Essential Oils Are My Flu Shot

This winter the flu has been here, there and everywhere — even many who followed the mainstream practice of getting the flu shot.  I thank God that I have been able to dodge the cold/flu bullet the past 2 years.   When I have had an occasional flu in years prior, I’ve completely recovered within 24-48 hours.  Since I’ve advised many of my friends on how to avoid and recover from their cold/flu , I decided to share these prevention tips.


1.  LYMPH NODE SWELLING WARNING SIGN — As soon as I feel my neck swelling, I know it’s a warning sign that I am battling something.   I immediately apply Biblical Oil on the back of my ears and neck, and ask Jesus to heal me.  The past few months I did this a few times.  Within an hour, the swelling went down (and I thanked God). 

2. NO RINSE HAND CLEANSER — I carry the Squeaky Clean (the hand cleanser that I make) in my pocket.  I apply it several times when I’m in public, and then take a nice deep whiff of the amazing aroma.  Squeaky Clean has bacteria and virus fighting essential oils of tea tree, lemon, and more. has lots of research articles that support the anti-bacterial, antiviral impact of tea tree and lemon essential oils).  Squeaky Clean also softens and moisturizes your hands since the the carrier is a soothing aloe vera. 

3.  DIFFUSE ESSENTIAL OILS OVERNIGHT – Every night I diffuse immune-building and sleep-promoting essential oils.   I mix them up. My favorite is Frankincense, but I also use Bergamot, Lavender, or Grapefruit.  

4. DIFFUSE ESSENTIAL OILS DURING DAY – When there is a heightened rash of the flu going around, I diffuse Peppermint or Eucalyptus. These oils are also energy boosting.

Plant Therapy and Bed Bath and Beyond have a great selection of diffusers.

5.  EAT HEALTHY – Although I usually eat healthy, I consume more fruits and veggies during flu/cold season.  If I am in a busy season and don’t have time to prepare foods, I make an organic powered green drink called Pure Planet – Best of Greens. The lemon flavor makes it taste pretty good!

6. IMMUNE BUILDING TEA – I drink any of the following teas with honey before/after I’m exposed to the pubic during flu season.

  • Echinacea Immune Support Tea by Yogi Immune Support – Elderberry/BlackBerry Tea by Tazo.
  • Sore Throat — Throat Coat by Traditional Medicinals
  • Upset Stomach – Peppermint Tea or Ginger/Lemon
  • Lemongrass Tea – I’ve purchased loose tea and my sister from Florida sent me snippets from a plant in her yard Digestive Distress and Immune Building. 

Vitamin Shoppe, Target and Ocean State Job Lot sell most of these teas at reduced cost.  Sometimes I purchase them at my local health food store to support their business.  

I’ve never had a flu shot, and have not been sick — to God be the glory. 

I’m thankful that God, in His brilliance, created essential oils to keep me healthy during the flu season. 

The same can be true for you… God’s stuff is good stuff!  

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Roseann Dennerlein

Roseann Dennerlein

Roseann Dennerlein, also known as Rosie, is a Christian clinical aromatherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds a Masters in Divinity degree. She has a passion to share about the healing power of God through Jesus, Scripture, prayer and God’s Creation. Rosie incorporates her training and her personal journey of healing into her writings and vlogs.


  1. Chyrll
    March 5, 2021 at 9:27 pm — Reply

    I had a sample of Biblical Oil that you had sent me a few years ago. Desparate to relieve sciatic pain, I mixed it with a bit of Hempseed Carrier Oil. I’m amazed and so is my husband, but would you believe the pain left almost as soon as I rubbed it on?!!

    • March 6, 2021 at 5:18 am — Reply

      Thanks Chyrll for sharing your testimony — thanking God for the good stuff He created 🙂

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