The first line of defense toward being infected by a virus is always frequent and thorough hand washing. Essential oils can be an added line of defense toward infection. There are various essential oils that have antibacterial and antiviral properties. The best way of using essential oils for this purpose is through direct inhalation, steaming or diffusing. Through inhalation the oils enter the body through the respiratory system where they are most needed to kill the virus and prevent it from further invading the body.
When using essential oils, less is more. The oils are powerful and can be harmful if used incorrectly. A couple or few drops in a diffuser, or pot of boiling water to steam, is plenty. If inhaling directly from the bottle, inhale gently, just enough to smell the fragrance. Be sure to keep the opening and top of the bottle clean and uncontaminated. When applying oils directly on the skin it is important to dilute them in a carrier oil. Some oil varietals are more gentle than others.
Recommended Antiviral Essential Oils for Healthy Adults:
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