This time of year, all kinds of illnesses are circulating, and everyone gets sick from time to time. Often, all a doctor can recommend for recovery is to rest and to nourish your body.
There are natural remedies you can try at home that will aid in the healing process. Natural solutions to sickness allow the body to reboot without harmful side effects. Essential oils have some fantastic health benefits. They fight infection and support the body functions that strengthen the immune system. A great way to incorporate essential oils into your self care is to create your own comforting and healthy teas.
Here are some great essential oils to consider adding to your tea:
Use a blend of 2 or 3 of these essential oils. The number of drops you use of each oil will depend on what flavors you like and what your body needs. If you are congested, peppermint and eucalyptus will help to clear the sinuses. Only 1–5 drops of each oil is needed. Start small, and add as you go until you’ve found the perfect amount. Not all essential oils are best taken internally, so be sure to do your research before adding them to your tea.
You can add essential oils to your favorite loose-leaf or bag teas, or let them stand on their own. Although water is the usual base liquid for tea, you may use any kind of milk as well. Milk can help coat a sore throat. Use almond or coconut milk if you’re lactose intolerant or are experiencing heavy congestion. Heat the liquid before adding the oils and other ingredients.
If you like, add a dash of cayenne pepper for an immunity boost, and sweeten with honey. Find a cozy place to relax and recover while sipping your hot and healing tea.