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Common Cold Aromatherapy

Author: Dr. Larita
October 1, 2012

Do you hear a lot of sneezing in your workplace? I work in a large office that has many cubicles. We are closed off from each other somewhat, but when it comes to sneezing, I know germs are definitely in the air. Every time I hear a sneeze close to my area, I spray my plant sprayer containing 2 cups of water, 15 drops of tea tree, 10 drops of eucalyptus and 5 drops of peppermint essential oil. When I am sneezing myself, I go through the following routine.

First, I put 1 drop each of thyme, tea tree, lavender and clove essential oils in a bowl of hot water. Then I put a towel over my head and breath deeply for 5 minutes. At this point I  drink a cup of hot water containing 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 drops of eucalyptus, 1 drop of lemon and 1 drop of tea tree essential oil.

Next, I take a hot bath into which I add 2 drops of thyme, 2 drops of tea tree, 1 drop of eucalyptus and 3 drops of lemon essential oil and I lie back and inhale deeply. When I get out of the bath, I massage my neck, chest and sinus area with 1 drop of lemon, 2 drops of eucalyptus and 3 drops of rosemary diluted in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.

When I go to work, I carry a tissue containing 1 drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, clove and ginger essential oil. I sniff that during the day to keep the sneezes at bay. I may have to do it all over again for a couple of days but it is definitely worth it.


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