In Chinese Medicine, we distinguish whether the common cold is either wind-heat or wind-cold.
This differentiation is important because we treat each syndrome differently. This recipe is good for those with wind-cold. Some of the symptoms may include a slight fever, slight sweating, chills, body aches, no thirst, itchy throat, and an occipital headache.
Concentrated Essential Oil Blend:
3 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
2 drops pine essential oil
3 drops thyme linalool essential oil
- Put 5 to 7 drops of essential oil blend in a bowl of hot water, place a towel over your head and lean over the bowl inhaling deeply
- For topical use, dilute essential oils in 2 ounces carrier oil and rub on neck, shoulders and lymph nodes
Here’s to feeling better this fall season!