It’s mid-January and throughout the States we are in the middle of a widespread influenza outbreak. At times like this, I am very grateful that I have access to therapeutic grade essential oils that are available through Young Living. It is good to know that in case the flu strikes near home, I have resources that will, at the very least, shorten its duration, if not prevent it altogether.
Here are a few Young Living products I always have on hand, just in case. It is best to start taking these items as soon as possible after noticing the first symptoms of a cold or flu. Take them often and liberally. It beats the alternative.
INNER DEFENSE: Easy to use gel caps filled with Thieves oil blend, oregano, thyme, and lemongrass. I take 2 capsules at least twice a day for the first day or two of any symptoms. Usually that nips any illness in the bud. After that I will take 1 capsule 2 or 3 times a day.
THIEVES Oil Blend: Thieves is a “must have” for everyone, especially during the cold and flu season. It is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University for its potent germ killing properties. It’s very important, not only to rub oils on your body, because it increases the oxygen and increases the immune defense system, but to diffuse the oils in your home so the oils will kill airborne viruses and bacteria. Researchers at Weber State University found Thieves to have a 99.96 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria. Since the oils that comprise Thieves also have ANTIVIRAL properties, diffusing this oil blend is always on the agenda during cold & flu season, at least in MY home.
HINTS IN THE USE OF THIEVES
Be sure to use Thieves for prevention! It is absolutely essential that people who are in contact with the public use Thieves on the bottom of their feet daily. Doctors, teachers, clerks, children in day care or attending school need this protection.
Reminder: Most people have discovered that they can use Thieves, undiluted on their feet because the skin is thicker and less sensitive. It would be wise to dilute this blend with a good quality carrier oil if you are going to apply Thieves elsewhere, at least until you know how your skin reacts to “hot” oils. Any time an essential oil gets too “hot”, simply rub on a good quality vegetable or carrier oil to slow down the absorption of the essential oils.
Other essential oils I always keep on hand are RC, Raven, Exodus II, ImmuPower, oregano, eucalyptus radiata, peppermint, and clove.
NingXia Red is a great immune system booster and assists in liver detoxification. I make it a practice to drink 3 or 4 ounces a couple times a week all year long. If I am starting to feel bad, I drink it more often.
If you do not have any of these oils on hand, order some today! The cost to you will be less than missed wages and time wasted feeling bad.
Here’s a chart I found floating around in my files. Many thanks to whoever put this information together!
|Symptoms||Cold||Flu||Young Living Recommendation:|
|Fever||SometimesUsually Mild||Usual; High 100-102 F;Lasts 3 to 4 days||Peppermint, Eucalyptus Blue, nutmeg, Idaho Balsam fir, Melrose, Raven, Clarity, M-Grain, Super C, ImmuPro, Longevity, Inner Defense|
|Headache||Occasionally||Common||Peppermint, Thieves, Lavender, Brain Power, M-Grain, Stress Away Roll on, Deep Relieve Roll on, RC, Raven, Tranquil Roll on, NingXia Red, Mineral Essence,|
|General Aches, Pains||Slight||Usual; often severe||Deep Relief Roll On, Wintergreen, Idaho balsam fir, frankincense, black pepper, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint, envision, Valor, Motivation, EndoFlex, En-R-Gee, Clarity, Common Sense, Power Meal, MultiGreens, EndoGize, Mineral Essence, Longevity, NingXia Red, Ultra Young, Thyromin|
|Fatigue, Weakness||Sometimes||Usual; Can last 2 to 3 weeks|
|Extreme Exhaustion||Never||Usual; At the beginning of the illness|
|Stuffy Nose||Common||Sometimes||Cypress, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Dorado azul, Peppermint, Myrrh, RC, Breathe Again, Raven, Thieves, Melrose, Exodus II, Thieves Hard Lozenges, Thieves Soft Lozenges, NingXia Red, Omega Gize, Inner Defense, Mineral Essence, Super C, Longevity, MultiGreens|
|Chest Discomfort, Cough||Mild to Moderate; Hacking Cough||Common; Can become severe.|
|Complications||Sinus Congestion; Middle Ear Infection||Sinusitis, bronchitis, ear infection, pneumonia; can be life-threatening||Oregano, Thyme, rosemary, lemongrass, palo santo, ocotea, frankincense, purification, Melrose, RC ImmuPower, Exodus II, Thieves, Rain Drop Treatment, Inner Defense, Super C NingXia Red, Longevity, MultiGreens, OmegaGize, Life 5|
|Prevention||Drink ½ your weight in ounces of water every day, NingXia Red, Omega Gize, Inner Defense, Mineral Essence, Super C, Longevity, MultiGreens, Thieves Spray, diffuse essential oils in your work place & home, wash your hands often & apply oils several times a day|