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.