Prevent This Season's Cold and Flu Naturally
Once again cold and flu season is upon us with the changing of the seasons. One simple way to combat the pesky cold and flu season is to diffuse grapefruit essential oil in your home. It will help cleanse the air, and keep you focused and motivated with its calming and uplifting fragrance.
There are a few reasons this essential oil is great for cold and flu season:
Grapefruit essential oil has many health benefits as well. Not only is the smell extremely pleasant, it is also a lymphatic stimulant.
The lymphatic system is your body’s drainage system. Carrying fluids from the tissues to the blood and visa versa. Lymph fluid is pumping throughout your body and holds your white blood cells.
When you come down with something this bacteria or illness gets trapped within your lymph nodes; the small bean-shaped bump you have around your neck, armpit and groin area.
When lymph fluid and blood are not properly moving throughout your body circulation slows and inflammation occurs.
Grapefruit essential oil, when used in addition to lotions is great to help stimulate the flow of lymph throughout your body, helping with the detoxification process and overall circulation throughout your body.
If you are hungover, diffuse some grapefruit. Grapefruit oil will help stimulate your liver and gallbladder and help detox your body after a night of fun.
ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL
Grapefruit is also an antimicrobial and antifungal. This means that it can help fight mold growth, reduce or eliminate bacteria, and yeast.
Grapefruit oil can also reduce the effects of candida. Candida is the unhealthy growth and buildup of gut bacteria which results in a plethora of negative side effects.
A main constitute in grapefruit oil is limonene. Limonene actually is 88-95% of grapefruit oil. This phytochemical is a powerful antioxidant which helps flight tumors and prevent cancer.
Monoterpenes, like limonene, prevent the carcinogenesis process.
Other essential oils containing limonene are lemon, lime, orange, and tangerine.
A few combinations to try at home are:
Juniper + Wild Orange + Grapefruit = Calming and grounding
Grapefruit + Patchouli = Lower cravings and hunger
Peppermint + Grapefruit = Cleansing and Stimulating
Grapefruit + Bergamot + lemon + ylang ylang = Refreshing and invigorating