In cold weather you become more susceptible to viruses. In order to fight back, use plant-based Essential Oils.
A bonus of adding or infusing moisture to your environment (diffusing Essential Oils) can help immensely.
It is found that cold and flu causing viruses usually thrive in cold and dry atmosphere. Your nasal passages dry out in low humidity. Moistening the nasal passages with use of a humidifier or Essential Oil diffuser kills two birds with one stone.
Sublime Beauty Naturals offers an Essential Oil Blend, ZEN IMMUNE BOOST, which helps keep those colds away by building up your immune system.
It also offers a ZEN COLD & CONGESTION for those suffering from a cold or flu, helping to break up congestion and calm the body while fighting the germs. Both can be diffused – and they are blended with an organic carrier oil, so they can be applied topically as well!
A 15-minute steam shower or bath will also help treat your cold. Pour 10 drops of your favorite essential oil or one of the ZEN BLENDS into the bath tub or on a washcloth that covers the shower floor. Now inhale deeply.
The ZEN COLD & CONGESTION blend ingredients are: Jojoba and Sunflower oils (carrier oils), Essential oils of Eucalyptus, Rosemary CO2, Peppermint, Juniper Berry & Lime, Rosemary extract. (Available on Amazon or our Webstore)
WHY EACH OIL WAS CHOSEN FOR THE BLEND?
Eucalyptus – well-known and wide ranging benefits, including sinus and respiratory applications, increases blood flow and helps with mental exhaustion. It is known to be anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and very importantly, a decongestant.
Rosemary – In addition decreasing the levels of cortisol (a stress hormone which can kick in when you are sick which hurts the immune system),
Rosemary oil has properties believed to be helpful in relieving respiratory issues and reducing pain.
Juniper Berry – among its many qualities, Juniper Berry is a detoxifer or purifer of blood,helping to remove toxins.
Lime – Limes, like lemons, are full of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. It helps to fight and protect against viral infections which may cause the common cold. Additionally, lime is an antiseptic, meaning it can cure infections and protect against their development.
The ZEN IMMUNE BOOST ingredients are Jojoba Sunflower Oil (carrier oils), Essential Oils of Eucalyptus, Oregano, Cinnamon, Clove, Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Rosemary. (Available on Amazon or our Webstore)
WHY EACH OIL WAS CHOSEN FOR THIS BLEND?
Eucalyptus – well-known and wide ranging benefits, including sinus and respiratory applications, increases blood flow and helps with mental exhaustion.
Oregano – strengthens and boosts the immune system, and stimulates function of the white blood cells
Cinnamon – helps to improve the circulation of blood which ensures oxygen supply to the body’s cells, leading to a higher metabolic activity
Clove – able to purify blood and fight viruses. Antioxidants in Clove essential oil scavenge for dangerous free radicals
Rosemary – has been proven to decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones, hurting the immune system.
Lemon – able to fight colds, flu and fatigue, the properties are great for immune boosting
Peppermint – one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, with historical accounts dating its use to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Japanese folk medicine. Is healing and reviving.
Frankincense – also ancient in its uses (cited in the Bible), it promotes regeneration of healthy cells, helps bring down stress and anxiety for mental peace and relaxation, supports the immune system.
HOW TO DIFFUSE
Using Essential Oils in a diffuser or an aroma lamp is the most effective way of keeping those colds away. It not only moistens the surrounding air but also helps make it germ free. 5 to 8 drops in a diffuser will do the trick.
Follow the instructions of your diffuser manufacturer. If you live in a very humid area, you might consider a tea candle diffuser.
The ZEN COLD & CONGESTION Essential Oils are stimulating and anti-bacterial, i.e. they help fight bacteria. This helps the body in fighting infection and also strengthen its immune system.
Simply apply the Cold & Congestion Blend drops to the back of your neck, rub into your chest, and|or use some on your wrists or bottoms of feet. We recommend using the Immune Boost each night before bed, and it can be used during the day as well.