Best Essential Oils To Use For Symptoms Of Flu and Other Viruses

Best Essential Oils To Use For Symptoms Of Flu and Other Viruses

Ideally, you want to use essential oils with antiviral properties first and foremost (if using with keeping flu or even the coronavirus at bay or managing the symptoms better if you already have one of these). Other properties such as antibacterial and antimicrobial are very useful for killing bacteria and preventing germs from spreading.

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For added protection, it is possible that the chemical compounds such as the anti-viral properties found in many essential oils, could ward off viruses in your home when diffused into the air. That said, there is no definite evidence to back this up. 

Although, I believe that it can certainly ease the symptoms of viruses such as the flu and therefore, possibly coronavirus. I mean, everyone’s stocking up on toxic household cleaning products and such like, not even thinking about the long term effects of using these carcinogenic products.

These products could cause you problems in the future with your respiratory system because we are constantly breathing in these solutions when doing our everyday cleaning. Does it not make sense to swap to a natural and healthier way of cleaning? I would say it’s also more cost effective and of course, eco-friendly too!

Anyway, back to using essential oils to combat viruses;-

You can read an in depth article about Antimicrobial Properties of Plant Essential Oils against Human Pathogens and Their Mode of Action: An Updated Review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206475/

It states:-

“Essential oils have great potential in the field of bio-medicine as they effectively destroy several bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens.”

My Go To Best Essential Oils For Fighting Viruses

  • - Tea Tree - (Do not diffuse this if you have pets)
  • - Eucalyptus
  • - Bergamot
  • - Lemon
  • - Lavender
  • - Frankincense


There are two main ways to use essential oils and that is by applying directly to the skin (always blended with a carrier oil) or inhaling by adding a few drops to some tissue, or using a diffuser in your room. You can easily re-use a spray bottle filled with some water (Make enough for a couple of weeks and refresh), this way it will keep its efficacy.

DIY Spray For Kitchen

DIY Hard Surface Cleaner - per Approx 400 ml

- 1/4 cup of white vinegar

- 10 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil

- 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

- 5 drops of Orange or Lemon Essential Oil

Go straight to product page ‘Essential Oils 10ml’


PS: Essential Oils are not to be digested

PS: If you are pregnant or have a health condition, or are on long term medications, please speak to your GP first or a Professional before using any essential oils. They may be natural, but they can also still have some negative effects in certain situations.

PS: Essential Oils are not necessarily a treatment or cure for your illness, however, they can help with the symptoms of many ailments.

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