When cold symptoms strike, we often reach for our tried-and-true remedies. For us, that’s Common Cold Aid – a restorative blend of healthful essential oils that gets us back on our feet faster while also helping to prevent seasonal threats before they strike.
With a minty and citrusy aroma, Common Cold Aid promotes a healthy immune system while enabling effortless breath. By helping to cleanse and soothe the body, this blend can have a healing effect on the body and mind.
Common Cold Aid Roll-On is a blend of Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Ravensara. Diluted to 5% in Fractionated Coconut Oil.
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*Formerly known as Exhale
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
Shelf Life: 2 Years
- There are a number of oils that aid respiratory health in different ways. Some help to fight infections as antivirals and antibacterials. Other oils will help break up mucus buildup in our lungs and nasal cavities making breathing less laborious. Essential oils high in the chemical component 1,8 cineole, aka Eucalyptol, do both. 1,8 cineole is known for its mucolytic and spasmolytic action on the respiratory tract and are excellent choices to use during a cold or flu to reduce mucus buildup, pain associated with spastic cough and relief from headaches. This component is found in Eucalyptus essential oil and Rosemary ct 1,8 cineole to name a few.
- When you have contracted a cold, the mucus membrane lining of the respiratory system becomes inflamed. This inflammation can narrow the nasal passages and clog our lungs making breathing and the exchange of oxygen into our bloodstream more difficult. Occasionally, secondary infections might develop such as bronchitis or sinus infections. Some essential oils are known for infection and antimicrobials such as Tea Tree essential oil and others can aid the reduction of inflammation and are natural expectorants, loosening mucus and opening the respiratory passageways such as Eucalyptus to ease breathing difficulties and offering respiratory support.
- Common Cold Aid is made by combining Fractionated Coconut carrier oil and then suffused with a fresh citrus and mint aroma, to promote a healthy immune system while fortifying the breath. Eucalyptus leads the pack in Common Cold Aid roll-on to open up the breath and is backed up by Tea Tree and Peppermint, both of which are incredible antivirals and aid in the reduction of inflammation. Lemon lends a hand with its ability to strengthen the immune system and boost immune response. The combination of these oils make a superb respiratory blend to help to reduce the severity and time of the common cold so you can get back on track.
- An average of 10% of topically applied essential oils enter the bloodstream. For example, .3% of a 3% dilution of essential oil would be absorbed. When you apply essential oils to the feet, where the skin is 100 to 400 times thicker than other areas of the body, this percentage may be reduced. The feet are also regarded as having the slowest absorption rate, whereas the forehead is considered to have one of the quickest. If you’re looking to apply essential oils so that they effectively enter the bloodstream, it would be preferable to apply your essential oil to your forehead, underarms or abdomen rather than your feet.
- Common Cold Aid roll-on blend can be used in a number of ways. Since it is most effective for boosting the immune system and easing cold symptoms we recommend massaging it into the chest and the back first and foremost. Other ways of using the blend are 1.) Roll the blend onto the palms of the hands, rub hands together and cup hands over the nose breathing in deeply 4-5 x to offset seasonal allergies. Repeat as needed. 2.) Roll the bottle onto your pulse points at the neck, temples and wrists. 3.) Place the roll-on blend onto a face mask when in need of wearing one to open up the airways. 4.) For the fastest absorption of the oils, use this roll-on near your lymph nodes located at the underarms and lower abdomen and massage in gently to the skin. To avoid sensitivities, we highly recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Where To Apply: For more information on where to apply roll-ons, visit our blog post here.