After the last time I was coming down with something ,I started to use the oils heavy and stopped it. I used thieves mostly but i also used purification in the air purifier. Now my husband ,my and his parents use them. We use lavender and thieves on our outside cats for cuts and bruises. This last time my tonsils were swollen I put thieves on them twice a day and day and a half later they were back to normal. my husband even uses thieves and Oregano on his toothache and it helps til he can get to the doctor. I use panaway and copaiba on my knees when they start to hurt. we diffuse purification to help in the cold months to keep us from getting sick so much.