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Diiffusing Essential Oils for Immune System Support 
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Post Diiffusing Essential Oils for Immune System Support
Diffusing essential oils is likely the best way to utilize what several professional, and highly regarded aromatherapists believe to be the most beneficial property from a medicinal standpoint of essential oils.

The reason being is that when the oils are diffused in the air around you, you are breathing them into the respiratory system directly. This has several effects.

1 - The oil vapor comes in contact directly with the cells lining the respiratory system. It has been show than "pre-treatment" of cells before exposure to an infectious agent (a virus or bacteria) limits the potential of that cell becoming infected, and passing the infection on to other cells and throughout the body.

2 - The vapor is actually absorbed into the bloodstream, just like anything else you would inhale. They circulate throughout the body and provide their activity in all areas, not just the respiratory system.

3 - You can select oils for a condition you are specifically targeting. If it's an anti-viral effect you're looking for, Ananda's Super Immune is a blend created from scientific reports of essential oils and their anti-viral properties. Bay Laurel, Melissa, Ravensara and Eucalyptus Radiata are all considered potent anti-viral oils, and diffuse well in any diffuser -- and can be blended together for such a purpose.

When seeking a more anti-bacterial result, Benchmark Thyme, Geranium, Lemongrass, Lemon Tea Tree and Tea Tree are excellent choices. These also diffuse well in any diffuser, and are not too "hot" as to be dangerous to the mucous membranes (as would be Cinnamon or Oregano essential oils).

Enjoy your diffusing, and here's to your health!


Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:14 pm
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Post Re: Diiffusing Essential Oils for Immune System Support
SO sorry for this delayed response - we're just setting up a new notification system here ;)

There's really no hard and fast rules. Probably best is to consider the relative medicinal 'strength' of each oil, and add them in REVERSE of this...so, for example, if using Eucalyptus, Bay Laurel and Benchmark Thyme, use the most Eucalyptus, then Bay, then Thyme...perhaps an 8:4:1 ratio. Otherwise, the blend would be overwhelming, and with a lot of thyme, perhaps unpleasant to the nose...but like this, it should be both pleasant smelling and effective.

All the Best,
Eric


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