We’re in the height of the cold and flu season here, but thankfully our family has stayed mostly clear of any lingering sickness. I’ve been adamant about using essential oils to keep the germs at bay. I’ve found this great cold season diffuser blend and we’re constantly running the diffuser whenever someone gets a case of the sniffles I load it up with oils I know will clear the air and keep us healthy.
Some family friendly key oils that I use to battle colds are frankincense, lemon and lavender. These are all oils that are safe to diffuse around children and are great at busting first signs of a cold, soothing cold symptoms already present and creating a fresh air environment for your family.
Other oils that are great cold fighters, but not suggested to be used on children are peppermint and eucalyptus. While I do use these oils myself and in our home for certain things — I don’t expose my son (who is a toddler) to them. I’d rather be safe than sorry. It’s always best to do your own research and use oils you are comfortable with for your own family.
Family Friendly Cold Busting Diffuser Blend
Our go to family friendly blend is 2 drops each of frankincense, lemon & lavender. I love the smell. Frankincense has a very earthy smell that reminds me of the holiday season. Lemon is the strong citrusy notes and lavender smooths it out and is soothing.
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I’ve really grown to absolutely LOVE essential oils and all their many uses and benefits for my family. Please reach out if you’d like to learn more — I’m happy to help!