During winter, our bodies are working extra hard to keep us healthy and warm. In residential aged care, residents and staff all have increased exposure to droplet infections such as colds, coughs and respiratory tract infections, including influenza. We all wish to avoid coming down with one of these illnesses as we know how miserable their symptoms make us feel and how serious it can be for particularly vulnerable older people.
Aromatherapy, used effectively, limits the spread of respiratory infections by tackling viruses and bacteria in airborne droplets and helps manage a range of debilitating cold, cough and respiratory symptoms.
Aromatherapy can help to:
- Reduce airborne infection by diffusing antiseptic essential oil blends into the immediate environment
- Reduce nasal congestion by using anti-inflammatory, decongestant and expectorant essential oils in a diffuser or on a tissue.
- Ease coughing and loosen troublesome mucus by using essential oils blends with anti-inflammatory and expectorant therapeutic actions
- Lessen the pain associated respiratory tract inflammation and swollen tissues by using essential oils with analgesic properties
Aromacare's top tips for using Aromatherapy during the Winter months
There are a number of ways you can use Aromatherapy during winter. In our experience great benefits have been gained from the following products and packages:
Featured Products for Winter Care
Cold and Flu Kit
Ideal for Aged Care homes
Ideal for Soothing sore chest muscles and inflamed airways
A massage with this cooling balm will soothe sore chest muscles and inflamed airways.
Breathe Easy Pure Essential Oil Blend
Ideal for soothing inflamed airways
A certified, organic blend and that works to soothing and cool inflamed airways.
An education session for care staff delivered by a qualified aromatherapist will support your care team by providing the fundamental knowledge required to provide aromatherapy for those in living in Aged Care homes.
Call us on 03 9572 4791 to find out more