Essential Oils For Cold And Flu

By

Alex Tyson

Coughs, colds and the flu are common, especially in the winter months. An effective way of combating symptoms is to use essential oils for colds and flu. Below is information on how essential oils for coughs and colds work and why we recommend including aromatherapy for colds and flu with your sauna sessions.

Found—Space is the longest-running infrared sauna company in Australia. We are renowned for our high-quality saunas and we see ourselves as a health technology company that recreates home spaces to serve health and wellbeing better. We are dedicated to helping our customers use their saunas effectively as part of their healthy lifestyles. Here is what makes aromatherapy for cold and flu an effective way to relieve symptoms and how you can boost the effectiveness by combining essential oils for the common cold with an infrared sauna:

How Do Essential Oils For Coughs And Colds Relieve Symptoms?

How essential oils for coughs and colds work largely depends on how they are applied as they can impact both the body and mind through several different systems. When essential oils for common colds are applied to the skin, the body’s largest organ (e.g. through massage or with a few drops added to lotion or carrier oil that you rub in) they are absorbed and travel around the body through the bloodstream.

When inhaled through the nose (e.g. using a diffuser, oil burner or adding drops to something that you can smell), the airborne molecule of the essential oils for the common cold interact with the olfactory system releasing neurochemical substances. Research has shown this can have an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic impact on the respiratory tract. These molecules can also interact with the respiratory system via the lungs.

How you apply essential oils for coughs and colds will be determined by what oils you use, what benefits they offer and also your preference. We do recommend consulting an aromatherapy specialist or healthcare professional if you’re unsure. Often, suggested applications are included in the packaging too. And if symptoms persist, always consult your health care professionals.

What Are The Best Essential Oils For Coughs And Colds To Use?

  • Lavender oil  (helps you to relax, aids in better sleep and relieves headaches)
  • Peppermint oil (helps with coughs, sinusitis and throat infections)
  • Lemon oil (clears your nasal passages)
  • Eucalyptus oil (helps to reduce fevers and fight viruses)
  • Tea tree oil (inhibits bacteria and fights infections)
  • Chamomile oil (relieves cold and flu symptoms)

Using Infrared Sauna And Aromatherapy For Cold And Flu

Many people also use our infrared saunas as an effective way to de-stress and relax. Adding essential oils for the common cold not only helps to relieve symptoms but also enhances your sauna experience (also setting you up for better sleep which helps us to recover quicker). The heat from the sauna enables essential oils to penetrate the skin more effectively allowing better absorption too. We include essential oils in our range of accessories including lavender oil, peppermint oil and our signature essential oil ‘Inhale’.

Enquire About Infrared Sauna And Aromatherapy For Cold And Flu

Get in touch today to speak with one of our infrared sauna experts. If you’re in Melbourne or Brisbane you can visit our showroom to see our beautiful saunas first-hand to try a sauna before you buy one. Call 1800 665 704 to book your visit day and time to visit one of our showrooms.

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