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How to Use Essential Oils to Effectively Prevent and Relieve Colds

How to Use Essential Oils to Effectively Prevent and Relieve Colds

Hello Autumn and oncoming Winter seasons! When the kids are back in school and cooler weather is settling in, the common cold can arise during these upcoming months. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Wellness, over 200 viruses have been identified to be associated with the common cold, but you can effectively be prepared for any viral onslaught by incorporating the use of essential oils into your natural healthcare routine.

Essential oils can assist in the prevention of contracting the dreaded viruses that cause colds in several different ways. Using essential oils such as Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Orange and Thyme all deter the growth of viruses and make them an excellent option to use during the months when most are indoors due to cooler weather and windows are kept shut, limiting the amount of fresh air circulation. Essential oils are very versatile and can be diffused through several means to cleanse and purify the air, as well as possibly contribute to elevating your mood!

One way is to use an Ultrasonic Diffuser and add a bit of purified water to the water tank, then carefully select a blend from the above-mentioned oils. A good suggestion would be:

  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
  • 2 drops Clove oil
  • 2 drops Lavender oil
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange oil

In no time at all you will be diffusing some very tough, virus-hating essential oils as well as contributing a pleasing Autumn aroma to your environment.

Therapeutic Blends for Cold Symptoms

Anyone who has ever endured the misery of a cold knows that the symptoms are no fun at all. Chest and nasal congestion, headaches, coughing and difficulty breathing can all be a part of the way our bodies combat this invasion. However, the therapeutic nature of essential oils can also assist in lessening these symptoms as well.

Below are some very effective blends and single essential oil solutions for helping you to manage your symptoms.

Tissue Breather Aid

Onto a fresh, purse-sized pack of tissues, place 6 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil in different areas on the tissues. Place into a sealed zip lock bag and put in your purse when you are battling a cold. When your nose is congested, just bringing one tissue out, holding it up near your nose and breathing deeply will help lessen the congestion.

Calming Blend for Congestion and Cough Relief

At night when ready for bed, the following blend may be applied to lessen congestion and coughing:

Mix the above into a clean, dark jar. Eucalyptus is very effective in battling congestion and coughing, while Thyme is a powerful antiviral. Lavender is also great at battling viruses and bacteria as well as promoting relaxation. Rub approximately a teaspoon-size amount over your chest area and go to bed, hopefully experiencing easier breathing and deep rest!

Essential oils have so many wonderful beneficial qualities. Consider adding them to your natural home wellness supplies so that you and your family are naturally prepared for whatever life may try to throw your way!

**This information is provided as a courtesy to our customers. Please exercise proper safety when working with essential oils and use them at your own risk. For those new to essential oils, we recommend consulting a certified aromatherapist for individual guidelines as we do not know what conditions, medications and allergies you may have and want to be certain our customers are safe.

Grab The Essentials Here:

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil from $ 8.95
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil from $ 6.95
Lavender Essential Oil
Sweet Orange Essential Oil from $ 5.95
Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Eucalyptus- globulus Essential Oil from $ 5.95
Eucalyptus- globulus Essential Oil
Thyme Essential Oil from $ 7.95
Thyme Essential Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil $ 9.95
Fractionated Coconut Oil


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9 Responses

Edens Garden

March 13, 2020

Hi Sarah! This can be applied anywhere topically as long as it’s diluted properly. We suggest the pulse points such as chest, back of neck and temples.

Sarah Westbrook

March 10, 2020

Can you tell me if Breathe Deep can be applied on the nose for a very stuffy nose? Or where is it supposed to be applied for a stuffy nose? My son cannot breathe one bit to sleep.

Edens Garden

August 06, 2018

Hi Linda! Here is an article on this very subject: http://bit.ly/2DWR6fB


August 06, 2018

Hi, can this be used internally?

Edens Garden

February 15, 2018

Hi Sonia! You can diffuse or dilute and apply topically. Here is a link that explains dilution: http://bit.ly/2vSH4HZ


February 14, 2018

Just ordered your build your own 6 essential oils. Do i need to dilute these with a carrier oil to diffuse them? If so what is best to use?

Edens Garden

January 30, 2018

Hi Stacy! Coconut oil is a great carrier for diluting essential oils. Here is a blog post on how to dilute: https://www.edensgarden.com/blogs/news/how-to-dilute-essential-oils


January 30, 2018

I just got my blends (awake/aware, breathe easier, anxiety ease, and immunity. I did not know I had to dilute them with oil. Is the fractured coconut oil okay to use? What is the ratio if I am putting the oil into the roll-on you offer?

Veronica G

December 16, 2017

Thank you for posting these remedies! We always end up with 1 or 2 rounds of the flu and a nasty cold in our house and since I discovered EG essential oil’s, I always opt for the natural remedy rather than a bunch of drugs. It’s amazing how much quicker I get over a cold when I use my EO’s vs when using the “mainstream” method.

I truly appreciate your blog posts. Whenever I get stumped on a remedy or new oil, I always know I can count on you to provide me with the info! Looking forward to 2018 and seeing what you have in store for us.