Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shoo FLU don't bother me...

It's FLU season. I refuse to get the flu. I refuse for anyone in my household to get the flu. I refuse to let anyone in my family get the flu. Any steps we can take to avoid the flu are in full effect.

I read an interesting article about the Flu today (thanks to a post on Instagram by Jenn Johnson). It comes from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. You can read the full article here, but here's some take aways from the article:
- People with the flu can spread it to others up to 6 feet away!
- You can pass the flu to someone BEFORE you even have any symptoms!
- Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body
- You are contagious from day 1 up to 5-7 days after getting sick
- Not everyone with the flu will have a fever


Now, personally (and I'm definitely not judging if you don't agree), I do not believe in getting a Flu Vaccine. The shot only works on specific types of the flu, so you can get the flu even after a Flu Shot. I would much rather use natural cures to prevent a cold or flu instead of injecting my body with a strain. Prevention is always the best remedy. How can you prevent it? There are a few simple steps that will help you combat the season:


1. Wash hands regularly with warm water and soap
2. Drink plenty of water! (adding Lemon Oil is always an added benefit)
3. Rest - your body thrives when you get a full nights sleep
4. Eat well and minimize your sugar intake 
5. Build your immune system (Use On Guard products or the Flu Shot in a Bottle recipe)
6. Sanitize furniture and highly touched items in your house including tables, dishware, utensils, door knobs, bathrooms, etc. (Use On Guard products to kills those germs! Laundry detergent, Concentrate, hand wash, etc)


Those all are pretty simple steps and can save you and your family several miserable weeks of passing the flu around.

Here are a couple Immune Building oil recipes and directions that will help you through the Cold and Flu season: (ONLY use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oil like doTERRA)
 
Immune Builder for Children:
For adults double essential oil amounts and then dilute with Carrier Oil.

Recipe 1:
Combine in ⅙ oz. roller bottle:
20 drops OnGuard
5 drops Frankincense
Fill rest with a Carrier Oil . Apply on bottoms of feet or along spine morning and night.

Recipe 2:
In a roller bottle:
5 drops Oregano
5 drops Frankincense
10 drops OnGuard
20 drops Lemon
Fill rest with a Carrier Oil . Apply on bottoms of feet or along spine morning and night.

Recipe 3:
Flu shot in a bottle:
Fill a 1/3 oz. (1/3 oz = 10ml) roller bottle or 15ml bottle with:
18 drops Lemon
14 drops OnGuard
14 drops Melaleuca
10 drops Oregano
Carrier Oil

Roll on bottom of feet (enters the blood stream fastest)
Diffuse in the air (smells amazing)
Take internally in a veggie capsule (capsules are available at any health food or herbal store or on Amazon.com)

Flu Shot in a bottle directions:
For Prevention:
Mix together the 4 essential oils in an empty bottle and either apply several drops to the bottoms of the feet 2 times per day... OR... put 12 drops of recipe in a veggie capsule and take 2 times per day.
Treating the Flu:
Mix together the 4 oils in an empty bottle and apply several drops to the bottoms of the feet every 2-3 hours for the first 24-48 hours while awake. Gradually cut back and use as needed until symptoms are gone.....OR...put 12 drops of recipe in a veggie capsule and take 2 times per day.

Immune Builder directions:
During  cold and flu season many like to do Recipe #1 for two weeks then swap to Recipe #2 or #3 for two weeks then back to Recipe #1 and do this way(2 weeks on and 2 weeks off) until cold and flu season have passed.

**All recipes are solely intended to use doTERRA oils and have not been reviewed by the FDA. **