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Cold & Flu Remedies with Young Living Essential Oils

You look like Rudolph, feel like an ogre, and sound like you have a clothespin on your nose. The dreaded cold has struck.

Baby Steps to Essential Oils - Cold & Flu Remedies
Or even worse, it can be weeks worth of dealing with a round of the flu. In an article a few years ago, one group mentioned asking doctors which medications they wouldn’t take themselves. Eight made the list including a common ingredient in decongestants which is also used to make the drug meth. I had to laugh, although it’s really quite serious at the root, because I went to the Mayo clinic’s website and found this list of possible side effects for decongestants, ranging from mild to quite serious, from rare to more common. My favorite side effect had to be one listed as more common – thickening of the bronchial secretions. Say what? Weren’t we trying to relieve…oh, never mind.

Possible Side Effects Listed for Traditional Decongestants

  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • Drowsiness (severe)
  • Dryness of mouth, nose, or throat (severe)
  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • Headache (continuing)
  • Shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Muscle spasms (especially of neck and back)
  • Restlessness
  • Shuffling walk
  • Tic-like (jerky) movements of head and face
  • Trembling and shaking of hands
  • Back, leg or stomach pain
  • Black, sticky stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood, cloudy or dark urine, or sudden decrease in amount of urine
  • Blood pressure increased
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • Fever or chills
  • Light-colored stools
  • Mood or mental changes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sore throat and fever
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Stillbirth
  • Swollen mouth, throat, face, fingers, feet, glands or lower legs
  • Sweating suddenly
  • Tightness in chest
  • Troubled breathing
  • Twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of face
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Weight gain suddenly
  • Yellow or pale eyes or skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Thickening of the bronchial secretions
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Dizziness
  • Dryness of mouth, nose, or throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nightmares
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Ringing or buzzing in ears
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach upset or pain (more common with pyrilamine)
  • Unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability
  • Unusual sleepiness, weakness or drowsiness, extreme tiredness

Are you kidding me?! So I won’t be stopped up? I think I’ll stick with my oils which have given my family the most complete and instant relief we have ever experienced from any medication, homeopathic, or herbal remedy. From difficulty breathing to a sound night’s sleep in seconds, these oil suggestions shine when it comes to relieving that swollen head stuffiness syndrome.

Consider trying:

  • Apply Breathe Again Roll-On, peppermint, RC, or Raven to chest and/or temples
  • Diffuse Thieves, RC, peppermint, Raven, eucalyptus
  • Rub ImmuPower, Thieves, frankincense, peppermint on the bottoms of the feet
  • Inner Defense, Ningxia Red, and Life 5 to boost immunity
  • Drink lemon in water to cleanse and reduce mucous

Baby Steps to Essential Oils - Cold/Flu Recommendation