February 13, 2014 @ 4:48 PM

If you can’t afford to spend weeks tending a cold or flu this winter, learn what my friend Doug did about acting quickly with his essential oils, and you could get through the process in a weekend—not in two weeks … like we usually do. Here’s his story.

At the first sign of a sore throat, I recognized that I was in for a full-on cold or flu episode, which usually puts me out of commission for two to three weeks. My symptoms included a sore throat, exhaustion, headache, sinus pain, laryngitis, and eye inflammation. I learned the regimen for colds and flu and made up my capsules immediately using the 5 oils show in the video—Tea Tree, Basil, Geranium, Peppermint, and Thyme.

I took a capsule 5 times a day and immediately I started discharging a lot more mucous. I also inhaled a few drops of the oils in boiling water, which really helped clear my sinuses, cough, headache, and congestion. I saw all this discharge as a very good sign because it was bringing all the infection up and out of my system quickly. I started on Thursday, and by Monday all symptoms had nearly disappeared, and I was feeling more energy. I am continuing with a full 10-days on the capsules after all symptoms disappeared to make sure that all infection is gone.

Normally I’d be going through all this for two to three weeks of misery and pain. I’d end up totally exhausted. But I was through it all pretty much over the weekend from Friday to Monday, and I had much of my energy back. Now, a few days later I’m feeling totally energetic and back to normal. It was amazing. I will never be without my essentials oils again.

Doug W.