Sore Throat & Strep Throat
Sore throats are one of the ailments that I dislike the most. You can take advantage of essential oils and apply them to your sore throat in a number of ways. Oils that are effective at helping with a sore throat are On Guard, oregano, lemon, lavender, marjoram, and sandalwood. You could also apply eucalyptus, melaleuca, thyme, peppermint and cypress.
Try to start the application at the first sign of the ailment, this is more effective since you are attacking it near the beginning. Try any of the following methods or a combination of all of them.
- Gargling with 1-2 drops of any of the above oils mixed with some water can be effective. Some of the more popular oils for sore throat gargling are On Guard, oregano and lemon or a combination of those three. Don’t swallow and repeat the process about every hour until soreness starts to subside.
- Inhalation of oil either through a diffuser or by placing a few drops of oil in a dish or pan with very hot water can also feels soothing and be very effective.
- Ingesting a couple drops of On Guard mixed with water every hour.
- Topical application could include a couple of drops of oregano or lemon to a warm compress.
There can be multiple ways to approach a sore throat, but applying essential oils as soon as you feel the onset of a sore throat can be very effective at getting over it more quickly.