Having a cold is the actual worst. The only thing you can do is try to alleviate the symptoms and ride it out. One way to do that is by using essential oils. There are a wide variety that can come in handy when you have a cold because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties. Essential oils can also help lessen your coughs and make your throat less scratchy, which is always a plus in my book.
Ahead you’ll find six essential oils you can use to knock your cold down a few notches. Each of the oils can be used in a variety of ways. Some you ingest, others you diffuse, and some should only be applied to your skin. Take the advice of these experts, and always check with your doctor when treating a bug — especially if you’re pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.