Soothe your throat. Ease your breathing.

Well - my family is currently self isolating with Covid! Oh bother!!

Speaking from experience - a sore throat seems to be one of the most common symptoms of Covid. 

So be prepared (if not Covid then a common winter cold is likely to require sore throat remedies).

Essential oils have been used successfully for centuries to help kill germs, reduce inflammation, soothe and speed up healing. 

Here are a few oils you might like to have on hand.

‘Bronchial Benefit’ Pure Essential Oil Blend

An expertly blended combination of; Frankincense, Cedarwood, Cypress, Marjoram and Eucalyptus.

For bronchial (chest) care use in vaporiser/diffuser or a bowl of hot steaming water. Helps loosen mucus and reduce irritating itchy throat. Great for use in a vaporiser in the bedroom. Soothes a sore throat and helps kill the germs in your throat.

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Eucalyptus essential oil

New Flash: Even the NZ Herald recommended stocking up on Eucalyptus in preparation for self-isolation (January 22 2022). A versatile oil that can be used as part of your deep Covid household clean or in a vaporiser/diffuser for the antibacterial and antiviral properties. Eucalyptus is often used as an antiseptic to treat colds, sore throats, and coughs. Eucalyptus essential oil components have also been found to have antibacterial activity against some drug-resistant bacteria.

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Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint contains menthol, the main ingredient used in many throat lozenges and cough drops used to treat sore throats. Inhaling peppermint oil may also help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

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Lavender is known for its relaxing effect. Lavender essential oil may have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Great to soothe a sore throat and relax the muscles.

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Tea tree essential oil

Tea tree oil has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects against germs. It’s often used as an antiseptic for gum infections and other oral problems.

Thyme essential oil

Thyme essential oil has powerful antibacterial abilities against common antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Thyme also reduces muscle spasms, so it may prevent coughing, which sometimes causes a sore throat.


For information on how to use these oils see our Oil Application page. We would recommend Vaporiser/Diffuser, Direct Inhalation, Massage/Rub around your chest and/or Steam Inhalation as particularly effective applications for a sore throat.

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