My Essential Oil Recipe for the Flu!
My Essential Oil Recipe for the flu is pretty simple. I love the book, Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: The Earth Essential Guide to Ancient Wisdom and Modern Healing, (click the link to buy your copy). They have been used for thousands of years in healing, and today, I wanted to do what I love to do, which is share with you all. . . I did a quick scope on showing you how I make my blend for my diffuser, and here are the notes for reference.
The more I use holistic treatments for a wide variety of ailments from feeling sick, menstruation, to a major injury such as a broken ankle, the better they work. They are more subtle, unlike over the counter or Rx meds. Instead, they help the body initiate its own healing mechanisms without numbing or halting the process.
For example, sorry guys, but this is for the ladies . . .
I used to have 3 really painful days during menstruation, and now that I’ve been consistent for 3 months, I only have a day and a half of painful flow. I’m excited to see how it will be a year from now. Don’t worry I’ll share this blend with you as well. I’m waiting for my sesame oil to come so I can make my menstrual oil blend.
My biggest tip is to be patient with them, be consistent, sense the subtle work they are doing for you, and enjoy the healing benefits.
Oil Diffuser Blend – 5 Drops of Each Oil: (To purchase a diffuser click here)
Lavender: Has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties and aids in relaxing the body and preparing for rest and sleep, which are crucial for healing and repair.
Peppermint: The menthol helps to clear congestion, relieve headaches due to tension and congestion, has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and carminative properties (I’ll talk about the last two properties in my menstrual oil blend).
Eucalyptus: Relieves congestion and aids in preventing respiratory infections.
Tea Tree: Has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is also a great expectorant and can assist particularly in congestion relief.
Rosemary: Has analgesic and antiseptic properties, and is great for respiratory issues.
Cinnamon: Has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties.
Sweet Orange Oil: Has antiseptic and antidepressant properties
Lemon: Has antiseptic properties and stimulates white blood cells which are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
Roman Chamomile: Has germicidal effects to help destroy germs that cause the flu. I also LOVE this one because it is super relaxing.
*** My notes for you . . . I am NOT an aromatherapist or herbalist. I did my own research and decided on what felt and would work best for me. I suggest you do the same. For example, peppermint could be contraindicated for those with high blood pressure and rosemary in large doses could be harmful for those with epilepsy or hypertension. As you see, one must take their health and treatments into their own hands to determine the best and safest route for them!***
I’ll give you more details as they come, but in October I’m interviewing a practitioner who was instrumental in my introduction to essential oils, Edya Kalev.
Lastly, a note on the grip assess in the melt hand treatment.
It is not about the strength of your grip. It is an assessment to see if stuck stress or dehydration is causing compression in the joints and altering the sensory nervous system and the timing of your grip. After your hand treatment reassess to notice if it feels more balanced!
Love and Light,
“It’s more important to understand the imbalances in your body’s basic systems and restore balance, rather than name the disease and match the pill to the ill.” ~ Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D.
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