help keep your immune system strong enough to fight against colds and flus.

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3. Cardamom

This warm, spicy-sweet oil is one of the most effective oils for fighting a cold or flu virus. Cardamom has soothing properties that help ease a dry, constant cough. Not only that, but Cardamom is excellent at relieving congestion and supporting a healthy immune system, which can help you eliminate unwanted germs. In short, Cardamom’s therapeutic benefits support healthy immune system function while also bringing relief from common seasonal ailments.

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4. Lemon

Lemon is one of the most common essential oils because of its seemingly all-inclusive benefits. But did you know that Lemon can help ease the symptoms of a cold or flu? Lemon essential oil has natural disinfecting, energizing, and purifying properties, which means that it basically helps with everything. From coughing and congestion to fevers and fatigue, Lemon essential oil can give your mind and body the boost it needs to get better.

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5. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus oil has a strong, fresh aroma that is great for colds and flus. A tell-tale sign of these viruses is congestion. If you feel stuffed up or have a chest cough, Eucalyptus can help open the airways and ease coughs. Eucalyptus’ purifying and cleansing properties also help kill the harmful germs and viruses that got you sick in the first place. When applied topically, Eucalyptus also has a cooling effect, which feels great when you feel overheated.

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6. Flu Time

The name of this expertly crafted blend says it all! Flu Time is the perfect blend for protecting yourself and your family against unwanted germs, and for relieving early symptoms of the flu and common cold. With a blend that includes Peppermint, Frankincense, Lime, and Lavender, Flu Time not only helps increase your energy but also calms the mind when you feel tired or hazy from your cold. The various oils’ purifying properties can also help purify the air to help you avoid getting sick and get better faster.

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7. Deep Breathe

Perhaps one of the worst parts of having a cold or flu is having a congested airway. When you’re sick, the air around you can also feel stale and stuffy, which doesn’t help you breathe any better. Our Deep Breathe blend makes it easy to clear the air and improve your breathing, so you can go about your day enjoying the smells around you – including the Deep Breathe blend!

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Does this come in a set if so what is the price.

Carolyn Ballentine | September 10, 2018 | Reply

Please correct and change the name breathe deep to breathe ease.

Jay | September 11, 2018 | Reply

Are any of these or another safe for use during pregnancy? I want to prevent sickness as much as possible.

Elizabeth | October 14, 2018 | Reply

Will rubbing immune strength on your neck and chest be helpful for sore throats?

Patricia | May 4, 2019 | Reply

    Immune Strength can definitely help with a sore throat! Just be sure to dilute the oil before applying it topically, and do a patch test to make sure you won’t experience any irritation.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | May 7, 2019 | Reply