I've been taking an online course on essential oils. This week, I also went to free event on the benefits of essential oils for immunity and learned A LOT of useful and encouraging information I'm looking forward to implementing for myself and my community. Here's some quick fun facts: black pepper suppresses cancer cells (WHAT?!); one drop of peppermint oil is the equivalent of 28 cups of peppermint tea; Thieves oil ACTUALLY was created by four french thieves in the 14th (15th?) century for plague prevention....fascinating stuff. Anyways, the one statement that I'll remember forever actually has nothing to do with essential oils benefits, but about people. The instructor said, "I'm not selling products; I'm telling my story," and that's all I can do. I don't understand sciency-stuff, but I can say I have auto-immune deficiencies (MS); I work with snotty kids all day and with the help of Nutrasine, I haven't been sick yet this season despite my family's illness as well. The protocol with Nutrasine when I feel my immunity failing is to take (4) Nutrasine every hour for four hours and DRINK ALL THE WATER. I've only felt the need to boost my intake twice in these near three months of coughing, sneezing, and generally nastiness. As a child (when I was first diagnosed), a cold could send me to the hospital. Now even at it's worst, cold's just send me to the couch.
Things I've learned about EO that I've begun applying are: (in the morning/throughout the day) 1 drop of peppermint oil in the palm of my hand, rubbed in clockwise, then cup my hand around my face and take deep breathes to clear sinuses, stimulate alertness and calm.
I do the same with frankincense at night, as well as "rain dropping" 1-3 drops of frank directly on the the crown of my head.