You might be aware how powerful essential oils are, but do you know how to easily incorporate them into your daily self-care routine to help defend against colds this winter? Here’s 5 simple tips to keep you happy and healthy all season long!
1. Stay Hydrated
Keeping hydrated helps ‘flush’ out any bacteria you’ve picked up during the day. Having this consistent flow of water will also help break down congestion and keep your throat lubricated, avoiding those unwanted coughing fits! Try avoiding sugary or dairy based drinks and opt for lemon water or herbal teas (such as ginger, camomile or green tea). If you’re suffering from inflammation or excess mucus, incorporate turmeric tea, as this will definitely assist you on your road to recover.
2. Use Essential Oils in an Air Diffuser or Nasalette Oil Inhaler
Using essential oils to keep your sinus’ free of congestion is a quick fix to avoiding getting sick this winter. Our Respire Oil Blend uses a combination of essential oils such Eucalyptus, Menthol and Clove Bud which creates an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory response.
Acting to soothe and clear airways, this combination will help strengthen your immune system and have you feeling better in no time!
3. Up Your Leafy Green Intake
Pretty simple really, leafy greens help produce immune cells in your cut, which then protect the body from bad bacteria in the intestine. Eat up!
4. Venture Outside
When it’s cold or raining outside it’s pretty hard to leave the cosy indoors. A big no-no when trying to avoid getting sick. When you’re outside your body absorbs Vitamin D, which is essential for combating a cold as it helps regulate your immune response. Getting 15 minutes a day can do wonders on all aspects of your life, but when it comes to fighting infection, it’s a must.
5. Focus on your Sleep
Obviously rest is essential when letting your body heal or defend itself from bacteria. Making sure you get the sleep you need is key as it will help your body restore faster and fight off infection. If you needed an excuse to nap or take it easy at the gym, here it is.
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