Nobody wants to deal with a sore throat! Whether it’s the first sign that something worse is on the way or just your run-of-the-mill raw, swollen and painful nightmare, we all just want one thing—-RELIEF. Check out these tried and tested essential oils for sore throats and see what works best for you.
This is always my first defense oil for sore throats. Strong pain relief and anti-inflammatory benefits make this a clear choice. But the health benefits don’t stop there, eucalyptus oil has the ability to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation. In addition, this remedy is powerfully antibacterial, antibiotic, antiseptic and antiviral.
You may be already be familiar with all the emotional benefits of this beautiful oil but did you know it has and affinity for the throat? Not only is it anti-inflammatory, it has cooling, calming and soothing properties as well. Studies show sandalwood is also antiviral and although this oil can be a little pricey, the benefits are soooo worth it!
This blessed oil can be a savior for sore throats! Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-reliever), cooling and it boosts the immune system for faster healing. Even the aroma has uplifting benefits, bonus!
This oil has been used for hundreds of years because of it’s incredible antiseptic and antimicrobial powers, even when used aromatically. It reduces swelling and pain and has been shown to help with most any respiratory trouble. Tea tree has so many healing properties, this is one to always have at home.
An ingenious combination of respiratory, pain relief and immune stimulating oils, you can’t go wrong. This blend has a clean, sweet and minty fresh scent that can cool and soothe a throat in distress.
If you need some serious pain relief fast, peppermint is your new best friend. With intense analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits this oil is no stranger to supporting you through sickness. This essential oil is wonderful for cooling and killing pesky bacteria and viruses. And if your sore throat is accompanied by a fever, peppermint can help calm that as well.
Use this oil when you need to pull out the big guns! Oregano has some of the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties when it comes to essential oils. In fact, this oil is so strong, just diffusing or sniffing oregano can be beneficial. If you decide to apply Oregano topically, ALWAYS dilute well with a carrier oil. Try a single drop in a teaspoon or more of coconut or almond oil. This oil is too strong to use topically on children.
With a strong affinity for the respiratory system, Frankincense is an excellent choice. It’s not only incredibly soothing, it has robust anti-inflammatory and pain relief attributes. This oil also stimulates and supports the immune system while offering emotional calming during that stressful time of discomfort.
This oil is often overlooked but is a wonderful remedy when it comes to sore throats. It’s been used for centuries for pain relief, skin and tissue healing. Plus, it blends well with Frankincense, Sandalwood and citrus oils for some extra potency when combating respiratory issues.
The oils in this blend were chosen for their incredible antibacterial and antiviral properties, they are powerful! This is one to use frequently when you feel the first sign of any kind of sickness, especially sore throats. Try setting a timer for every two hours to remind yourself to apply this oil, the roll-on is perfect for rubbing on your entire throat area!
Two words about this oil—Pain Relief. Clove is known to be powerfully analgesic and to reduce swelling. And when it comes to the immune system, this one is in the top 10. Clove is included in almost all antibacterial and antiviral blends and for good reason. This is a another one that can irritate skin so make sure to always dilute well with a carrier oil like coconut or almond.
For fast results, try using these oils aromatically or topically!
-Put a few drops of in a diffuser (a combination of any of these oils would be great too!)
-Apply with a carrier oil all around the throat area with a carrier oil
-Use a few drops on an aromatic inhaler or cotton ball for easy inhalation
-Apply a small amount (diluted in a carrier oil) around nostrils for aromatic & topical benefits
-Open the bottle and inhale once every few hours
When a sore throat strikes, act quickly and conquer that beast before it takes you down! Let us know you’ve tried any of our remedies and your favorite oils for sore throats in the comments below. Stay healthy!