We chose the essential oils for this blend based on their immune boosting properties. According to Aromatherapist and author Jeanne Rose, essential oils can actually attack invading viruses and can address the circumstances that lead to a depressed immune system. Essential oils can help to minimize cold symptoms, prevent secondary infections, and in general, support the body’s ecosystem to prevent infectious disease. Unlike the use of antibiotics, applying essential oils before, during, or after an infection, leaves the body in an improved state of health with increased ability to fight off future afflictions. Refer to an online foot reflexology chart to indicate where the lungs, lymphatic system and immune systems are located.
- For diffusion: Use a few drops of the undiluted (5ml) blend in a diffuser or nebulizer. Also, create a vapor steam bath by adding 5-10 drops to your bath water. Add a few drops on a body brush before entering the shower and brush your body. Add a few drops to your wash cloth while in the shower, inhale deeply and massage your entire body with the blend.
- For the Body – Use a few drops of the diluted (15 ml) blend to massage your feet, especially just above the toes, and upper chest area.
5 ml ingredients: organic lemon oil (Citrus limon), organic thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris ct. Linalool), and niaouli oil (Melaleuca quinquenervia).
15 ml ingredients: organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis), organic lemon oil (Citrus limon), organic thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris ct. Linalool) and niaouli oil (Melaleuca quinquenervia).