“Flu Shot” signs are everywhere and it’s a constant reminder that along with fall’s crisp air and beautiful foliage, so comes cold and flu season (what a buzz kill!). Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent and/ or cope with whatever nasty bug you caught or are about to catch. Whether your choice of treatment is pharmaceutical or not, almost everyone seems to have some sort of remedy ranging from onions in socks to good old fashioned homemade chicken noodle soup, sipping whisky, or even sex! Check out this funny article from Shape magazine to see what others have said. What you may not know is that one of the best ways to combat the cold or flu is through essential oils and aromatherapy. They can help ward off illness or speed up recovery by boosting immunity. They also can help with the discomforts of colds when used in baths, chest rubs, compresses, and inhalants. Eucalyptus oil is particularly helpful in that it fights bacterial, viral, and fungal infections while also relieving congestion. Other oils that do the trick include orange, juniper, pine, basil, and ginger. Here’s a list of some of our candles that are great to have on hand in case you feel an illness coming on. While our candles may not cure the common cold, they will surely help to create a soothing environment to help encourage relaxation and healing.
Eucalyptus: Country Pine Cone New Kitchen, Citrus Herb Village Classics Pine: Forest Pine Glass Pillar, Redwood Forest, Siberian Pine Radiance, Happy Holidays Premium Round Juniper: Christmas Tree Premium Round, Forest Pine Glass Pillar Orange: Canyon Sunset Premium Round, Golde Safari Limited Edition Label, Cranberry Orange New Kitchen, Orange Cinnamon Premium Round Ginger: Gingerbread Cookie Premium Round, Gingerbread House New Kitchen, Celebration Do you have a special home remedy to fight the cold or flu? What scent do you find most soothing when you’re not feeling well? Please share!