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Week 5: Supporting a Body in Distress
Essential oils have the ability to support the immune system while it does its job to resist illness, manage fungal, reduce inflammation, reduce discomfort and more attributes that make them perfectly suited for supporting health. Many of the toxins we encounter are from the environment, and it builds up on the body. This is called bioaccumulation.
Toxins come into the body via food, drink, skin or air.
Prescription drugs and OTC drugs
Pesticides, herbicides or fungicides
Dioxins and PCB’s (Industrial Pollutants)
Plastics (Bisphenol A)
Use essential oils instead of chemicals to reduce toxic load!
Bergamot – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic (kills parasites), antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, sedative. Use this oil for calming the nerves, colic or gas, improving the mood, stress management , increase energy levels, and hormone balancing.
Acne/Skin Conditions – Apply diluted to affected areas.
Fungus/Candida – Apply topically or take 1 drop internally daily.
Respiratory infections/coughs – Apply 1-3 drops topically to chest.
Emotional Health/Mood – Diffuse and apply 1-3 drops topically to back of neck or bottoms of feet.
Helichrysum Oil – Also Known as Everlasting Oil is Antiviral, antibacterial, antispasmodic, expectorant. Use for abscess, broken blood vessels, colitis, dermatitis, detoxification, occassional pain, tinnitus. As a Detoxifier – pulls chemicals, toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Wrinkles/Scars/Stretch Marks – Apply topically to areas of concern, blends well with frankincense.
Vericose Veins- Apply topically to affected areas.
Cough/colds/congestions – Apply topically to throat and chest.
Heavy Metal Toxicity – Take 1-3 drops in water or capsule to assist liver function and heavy metal chelation.
Bleeding – Apply topically as a stypic and to help blood coagulate.
Lavender – Lavender eases discomfort (analgesic) which is great for all sorts of bug bites and stings. It is also excellent for soothing skin exposed to excessive sun or heat, use it immediately! Lavender is great on cuts and scrapes as well but has a bit of a sting!
Melaleuca – This oil also disinfects with no sting, making it a great choice for kids cuts and scrapes. It can assist the body’s immune response to most topical fungal infections. This oil as been traditionally used on bacterial infections, boils, canker sores, chicken pox, cold sores, cuts on the skin, nail fungus, rashes, warts and just about any minor wound.
Eucalyptus – Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal and expectorant. Use for asthma, bronchitis, congestion, fevers, coughs, ear inflammation, inflammation, jet lag, kidney stones, neuralgia, occasional pain, respiratory health and sinus health. This oil is best diffused in the air or applied to chest and neck for respiratory conditions.
Clary Sage – Antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, nerve tonic, sedative, calming. Use for abdominal cramps, emotional health, estrogen balance, hot flashes, insomnia, poor lactation, mood swings, postpartum , pre-menopause symptoms and hair loss.
Essential Oils Detox!
Our bodies are built to clean themselves though or excretory organs (internal cleaning system) however a little help doesn’t hurt! A buildup of these toxins can impair your organs and cause disease. The essential oils stimulate each organ to do its job better and help to draw toxins, chemicals and parasites from the body while protecting from cellular damage, virus and bacteria.
Frankincense (cellular detox, cellular support, blood toxicity, brain tissue detox, heavy metals, nerve toxicity and skin toxicity)
Clove (blood, brain, liver toxicity, parasites, intestinal toxicity)
Geranium (blood toxicity, gallbladder toxicity, heavy metals, and skin toxicity)
Grapefruit (blood toxicity, cellulite, gallbladder toxicity, liver toxicity, and xenoextrogen toxicity)
Oregano (candida toxicity, parasites, intestinal toxicity, xenoestrogen toxicicty)
Cilantro (heavy metals, kidneys/urinary toxicity, pancreas toxicity)
Lemon (cellulite, kidney/urinary toxicity, liver toxicity, lymphatic toxicity, skin toxicity and xenoestrogen toxicity)
Cypress (cellulite, liver toxicity, lymphatic toxicity)
Pain Relieving Bath Soak
1 cup epsom salts
5 drops lavender
5 drops Deep Blue
Combine all ingredients and store in a glass jar. Make larger batches to save time. Use 1/4 cup per bath.
Chest and Neck Rub
1 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp beeswax or emulsifying wax
10 drops eucalyptus oil
10 drops lavender oil
5 drops peppermint oil