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Malady of the week…soothe a scratchy throat

Don’t you just hate that scratchy, raw feeling in your throat? Whether it’s caused by bad air, a reaction to something during the spring and summer, or a seasonal threat, you don’t have to keep suffering. This week’s malady of the week post will help you know just how to soothe a scratchy throat.

What happens if you are at work and your throat starts to feel scratchy and raw? What do you do? Try some tea?  Not bad. Buy an OTC throat spray? That can help with symptoms for sure, but also puts you at risk if you use to much because of the Benzocaine in it. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something safe, natural and effective to help you out? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could use it in a variety of ways to help you? Well guess what! There is something, or as the saying goes, “I have an oil for that!”

What to do first…

First off let me say that if you experience throat discomfort for more than a few days, please go see you doctor! He/she can help you know what you are dealing with and you can then make a more educated decision on how best to take care of it. That being said, when you first start feeling that uncomfortable scratchy feeling, here are some things you can try.

A little goes a long way!

OnGuard beadlets are tiny but mighty. Keeping these in my pocket or purse means I always have this immune boosting, throat soothing oil on hand in an easy to use beadlet. Sometimes I use it to freshen my breath. Other times, I use it to just give me an immune boost. Or in the case of throat discomfort, it’s a great one to get the oil working on supporting my body to feel better. It’s just a tiny drop of OnGuard Essential Oil blend, which is a mix of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, and eucalyptus. These oils are perfectly blended in the perfect complimentary quantities to work best for you. So that little beadlet can be a powerhouse of support to soothe your scratchy throat.

One drop, that’s all…

Have you ever heard of the advertisement of “one call, that’s all”? Well, in our case, it’s one drop, that’s all! Seriously, for the strong ones out there taking one drop of OnGuard directly into the back of your throat can be amazingly effective to soothe a rough throat. It is SUPER strong however, due to the Cinnamon and Clove contained in the blend, so be aware. It will be hot for about 10-20 seconds, and then will fade away.  Usually along with the discomfort you were feeling. It’s almost magical. So if you can stand a little heat for a few seconds, give it a try.

This will be too strong for children, so rub a drop or two on their feet diluted with fractionated coconut oil (FCO) to boost their immunity. Just so you know, one 15 Ml bottle of OnGuard holds about 300 drops, so that’s a lot of power in one little bottle! Just one drop, that’s all!

Prevention is key…

I do three things to prevent those scratchy throats before they ever even start.  First, I take my OnGuard softgels whenever I think I might need an extra immune boost. They are easy to take, are larger than the beadlets, and provide great immune support. If I even start to feel under the weather, these can often support my body in getting back to my best in no time. They are a staple at my house!

Second, I love to diffuse OnGuard into the air in my home, especially this time of year. It’s has a wonderful fall aroma with the clove, orange and cinnamon, and it kills the yucky stuff in the air. So it’s a win, win. My house smells good, I get an immune boost, and the air is cleaner. When I had teenagers coming and going, this was running all the time!

Third, I love to clean with my OnGuard concentrate cleaner. It does a great job of getting rid of germs and pathogens on surfaces and keeping them off. Plus it is a toxin free cleaner, making my home environment even safer and better. And it’s inexpensive! So I kind of LOVE IT! Smells great, cleans great, and is non toxic. Now that’s power!

Just one more…

Okay there is one more that really makes a difference. I really enjoy the OnGuard Sanitizing Mist which is a purse or pocket sized sanitizer spray. And you guessed it, it’s non toxic and made with that same great OnGuard blend! So you get the benefits in a great hand sanitizer. I feel good every time I use it. It helps preserve the good bacteria on your hands while attacking the bad. I like that. And keeping your hands clean may just help avoid that nasty throat stuff. Try it, you’ll love it!


So, now you know. There is something you can do for that yucky throat when it happens that is safe, natural, effective and non-toxic. If you want to know more about using essential oils to boost your immunity, please check out my post on Boosting Immunity. Lots of great tips there and even a free gift!

Would you like to have a free, no obligation consult ($50 value!) and talk about how essential oils can benefit you and your family? Then just click on My Calendar and pick your time. The link will be emailed to you after you book your slot. It will be fun to help you get the answers you need to make a good decision! You can ask me anything. See you there!


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