Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Aromatherapy for the Cold & Flu Season

Essential oils are a powerful weapon during the cold and flu season. Many oils are anti-viral, so they’re actually effective against these common viruses (as opposed to antibiotics, which only help with bacteria).

As always, prevention is the best treatment. Diffusing essential oils and blends – including Thieves, Purification, R.C., Raven and Sacred Mountain – is very effective for killing germs in your home or office.

Here is my germ-fighting strategy, which I begin at the first sign of trouble:
  • Begin taking Inner Defense capsules, 3-4 per day;
  • Add 2-3 packages of Emergen-C per day;
  • Apply a few drops of Thieves and/or Purification essential oil blends to my feet – and also diffuse these into the air; and
  • Increase my daily NingXia Red superfruit supplement from 1 ounce to 2-4 ounces per day.

If you are already sick, Thieves Spray and lozenges are great for a sore throat. For stuffiness and congestion, try Breathe Again or R.C.

ImmuPro chewable tablets support the body's natural immune system defenses, making it a great supplement to have on hand.

In addition, getting regular Raindrop Treatments and lymphatic massages keeps your immune system working its best, making it much easier to ward off germs when faced with exposure.

What an arsenal – and I have only mentioned a few suggestions! Many single essential oils are also very effective. And, no side effects! For more information, please contact me.

(Note: All products except Emergen-C are from Young Living Essential Oils.)

Joyce Phelps Stephens, NCLMBT #2272
110 Iowa Lane, Suite 201
Cary, NC 27511

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