I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. This is not medical advice and you should consult with a professional. This is just what has worked for me. Just like traditional medication, oils do not work the same for everybody. One oil might be perfect for my sore throat while another works better for you.
I woke up with no voice and a sore/gunky throat. Not a good thing when your entire job is talking (I’m a Sign Language Interpreter. ) I actually noticed the sore throat pretty early in the morning when the hubby came to bed (Sunday nights he plays hockey late) and I asked him to grab me some lemon water and Thieves. I rubbed the thieves on my throat and drank the water and with in 5 min felt some relief. I woke up again around 4:30 and quickly realized I was not going to be able to work. Downed some more water and went back to sleep.
Once I woke up for the day it was time to get serious. More Thieves on the throat and then I started rotating waters to help de-gunk. Every time I drained my glass I switched to the next one. *BTW this is something I came up with on my own. Since my job requires talking clearly I wanted to be aggressive and wasn’t sure which would work the best for me*
- 16 oz water with 2 drops of lemon
- 16 oz of plain water
- 16 oz of water with 2 drops of peppermint
- 16 oz of plain water
I also continued to do a mix of thieves/melaluca/carrier oil on my throat and feet as well as drops of Thieves under my tongue, yuck! My Mom suggested I do 2 drops every 15 min for 1 hour (so 4 times) and then repeat every few hours after that. I didn’t do that exactly but I would say I got in 4 doses in about 2 hours.
In addition to all of that we diffused thieves and purification and rubbed thieves on the feet of both hubby and baby to help them not get whatever I had.
I know this all seems like a lot but really it wasn’t in fact I barely noticed it, no more of and inconvenience than drinking water lol. My voice started coming back to more than a whisper around 11:00 and was back to full volume (but a little raspy) by that afternoon.
I went back to work and I’m feeling much better. We have a fragrance free environment here due to some allergies so I wasn’t able to do much but I did take a drop of thieves under my tongue before work and at lunch. I’m not 100% but I’m much better and fully able to function at work. Yea oils!
Once I got home I continued my water regime and more thieves under my tongue right when I got home and just before be. I’m officially in the runny nose draining stage, less than 24 hours after I felt the symptoms start!
MUCH better, I would say I’m at 85-90% the only real problem is I’m draining and I hate that! I’m still drinking peppermint water but I forgot my thieves this morning before work. I’ll keep doing that a few times a day till this is 100% gone.
We have rubbed thieves/melaluca/carrier oil on hubby and baby at least 2x per day since this started and it seemed to do the trick. Neither of them have any symptoms!
To read some beginners hints for oils check out my first post here.