Essential Oils to Use for a Cold

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Essential Oils
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A certified reiki master teacher, Rosanne (Roseanne) Bostonian, PhD, is committed to fostering health and well-being in her clients. In addition to her energy work, Dr. Rosanne Bostonian is an independent wholesaler of Young Living Essential Oils, and she helps educate people about the properties of essential oils can impact their health.

Some essential oils can help alleviate the head cold symptoms, such as fever, headache, and stuffy nose. Tea tree essential oil, for instance, is said to attack congestion and help open up air passages. It’s best to dissolve this oil in a hot bath or breathe it in with an inhaler. Thyme oil can also be mixed with tea tree oil for enhanced benefits.

Peppermint essential oil is said to fight against viruses and help alleviate chest coughs. The preferred vehicle for this oil is also through an inhaler. It is always best to consult with someone who is knowledgeable of essential oils, particularly if you are new to using them.

Disclaimer: The FDA has not evaluated the curative properties of essential oils.

3 Essential oils that do (almost) everything

When it comes to using one product to complete multiple tasks on our conquer-the-world list, we count on a few essential oils. Like a Swiss Army Knife, these oils—Lemon essential oil, Lemon Vitality™, Peppermint essential oil, Peppermint Vitality™, Thieves® essential oil, and Thieves® Vitality™—have an application that’s right for the situation at hand.

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Young Living Cinnamon Apple Crisps

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Ingredients

  • 3 apples

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality™

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 225⁰ F.

  2. Use Thieves® Fruit & Veggie Spray to clean the fruit.

  3. With a mandolin or knife, thinly slice apples from top to bottom.

  4. In a small bowl, combine honey and Cinnamon Bark Vitality.

  5. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and place apple slices on top. Drizzle honey mixture over apple slices.

  6. Cook in the oven for 90 minutes.

  7. Remove cookies sheets from heat and place apple slices on cooling rack.

  8. For best results, store apple chips in an airtight container and eat them within 24 hours.

Eat More Fruit!

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Citrus Sunshine Smoothie

Ingredients

1 clementine or tangerine, peeled and seeds removed

1 orange, peeled and seeds removed

½ tablespoon orange blossom honey

2 drops Orange Vitality™ essential oil

2 drops Tangerine Vitality essential oil

1 scoop Slique Shake (optional)

4 ounces plain Greek yogurt

4 ounces crushed ice

Instructions

Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend

on high until smooth.

Serve immediately.

Recipe from YoungLiving.com

Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites

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Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • Black Pepper Vitality™
  • 2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality™
  • 1 drop Lime Vitality™
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1–2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place oven racks in upper and lower thirds of your oven and preheat to 425⁰ F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and lightly coat with olive oil.
  2. Dip a toothpick into Black Pepper Vitality essential oil and swirl the toothpick in 1½ tablespoons olive oil. Continue blending essential oil and olive oil until you’ve reached your desired flavor.
  3. Scrub sweet potatoes until clean and cut into ½-inch slices. Arrange in a single layer on greased baking sheets, then brush sweet potato tops with olive oil mixture. Sprinkle slices with salt. Roast for 20–25 minutes or until golden brown underneath.
  4. If you’re not using mozzarella, flip slices and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until cooked through. If you are using mozzarella, remove sweet potatoes from the oven at 8 minutes, top with a mozzarella slice, return to oven, and bake for remaining 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove baking sheets from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, use a fork to mash together avocados, Lemon Vitality, Lime Vitality, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic.
  7. Top slices with a dollop of avocado mixture and garnish with chopped tomatoes and cilantro. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.