When the flu hits, it can hit hard. Every year during "flu season" people are in a frantic rush to get flu shots and a sort of panic hits. Symptoms of the flu include fever, headaches, fatigue, aches and pains, stomach distress, respiratory problems, and other symptoms that can take a person out of commission for days. Aside from plenty of rest and fluids, tea tree essential oil (melaleuca alternifolia) can provide a powerful remedy and much-needed relief from the annoying and debilitating symptoms brought on by a flu virus.
Tea tree has long been used to fight viruses due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is also a great expectorant and can assist particularly in congestion relief and the reduction of any inflammation within the body. In order to most effectively treat a virus with tea tree oil, it’s best to use it early and reapply frequently!
How to fight the flu with tea tree oil:
At the onset of symptoms, soak in a tea tree oil bath. Place 10-20 drops in a warm bath and soak for as long as you’d like. The antiviral properties of this oil make for a great full body immune boost.
Apply 1-2 drops to the back of the neck and behind the ears.
Mix 3-5 drops of lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of quality carrier oil. Massage a small amount onto the bottoms of the feet and cover with socks.
Take ½ teaspoon of undiluted tea tree oil and gently rub on the skin along the spine and collar bones. Repeat 1-2 times daily to stimulate and strengthen the immune system.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.
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Tea Tree Essential Oil - 15mL Bottle
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