- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 1 | Sandalwood
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 2 | Cassia
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 3 | Cedarwood
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 4 | Cypress
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 5 | Hyssop
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 6 | Galbanum
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 7 | Myrtle
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 8 | Onycha
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 9 | Cistus
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture Part 10: Spikenard
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture Part 11: Myrrh
- Healing Oils of Ancient Scripture: Part 12 | Frankincense
It’s that time of year again: flu season. The season of fatigue, runny noses, and all kinds of other flu symptoms is at hand. This nasty bug can take all the fun out of your holidays and leave you feeling tired and worn out. At the first sign of the flu, many of us head straight to the doctor for antibiotics. Unfortunately, as we have talked about before, antibiotics are not effective in fighting viruses, which are the cause of influenza.
Antibiotics, while appropriate in many situations, simply are not able help our bodies eliminate viruses. They also have many negative side effects that can make it more difficult for our bodies to heal. So, what can we do instead?
Essential oils are a fantastic way to help your body stay healthy this holiday season, especially when it comes to viruses. If you’re new to essential oils, here are a few ideas to help you use them to stay healthy this winter!
To fight viruses, start with oregano and thyme. At the first sign of flu symptoms, apply these oils to the Vita Flex points on the bottom of your feet before bed. Put on some thick socks and let them work! Oregano is a powerful antiviral, and thyme is powerful bactericidal. Together they work to eliminate bad bacteria and viruses in your body and strengthen your immune system—all without the negative side effects that accompany antibiotics.
If it’s a respiratory infection you’re fighting, try lavender and eucalyptus oil. Together, they fight the staphylococcus bacteria in the lungs and help your body heal itself. Dilute these oils together and apply them to the back, chest, and Vita Flex points. You can also inhale these oils by adding them to water and inhaling the steam.
For sinus infections, you can use peppermint, eucalyptus, pine, rosemary, geranium and other essential oils to create a massage oil to help alleviate your congestion while also fighting infection. There are some great recipes here. Apply the prepared blend of oils to Vita Flex points, cheekbones, nose, forehead, back, and neck.
One of the incredible essential oils in this series is spikenard. Spikenard is the last oil given to Jesus before he died. Mary anointed His feet with it in her beautiful show of devotion in Mark 14:3-5 (see also John 12:3, 5). Spikenard is an excellent relaxant and may be just the answer to any anxiety or insomnia you may experience in the stress of the holiday season. It also works as an immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial!
To use, simply apply on location, to Vita Flex points, inhale directly, or diffuse. You don’t even need to dilute it! Please consult your doctor before using essential oils while you are pregnant. If you have any questions, contact me! I would love to help.