…Creepy Mask Optional
It’s that time of year again! These next few months, November through March, seem to kick everyone into high gear. With the arrival of the Holidays and the winter months, people are running around shopping, attending holiday parties and traveling to see family and friends as well as taking family vacations! We tend to get less sleep and maybe not eat as well as we usually do, drinking more and coming in contact with many more people on a daily basis. With all of this excitement, stress levels can rise, and our body’s immune system can be weakened. With these overloaded schedules and the colder weather, we have to be more diligent to keep ourselves healthy and support our immune system.
Studies show that the flu virus lives longer and spreads more in colder temperatures with low humidity. This explains why we see many more flu cases in the winter months. With the cold weather assisting the virility and spread of the virus, it is that much more important that we take extra steps to support our immune system during these winter months.
While there are many over the counter medications on the market for flu prevention and treatment, I prefer a natural approach; I use essential oils to support mine and my family’s immunity.
My personal main “go to” essential oil for immune system support, especially during this time of year, is Young Living’s Thieves® Oil proprietary blend. Thieves® Oil has been university-tested and found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria.
Benefits and uses of Thieves® Oil **
• Provides overall support for the immune system
• Supports healthy lung function
• Supports healthy sinuses
• Alleviates minor aches and pains
• Cleans and disinfects (use it to clean around the home and office)
• Purifies the air and eliminates odors (doesn’t just mask them)
• Supports oral health
• Soothes a sore throat
• Alleviates cough
Thieves® Oil is a very versatile oil with many more benefits than just those listed above and many uses. It is uplifting and energizing in addition to supporting physical health. Below are some ways you can use Thieves® Oil to support the health of yourself and your family.**
• Rub 2-4 drops on feet, throat or chest (dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin)
• 1-2 drops under armpit to support Lymphatic system (dilute with carrier oil for sensitive skin)
• Rub 2-3 drops in palms, cup hands over nose and mouth and inhale repeatedly.
• Diffuse at night during sleep to support healthy respiratory & sinus function
• Diffuse during back to school season for optimal health and wellness
• At first sign of feeling “under the weather” or as preventative rub Thieves® Oil and Lavender oil into lower back and up the muscles around the spine – repeat a few times a day (use carrier oil for sensitive skin)
• Combine a few drops Thieves® Oil with distilled water into a small spray bottle, take with you when you travel, spritz in your hotel room, your office,
• Dilute and use for dental pain in adults. For children: add one drop to the palm of your hand, rub with a finger until the oil is “dry” then massage the child’s gums with your dry finger.
• Dilute and dab on breakouts and non-cystic acne
• Dab on warts twice daily
• Dab on skin tags twice daily
I only recommend Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential oils. They are diligently tested “in house and third party” to ensure their purity and safety and to make sure they meet the high standards set by Young Living. All are 100% guaranteed.
It is important to note that I am not a certified Aromatherapist and that I am sharing my personal experiences with essential oils. Always consult a physician and do your own research before making any changes to your current health routine. Consult your physician before incorporating the use of Essential oils if you have allergies or are on any medication, if you are pregnant, planning on getting pregnant or nursing.
I never leave home without Thieves® Oil! Your immune system is fighting for you all day, every day! Why not repay the favor! Stop into Incentives Organic Spa and stock up on your Thieves® Oil today!
Please feel free to email me: Dina@fitnessincentive.com for more ideas and with any questions you may have.
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The History Behind Thieves® Oil
Young Living Thieves® Oil contains a powerful combination of essential oils, each with their own immune boosting and disease fighting properties. The ingredients include Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. This proprietary blend was inspired by the famous 17th Century story of the “Four Thieves.” Perhaps you have heard one of the versions of the four thieves and how they survived the Black Plague with their secret recipe?
The most popular version of the “four thieves” story tells of a group of spice traders in France who imported spices from India including clove and cinnamon. When the Black Plague hit, all international trade and shipping was closed down. This quickly put the spice traders out of business, and they quickly ran out of money and had to find a way to support themselves. Legend has it, they looted the homes and bodies (and even graves) of the plague victims, taking clothing, pots, pans, jewelry, etc. to trade for food and money. They made a blend of spices, oils, and vinegar and spread it all over the bodies and in their masks to keep them from contacting the plague. It quickly became known that these spice traders turned thieves were immune to the Plague! When word of the thieves immunity made it to the King, he sent his men to capture them. The story says four of these men were caught and the King promised them a lighter sentence if they divulged their secret immunity recipe. They shared their secret formula, and the King shared it with the public, and that is the story of the “four thieves.”
Young Living’s Thieves® Oil recipe was created by Gary Young in the early 1990’s during his study and research on Essential Oils. According to Gary, there are 17 different versions of the “Story of Thieves” or the story of “The Four Thieves” and each story contains a different list of oils. Intrigued by these different “Thieves Oil Recipes,” he extensively researched the properties of each of the different oils.
Choosing certain oils due to their chemical structure and immune supporting properties he created his own proprietary blend known as Young Living’s Thieves® Oil Blend.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information in this article no way intended to treat, diagnose or prevent and disease or illness. If you feel you have a medical condition, you are urged to seek the help of a medical professional. The suggestions in this article are for use with Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and not other.