Prevention for New Mothers during the Cold/Flu season

CypressOilEssential oils have many useful properties. They can fight infections and calm the mind. The safest way for a new mother and a baby to enjoy the benefits of essential oils is by using them in the diffusers. Use only ionic or cold diffusers because the heat destroys the properties of essential oils.

You can buy the most expansive diffuser (your baby deserves the best), but I found that Ultrasonic Spa Mister for $30 does an excellent job and is very reliable (I am still using my first one that I bought 6 years ago).

During cold/flu season diffuse essential oils in your house for 1-2 hours to help prevent the spread of the infection or to stop the infection entering the house. You can buy essential oils on-line


Cold/Flu Prevention:

In a bottle combine (you can increase the number of drops proportionally if you need more):

10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata (gentle on children)

10 drops Larch Tamarak – Larix Laricina

20 drops Grapefruit – Citrus paradisi

 Use in cold diffuser according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Cold/Flu Ease for a Mother:

If despite all the precautions you got infected, try this recipe at the first signs of any trouble. In a bottle combine (you can increase the number of drops proportionally if you need more):

10 drops Eucalyptus Radiata or Globulus

15 drops Saro – Cinnamosma fragrans

5 drops Opopanax – Commiphora guidotti

5 drops Larch Tamarak – Larix Laricina

Use 1 drop of this blend in a bowl of hot steaming water. Place a towel over your head and the bowl (close your eyes) and inhale for 10 minutes every 3-4 hours.


You can also use essential oils for cleaning the house instead of harsh chemicals.

House cleaner:

In a 16 oz. bottle combine:

Shake to combine all ingredients. You can clean any hard surface. Us plenty of water to wash it off.

 Disinfectant Spray:

In 16oz spray bottle combine:

  • 14oz of water
  • 2oz of white vinegar
  • 20 drops of Lemon
  • 10 drops of Thyme ct thymol – Thymus vulgaris ct thymol
  • 10 drops of Peppermint – Mentha x piperita

Shake before each use.

Enjoy your fragrant house.

About Marina Lando

Marina Lando, MS, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, and the author of "Dynamic Healing, a practitioner's guide to Reiki applications" Marina Lando is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is the founder af Harmony Life, locally owned healing Reiki center and academy in Cary, NC. The center offers wide range of healing modalities: Medical Reiki, Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic treatments, Infrared Sauna in Cary. Marina offer classes and workshops: Reiki I-III Certification and Reiki Maste - 10 CE credits for massage therapists, Aromatherapy, Chakra System, Dynamic Healing workshops (where she teaches Reiki Protocols she developped) - 16 CE credits for massage therapists She studied complimentary medicine with her grandmother since the age of seven and continued her education in natural healing techniques through adult life. Her current practice includes Medical Reiki , Aromatherapy and Guided meditation.