Our Immune System can be attacked at this time of year, often without much warning. This year the temperature has been warmer than usual and way too cloudy. Climatologists are telling us we will be below normal temperatures by the end of January.

Below is some info and actions to help combat the ‘ickies’ that these changes may bring.

Be mindful that LESS IS MORE with Essential Oils.

IMMUNE – (cold and flu germs, allergies) Essential oils that have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties can help kill airborne germs. If more than one person in your home is sick, diffusing can be a great way to circulate essential oils in different rooms.

Using a personal inhaler before entering stores during flu season can help get those constituents circulating in your blood, ready to act when needed! Inhaling anti-histamine essential oils can help calm down allergy flares.   

Interested in making personal inhalers?

Gather some friends together and book a private workshop with Niki.

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It is not advisable to directly and intensively inhale essential oils for longer than 15-20 minutes, such as with steam inhalation. However, this does not apply to ambient inhalation from essential oils vaporized into the air.

If you are diffusing essential oils, it makes more sense to do this intermittently than constantly, all day long. Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable.

In a baby or toddler’s room, it is highly recommended that you diffuse the room prior to the baby/toddler going to bed.

Remember to turn off the diffuser prior to taking the wee one into the room.

NOTE that CATS should never be around diffusers; indeed, cats are not safe around any essential oils! Should you be diffusing, make sure that your cat can leave the area! Dogs are safe around some essential oils. Always refer to professional resources before using oils.

Safety Guidelines for Diffusion
“Intermittent diffusion is much more effective, as well as being safer, than continuous diffusion.Intermittent means 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off.This is because our body, especially our nervous system, habituates after this length of time.With continuous diffusion, while benefits do not increase, there is evidence that the body becomes stressed in various ways.However, very low levels of diffusion – so the essential oil is barely noticeable – are fine anywhere, for any length of time.”
~ Robert Tisserand

Do you have an interest in learning about

  • Essential Oils?
  • Hydrosols?
  • Fatty Oils (also known as Carrier Oils)?
  • Safety?

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