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EO Quick Guide – Immune Support

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Written by Jessika Jacob

| by Amy Jane Stewart

ESSENTIAL OILS SHOWN TO SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Lemon (Citrus limon)

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Tangerine (Citrus tangerina)

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana)

4 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Choose from the above-mentioned list.

DIRECT INHALATION

Place 1 – 3 total drops of essential oils on a cotton ball, place cotton ball just under nose and gently inhale. Place cotton ball in zipped, plastic bag to preserve and re-use.

TOPICAL APPLICATION

For infants: blend 1 total drop of essential oil into 1 ounce of carrier oil or unscented natural lotion. Massage along spine and feet.For children 1-5 years: blend 5-6 total drops of essential oils into 1 ounce of carrier oil or unscented natural lotion. Massage along spine and feet.For older children and adults: blend 10-12 total drops of essential oils into 1 ounce of carrier oil or unscented natural lotion. Massage well on chest, spine and feet. Gently inhale vapors.

STEAM INHALATION

• Place boiling water in a glass bowl

• Add one (1) total drop of essential oil into the bowl

• Then gently stir with spoon

• Cover head in a tent-like fashion with a large bath towel

• Close eyes and inhale gently for10 – 15 minutes

DIFFUSE

Place 20–30 total drops of essential oils into the glass nebulizer of an essential oil, cold-air diffuser. Refill as needed.

• Place diffusers in opposite corner from baby crib.

• Do not add carrier oils to essential oil, cold-air diffusers.

• To conserve essential oils, use a timer to diffuse on the hour for 10-15 minutes.

SAFETY NOTES

• Avoid direct eye contact.

• Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets.

• Keep essential oil diffusers out of reach of children and pets.

• Avoid placing essential oils on or around the mouths of children 0-5 years old.

• In the event of direct eye contact, place a small amount of carrier oil on a cotton cloth and wipe the affected area.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are carrier oils?

Carrier oils are fatty oils, which dilute essential oils; they nourish the skin while delivering essential oil components into the body. some examples are: castor oil, grape seed oil, jojoba (a wax), sweet almond oil, olive oil.

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Jessika Jacob