Your Guide to Combatting the Cold & Flu

Posted by Laura Pop on

Your mind and body needs rest when you’re unwell and with the help of aromatherapy, this guide can help you combat your cold or flu symptoms with more ease.
Firstly, did you know that adding a few drops of essential oil to your pillow before bed can help improve your sleep and therefore, aid in cold and flu prevention? This is because by getting a better night's sleep, you are in fact supporting your immune system.
But when your in the midst of your illness, inhaling essential oils has shown to help reduce congestion, headaches and fever. To learn more about the ways in which you can inhale Escents’ essential oils for cold and flu relief please continue reading.
1. Roll-On Application: Whenever you feel congested, applying a roll-on full of essential oils either on your temples, jawline or wrists, can bring about an aroma that will support your efforts. In particular, Roll-On Cold & Flu is a blend of immune boosting tea tree and thyme essential oils and when inhaled, it can help ease the pain and discomfort brought upon by colds, flu, sinus infections, allergies/hay fever and even sore throat.

Roll On Cold and Flu

Roll-On Cold & Flu

2. Steam Inhalation:  There are two steam inhalation methods that you can do to help relieve you from your cold and flu symptoms. The first method is to add a tablespoon or more of carrier oil and 6-10 drops of essential oils into your bathwater for relief. The second method is to add a 2-4 drops of essential oils into a bowl of hot water and place a towel over your head, allowing yourself to breathe in the steam while it builds up around you. Escents' Breathe Easy Synergy Blend has been formulated to specifically help fight respiratory infections as it is a blend of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. 

Breathe Easy Synergy Blend

Breathe Easy Synergy Blend

3. Vapor Rub: Inhaling vapor rub can relieve nasal congestion, coughing and respiratory illness. To get a better night’s sleep, apply vapor rub to your chest area and with its cooling aroma, it will help relieve nasal congestion so that you can breathe more easily while you sleep. In addition, it can allow your lungs the much needed rest to recover from coughing fits. Darn This Cold Vapor Rub is a pre-blended natural remedy with eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. Please give it a try!

Darn This Cold Vapor Rub

Darn This Cold

4. Aromatherapy Diffuser: When indoors it is important to purify the air, especially when you’re ill. This is where an aromatherapy diffuser can come in handy. With this device you can create a healthier environment by adding 2-4 drops of rosemary essential oil into your diffuser while you recover. Rosemary essential oil has properties that can purify the air in a nontoxic way.

Aroma Dot

Aroma Dot Diffuser


100% pure essential oils that can help relieve your cold & flu symptoms


  • The menthol ingredient provides natural decongestant and fever relief.
  • This essential oil can also help with dizziness, nausea, headaches and migraines.


  • Helps provide respiratory relief.
  • Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and decongestant. 


  • This essential oil supports the immune system by improving sleep. 
  • It can alleviate headaches. 


  • Relieves congestion by helping break down mucus within the respiratory tract and sinuses.

What are your symptoms?

Do you have a sore throat? Please try:
Throat Spray *available soon
Feeling congested? Please try:

Do you have a fever? Please try:   

chamomile, peppermint, lemon 

Do you have aches and pains? Please try:
 Stay well & to learn more, please visit Escents' Cold & Flu Collection  

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