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A Sleep Remedy for the Final Stages of a Cold

by Andrea Butje on March 21, 2016

There’s such a sense of relief when you’re getting over a cold.

The worst of the sneezes and sniffles are over, and your sinuses aren’t as stuffed up as they were a few days ago. You have more energy, and maybe even want to go for a walk.

But when you lie down to sleep, it can be a different story. Why do cold and flu symptoms always seem to get worse when you’re trying to relax and get some rest? It seems like it doesn’t matter how tired you are . . . you could be stuck lying awake all night! 

It makes getting well take that much longer.

I created a Cold & Flu Sleep Remedy that can really help.

Cold and Flu Sleep Remedy

Cold & Flu Sleep Remedy

Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) glass spray bottle. You can find glass spray bottles at SKS Bottle and Packaging. (Here's a link to their website!)

  • 2 oz (60 ml) water
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
  • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 5 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

When it’s time for bed, spray underneath your pillow and on top of your sheets liberally. I recommend making a fresh bottle every few weeks.

You might also want to take a warm bath with some cold relief bath salts before bed, and keep an inhaler at your bedside so you can use it if you need to. I have a lot of inhaler suggestions for colds, allergies, and respiratory help!

The essential oils in the Cold & Flu Sleep Remedy spray are so soothing and healing for the respiratory system, so you can choose from them to make your inhaler too. Use about 15 drops of essential oil total in your inhaler.

Stay on top of that cold and get some good quality rest.

Protect Your Family From Colds and Flus Using Essential Oils

Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

Topics: cold, cold and flu, Recipes and Blends, natural remedy for sinuses, sinus

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