Cold and Flu season is definitely upon us! So far this season seems to be full of stomach bugs, sinus drainage, and coughs that just won't go away! Let's elevate our immune systems so we do not have to miss time from work and school to recuperate. Remember, the thought is all about preventative health care. Our proven recommendation?
Adult - Daily:
2 On Guard essential oil soft gels
1 oz Elderberry Syrup
*The kit to make this can be found as an option on our produce page and can be picked up with your produce shares! Directions below.
1 drop Frankincense essential oil on base of skull
1000 mg Liquid Vitamin C
5,000 iu Liquid Vitamin D
2 capsules XEOmega Omega 3 Supplement
For children, use On Guard essential oil and Frankincense on the child's feet daily instead of the soft gels, in addition to the remainder of the above protocol.
Already sick? Here are a few options to help you speed up recovery! Use the above immune suggestions in combination with the below remedies. Remember, essential oils can be purchased retail through the following link or with your own wholesale account. Don't have one yet? Ask us how you can save 25% on all of your essential oils!
Fever - Use 2 drops each Peppermint and Lavender essential oils up and down the spine and on the soles of the feet in order to bring a fever back down to a healthy state
Congestion - Use 3 drops Breathe essential oil with 1 tsp coconut oil and rub onto chest to aide with loosening mucus in the chest or nasal cavities. Breathe in deep! Immediately thereafter us 40 drops of a Goldenseal tincture to dry up the mucus itself. This regimen also helps immensely in cases of sinus infection.
Cough - Use 1 drop Lemon essential oil on a 1 Tbsp of raw honey to help soothe the throat. Couple with 1 Breathe cough drop for relief! At night diffuse Breathe in a diffuser in the room of the affected person.
For other suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us for one-on-one help via firstname.lastname@example.org!
Elderberry Syrup Instructions:
Place all ingredients except honey plus 6 cups room temperature filtered water in a sauce pan for 10 minutes. Turn the heat on; bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for approximately five minutes. Stir often and mash up the berries. Allow to sit overnight to steep into a good strength. Strain. Add the honey. The more honey that is added makes it more syrup like and sweet. Label & store in an amber bottle or glass mason jar for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. Take 2tsp every 2 hours for children and 2 oz every 2-3 hours for adults to heal or 1 oz daily to prevent illness.
Elder berries are known to be effective against 8 strains of influenza. In a clinical trial, 20% of subjects reported significant improvement of symptoms within 24 hours, 70% within 48 hours, & 90% claimed complete cure in 3 days.
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