EgyptianMixingThere has been a lot of hype in the media about disease and the many “outbreaks” causing unnecessary fear and panic.  As a mother of three, I am extremely conscious of what medicines my children take.  This season has proved to be a bit of a challenge for our immunity with some intense cold and flu symptoms that would come back with a vengeance. Usually peppermint, an amazing antiviral and decongestant, works as a quick charm when diffused and massaged with a carrier oil on the feet, back, and chest. That was not working well this time at all, any other time the bug would leave quickly. So using three or a trine of powerful antivirals with decongestant and antiseptic helpers would prove a powerful medicine for the flu-ish cold that was trying to keep us all sick. Cinnamon, peppermint, and eucalyptus were the three that came to me…cinnamon being an extremely potent cure all, peppermint an antiviral, decongestant, and expectorant, and eucalyptus being great for respiratory and infected inflamed tissue.

eucalyptus-essential-oil.jpg.cfEucalyptus:  Effective for treating many respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis and sinusitis. It’s antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant in nature, which makes it a good ingredient in many medicines that treat respiratory problems.

Cinnamon-Essential-OilCinnamon: Traditionally used in many cultures for treating a variety of health disorders including diarrhea, arthritis, menstrual cramps, heavy menstruation, yeast infections, colds, flu, and digestive problems. The herb, owing to its vast medicinal uses, has found a prominent position in traditional medicines, especially in Ayurveda, which is the traditional Indian medicinal system.

PeppermintAndEssentialOilsOnWoodenTable-850x400.jpg.cfPeppermint: The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine.

An PeppermintEssentialOilamazing trinity if oils that has kicked back pathogens and helping speed recovery and harmony in our bodies and our home! I hope this knowledge helps keep you family whole and well this blessed new year!

* CAUTION*  Dilute essential oils when using topically with an organic carrier oil like coconut or castor oil.


SummerABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Summer Walters teaches about and selling essential oils in addition to selling beautiful crystal and gemstone jewelry, massage therapy, and other gifts to help us restore our health and our alignment with Source and Earth.  You can visit her essential oils offerings at, Member #2297233 or contact Summer by email at [email protected].

Articles sourced:

7 Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

18 Amazing Benefits Of Cinnamon & Its Oil

31 Surprising Peppermint Oil Benefits & Uses

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