Sunday, 14 December 2008

Purifying Synergy, Defense during Winter

An extract from the book Rejuvenating Recipes for Body and Soul Well being by Barbara Close and photographs by Susie Cushner.

During the winter months we are easily susceptible to colds and flu: respiratory infections such as bronchitis can linger on for weeks. The best defense is to keep the immune system strong with plenty of rest along with a healthy diet and nutritive herbs. Diffusing essential oils in the home is also beneficial, especially since many essential oils have antibacterial properties to keep germs at bay. This blend uses the powerful antiseptic properties of eucalyptus, thyme and lemon to disinfect the home and strengthen the body's resistance to disease.

Makes 4 ounces

  • 4-ounce glass bottle
  • 4 ounces purified water
  • 24 drops eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oil
  • 5 drops thyme (Thymus vulgaris) essential oil

Fill the bottle halfway with water. Add essential oils, cover and shake well. Top off bottle with water, cover and agitate a second time. To dispense, pour 2 tablespoons of synergy into top of diffuser. Shake well before dispensing.

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