I just kicked a cold. Kicked it to the curb.
My son had one, from the changing of the weather. I knew it was coming. You can only kiss on a snotty nose and stand in the trajectory line of so many sneezes before they just jump right over to you. And when they jumped, I practically leapt up and caught them.
It was coming on with a vengeance. Hot, achy, sinus pressure, teeth and ears aching. Misery.
So I started on my oils. Before it could get me down, I had to get it down.
I thought for some of my “newbie” friends (newer than me :) ) to oils that I would break down what I did to beat a cold. Simple stuff.
First line of defense for me is always On Guard. On Guard boosts the immune system and helps your body fight whatever it needs to be fighting. In my case, a cold. What did I do with the On Guard? Well, I took it in capsules or popped a few On Guard beadlets every few hours. I take/apply this every day, but when I feel something “coming on,” I double it up.
My second line of defense is Oregano. Oregano oil is a horrible smelling oil. Trust me, but don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself :) Oregano oil is anti-everything bad and is SO powerful. At the first sight/smell/feel (?) of a cold or other illness, I apply Oregano oil with some fractionated coconut oil to the bottoms of my feet. Then I promptly put socks on so that smelly substance doesn’t tramp all over my carpets! The leftover Oregano Oil that is on my hands, I rub into my throat/neck. I also take Oregano Oil in the same capsules with the On Guard, every few hours.
Third, I apply some Melaleuca. Melaleuca kills viruses on contact and is great to soothe a sore throat. So I add a few drops of this oil into my same trusty capsules every few hours. Then I apply it topically to my neck and behind my ears (which soothes the earache associated with colds and makes sure that it doesn’t turn into an ear infection.)
Lastly, to ease the sinus pressure, congestion and pain, I turn to one of doTERRA’s fabulous blends: Breathe. Breathe contains eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, melaleuca and more oils that help unblock sinuses, clear out the “gunk” and allow you to, well, breathe for lack of a better word. We LOVE Breathe oil. I apply it straight onto my sinuses (nose, forehead area) and then also with some fractionated coconut oil, I rub it all over my chest. Within seconds, I am inhaling deeply and the pressure in my sinuses is clearing (and my nose is running freely! which if you’re ever had a sinus issue, you know is a great feeling!)
Of course, everyone’s body chemistry/makeup is a little different. So if you are a doTERRA lover, you may have a different lineup that you swear by to knock out a cold/flu bug. But this one is mine. All mine.
Just kidding. You’re welcome to use it to. In fact, I’d be tickled if you did!
If you are interested in trying any of these products for yourself, let me know and I will hook.you.up. :)
And PS- I know some of you are rolling your eyes and thinking that this is way too complicated for you. I understand. I felt that way at first too. But now, almost 9 months into using doTERRA, I can’t imagine going back. Instead of taking a DayQuil + Ibuprofen every few hours, spraying my nose with nasal spray way too much, then taking NyQuil at night, only to cover up symptoms without going to the root of the problem, doTERRA helps my body to HEAL by addressing the cold at the cellular level- from the