5 Essential Oils to Kill Your Cold

by Jodi Cohen

Woman Suffering From Cold Lying In Bed With Tissue

I was super sick yesterday!  Like sore throat, hacking cough, nose flowing like a river, can barely keep your eyes open sick.

I almost never get sick and I truly forgot how awful it can feel.   But it also gave me an amazing opportunity to test my Essential Oils for colds first hand.  I have to tell you after a 24 hour cycle of using the oils I feel like myself again. Sore throat gone.  Sneezing stopped.  Coughing ceased.  Runny nose cleared up.



Essential Oils for Colds


Immune Support™ – My go-to favorite for all things immune.  This amazing blend can help cut the shelf-life of a cold in half.  Just rub a few drops on the bottom of the feet or dilute and apply over the throat to support the immune system.  I could feel this one working, especially in the middle of the night when the sore throat seemed to reach its painful peak.


Histamine Balance™ – Just smelling this blend can clear the sinuses.  For intense congestion or non-stop nasal drip and sneezing, apply a small amount to a Q-tip (make sure the cotton is tightly attached first), then  either use the Q-tip to gently coat the inside of each nostril or insert it high into the nasal canal and leave it for up to 5 minutes for acute nasal issues.  Both techniques will trigger an initial release of mucus followed by relief.  Repeat as needed throughout the day.


Breathe™ – My top choice for heavy duty sore throat relief.  Apply this oil diluted (I mix a few drops in my palm with 1 – 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil and slather around your throat.  I notice the pain and relief within minutes, often improving both a sore throat and a hoarse voice.


Thymus™ – Another great immune boosting tool.  Apply this oil over the heart and gently tapping on the gland (thymus thumping) with your fist.  This helps stimulate the thymus to release more white blood cells to help battle pathogens.


Lymph™ – Your lymphatic system supports the immune response by both bringing nutrients to and helping to clear toxins from the cells.  Lymph stagnation, when the fluid isn’t flowing, can impede the body’s ability to mount an immune response.  To help support my lymphatic system, I applied lymph blend on the lymph nodes around the neck, under the arms and along the bikini line.  Promoting lymph flow around the neck can greatly relieve head congestion.



Any of these oils can be added to a healing bath to further boost the immune system and help your body release toxins more efficiently.

I am happy to report that I am feeling much more like myself today thanks to these amazing essential oils that helped me kill my cold in the early stages.  In addition to killing a cold in its tracks, these oils can help keep you and your family healthy this winter.



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About The Author

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.

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