Did you know the average American child has six to ten colds a year?! With school starting up and cold weather on the horizon, germs are going to be running rampant soon enough. For that reason, we wanted to compile a list of essential oil germ prevention suggestions that can help boost immunity and keep your child in school.
Most lemon-infused essential oils contain an incredibly strong detoxifying effect. Adding a few drops to a glass of water each morning can help cleanse the blood of any toxic buildup. (Remember to check with your product company before ingesting any essential oils.)
If your little one doesn’t take well to essential oils in their drink, lemon can also be used as a household cleaner. Mix about 10 drops of oil with a cup or two of water and put the solution in a spray bottle. Congratulations! You’ve just made yourself an all-natural surface cleaner. Combined with the immune-boosting aroma of lemon, this household cleaner can do a lot in the way of germ prevention.
Combine Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils to make this amazing blend. In addition to the aroma smelling like Christmas in a bottle, the antibacterial properties with these combined essential oils boosts immunity and wards off colds.
This combination can also be used as a household cleaner! Feel free to use it liberally throughout your home for a lovely aroma that can also help prevent colds.
There are so many benefits that come from peppermint that we had to recommend it. Though peppermint doesn’t do much in the way of cold prevention, it does do wonders to alleviate symptoms after the fact. From headaches, indigestion, to increasing mental alertness, peppermint can go a long way in soothing cold-like symptoms.
Apply by rubbing the essential oil on the body, or put a few drops in a drink (after checking the label, of course).
The strongest benefit of lavender is that it helps you sleep better. Sleep is a vital factor in staving off illness. When your body is resting, it’s much more effective in preventing and treating illness.
Try rubbing a little lavender on your child’s palms, feet, and temples before bed time. The soothing effects will have them sleeping soundly in no time.
Implementing these essential oil germ prevention tips can be the difference between your child staying up to date in school or missing a week due to illness. When it comes to staying healthy, we recommend erring on the side of caution and prevention. Good luck, and enjoy your healthy, happy children!