How to Beat a Cold Quickly Using Essential Oils!

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I continue to be amazed at how well Essential Oils work. Once again they saved the day and every last bit of remaining skepticism I had has flown out the window. Last evening I started to come down with a cold….runny nose, feverish, coughing…the whole bit.


The awesome thing is that instead of just having to surrender to being sick, I was actually able to do something about it using my Young Living Essential Oils. Here is exactly what I did:

1. Place one drop of Young Living Thieves Oil on the bottom of each foot and lightly massage into your skin. Try not to walk around for at least 20 minutes after doing this.

2. Rub 1-2 drops of Young Living Purification Oil on front of neck.

3. Add two drops of Young Living Lemon Oil plus two drops of Young Living Thieves Oil into an 8oz glass of water. Remember, any time you are using oils in your water make sure that you are using a cup made out of glass or metal and not plastic. The lemon oil in particular will eat plastic. That’s why it’s so amazing for our bodies – it gets rid of all the junk that is in products like plastic.

Optional: Rub 2-3 drops of Young Living RC on chest.

Repeat these steps 1 and 2 every 1-2 hours, get good rest and don’t forget to drink lots of water.

This morning I feel healthy and energetic without a cold symptom in sight! After years of trying to stop a cold when it starts using vitamin C, Zinc and other OTC products – I’ll never be going back! It’s a #revOILution! :)

I can’t wait to hear how this cold fighting recipe works for you! Make sure to leave a comment down below to share! 

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  1. Christina says

    I was so excited when I found this! I am new to EO’s and feel myself getting nasal drip ect. However, I could not bring myself to drink the thieves/lemon mix. I managed a couple sips and I just couldn’t do it. My lips were burning and just did not taste decent at all. :( we will see how everything else on the list works though!

    • says

      Christina~ Did you try adding honey to your tea? That might help. Also, make sure to be really careful to only add one drop of Thieves and Peppermint – more than that and it will taste too strong. 😉

    • Alicia Pavone says

      Christina, I don’t like the taste either. I actually just add the thieves and lemon to cold water, hold my nose, and down it! Right after, I chase with a little drink of milk. The taste will not linger! Hope this helps!

  2. says

    I was a the beginning of a cold and started doing these things. Honestly I think I got the cold because I got lazy and wasn’t adding Thieves to my water every day. After one day of doing everything but the Thieves on the feet (oils on my feet just don’t do anything for me – it’s weird) I am feeling SO much better. I diffused RC while I read in bed and then Thieves last night when I went to bed. I know after doing more of the same today I will feel even better tomorrow! I love Thieves. When I have a sore throat or ear ache it immediately knocks them out!

  3. Kelsi says

    I will definitely try this next time I feel a cold coming! Do you happen to know how I can use the oils for my 3 and 4 year old boys if they start to come down with a cold?

  4. Janis says

    I am going to try this today! So glad to have found this post!!! I have used thieves for a sore throat with great success! Thanks so much for the info.

  5. Tanna McKee says

    I can testify to the YL oils working fast to knock out a cold. I started coming down with a cold a couple weeks ago, started using my oils right away and knocked it out. Usually this time of year I get a cold and it always turns into a sinus infection and off to the doc for an antibiotic. No more! Loving my essential oils…I’m a believer!

    • says

      I’m so glad that you’re loving them as much as I do! I happen to be doing battle with a nasty cold this week and I know it’s not even close to as bad as it would be without my oils! :)

  6. says

    Thank you! I will be trying these today! This morning I rubbed Thieves on the back of my throat and it BURNED like crazy, and then numbed and mostly took sore throat away, but it’s still there and hopefully the other ones will help too! Thank you!

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