Despite good lifestyle habits, sometimes we do get run down or the body gets overcome and needs a little extra rest.

When I got a headcold late last week my essential oils were being used in full swing! As many of us are interested in getting back to basics with home-made remedies, I thought I’d share the ways I used essential oils and ingredients at home to get better quickly.

My foundations for getting better always include:

  1. Lots of rest
  2. Warm nourishing foods (eg home made soups, bone broth and herbal teas)

For medicinal support, I used my essential oils as follows:

  1. Diffused a combination of On Guard and Easy Air together all weekend
  2. Applied topically OnGuard several times a day, and used Manuka oil under my nose (as it began to get dry from using tissues)
  3. Internally I drank lots of warm water / tea with Throat syrup below. Simply Add 1Tbs of the syrup to a mug of hot water, and squeeze in some optional fresh lime juice. Drink as a throat tea as often as needed (eg hourly). You can also just take 1 tsp of the syrup on a spoon and swallow it. 

DIY Soothing throat syrup

Simply mix all ingredient by hand in a glass jar!

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut oil (slightly warmed if its gone hard)
  • 8 drops doTERRA Peppermint
  • 8 drops doTERRA Lemon
  • 8 drops doTERRA Lavender
  • 8 drops doTERRA Frankincense
  • 8 drops doTERRA On Guard
  • 4 drops doTERRA Tea Tree
Throat syrup for winter | Bree Taylor Molyneaux
This is a strong medicinal adult dose of essential oils so please take that into consideration.
Exercise caution with make home remedies for children and always remember many essential oils are not safe to ingest – I only trust doTERRA oils for my family so be sure you know what you are getting! 
Please practice due care and be well informed when making DIY medicines like this at home.


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why Im loving essential oils | Bree Taylor Molyneaux

About the author

Bree Taylor Molyneaux is a Brisbane based self-care and wellness coach specialising in emotional self care for women.

She supports women with challenges in fertility, pregnancy + birth, birth trauma, motherhood + parenting. Bree runs retreats on self-care, offers a range of wellness classes, workshopsand is available for personal coaching in person and online.

You can access her a range of and hypnosis downloads on iTunesor join her online essential oils wellness tribe at wholesale prices here.