Antimicrobial Essential Oil Blend to Help Prevent Colds, Flu

October 9th, 2006

Antimicrobial Essential Oil Blend (10ml)

The oils in the Antimicrobial blend are highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and help protect the body against such illnesses as flu, colds, sinusitis, Bronchitis, pneumonia, Sore Throats, etc.

Ingredients: Synergistic blend of oils including Rosemary, Lemongrass, Thyme, Cinnamon

Profiles of Single Essential Oils in this Blend:

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)

Action: Highly antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antibacterial for a wide spectrum of infections. It is antiviral, antifungal (Candida), a general tonic, increases blood flow when previously restricted and is a light anticoagulant.

Indications: Tropical infection, typhoid and vaginitis.

Other Uses: May be beneficial for Circulation, infections, coughs, exhaustion, respiratory infections, digestion, Rheumatism, warts. This oil also fights viral and infectious diseases and may be a sexual stimulant.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Action: Supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, strengthens vascular walls, promotes lymph flow, Anti-Inflammatory, sedative.

Indications: Bladder Infection, digestive disturbances, Parasites, torn ligaments, edema, Fluid Retention, Kidney Disorders, varicose veins.

Other Uses: May help Improve Circulation, digestion and eyesight as well as combat Headaches, infections, Respiratory Problems, Sore Throats and Fluid Retention. It AIDS in tissue regeneration.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol)

Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, general stimulant, enhances mental clarity, supports nerves and endocrine glands balance.

Indications: Rheumatism, Arthritis, Myalgia, Hepatitis, liver conditions, menstrual disturbances, Hypertension (weak doses), hypotension (strong doses), Indigestion, Bronchitis, respiratory and lung infections, Hair Loss (Alopecia), Asthma.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol)

Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic.

Indications: Asthma, Bronchitis, colitis, Cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, Psoriasis, Sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal Candida.

Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, Circulation, Depression, digestion, Headaches, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Urinary Infections, Viruses along the spine.

Application Methods: Inhale 1-2 drops direct. Diffuse 1-2 drops daily for 15-30 minutes every 3-4 hours as needed. Apply 1-3 drops topically as needed. Massage 2-3 to bottoms of feet. Massage 1-2 drops over thymus.

How do I apply Oils?: Click here to learn the various methods of applying Essential Oils and blends.

What are the foot reflex points?: Click here for foot reflex charts and pressure techniques.

Companion Oil Blends: ImmuniBoost

Safety Data: This blend may be irritating to those with sensitive skin. Avoid eye contact. In case of accidental eye contact, put a few drops of any pure vegetable oil in the eye and get medical help if necessary. Never use water to dilute or rinse.

Oil Measurements: 10 ml = approx. 1/3 oz.

A 10 ml bottle of our blends holds approximately 325-350 drops. The average dosage varies from 1-6 drops

Antimicrobial blend also comes in convenient Inhaler and Roll-On bottles!

Learn more about our Antimicrobial blend now!

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Recipes for Homemade Cough and Cold Remedies

September 8th, 2006

Try some of these recipes for homemade cough and cold remedies:

Ginger Tea

  • 1 inch or so fresh Ginger root, sliced thin or grated
  • 1/2 a fresh Lemon, sliced (peel & all)
  • 1 Clove Garlic, mashed
  • ~2 c water
  • Very generous spoonful honey

Place water, Ginger, Lemon, & Garlic in saucepan; bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer gently for 20 min. Strain into mugs and add lots of honey. The tea will get stronger if you let it sit! Most invigorating! The Garlic adds a bit of bitterness, but the honey masks that. This tea is very soothing to the throat and warms and opens the chest and nasal passages. Plus there are all those Vitamins and other good things! I now make this tea at the first sign of a cold, which helps me fight it off. I find it more effective than the commercial hot Lemon remedies, and of course cheaper!

Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster (Helps relieve chest congestion due to colds)

  • 1 tbsp dry Mustard
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Lukewarm water

Sift together Mustard and flour in a bowl. Slowly add just enough water to make a paste. Spread the plaster on a piece of muslin big enough to cover chest. Cover with another piece of muslin.

Make sure the skin is dry. Place the Mustard plaster on the chest. Check frequently and discontinue if there is any kind of allergic reaction. Remove when skin begins to turn red, usually after 10-20 minutes, and don’t leave on any longer than 30 minutes at a time. Then rub the chest w/ petroleum jelly to keep the heat in. Treat twice daily until congestion clears up. NOTE: For children, reduce amount of flour to 6 tbsp.

Simple Cough Syrup

  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warm water

Combine Lemon juice and honey in a bowl. Slowly stir in the water. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator - take 1-2 tbsp as needed for cough. To soothe a Sore Throat, add 1 tbsp of mixture to a cup of Comfrey root, Chamomile or Rosemary tea.

Cranberry Soup

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • Honey to taste
  • 1 tbsp potato starch

Heat cranberries and water together until cranberry skins open. Strain and add honey to taste. Bring mixture close to a boil, then remove from heat. In a separate bowl, mix starch with 2 tbsp cold water. Slowly add this mixture to the cranberry juice - stir vigorously.

Return mixture to heat and bring to full boil, stirring until it thickens and becomes slightly transparent. Store in refrigerator in a covered container. Serve w/ warm cream. Soothes colds, and is a good source of Vitamins C and B.

Hyssop Cough Syrup (Licorice flavored, soothes Sore Throats)

  • 2 tbsp dried Hyssop (flower tops) or 1/3 cup fresh Hyssop (chopped flowers)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tsp aniseed

In a saucepan combine honey and water. Stir until the mixture is consistency of pancake syrup. Bring slowly to a boil (over a medium heat). Skim off any scum that rises to the surface.

Use 1-2 tbsp water to moisten the dried Hyssop. Crush the aniseed. Stir both into the honey. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, and allow to cool. While the mixture is still a little warm, strain into a jar. When completely cooled, screw on the lid. Should keep for 1 week.

Glycerine Lemon Cough Syrup

1 Lemon 2 tbsp glycerine 2 tbsp honey

Heat the Lemon by boiling it in water for 10 minutes. Cut in half and squeeze out the juice. Add the glycerine and honey. Take 1 tsp as needed.

Marshmallow Cough Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Orange juice or juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp chopped dried Marshmallow root

In a small saucepan, bring the Marshmallow root and water to a boil. Recuce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain liquid into another saucepan (should result in about 1 cup). Over a low heat, slowly stir in the sugar until it becomes thick and granules completely dissolve. (Stir in more water if the mixture becomes too thick.) Remove from heat and stir in the Orange juice. Transfer to a container and allow to cool before covering tightly.

Wild Cherry Cough Syrup

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (scant)
  • 1 tsp Wild Cherry Bark
  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp chopped dried Marshmallow root

Make a decoction of the cherry Bark and Marshmallow root. (Boil in water for about 4 minutes. Steep the mixture with the cover on the pot for a few minutes.) Slowly stir in the sugar and cream of tartar, simmer until the mixture becomes thick and sugar granules completely dissolve. Transfer to a container and allow to cool before covering tightly.

Lemon Cayenne Throat Soother

Mix 1 tsp honey with 1 tsp Lemon juice and dash of Cayenne Pepper. Take like cough syrup. This does not prevent cough, but does relieve throat pain in two ways. First, the honey and Lemon coat the throat. Second, the cayennepepper brings blood cells needed to fight off infection to the throat area.

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My Battle With a Summer Cold

August 17th, 2006

Ok, we all know that colds are just the pits. A summer cold, however, well, it’s further down than the pits! And why does it always seem to take so much longer to get rid of it?

I recently battled one heck of a summer cold, thanks to my teen son who picked it up while traveling with his All Star baseball team.

Here’s what I did to knock the cold out within 48 hours:

1) I began taking an Echinacea-Goldenseal supplement. Echinacea and Goldenseal are both strongly recommended to help your Immune System fight infections. Goldenseal is a natural antibiotic while Echinacea is a proven Immune System enhancer. I simply took the recommended dosage for five days.

2) Gypsy ColdCare tea by Traditional Medicinals - ohhh, I can’t say enough good about this tea! It helps the symptoms of a head cold immensely, without the harmful side effects of many over-the-counter medications. And, sweetened with a bit of honey, it even tastes good! I drank a cup of this at least 3 times a day for the first 2 days of my cold.

3) I started taking 100 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid per day. There is a long list of benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid, some have even gone as far to call it the ideal Antioxidant. Below are some benefits of taking Alpha Lipoic Acid.

4) I began taking 1/2 teaspoon of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C powder) 3 times per day. We all know that Vitamin C is highly recommended when you are ill - well, this powder (mixed with juice is best) gives you a megadose of Vitamin C and speeds your healing time immensely.

5) One No Shot B12/B6 with Folic Acid once a day. What’s better for energy and Stamina (which we definitely need more of when we’re ill) than the B Vitamins?

6) A good Multi-Vitamin - I take one of these every day - but it’s a good thing to be taking when you’re ill, also.

7) Fish Oil - studies have shown great benefit to the Immune System - this is one of those substances you should be taking daily whether you are ill or not. The benefits of Omega-3 are enormous.

8) Cold Care Essential Oil blend by ReflexAromas - I love this stuff! It helps unclog stuffy noses in a heart beat - it has replaced my Vick’s Salve - and trust me, I’ve been a believer in Vicks since I was a child!

And, just as a side note, the No Shot B12 and B6, the Multi-Vitamin, Fish Oil, and Alpha Lipoic Acid are good Supplements to be taking daily. If you build up your Immune System and strength before you fall ill, well, you’re less likely to become ill in the first place. And when you do catch that bug, you’ll have a much bigger bug swatter in your Immune System arsenal!

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U.S. lab to monitor for bird flu arrival

May 26th, 2006

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Inside an Agriculture Department building known as C-3, four young chickens strut nervously in their cage. They are part of the government’s network of defense against deadly bird flu.

“These are nice, bright, healthy birds,” says veterinarian Michelle Crocheck, who is decked out in protective clothing that is part “ER” and part lobster fisherman.

If suspected cases of bird flu are found at other screening labs across the country, the future for Crocheck’s charges is grim.

The four fowl — and hundreds like them — are key players in a complex testing process at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories that will determine whether the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus has arrived in the United States.

“Lab diagnosis is definitely the centerpiece of the whole avian influenza response,” said Larry Granger, who oversees emergency management for the Agriculture Department.

The labs — normally off-limits to anyone but the scientists who work there — were opened Tuesday to journalists for a walkthrough of the nation’s only internationally recognized bird flu testing program.

Researchers test for bird flu, mad cow disease and many other animal diseases on the 640-acre campus near Iowa State University. The sprawling green lawns and low buildings are under tight security.

Known as the H5N1 strain of bird influenza, the virus spread from Asia, where it’s blamed for the slaughter of 200 million birds, to Africa and Europe. The virus has killed at least 124 people.

No one knows whether the virus will reach the U.S. or develop into a strain of deadly flu that can be transmitted easily by humans.

To help determine when and where it arrives, the government has begun a massive testing program. The first phase started in Alaska, where thousands of migratory birds will be captured and swabbed. The birds are considered natural reservoirs for bird flu and can harbor hundred of different flu viruses. (Full story)

Samples will be shipped to a network of laboratories across the country for screening. If a sample contains evidence of the H5 virus, it then gets shipped to Ames, where tests are run over several days to determine if the infected bird carried the H5N1 strain.

First, virus from the sample is injected in bird eggs, which are tested five days later to determine whether it is one of 144 strains of bird flu or whether it is another disease such as Exotic Newcastle, which is harmless to humans but deadly to poultry.

If it contains bird flu, the sample is tested to determine whether it is H5N1 or another of the avian influenzas. Only those testing positive for H5N1 go to the lab with the caged chickens.

Eight of these birds, specially bred and disease-free, are injected with virus from the suspect sample. Perhaps within hours, certainly in two days, the birds will begin moving more slowly, perhaps hunching in the corner of the cage and no longer eating and drinking. Their wattles might turn from bright Orange to Blue.

“If you lose 75 percent of the chickens, or more, then it’s high-path,” said Brundaben Panigrahy, head of the lab’s avian section, using scientists’ shorthand for the lethal strain of Asian bird flu.

Although the test results will be announced publicly, likely by officials in Washington, Granger said this will not be a signal of a threat to humans.

“If we find this virus in the wild bird population, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a human health risk,” Granger said. “Likewise, it doesn’t mean there is a risk to commercial poultry.”

So far, the virus has mostly affected birds. Those who have died from the virus — mostly in Asia — had close contact with infected birds. However, scientists cautioned that the virus could mutate into a form that spreads easily among people and could spark an epidemic.

“Finding it in a migratory bird is an early warning system,” Ron DeHaven, head of the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said in a recent interview.

“So it would be cause for us to put out an alert, do some additional surveillance testing and do some Education and outreach, in terms of practicing good biosecurity,” DeHaven said.

Courtesy of CNN - Read full story here.

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Cold Prevention Tea

May 12th, 2006

Pour a quart of boiling water over two to four tablespoons of Herbs; cover and steep for at least 10 minutes–even overnight; strain.

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Immunity Booster Tea

May 10th, 2006

Drink three cups a day during cold or flu

Steep 2 tablespoons in 1 cup of boiling hot water.

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Cough and Cold Treatment Bath

May 3rd, 2006

Soak for at least 15 minutes in bathtub to relieve tightness and congestion.

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Cough and Cold Herbal Infusion

April 27th, 2006

Here’s How:

  1. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat.
  2. Add Herbs.
  3. Steep covered for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain, add honey for taste.

What You Need:

Essential Oil Recipe For Colds and Flu

April 9th, 2006

Add to the bath or put on section of paper towel so you can benefit by inhalation. Inhale frequently. Place on pillow beside nose. This opens the sinuses and helps clear the head of congestion. Eucalyptus is also a natural antiseptic.

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Aromatherapy For Common Colds

March 30th, 2006

Use the following oils in a hot bath. Lie back and inhale deeply;

For the steam inhalation method, use one drop each of the following: Thyme, Tea Tree, Lavender, and Clove.

Carry with you a tissue on which you have placed one drop each of Thyme, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Clove, and inhale deeply whenever possible.

Massage around the chest, neck, and sinus area (forehead, nose, and cheekbones) with the following:

Dilute this mixture in 1 teaspoon Massage Oil.

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