Many essential oils are perfect choices for diffusing to prevent and minimize colds and flu, those listed here are but a sampling.
First, I believe the best all-purpose diffuser to use is the TheraPro Premium Diffuser. It puts a micro-fine mist of essential oil into the air, it’s when the essential oil comes into direct contact with the cold germs and flu viruses that they are actually killed. The TheraPro Premium Diffuser comes equipped with a timer and speed control, making it a very practical choice for home use.
Additionally, our body inhales the diffused the essential oil, which goes into our lungs, from the lungs the essential oil goes into the blood stream; and it is through this method that the essential oils help our systems fight or become strengthened, thus preventing or supporting wellness. Knowing this makes it very easy to understand ‘why’ we need to be mindful of the types of products we use and bring into the home, such as: air fresheners, chemical household cleaners, and even the type of wall paints – all of the nasty and unhealthy chemicals end up in our lungs and then go into the blood stream. Chemicals in products we use daily build up slowly over time in our bodies. Mindfulness on this fact can make a difference on the quality of our lives.
Please note that the uses presented here are not intended for all brands of essential oils. I only use and recommend Young Living Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils because I know that the purity and superior quality are there. This is not necessarily true with other brands. Poor distillation methods and the inclusion of chemical solvents are common in the essential oil and aromatherapy industry, therefore, like I said above, ‘if it’s in the essential oil, it will get into your body’ – so make wise choices before you begin!
Dorado Azul Essential Oil
The properties of Dorado Azul are: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, respiratory stimulant and hormone balancer.
The stems, leaves and flowers are steam distilled. Found in Ecuador. Dorado Azul has a rich herbaceous scent that helps strengthen the lungs, promoting calm, easy breathing.*
A great companion to Dorado Azul is Eucalyptus Blue, used together this pairing supports in assisting respiratory conditions. Eucalyptus Blue is preferred over the other many types of eucalyptus species because of its well-balanced chemistry and its non-allergen effect for all types of respiratory conditions.*
“This oil [dorado azul] contains high levels of beta-caryophyllene, which is a compound found in various plant materials and, of course, in a higher concentration in oils. Beta-caryophyllene is an amazing sesquiterpene.] When this is found in an oil like dorado azul, which contains eucalyptol as well, this means that this is an oil that supports the respiratory tract. Dorado azul is very powerful and the effectiveness of it is almost magical. The results that our patients at the clinic [in Ecuador at the YL Farm] have seen wonderful results, and now individuals out in the field are experiencing them, too.
Another thing that we see with dorado azul is that it contains a lot of hormone-balancing compounds, one of which is alpha-fenchol. A lot of the women here in America, who I hear from mostly, are finding that dorado azul is giving them a great support in normal hormone function, particularly when combining it with SclarEssence.*” ~ Gary Young
Diffusing Dorado Azul
Add R.C., Raven, Dorado Azul and Eucalyptus Blue to a bowl of hot, steaming water. Place a towel over your head and inhale the steam from the mixture. Combine with Raven (alternating morning and night) Elemi, and Thieves to enhance effects.
Try alternate diffusing: Dorado Azul with Thieves and Exodus II. To enhance effects further, add: Melissa, Palo Santo, Clove, Elemi or Cistus essential oils.
This combination of essential oil could be successful in preventing, or warding-off, colds and flu try: a mixture of Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Clove, Dorado Azul, Lemon, Oregano, Palo Santo, Spearmint, Spikenard, Tangerine, Thyme, Elemi, and Eucalyptus Blue.
Up to 30 minutes 3 times a day.
Dorado Azul is also known to be a very powerful anti-inflamatory. As an analgesic (analgesic is defined as a compound that binds with a number of closely related, specific receptors in the central nervous system to block perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain), try a combination of: Helichrysum, Dorado Azul, Palo Santo, Elemi, Wintergreen, Lavender and Copaiba.
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