Strengthen your immune system with Lavender essential oil. Here’s why, along with the methods of application I recommend and other essential oils to choose for making a powerful immune stimulant blend.
TEA TREE ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) – Tea Tree has a strongly medicinal and antiseptic smell and is well tolerated by most individuals.
Captain James Cook and his mates when arriving in Australia in the 1700’s wanted a refreshing herbal tea to drink. They chose the fragrant leaves of a tree. The tree has been called Tea Tree ever since.
An immune stimulant Tea Tree has an undisputed popular reputation for being the first choice of essential oils when treating fungal and bacterial infections.
Known as a cure all treatment for many chronic and acute bacterial, fungal and viral conditions.
By stimulating the formation of white blood cells Tea Tree promotes and strengthens the body’s immune system.
Consider using Tea Tree for treating bladder infections, bronchitis AND sinusitis.
Use Tea Tree to eliminate athlete’s foot, blend with Lavender and Thyme to enhance your results!
A decongestant and an analgesic/pain reliever Tea Tree is helpful for relieving cold and flu symptoms.
METHODS OF APPLICATION:
1) TO EASE SINUS OR BRONCHIAL PROBLEMS ~
STEAM INHALATION ~ Add 2-6 drops of oil to a large bowl of steaming hot water, put a towel over your head to capture the steam. Close your eyes and inhale until water cools or until you stop smelling the oil. Repeat, if necessary, every 4-5 hours. Relieves sinus congestion, coughs, colds, flu and sore throats. Suggested oils to use with children: eucalyptus, lavender, lemon and tea tree.
HUMIDIFIER (cool mist) ~ Add from 2-6 drops of oil to the water of your humidifier. Run overnight, or add the essential oils 2-3 times during the day, if running continuously. This is an effective method of using oils with a sick child.
WARNING Essential Oils can damage humidifier plastic and rubber parts.
2) COLD AIR DIFFUSION has a basket in which a pad with drops of oils are applied. A small fan blows cool air through the oils lifting them into the air for dispersal. This is a cost effective way for diffusing the oils.
Research shows that cold-air diffusing certain oils may:
1) Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold and unpleasant odors
2) Relax and relieve tension, as well as clear the mind
3) Help with weight management
4) Improve concentration, alertness and mental clarity
Start by diffusing oils only 15-30 minutes per day. As you become accustomed to the oils and recognize the effects, increase the time. In illness, inhale near the “mouth” of the nebulizer. A short session of breathing in the oils for 4-5 minutes should be sufficient, repeat every few hours.
3) AROMATIC MIST – Use as a room spray and deodorizer. DIRECTIONS – To 4 ounces of distilled water add 80-120 drops of your essential oil, shake well and spray.
IMMUNE STIMULANT BLEND: Eucalyptus, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Cinnamon Leaf and Bark, Ravensara, Clove
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.
Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Holistic health care may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.