Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter Remedies

We're suffering one of the worst cold and flu seasons in years. Don't forget about the wonderful therapeutic benefits essential oils can provide. The herb lemongrass is a traditional ingredient in soup used against coughs and colds; we like our Lemongrass Essential Oil [Prima Fleur No. 145] for wiping countertops and handles (use a drop on a damp cloth). For inhalation and massage, Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil [No. 216] may help improve respiratory conditions such as cold, flu, sinus infection, and bronchitis. Wild Saro oil, also known as Mandravasarotra Essential Oil [No. 376], is uplifting with herbaceous, lemony, and fruity notes. It helps infectious states and is fabulous for inhalation for sinusitis, rhinitis, and asthma. In Malagasy, mandravasarotra means "what keeps evil away." Ravintsara Essential Oil [No. 163] is well known as both a defender against winter maladies and a soothing detoxifier at the end of a bout of flu or cold. Use it in diffusers, baths, chest rubs, and room sprays.

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