doTerra Cold and Flu Bomb

My family gets really sick once a year; However, when we do, we all get sick and it last for at least a week.  We recently just had a week of being sick.   This was a lot less sever than at the beginning of the year and mainly I have the flu bomb to thank.  

I do the flu bomb in two different ways: 1) I put the oils in veggie cap and take internally 2) I put all the oils on the feet.   

There are few reasons I might choose one over the other.   For myself, I do both.   For my little one who is under 5, I do the oils on the feet with a carrier oil.  I prefer coconut oil as the carrier oil.   For my older child, I do the oils on the feet without a carrier only.
4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores
- See more at: http://livingdoterra.com/2012/09/cold-and-flu-bomb/#sthash.IBuKjQQS.dpuf
   

The Flu Bomb Recipe

2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil 
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil  
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil  

I add 4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil  in addition to the above recipe.
 
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores ).  I begin taking them every 2-3 hours.  

If I am applying the oils to the feet, I will usually also layer on a few drops of Lavender oil.  It really helps to relax.

Flu bomb Recipe 2  
3 drops dōTERRA Peppermint     
2 drops dōTERRAOoregano     
2 drops dōTERRA Frankincense    
2 drops dōTERRA On Guard  

Combine the ingredients in a capsule. Take every 4 hours.   
 
Right before bed, I add 2 drops of lime to the mixture because lime is good for suppressing a cough.  I experienced an instant uplift after taking the capsules, likely due to the peppermint.


Wishing you all Natural Health
4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores
- See more at: http://livingdoterra.com/2012/09/cold-and-flu-bomb/#sthash.IBuKjQQS.dpuf
4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores
- See more at: http://livingdoterra.com/2012/09/cold-and-flu-bomb/#sthash.IBuKjQQS.dpuf
4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores
- See more at: http://livingdoterra.com/2012/09/cold-and-flu-bomb/#sthash.IBuKjQQS.dpuf

4 drops dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA On Guard essential oil
2-5 drops dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil
2-3 drops dōTERRA Oregano essential oil
Place in an empty gel capsule (available at most natural health food stores
- See more at: http://livingdoterra.com/2012/09/cold-and-flu-bomb/#sthash.IBuKjQQS.dpuf
 

Protect Your Family During Flu Season with On Guard



Handwashing
Handwashing has long been known as vital in stopping the spread of infectious diseases. With more than 52 million cases of the common cold each year in the U.S. and 10% to 20% of the population contracting the flu, keeping our hands germ free has never been more important.
On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash contains dōTERRA’s proprietary CPTG® essential oil blend and is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh antibacterial soaps made with synthetic ingredients that may dry and irritate sensitive skin.

In a study done at Oklahoma University, research was conducted by using On Guard Protective Blend to see it’s effectiveness on influenza virus infections. The results were staggering. Despite antibiotics not being able to treat the influenza virus, results showed that On Guard Protective Blend reduced this virus by up to 90%. The researchers concluded that On Guard plays an important role in keeping families well without harsh side effects.
Placing On Guard Foaming Dispensers at every sink around the home and office provides those in your home and workplace with On Guard protection throughout the day, while also providing subtle style to sinks.

Tips on how to get your kids in the habit of washing their hands:
  • A thorough hand wash should last between 15-20 seconds. To help your kids wash their hands for a long enough time encourage them to sing “Happy Birthday”, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, or the “ABC” song.
  • Put a little mark on their hand using a non-permanent pen, then tell them they need to wash off all of the ink.
  • Leave out a white hand towel for them to use to dry their hands. If dirt shows up on the towel, they’re not washing their hands properly..
  • Are you washing your hands? Make sure you are setting a good example by washing your hands frequently. Kids love mimicking their parents.
On Guard Oil Blend

On Guard is a protective essential oil blend, consisting of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. We specifically formulated this blend to help support you and your family’s healthy immune system.
On Guard’s spicy and citrus aroma makes it one of the most versatile blends and can be used aromatically, topically, and internally. It is safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to clean surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing.



Tips on how you can use On Guard essential oil:
  • Diffuse 2-4 drops of On Guard in home or office.
  • Take internally by putting a couple of drops in a capsule 2-3 times a day.
  • Put 6 drops per 24 oz. water in spray bottle to use to disinfect counter tops.
  • Massage on feet, back, neck and shoulders with a carrier oil to offer immune support.
  • Sanitize your toothbrush by mixing 2 Tbps water with 5 drops of On Guard in a small glass. Set toothbrush in glass and leave overnight.

EarAche Late at Night

It was Saturday night and my son starts to have an earache.  Ouch!  He has never had one and he is 7 years old.   The pain got worse as the night went on and I was not sure what to do for him.  I had some Hyland's ear drops that I keep on hand.   I dropped a few in his ear canal; Then I went to my computer to research what else I could do to help him.   I went straight to a resource website I use a lot!  It is called Everything Essential.  It is a website devoted to all the uses for doTerra oils.   doTerra oils are the only oil I use for me and my family.  I looked up earache.
The recommendation was 3 drops of basil oil, which I had, added to a cotton ball and then place the cotton ball in the ear.   (Never add doTerra oils to the ear canal).  I took melaleuca oil - also know as tea tree oil - and rubbed it around the outside of the ear.  I used a wash cloth as a warm compress on the ear which now has the cotton ball with basil oil and the Hyland's ear drops.    I kept reapplying this treatment: melaleucca oil, Hyland drops, basil oil on a cotton ball and warm compress about every hour.    It took about 4 hours but my son was finally able to fall asleep.    He slept through the rest of the night and woke up free of pain.   The ear oozed during the next day and his ear would get crusty.   About every 4 hours, I would gently clean his ear.    He could hear out of that ear fine and he had no more pain.

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Boulder doTerra

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