Getting down with the sickness

The cough is almost gone, but I have depleted my essential oil supply. I have been spraying my much better smelling version of Lysol on every thing I touch. I’ve also been inhaling a mix of stuff to clear all of the crap left over in my chest. Plus, I’ve been adding them to my humidifier.

Usually I order from StarWest or Mountain Rose, but I found this site (Monterey Spice Co.) through my Mom and I’m going to give it a try. It’s super cheap, which is nice when your using oil like water. Here’s a couple of formulas for all of you out there trying not to get a cold or fighting one.


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Eucalyptus – 12 drops
  • Cedarwood – 6 drops
  • Rosemary – 3 drops
  • Peppermint – 6 drops
  • Thyme – 3 drops
  • Oregano – 3 drops

Pour blend into bottle, shake well and then add 5 drops to the boiling water (place in a stainless steel bowl), lean over bowl and place towel over head to inhale the oils. At first it feels harsh to inhale, but within a couple of deep breaths your all good.


  • Eucalyptus – 24 drops
  • Lavender – 12 drops
  • Thyme – 6 drops
  • Rosemary – 6 drops
  • Peppermint – 12 drops
  • Pine – 6 drops

Pour blend into spray bottle, shake well and then add purified water shake and spray on everything you own. You can also make a warming version of this with clove, ginger and cinnamon.

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    February 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Okay, I read a little closer and saw that you do put it in your humidifier. I'm def. going to try this next time!

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    February 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM

    Do you think you could actually put this mixture into a humidifier? That would be kind of cool! I haven't hung my head over a bowl in a long time. I used to do that as a home skin treatment.

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    Law of Attraction
    February 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    I will say that my skin looks pretty good for someone that's been sick for days. Maybe it's all that steam.

    Not only do I put it in the humidifier..I sprayed down my whole bed. I've gone a little mad, but my house smells nice (according to those who can smell).

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    February 21, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Are you feeling better? Thanks for the formulas. I'll definitely use them.

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    Law of Attraction
    February 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    I'm feeling better. Still stuffed up a bit, but I will be ready to run tomorrow.

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    March 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    I found it!

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    Law of Attraction
    March 3, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    good detective work Sean. Thanks.

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