The week before I was getting ready for the MS Bike I came down with a horrible cold. It was my first one since getting diagnosed with MS in 2014. I was super shocked that it had actually been that long but it just goes to show you how well I take care of myself. I knew I needed to use my cold busting remedies stat!
In 2015 I discovered that every time I felt a cold coming on I could hit it with my cold busting remedies and I generally felt better in a few days without the cold going full blown.
With a combination of taking over the counter Advil Cold & Sinus, diffusing essential oils and drinking a garlic tea concoction I’ve figured out how my body best fights off colds. Sharing this information in case you feel drawn to trying for yourself.
Garlic Tea Instructions:
- Take 1 – 2 Garlic Gloves. I smoosh (technical term) or chop them up finely and boil them in hot water.
- Add 1 spoonful of raw honey. If you can find manuka honey that’s even more amazing.
- I then add 1 drop of lemon essential oil and 1 drop of oregano oil to the liquid. Be careful that you use a lot of water as the oregano oil by doTERRA is potent stuff.
Warning: Your Breath Will Suffer From This Tea 🙂
Diffusing Essential Oils
In addition to the tea, I diffuse 3 drops of Breathe (US Name) or Easy Air (Canadian Name) in my diffuser to help clear up any congestion I’m experiencing. The blend contains Peppermint, Lemon & Cardamom which all help to relieve colds and coughs*. I’ll alternate Breathe with Bergamot as well since it also has amazing properties that help relieve colds and coughs* when used in Aromatherapy!
*Approved health claim by Health Canada
I hope you’re not dealing with summer colds but if you are I hope you add these to your cold fighting tactics. In addition to over the counter medicine they are a great support to our immune systems.
Happy Cold Busting!
As always, if you’re curious on how to purchase doTERRA essential oils I can help you get started with a wholesale membership (all the savings!) – reach out to me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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