Use this blend in a warm bath where it will help reduce the aches and pains that typically accompany the flu with an added benefit of helping reduce congestion and stuffiness.
Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) is antiviral and stimulates the immune system and helps loosen and remove mucus. Eucalyptus Smithii (Eucalyptus Smithii) is a gentler form of Eucalyptus globulus and contains similar properties but in a form more appropriate for children. It eases aches and pains, lowers temperature and helps loosen and remove mucus. Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) calms the central nervous system, aids digestion, and a great pick-me-up when one is recovering from illness.
Note: Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is good for relieving achy muscles and adds a nice complement to the blend. Because essential oils are volatile compounds that evaporate quickly, adding them to the water after shutting off the tap allows for the most significant benefit.