The Best Essential Oil For Colds, Flus, Sore Throats, And How To Use Them

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2. Best Essential Oils for Sore Throats

To ease those painful sore throats, the best essential oils to use are:

  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • Sage

Of course, the best way to use these oils for sore throats is to gargle with them. Add one or two drops to about 4 ounces (half a cup) of warm water and gargle for about 1 minute. Don’t swallow! Be sure to spit out the solution.

You can also inhale essential oils. Try adding about 2 drops of any of the above essential oils to the palms of your hands and rub them together. Cup your hands together over your nose and take in 4 to 6 deep breaths. Breathe in very slowly and very deeply for best results. You can make a “to go” bag by adding about 4 drops of your chosen essential oil to some cotton balls placed in a plastic zip lock bag. You can put this in your pocket or purse and use them anytime you like.

Essential oils also work well when used with steam. Place 6 or 8 drops of any of the above essential oils in a small pot of boiling water and drape a towel over your head, making a tent, and breathe in the steam for 5 or 10 minutes. Be careful not to burn your face. Find out also winter sore throat tea recipes.

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