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Flu Fighting with the Big Five of Essential Oils.

by | Digitorials, Print Articles, Winter 2023

Over 200 viruses cause the common cold and there are multiple strains of the flu, which contagiously circumnavigate the globe each year. It all starts with a scratchy throat and
before long you have headache, fatigue and fever, an onslaught of snot or a dry niggling cough… and no energy to get out of bed. Stay fighting fit and prepare ahead for winter by boosting your and your family’s immunity against germs and viruses with your own naturally occurring, organic apothecary of pure healing essential oil aromatherapy kits for home and office, to provide everyday immune support, remedies and relief from colds, flu, cough and congestion.

#1 SOiL Eucalyptus – South African grown eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Smithi) essential oil protects against colds, reduces fever, fights viruses, clears breathing passageways and soothes muscular aches. Pleasant in a massage blend or as a steam inhalation, it is a popular decongestant, helping to loosen phlegm and treat coughs. The eucalyptus tree is native to Australia and the Aboriginals see it as a symbol of strength, protection, and abundance. They have used it for centuries to purify and negate negative energy and, with its antiviral and antimicrobial properties, a cool compress will reduce a fever.

#2 SOiL Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to humankind according to the National Library of Medicine, with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and, while it relieves cold and flu symptoms, it is also used for hay fever, inflammation, insomnia, muscle spasm, menstrual disorders, ulcers and more. There are two types available, with calming properties:
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) offers anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties and Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), which is distilled from the flowering tops of the plant with a pleasant apple fragrance. It is a gentle oil, which makes it suitable for children. It soothes teething in infants, colic and indigestion and nervous system with sedative and anti-inflammatory effect.

#3 SOiL Lemon Tea Tree oil is antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial, making it ideal for not only treating cold and flu symptoms, but also preventing illness. The SOiL
Lemon Tea Tree oil 10ml (Leptospermum Petersonni) is perfect for a respiratory essential oil blend to help combat coughs and colds.

#4 SOiL Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita) has antiviral and antibacterial properties, kills airborne germs and acts as a natural decongestant and fever-reducer. Containing menthol, it soothes sore throats and quiet coughs, sinusitis and infections.

#5 SOiL Easy Breathe Blend expertly formulated by SOiL’s certified aroma therapist, this blend of essential oils contains 100 per cent pure and certified organic cajeput, eucalyptus, peppermint and clove essential oils to help control pain and fever, congestion, and sinusitis. It can be used in a diffuser, oil burner, inhaler or blended with a carrier oil.

Learn more about benefits of organic essential oils from SOiL for fighting germs and flu and staying healthy this winter season when you head over to our online shop www.soil.co.za and make your selection of oils, blends, roll-on and diffusers prepared and packaged for your fragrant at-home convenience. www.soil.co.za