Vital energy is necessary for taking action, maintaining good physical shape, and overall physical, mental, and emotional balance. This energy is stored and accumulated in our physical body. It supports all its functions, including the immune system.
Everyone has different amount of vital energy at a given point in time. Some people are born with an abundant access to physical energy. Of course, they might have a different issue – how and where to direct this excessive energy flow. Without proper direction, it can be erratic and even destructive.
In numerology, there are two numbers that can indicate the state of one’s physical health and overall energy level. These are numbers 4 and 2. People who don’t have 2’s and 4’s in their birth date can experience a deficit of vital energy that is often compensated using alcohol, drugs, coffee, sex, or something else. For these people, using preventative measures and paying extra attention to their health is crucial.
[clickToTweet tweet=”Essential oils are great for balancing our vital energy,” quote=”Essential oils are great for balancing our vital energy,” theme=”style3″] supporting it at times of peace, and restoring it at times of acute stress, such as cold or flu. Two weeks ago, I visited Chicago and caught a cold. When I returned home, I decided to go over my notes from Aromatherapy for Natural Living Course I took at the Aromahead Institute and Foundations of Aromatherapy I took at the School for Aromatic Studies. In this blog post, I have collected a list of resources for fighting clod and flu symptoms using essential oils that could be helpful to all of you.
Using these ten essential oils, I have made 5 natural remedies for cold and flu symptoms. My focus was on relieving congestion and strengthening the immune system in general. Of course, these remedies are also excellent as preventative measures. As with any other recipes, you can experiment with them and substitute one oil for the other.
It takes minutes to prepare each remedy. Except the tea, all of them can be used for days or even weeks. Once you have made your room spray, oil blend for the chest rub, bath soak and inhaler, you can keep enjoying them while they last.
Lemon essential oil – 10 drops
Tea tree essential oil – 10 drops
Rosemary essential oil – 10 drops
2 oz (60 ml) distilled water
The room spray is ready in seconds. You can use it before going to bed and during the day. I also carry it with me when I travel, and use to refresh the air in a hotel room I’m staying at.
1 oz (30 ml) Vitamin E oil (or any other base oil)
Eucalyptus globulus essential oil – 5 drops
Peppermint essential oil – 5 drops
Black Pepper essential oil – 5 drops
This is a warming chest rub that also helps you breathe better.
Rosemary essential oil – 2 drops
Peppermint essential oil – 1 drop
Frankincense essential oil – 1 drop
Lemon essential oil – 3 drops
Your favorite tea – 1 cup
This was the greatest gem I discovered from my cold-fighting research experiment. I highly recommend this tea for you, regardless of your health condition. It is very refreshing, soothing, and energizing at the same time. Rosemary and lemon help to clear the mind and focus. Frankincense and peppermint uplift your mood. I added organic essential oils to my favorite blend of white tea from Tea Spot – Meditative Mind. It was a match made in heaven. In fact, I’m going to make another cup for myself right now!
Cedarwood essential oil – 5 drops
Eucaliptus globulus essential oil – 5 drops
Tea tree essential oil – 5 drops
I used an empty inhaler and a label from the kit I purchased from Rivetree Life. It helped me to clear the congestion in minutes.
Clary Sage essential oil – 6 drops
Frankincense essential oil – 6 drops
Lavender essential oil – 6 drops
Lemon essential oil – 6 drops
Tea tree essential oil – 6 drops
6 oz of Himalayan salt
1 tsp of jojoba oil (or almond oil)
This amount will be sufficient for about 6 baths. Immune Support Bath Soak with hot Healing Lemon-Rosemary Tea will help you to relax after a day at work and give you a boost of strength and vitality.
A Note about the Ingredients: Always use the best organic essential oils, such as the ones at Aromatics International and Lunaroma. This is what I learned from taking aromatherapy classes. Many commercial essential oils producers compromise the quality of essential oils for lower prices. Pure essential oils is produced from the specified botanical source and has not been modified in any way. Essential oils that has been altered may lose their therapeutic qualities and have reduced psychological effects.
If you liked this post, check also my blog post on Two Essential Oils Self-Care Recipes with sweet orange essential oil. These are also great for winter.
Tanya Ince, Ph.D, is a spiritual life coach, writer, numerologist, and trainer of Spiritual Technology methods of Zivorad Slavinski. On her blog, Tanya writes about practical spirituality, natural living, numerology, spiritual growth, and personal development. You can connect with Tanya on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @TanyaCoaching.