During the winter, staying healthy can be a greater challenge than during the rest of the year. Sniffles, sneezes, and coughs are everywhere.
For me, I prefer to use natural remedies and immune supporters. One such remedy that’s a boon this time of year (in my opinion) is Thieves Oil.
Legend has it that in the 15th century, a band of grave robbers created a blend of anti-infectious essential oils in order to protect themselves while looting the bodies of recently deceased plague victims. Many essential oils have antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic qualities: tea tree, oregano, and rosemary, just to name a few. The traditional blend for Thieves Oil contains clove, lemon, cinnamon, rosemary, and eucalyptus oils.
Here is a recipe from Mountian Rose Herbs:
40 drops clove bud essential oil
35 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops cinnamon essential oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
This oil is said to help protect against colds, flu, bronchitis, cold sores, and cuts. For more information, read this post on the Mountain Rose Blog.