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AROMATHERAPY FOR COLDS & FLU

With the advent of winter comes a rush of holiday celebrations. But when uninvited guests arrive—e.g., cold and flu germs—show them the door with essential oils. Not familiar with some of these unsung heroes? They offer a natural method for combating seasonal ailments, and they also add new scent profiles to your aromatherapy regimen. Here are seven of our favorites for staying well this winter—and for easing colds and flu symptoms if you do get sick:

EUCALYPTUS

The leader of the pack has). This essential oil packs a punch to ailing respiratory systems, yet it’s gentle enough to put in a child’s diffuser at night to clear stuffy heads. Eucalyptus has a fresh scent that may smell a bit medicinal to some noses, but it’s worth it: The oil’s super antibacterial properties fight germs and ease congestion.

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