As we go full speed into that time of year when it seems everyone around you is sniffling, coughing, sneezing, and the lists goes on, it seems almost impossible to avoid all of the germs floating around in the air. Let’s talk about how we can stay happy and healthy in this environment.

As we go full speed into that time of year when it seems everyone around you is sniffling, coughing, sneezing, and the lists goes on, it seems almost impossible to avoid all of the germs floating around in the air.  Let’s talk about how we can stay happy and healthy in this environment.

Using a cold air diffuser daily can eliminate and destroy airborne germs & bacteria.  The benefits of this type of diffuser abound!   Cold air diffusers diffuse essential oil into the air around you in micro-fine particles that stay suspended there for several hours.  This increases ozone and negative ions in the air, reducing bacteria and increasing the body’s ability to transport oxygen into the cells, resulting in a healthier immune system and creating an unfriendly terrain for bacteria and viruses within the body.

And because we understand that the overuse of antibiotics, could be to blame for the plague of drug resistant infections, we’d also do well to steer clear of antibacterial handwashes, wipes, and other products.  But, how can we resist infection and provide our bodies with ant-bacterial defense without depleting our bodies?  One simple and effective answer is therapeutic grade Essential Oils.  Essential oils have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.

Therapeutic grade essential oils are complex in nature, being made up of hundreds of different chemical parts.  Each of those naturally occurring parts have a different job, working together and harmonizing with the others to protect your body and serve as a line of defense against viruses and pathogens

But where to start?!  Place a diffuser somewhere in the main area of your home that can be used daily.  To receive the most benefits from your oils, diffuse in small increments throughout the day.  However, experts say you won’t overdue it even if you leave your diffuser on all day.  Also great for smaller rooms like bedrooms, or if you are traveling and not able to bring your regular cold air diffuser, is a travel fan diffuser.  This uses cold air through a fan to push the essential oil into the air and can take care of any room up to 1000 sq. ft.  This could be a great way to ward off nasty germs at work too.  Just plug it in next to your work -space and quietly enjoy the benefits of your essential oils.  The people around you will reap the benefits as well.  If you are without a diffuser, a quick fix option is to add a few drops of your essential oil to purified water and mist it into the air around you with a spray bottle.  You can also apply any of these oils to the soles of your fee daily for protection against sickness.  The properties of the oil will be absorbed into your bloodstream in a matter of seconds.

Your Go-To Cold & Flu Season Essential Oil Toolkit

Lemon, Immune stimulant that increases white blood cells

Lemongrass, Anti-bacterial great for sinus & respiratory

Clove, Immune Stimulating & powerful antioxidant

Cinnamon, Anti-bacterial & Anti-viral

Eucalyptus Radiata, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, and Anti-inflammatory

Eucalyptus Blue, Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, great for respiratory conditions

Frankincense, Anti-tumoral, immune stimulant

Oregano, Anti-microbial, in tests has been comparable to penicillin.

Lavender, respiratory benefits

Peppermint, respiratory benefits

Power Blend: Thieves Oil, Clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. (available only through Young Living Essential Oils)

The key to cold & flu season is to be proactive in protecting ourselves and our loved ones.  Get your diffusers going and spread the essential oil love.  Happy diffusing!

Check out www.youngliving.com for some of the purest grade oils on the market