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Eucalyptus Essentials Oils Help Prevent Summer and Winter Colds

May 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 211

Getting colds is extremely uncomfortable and annoying. The cold itself causes nasal drainage, coughing and down time. Preventing a cold is the simplest way to deal with a cold but what do you do if you get a cold. Using Eucalyptus essential oils can help you overcome a cold. I know they've helped me.

Every year starting about mid-February or March in 1998 till about 2000 I would get a winter cold. In 1998 not only did I lose my voice for a month but I was bedridden from that cold. Every year my primary care physician ran the same tests then told me to use Robitussin dm, chloreseptic spray and drink tea. It took time and was uncomfortable but it worked and the cold went away.

After my cold in 2000 I decided to make a change. Knowing Eucalyptus Essential oils were a useful tool to preventing and overcoming colds I researched the best methods to use them. I started to use Eucalyptus Essential oils to prevent getting a cold. It worked. I no longer got colds. Following are a few steps that I use to prevent colds.

First, I put a drop of Eucalyptus Radiata, a gentle form of eucalyptus, in my neti pot with sea salt and warm water. I tip the neti pot to one nostril and inhale a little of the water sea salt eucalyptus oil liquid. Then I do the opposite nostril alternating till the liquid is gone. Most of the time the mixture is right but occasionally it is a little too strong. Then I remix it or add more warm water to it. While it cleans each nostril it opens each nasal passage and after a few minutes I can breathe through my nose again. Some of it makes its way down the back of the throat to help clean it.

Next, I use Eucalyptus Dives or Eucalyptus Globulus and apply them to my throat and chest. I still drink tea. When I hear the news that a lot of people are getting colds I diffuse and apply the eucalyptus oils. Since I started using them I haven't had to visit my doctor for a cold.

Occasionally, I have gotten a summer cold being around a friend with a cold. Unfortunately not expecting to get a cold at that time of year I was unprepared. When it did happen I immediately used the oils and the cold passed quickly. Even though that has not happened in a long time I know which oils to use and keep them stocked. As long as I use the essential oils I don't get colds.

Preventing colds requires investment of time and effort but it pays off when you don't have to experience blowing your nose, coughing, and making a doctor visit. Using the different Eucalyptus essential oils helps you build protection and defend against catching a cold or if you have one they help you overcome the cold. Carrying the oils with you and keeping your neti pot and supplies close during those times of year when people start catching a cold, you can easily use the oils to assist you in keeping those colds away from you.

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