Flu Season

I don’t have a lot to say about the flu season except that the bugs are getting stronger and more resistant with each passing year. I know that everyone is pushing the flu shot and if you feel you should get it, go ahead. Make sure that you watch the news and check the CDC (center for disease control) to see if the strains of flu in the shot each year are actually effective. For the past 3 or 4 years the flu shot has offered little protection since the strains in the shot have not been the predominant strains that have been circulating.

I do an alternative approach by starting in approximently Sept. each year and carrying on into the end of March. Once or twice a day, I put a drop of thieves oil (can be purchased at health food stores, Young Living Essential oils or other essential oil sites) on my wrist and rub together. That’s it. Eucalyptus oil is also good as are cloves, cinnamon and frankincense. Just put about 10 drops into one millileter of a carrier oil (coconut, jojoba) and put in a light protected bottle (brown bottle). Test on a patch of skin for reactions and if necessary, dilute further (eg. 2 ml of a carrier oil).

Thieves oil is a special blend of essential oils.

If you do get the flu shot, I recommend also using Thieves oil as a extra added precaution and it smells nice, too!

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