Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ridding Pneumonia with Essential Oils

The winter season brings on so many different kinds of illnesses and the one that I dislike the most that my daughter tends to get, is pneumonia.  Three years ago, she came down with a cold that immediately turned to pneumonia and it seems like she is prone to it now.  Whenever she would get a cold, I would always worry that it would turn to pneumonia.  This was before I was introduced to essential oils, now I don't have to worry!

Our medicine cabinet no longer holds the typical cold medicines, it has all the essential oils used for cold and flu.  These oils have the ability to attack a virus, the other medicines did not.

Oregano is a natural antibiotic and used with the below oils, is sure to kick any viral or bacterial infection to the curb!!

At the onset of a cold immediately rub five drops of OnGuard, five drops of Melaluca, and three drops of Oregano diluted with fractionated coconut oil on feet; three times a day.  I prefer taking this blend in a capsule, but for children it is best that you put it on their feet.  
Note: Make sure to use half the amount of drops on small children and never ingest oils that are not Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. 

Diffusing oils is very important!  Diffusing OnGuard will kill the airborne pathogens and build the immune system.  I don't know about you, but I want to keep the cold away from everyone else in the house.  Diffusing Breathe will open airways and alleviate respiratory stress.

Eucalyptus is also one of my favorites.  This is very important because Eucalyptus is an expectorant and will keep fluids from settling in the lungs.  Rub two drops of Eucalyptus on chest as often as needed.  The best part about essential oils is that you can't overdose on them!!!

Fever tends to come with pneumonia, so it is a great idea to have Lavender and Peppermint on hand.  They will bring a fever down within minutes!

Plenty of fluids is essential!  Lemon is a great addition to a glass of water and it will help detoxify the body, which helps kick the infection from the body.

These are a few oils that you should never be without!  They will take care of any ailment the winter may bring!  

Below is a great webinar on how to stop cold and flu in it's tracks!  It has a lot of good information.

How to stop cold and flu in it's tracks


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  1. I don't know about all of these but I can definitely vouch for the peppermint, eucalyptus and lemon. It is hard to find medication that works as effectively as natural oils when it comes to sore throats and colds.

    I don't know if they water down what they use in the pills or if our systems have just become used to being battered with these meds. I think natural remedies are far safer than some of the drugs we take, most of which have side effects.

  2. I wish you would be more specific when you say something like " lavender and peppermint...will bring a fever down fast". Does a person no good if they don't know how to take it and/or how much!

    1. It depends on what brand of essential oils you are using. I can only speak for doTERRA, and if that is the brand you are using, then one or two drops of each will suffice. Make sure to mix with fractionated coconut oil, I use about two drops fractionated coconut oil to one drop of essential oil. Rub on back and feet.