Les bienfaits des huiles essentielles

The benefits of essential oils

Which essential oil for colds?

This is the time of year when the sniffles and sneezes start to show up. At the first sign of a cold, it's tempting to take an over-the-counter medication like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. But what if I told you that there is an alternative that could help relieve your symptoms? Essential oils are natural substances extracted from plants and flowers.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a good choice for colds. It is very effective on the digestive system and has a cooling effect. Distilled peppermint oil is perfect for making your own inhaler. The main ingredient in this essential oil is menthol, which helps decongest and reduce headaches caused by pressure in the back of the nose, throat, or sinuses. You can also use it as a massage oil or add a few drops to warm water for aromatherapy baths that will help you relax on sick days at home!

eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is a good choice if you want to treat your cold. It has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which makes it useful for reducing pain and inflammation in the mucous membranes of the nose, throat, sinuses and lungs.

Eucalyptus also has expectorant properties which will help you get rid of excess mucus as it thins phlegm. This can be helpful when you are congested or have chest congestion due to a cold or chronic bronchitis. Eucalyptus oil also acts as an excellent antiviral by directly attacking viruses before they have time to replicate into more harmful viruses inside your body.

Essential oils applied to scented candles are excellent for colds

There's a reason essential oils are used in aromatherapy. When scented candles are lit, they help you breathe easier and can even relieve congestion. Also, they help you relax and get the sleep you need so much, which is very important if you feel bad.

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