Sore Throat

What is it?
Sore throats (pharyngitis) are mainly caused by viral infections but can also come about due to bacterial infections (strep throat), environmental factors such as smoky rooms, dry air, pollen, mould, and pet hair - even sleeping with your mouth open. 

Our throats are the first defence against infections, so it pays to look after them. Our tonsils filter out bacteria and viruses, so you may need to be extra vigilant if you have had them removed. 

Blend intention

To ease and relieve a painful or irritated throat. Helps to strengthen immunity.


Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia


Mentha piperita


Zingiber officinalis


3 drops

4 drops

3 drops

10 drops


Add 5-10 drops to a hot (dry or wet) compress and apply to the throat. Repeat every 30 minutes until symptoms ease.

Apply 1 drop to a chewable Vitamin C tablet and chew. Repeat hourly up to 5 times a day.

Rub 5 drops onto the soles of feet before bed for up to 7 days as a preventative measure if your whanau is showing early symptoms.

Safety considerations:

Suitable for adults. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.


Keep in a cool and dark place. Keep out of reach of children.

Best before:

Pure essential oil blends will keep their high-quality therapeutic activity for 3-5 years. Keep in a sealed container away from light.


Please ensure you use certified organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils and carriers when treating the conditions outlined here. Absolute Essential™ oils are the highest quality available, carefully extracted to support natural health and skin care.