ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS TO PROMOTE HEALTH

To make your life a tad easier, we have put together some recipes and uses for you to get started.
• The Common Cold – you can combine two fantastic essential oils in a single bottle and use them for direct inhalation. While some people may sniff the bottle directly, it’s always wiser to put the drops on a tissue before you inhale it. The ideal common cold combo is six drops of rosemary oil combined with four drops of helichrysum. It’s one of the most effective combinations for relieving congestion. Just make sure that you give your bottle a shake before using it.
• A Purifying Room Spray – if you want to purify your air, then a misting spray is perfect. Of course, you can also use this recipe in a diffuser. The choice is yours! You’ll need to start with four ounces of water, now add 10 drops of each of these essential oils: cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemon. If you use this recipe as a spray, be sure to shake first.
• Immune Diffuser – remember, your diffuser will likely require water, so adjust the amounts of your essential oils as necessary. You’ll need equal parts lemon, peppermint, and lavender. Not only will this support your immune system, it will keep your sinuses clear, too. This is a great option for the spring months, but if you need heavier support in the winter months, consider this: equal parts rosemary, eucalyptus, and lemon oil and double peppermint. For ultimate immunity support, try equal parts wild orange, rosemary, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and clove.
• Stress & Sleep – getting a good night’s sleep and managing your stress levels are key to supporting your immune system. So, we have two recipes to help you on these fronts. For stress, equal parts bergamot and frankincense. For a sweet sleep, equal parts vetiver, chamomile, and lavender.
• Respiratory Blend – this one is simple, you just need 10 drops of balsam fir, five of sweet orange, and then 30 drops of ravensara/ravinstara oil. You can pop it into a diffuser or you can combine it with jojoba oil and use it as a rub for your back, feet, and chest.
• Preventing the Cold and Flu – eight drops of Norway pine and five drops of sandalwood and honey myrtle is all you need here. Add this blend to an ounce or so of lotion (unscented) and use it as a vapor rub for your chest.
• Cold & Flu Blend – this recipe is designed specifically for use in a diffuser and it’s simple. All you need is 15 total drops of three essential oils, that’s just five drops of each – cypress, lavender, and juniper berry.
• Nasal Inhalation Eucalyptus – you just need five drops each of eucalyptus and tea tree for this. If you can purchase blank inhalers, then this is ideal. It’s just a homemade nasal stick. Each blank inhaler features a cotton wick or pad at the bottom, just add your oils to this and inhale away.
• Immune Boosting – this is a perfect choice if there are ailments going around and you want to keep them away from your home! Start with an ounce of jojoba oil as your carrier and add five drops each of lemon, juniper berry, tea tree, and ravensara/ravinstara, and finish with three drops of peppermint oil. You can rub this on your feet, throat, and chest up to five times a day.
• Fighting the Cold – if you have a cold and you want to fight in, then this can help you. You just need unscented lotion to start (around two ounces), add ten drops each of Douglas fir and cypress oil. You will also need three drops of tea tree and five of lemon. You can rub it on your feet, neck, chest, and back.
• Vitality Boost – again, two ounces of unscented lotion and add your essential oils to it. Four drops of each – vetiver, black spruce, black pepper, helichrysum, laurel, and juniper berry. This can then be applied to your chest, throat, and neck three times each day.
• Support – if your immune system is in need of support, then this recipe is yours for the taking. You will want to create this as a bottled blend. It can then be added to a bath, lotion, oil, diffuser, soap or even shampoo. It’s incredibly versatile and a great way to give your immune system a helpful boost. Rosewood is your base oil here, with 10 drops to start, and then five of sandalwood, and two drops each of ravensara/ravinstara and lavender.
• Immune Inhaler – if you want a handy blank inhaler recipe for immune support, then this one is more appropriate for you. You can use this as the seasons change or if you feel particularly low on energy. You just need four drops each of rosewood, cedarwood, and vetiver, and two drops each of lavender and sweet orange.
• Immune Strong – for this one, you can add the essential oils to an ounce of unscented lotion. It can be applied twice a day for months at a time to help support your overall immune health. You will need five drops each of lavender, Douglas fir, and orange blood, as well as four drops of thyme.
• Respiration Relief – this recipe can be used in a blank inhaler, diffuser or you can combine it with an ounce of unscented lotion and use it as a rub. If you use it as a rub, it’s perfect for your back, throat, and chest. It’s especially helpful before bedtime as it can calm your symptoms. It requires five drops each of chamomile, red myrtle, and hemlock.
• Cough & Spasms – this can help reduce spastic coughs and is combined with unscented lotion (an ounce) as a chest rub that can be applied multiple times a day. Just add 10 drops of hemlock oil, four of bergamot, and three of chamomile.
• Long-Term Support – how long-term? Well, you can use this twice a day for six months. The ideal carrier for this is an ounce of jojoba oil. Now, just add your essential oils – six drops each of sandalwood and thyme, as well as four drops each of frankincense and sweet orange.
• Calm Support – this topical blend is great for clearing your airways in the midst of a cold. You will need an ounce of jojoba oil and five drops each of orange blood, Douglas fir, and rosewood oils.

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