With the winter season right around the corner and the cold weather fast approaching, you’re probably prepping for some warm nights curled up by the fire, a toasty hot chocolate or some great snowball fights. You’re probably also prepping for the inevitable first cold of the season. To help you get ready, no matter when that cold hits, today we’re talking about eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
Keeping that common winter ailment – the dreaded cough and cold – at bay means treating your body well: eating right, drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep, taking your daily vitamins. Unfortunately, sometimes, no matter what we do, that cold will come calling and knock you on your butt. Be ready with a bottle of eucalyptus oil.
So many of us are tempted to turn to those over-the-counter medications at the first sign of a cold, but when you’ve got a little bottle of eucalyptus oil in your medicine cabinet, that’s not necessary. There are so many ways to use eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
One of the best ways to use eucalyptus oil to reduce the symptoms of a cold is by massaging it into the soles of your feet. Mix it with some carrier oil and rub it in. The same can be done to the chest to relieve congestion and open the airways, making it easier to breathe.
Steam inhalation is another great way to achieve relief. Simply boil a pot of water on the stove and then add 3-4 drops of oil. Turn off the burner and place a towel over your head and breathe deeply for 10 minutes. The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties in the eucalyptus oil will treat the cold and open up the breathing passageways in the nose, providing instant relief.
Take a hot bath before bed to help your body relax and to relieve achy, sore muscles. Just run the tub and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil, sit back and breathe deep.
Eucalyptus oil in a diffuser is a great way to get relief at night. Simply turn it on before you’re ready for bed and let the soothing scent clear blocked nasal passages and clear a congested chest. This can significantly improve your sleep – something that’s crucial when you’re fighting a cold!
At Thursday Plantation, we’ve got the good stuff – 100% pure, high quality eucalyptus oil. Trust it for your worst cough and cold symptoms.
Find it today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.
The spring season isn’t typically associated with cough and cold symptoms, even though many of us experience congestion and stuffiness as the weather warms up. Whether this is as a result of springtime allergies or just a regular cold, the laboured breathing, especially at night, can make it harder to sleep or even just make it through the day with all cylinders firing. Of course, you can turn to those non-natural remedies for relief, or you can try eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
Most of us probably remember using (or still do use) that typical chest rub to help open up airways – the one with the familiar soothing scent and cooling feeling when lathered on. However, the non-natural ingredients in such products may not be the best thing for you, so why not go the all-natural route instead? You can get the same results using ingredients that are not chemical-based, ingredients such as coconut oil and eucalyptus oil for cough and cold relief.
Here’s our DIY vapour rub recipe. This is a great, all-natural alternative to the store-bought version, and it is super easy to make. It’s made with essential oils and beeswax and coconut oil as a carrier. Together these all-natural ingredients have the same impact, without all the side-effects. Chemicals need not apply.
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles
- 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
Start by melting your beeswax in a double-boiler, stirring constantly. Once it is completely melted, let it cool for a few minutes, then add your coconut oil and your essential oils. Stir until all the ingredients are blended well together. Store the blended mixture in an air-tight container and let it infuse for 24 hours before use. This can be stored and used for a year!
If you’re making this for small children, consider using about half the concentration of essential oils to further dilute it for those with more sensitive skin.
That familiar scent we all associate with the store-bought brands comes from eucalyptus oil for cough and colds, but with many other chemical additives, so why not get the same relief using all-natural ingredients?
Using Thursday Plantation eucalyptus essential oil, you can get natural relief from that bothersome springtime cough and cold with DIY vapour rub. Breathe deeply for maximum results.
Find it at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.