🇺🇸 7 Protective Essential Oils🛡 & How to Use Them

Escudo de proteção
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With the worldwide spread of COVID-19, we have as a community, to take preventive measures to reduce and delay it's spread. It can never be stressed enough that we all have to understand that certain individual behaviors are essential, not only to protect ourselves, but also to protect our communities and those who are most fragile within them. "Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol based solution. When sneezing or coughing, cover your nose and mouth with your arm. Use disposable, single-use tissues. If you have returned from an affected area, avoid close contact with other people "* * At www.sns24.gov.pt

Aromatherapy through the proper use of essential oils, like any other alternative therapy, does not replace medical treatment or national preventive measures.

It's a complementary attitude. The appropriate use of essential oils can be a valuable ally. Both in helping to naturally increase our immune system, as well as disinfecting ourselves, objects and the air (using diffusers). Add a few drops to your shower gel, toothpaste, liquid soap, dish detergent... And disinfect more efficiently.

T h e r a p e u t i c E s s e n t i a l O i l s

👑 T e a  T r e e

Melaleuca Alternifolia

Also known as Tea Tree or Tea Tree. It naturally possesses so many protective properties, that I rightfully consider it the King of Disinfection. And as a bonus, it can be applied topically without dilution. Properties: Anti-infectious, Anti-septic, Germicidal, Antiviral, Fungicide, Bactericidal, Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory, Cytophilatic (substance that stimulates the biogenetic functions of cells). It strengthens the immune system and helps prevent possible infections.

E u c a l y p t u s

Eucalyptus Radiata/ Globulus

Properties: Antiseptic, Expectorant, Depurative, Antiviral - Eucalyptus Radiata Rich in oxides, powerful expectorants, bronchopulmonary decongestants and which provide antiviral and antiparasitic properties.

- Eucalyptus Globulus Monoterpene Ketones, when applying aromatically, have the following properties. Anti-infectious, mucolytic and stimulates the immune system (put 2 drops a day in your diffuser).

C l o v e

Eugenia Caryophyllata

Properties: Antiviral, Anti-infectious, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Analgesic Eugenol is a chief chemical component of Clove, belonging to the family of Phenols, they are the most effective bactericides. They have immune stimulating, anti-infectious and fungicidal properties.

Uso de óleos essenciais
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L a v e n d e r

Lavandula Angustifolia

Properties: Antiviral, Bactericide, Immune stimulant, Antiseptic, Analgesic, Soothing Lavender is an indispensable oil due to its versatility. Thanks to its calming properties, it provides a good night of deep sleep. One of the principal chemical components of Lavender is Esters that possess fungicidal properties.

L e m o n

Citrus Aurantifolia

Properties: Bactericidal, Antiseptic, Germicidal, Immune-stimulating. Lemon includes benefits in terms of cleanliness and digestion, as well as keeping the respiratory system healthy. Monoterpenes (the principal chemical component) are powerful atmospheric disinfectants, respiratory tract decongestants, protecting us from viruses and bacteria. * Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays until 12h after application.

M y r r h

Commiphora Myrra

Properties: Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Disinfectant, Fungicide, Myrrh has powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat. It promotes emotional balance and well-being when used aromatically. Sesquiterpenes Ketones (main chemical components) are powerful fungicides, mucolytics and skin regenerators. Being gentle ketones and better tolerated topically.

O r e g a n o

Origanum Vulgare

Properties: Antimicrobial, Fungicide, Anti-oxidant, Immune-stimulant, Analgesic, Oregano dutifully supports healthy respiratory and digestive function. Used as a powerful cleaning and purifying agent. Due to its high phenol content, care must be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one or two drops are typically needed.

H o w to U s e

Tea Tree & Eucalyptus

  • Topical use: - Massage: mix 5 drops with 10 ml of carrier oil. - Bath: mix 5 drops with 5 ml of carrier oil. - Perfuming: mix 1 drop to 10 drops of carrier oil.

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Oregano & Clove

  • Topical use: - Massage: mix 5 drops with 10 ml of carrier oil. - Bath: mix 5 drops with 5 ml of carrier oil. - Perfuming: mix 1 drop to 10 drops of carrier oil.

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.

  • Use as food additive: Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid.

B a s i c P r e c a u t i o n s

The use of essential oils has a myriad of benefits. Being highly concentrated, there must be some elementary precautions to take into account when handling.

  • Keep out of the reach of children.

  • In case of pregnancy or in case of treatment, consult your doctor.

  • Avoid contact with eyes, ears and sensitive areas. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of Vegetable oil.

  • It can cause skin irritation, in case of irritation, suspend use and seek medical attention.

  • Keep essential oils away from light and heat.

I must emphasize that Aromatherapy is an alternative and complementary therapy, not replacing medical treatment.

If you have questions or symptoms, check your 

National Health Department's Official website 

or call a Health Care Facility:

I intentionally tried to only reference the properties of each individual essential oil relevant to this specific post. For more information on how to apply essential oils safely, check out our Posts 👇 - Aromatic Application - Topical Application - Internal Application

For more avaiable information on each particular essential oil, just click on the links: doTERRA NaturallyThinking - Tea Tree - Tea Tree - Clove - Myrrh - Myrrh - Oregano - Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus - Lavender - Lavender - Lemon - Lemon

Thank You Mother Nature

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The publication of this information is not a medical practice and this information does not replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. Before adopting any form of treatment, the reader should seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

Information provided:

- doTerra International

- Portuguese Institute of Naturology

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