One of the awful symptoms that I often experience throughout the winter months is a sore throat.
That dreaded feeling of wishing that you didn’t have to keep swallowing your own spit, each time it seems to travel more slowly and be even more painful than the time before.
Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic but honestly, it’s so uncomfortable and finding relief is at the forefront of my mind. It’s important to see your medical doctor to determine the cause and to use the following recommendations in conjunction with the advice of your doctor.
I encourage you to try all three natural sore throat remedies to determine what works best for you.
My most used synergy to help minimize healing time and ease discomfort is KidSafe Germ Destroyer (you can also use Germ Fighter). Some single oils I will often use are Sandalwood Australian (2%), German Chamomile (2%), or German Chamomile CO2 (0.1%).
- Do a steam bowl with 1 drop 2-3 times daily.
- Add 15 drops to a personal inhaler.
- Diffuse intermittently throughout the day. I typically do 30 minutes on and 60 minutes off. This gives my body enough time to process the essential oils without overdoing it.
- Gargle diluted to 2% in melted virgin coconut oil (you can use the carrier oil of your choice but I find virgin coconut works best for me), try to keep it in for about 30 seconds then spit. Repeat 2-3 times daily.
- Dilute to 2% in the carrier oil of your choice and apply to the outside of your throat. I like to do it in a roller bottle for ease of application.
- Using salt inhaler for 20 minutes a day may provide additional relief.
- Dilute Pink Himalayan Salt into a bit of warm water and gargle as long as you can. Repeat 2-3 times daily.
The process in which hydrosols are made make them more gentle than their essential oil counterparts, they don’t require any dilution. My favorite ones to use as sore throat natural remedies are; Lavender or Chamomile mixed with half Tea Tree.
- Spray directly into the throat, I would repeat every few hours.
- Gargle, repeat as desired.
- Warm compress on the outside of the throat.