8 Ways Lavender Can Keep You Free from Colds and Flu this Winter!

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5. Antiseptic Soap

Using an empty liquid soap dispenser, add 20 drops of lavender oil and 8 ounces of Castile or other neutral liquid soap. Shake well and use often during the day. Washing your hands is one of the best ways of stopping the spread of germs.


6. Disinfecting Spray

Add 40 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 cups of water to a spray bottle. Mix well before each use. You can spray almost anything, such as toilet seats, door handles, table top telephones, and bathroom countertops. Take this along with you when you travel to hotel rooms to avoid picking up anything the previous guests may have left behind.


7. Lavender Tissues or Hankies

Get some instant relief, and instant immune boosting properties, by adding 1 – 3 drops of lavender oil to a travel size package of tissues or to your hankie.


8. Power Blend

Below is a blend of oils that has said to have been used by those who would rob graves during the Black Death in the 14th century. This mix of oils will provide you with an important blend of antiviral and antibacterial properties.

The people at Mountain Rose Herbs say that this mix will stimulate the respiratory and immune systems as well as provide you with a good defense against most colds, flus, sore throats, as well as other more serious respiratory problems.

  •       10 drops of rosemary essential oil
  •       15 drops of lavender essential oil
  •       20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
  •       25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  •       35 drops of lemon essential oil
  •       45 drops of clove essential oil

Mix well and add 6 to 8 drops to one ounce of almond, olive, jojoba, or apricot kernel oil. Never use essentials oils directly on your bare skin and remember to use organic oils. Find out how personal care products are harming you.




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