Thursday, March 12, 2015

Peppermint Essential Oil Helps Kill Viruses and Bacteria

"A hot bath containing 3 drops peppermint oil, 3 drops marjoram oil and 4 drops lavender oil in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil will warm and stimulate and will often avert a cold or influenza.  Drink a cup of peppermint and lemon tea while in the bath, to encourage perspiration and to help kill viruses and bacteria.  If an infection such as a feverish cold, bronchitis or influenza has already struck, peppermint oil will help loosen mucus and cool and reduce the fever."
Purchon, Nerys & Cantele, Lora.  The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness. (2014). p. 95