Did you know what makes you feel icky when you’re sick is actually your immune system doing its job and eliminating bugs & toxins from your body? It's not actually the germs themselves that make you feel sick.
We get a fever to help us sweat out things through our skin, and our noses run to remove toxins through mucous membranes. This is our body's natural detox method.
When you take over the counter remedies from the pharmacy they make you feel better because they suppress your immune system’s ability to detox...thus your symptoms feel reduced. Although I understand the desire to stop a runny nose and calm a cough, there are better ways to do this that work with your immune system to speed up your recovery, not just mask symptoms.

Essential oils don't mask symptoms. They help our immune system fight rather than shut it down.
Essential oils  boost your immune system's response, help detox, and even help kill the germs itself. But they do not suppress the body's natural detox process...nor should you really want it to, because your body wants and needs all that ick to be out. This is the same logic behind drinking lots of fluids when you're sick.

Now let’s talk about how to use these oils to stay above the wellness line.

First of all,
 Thieves is your first line of defense and offense.  I can’t rave enough about amazing blend. However you cannot just use Thieves once and expect a full recovery. It doesn’t work like that. You don’t eat one salad and reach your goal weight, right?  As amazing as that would be, you have to put in the time to see the results. I dilute and apply this blend on the bottoms of my feet every night before bed as an every day defense, then increase the application in times of sickness. 

Let's talk specifics. With your nose being smack dab in the middle of your face, it’s kind of hard to hide when you are feeling a bit under the weather. It can go a couple different ways when you’re not well. 

One, you can have the annoying drippy runny faucet nose that has your reaching for a tissue every couple of seconds, which leads to dry irritated red skin under your nose and has your nose looking like Rudolph! Not cool. What can you do for that? A drop of Lavender (which comes in the premium starter kit that I can tell you about) on the bridge of the nose is great for the drippiness. 

That red flakey irritated skin from blowing your nose too much? Lavender is great for that too. Then to really seal the deal, apply a little rose ointment over the Lavender for additional comfort and to soothe the skin.

(Rose ointment is  a deeply nourishing blend of rose essential oil with tea tree and rosewood. It also works wonders on any dry itchy skin spots that tend to flare up in the winter.)

Or, how about a clogged nose. You either have the full blown both nostril clogging going on or you have the one nostril clogged and then other wide open. Fear no more, there are support systems for this! Say hello to my little friend, Sniffle Ease 
Try a drop of SniffleEase on the nose and chest and wait a few minutes. It helps support our body doing what we know it wants to - draining the ick and clearing us up. Plus it’s part of the KidScents collection so that means it comes pre-diluted and ready to use on children ages two and up. Have a kiddo younger than two? Just roll a little carrier oil on the skin before applying this and you’re set.

How about the throat? Razor blades when you swallow? Voice sounds hoarse? 
Purification and lemon are both amazing. Take 1 drop each in your palm and add a little carrier oil and rub down the outside of your throat, do it every couple of hours. 

For me, the first sign that I’m coming down with something is when my throat and head start to hurt. That’s when I know it’s time to step up my oil game. When I feel that way I grab my Thieves and roll it on my throat and diffuse it as I sleep. If I catch it in time, I usually feel better by morning.  I have found Thieves cough drops to be a favorite go to for a scratchy throat as well.

Speaking of Thieves cough drops, put the Halls down and slowly back away.  We all know how miserable a scratchy throat and cough can be, but this combination of Thieves and menthol in a delicious cough drop will soothe your throat, cool your nasal passages, and relieve your cough. This is different from the Thieves Hard Lozenges. This is an actual cough drop that brings you major relief, and because of the FDA approved ingredients, you can call it a cough drop and tell everyone exactly what it does! I use both and they work wonders! Since I don’t want to be without, I add these to my monthly ER order.  (ER is a monthly wellness box. You can change it each month and earn points back based on your purchases, Oh- and there are freebies every month as well!! Let me know when you want to start!) These Thieves Cough Drops are minty, spicy, and sweet without any processed sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, or preservatives. They use naturally derived ingredients to make these, including Young Living’s pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils and natural menthol from peppermint. 

So, there you have it. A few practical ways to fight the germs naturally, without suppressing your God-given immune system which was made for this very reason. Let it do it's job. Support it in it's job. Then, stand back and be amazed.

Check out the recipes below. Also, be sure to go back and look at the products I linked. 


Wellness Roller bottles

  • 10ml roller bottles 
  • carrier oil of choice
  • essential oils

Combine and roll! Planning ahead and making these wellness bottles of essential oils make application that much easier. You won't have to stop and think about what to use. You'll already know!

Kids wellness 

  • 3 drops Thieves
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 1 drop Purification
  • 1 drop Oregano
  •  Fill the rest of roller with carrier oil
    General guidelines for children 2 and older:                       
  • 6 drops per ounce of carrier oil
  • 3 drops per 10ml bottle
  • 1% dilution
  • Cut this in half for under two

   chest rub

I don’t know about you but I really enjoy breathing.  So when you or anyone you know starts to have to gasp for air and or starts making seal like barking sounds, break out the homemade rub and apply to your chest and under your nose to open up your respiratory channels.

Wishing you wellness the natural way!   

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