A stuffed nose, a throat that feels like a million knives are stabbing it, a blanket on, then off, then on again. You know what this means: the dreaded head cold. Taking steps to avoid being sick is obviously the goal, but sometimes you get hit regardless of having enough rest and washing your hands.
Using essential oils to help with a cold
Peppermint and Eucalyptus as a combination will help open your airways, allowing you to get to sleep faster when battling a cold. Eucalyptus is a go-to when sick because it is antibacterial, while the cooling properties of Peppermint are incredibly comforting.
You probably won’t feel like exerting energy in the middle of your sickness, so creating your remedies before you get knocked down and storing them in a cool, dry place will be something you praise yourself for later. This chest rub is easy to make and is sure to provide you with a little relief until you are back on your feet.
NATURAL CHEST RUB FOR A PESKY HEAD COLD
15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
4 teaspoons grated beeswax
How to use this chest rub
- Combine the ingredients together in a sealable container. The beeswax is optional but will make the mixture more salve-like, which we love.
- When sick, rub a layer of this mixture on your chest and temples (just be sure to avoid your eyes) for instant relief. And yes, binge-watching Sex and The City again is a good idea.