The approaching colder months may mean more cozy sweaters and hearty food, but it also means cold and flu season is upon us. Whether you’ve already come down with a case of congestion and coughing, are starting to feel a little stuffy, or just want to take some extra precautions this season, consider trying Essentique’s essential oil blend, Bonne Santé.
Being the french phrase for “good health”, Bonne Santé smells of delicious herbal warmth while simultaneously helping clear sinuses, boost immune health, and acts as an antimicrobial agent. Bonne Santé includes organic clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Organic clove bud and cinnamon bark contribute a majority of the sweet spice scent we expect from fall and winter aromas and also may help ease respiratory problems and boost immune health. Organic lemon has a plethora of benefits including cough relief by promoting lymphatic drainage. The limonene and b-pinene in lemon oil also work as antimicrobials and further protect you from unwanted bacteria. The organic rosemary in Bonne Santé further complexifies the aroma and has been found to strengthen immune health in studies involving consistent inhalation of rosemary essential oil. Lastly organic eucalyptus serves as the ultimate decongestant. You may have already heard of the method of adding a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to hot water and inhaling its steam as a way to clear the respiratory tract of congestion. Inhaling diffused eucalyptus in much smaller concentrations can have similar effects to help fight against a running rose, sore throat, and general nasal congestion since it is an expectorant. A study on current microbiology also found eucalyptus to be effective in inhibiting bacteria that cause sinus infections, fever, and flu.
However you’re choosing to combat flu season in the coming months, Bonne Santé can be the perfect boost to your health while also filling your home with a fresh seasonal aroma.
Diffuse it for 15 minutes every 3 to 4 hours. You can also dilute 1:15 in carrier oil of your choice and massage over thymus or use in body massage or apply to bottom of feet. Put 4-8 drops on cotton balls or tissues and put in or on vents!