School is back in session and kids are seemingly spending their entire days in virtual petri dishes filled with germs. Sounds great, right?
For overall health and wellness, the oils you want to be sure to have on hand and never run out of are the Vitality oils of Thieves, Lemon, and DiGize for internal use and Purification and RC for topical and aromatic use. All of these single oils and blends can also be diffused and are must-haves in your arsenal for supporting your Immune, Respiratory, & Digestive Systems.
To keep our kids healthy and well, we need to be proactive in supporting their immune systems on a daily basis, but it's not solely our immune systems that need to be supported. Did you know that gut health is actually super important to our overall health? A big part of immune system support also includes promoting a healthy gut. Amazingly, the same tissue that comprises our guts also comprises our brains, thereby making gut health not only connected to the health of our immune systems, but also connected to learning and to our emotions. So, a healthy gut promotes a healthy brain and by supporting the gut, we not only support normal digestion, we support the immune system, brain and emotions, as well. WOW! Keep all of this in mind as we chat through some ways we can help our families stay healthy and well all throughout the year.
The number one favorite oil when talking about immune system support is Thieves because it provides phenomenal support with its blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. Taking 4 drops of Thieves in a capsule on a daily basis has helped keep this mom well because I’m proactively supporting my immune system on a daily basis. (And I'm one who subs for teachers who are out sick from school!)
One way that you can help support your kids’ overall, daily health and wellness is by applying a drop or two of Thieves to the bottoms of their feet with a carrier oil every morning and/or every night. To make it easier to apply, you can pre-mix Thieves and a carrier oil of your choice in a roller ball bottle. Simply follow the dilution ratio on the label. Older kids can also enjoy Thieves Vitality in a cup of warm tea (it’s a bit “spicy-hot” with the Cinnamon and Clove in it, so prepare them for that). Whenever we’re feeling like we need some extra immune system support, Thieves tea it is for all of us!
We also like to diffuse Thieves when the kids get home from school, along with Peppermint and Lemon if they’re doing their homework. This way, we can help support both their healthy brain function and their immune systems at the same time, especially important to do after all they've been exposed to throughout the day. Instead, we may opt to diffuse Thieves with Purification for added immune system support and we'll add in RC if upper respiratory system support is also needed.
Additionally, we've found that we never want to run out of Inner Defense and Super C supplements. We like to have them on hand to take in addition to Thieves as needed for extra immune system support or even on a daily basis instead of Thieves. (If you're taking Inner Defense, you'll also want to take Life 9 probiotic to support a healthy gut.) Taking Ningxia Red daily and having Frankincense Vitality on hand to take daily or as needed are also must-haves because of their fantastic support of the immune system!
Since we've already discussed immune system support, here are some additional protocols you can follow for digestive and respiratory system support:
Digestive System Support: Take 2-4 drops of Lemon, Peppermint and DiGize Vitality in a capsule as needed. Peppermint and DiGize are also great to use topically on your abdomen.
Upper Respiratory System Support: Apply RC with a carrier oil over your sinuses (keeping your eyes closed for a moment to avoid any irritation) and on your chest or back if needed. Diffuse RC with Thieves and Purification or for seasonal upper respiratory system support, diffuse RC with Lemon, Peppermint and Lavender. Some other upper respiratory system support oils that we love are Breathe Again Roll-on (great to throw in a backpack or purse), Raven and Ravintsara.
We also highly recommend the following:
Immune System Support "Next" Oils & Supplements:
- Oregano, Exodus II, Egyptian Gold, Longevity (EO or supplement), ImmuPower & Tea Tree YLEOs
- KidScents MightyVites or Master Formula daily supplements (depending on age)
- Inner Defense, Super C, ImmuPro supplements
Digestive System Support "Starting" Supplements:
- Essentialzyme or Essentialzymes-4, KidScents Mightyzyme, Life 9
We hope that this is your healthiest school year yet! If you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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