With the change in seasons many of us can feel under the weather with colds, coughs or viral infections, especially a sore throat or laryngitis. I personally find the use of essential oils in steam inhalation, chest rubs or in hot drinks are the most effective remedies. Also inhalation has the added bonus of drawing out impurities from the skin, resulting in a clearer complexion!
Sore Throat and Laryngitis Remedy
- steam inhalation – filling a bowl with hot water and add the following oils: 3 drops Lavender; 2 drops Chamomile and 1 drop Thyme. Cover head with towel and steam for 10 minutes, twice daily if possible.
- Chest/ neck rub – massage over chest, neck and behind ears with the following oils: 3 drops Chamomile; 2 drops Lemon and 1 drop Thyme. Add to 50 ml of carrier oil (almond or grapeseed) or an unscented lotion.
- Hot drink: in order to ease soreness make up a drink using hot water, with half a squeezed Lemon, a spoon of honey to taste and 1 drop of Lavender. I also add some grated ginger.
Have a go at these remedies and you such see an improvement. Let me know how you get on.