Thursday, August 23, 2012

Immune Aid

Immune Aid is our strong and stable workhorse blend, and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback since we started making it and so I figured I’d write a little bit since it’s one of our later blends.

It’s a combination of some of our favorite big and burly bacteria blasting essential oils: cinnamon bark, thyme, tea tree, ravensara and lemon.

Immune Aid can be used in different ways and we’re not supposed to tell you to take essential oils internally. But here at Enfleurage we do, usually one drop in a teaspoon of honey, yet we can’t suggest that other people do that. But we’ve found that if we’re starting to get sick, Immune Aid can often kick it out before the cold takes hold.

Immune Aid is also in use at a few Pilates and Yoga studios around here, in a spray for the air and also to mist and wipe down mats and machines.

A few drops in a vaporizer, diffuser or humidifier can improve the air, a few drops on the washcloth in a hot shower will steam up into a great inhalant, and a few drops added to water can be used for laundry, wounds, cleaning the house……

Tea tree is known to be an anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and a powerful immuno-stimulant. It is often recommended for all sorts of infections, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, thrush, cystitis, acne, blisters, cold sores, bites, rashes and warts.

Thyme is known to be anti-septic, bactericide, insecticide and immuno-stimulant. It’s often recommended for digestive issues, all manner of infections including lung, colds, flu, sore throats, coughs, and chronic fatigue.

Ravensara is anti-septic, anti-viral and an immuno-stimulant. It is commonly recommended for flu, bronchitis, sinusitis and at the first sign of fever, chills or tiredness.

Lemon is just a great anti-septic, anti-microbial, bactericidal, insecticidal, tonic and is known to stimulate the immune system, pumping up those white blood cells. It smells and tastes good, too. Lemon is often recommended for its tonic and stimulating, uplifting properties, as well as its activity against flu, colds, bronchitis, and edema.

Cinnamon Bark is a strong anti-septic, gastro-intestinal stimulant, anti-spasmodic, insecticide, stomachic and tonic. It is recommended for all digestive problems, viral infections, loss of appetite, aches, chills, colds,
immune system support, pain, and melancholy.

These essential oils all have other properties as well as these complementary ones I listed, but together, they create a lovely, fierce and harmonic synergy. The taste of cinnamon and lemon mellow the tea tree and thyme when taken in a drop of honey.

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