Thanks for tuning in to Twelve Minute Health Bits. This is your host, Christen Hull, providing health and wellness support for the 21st century. We will be talking about using simple methods from today and centuries ago to keep our bodies healthy. Our goal is to daily stay “Above the Wellness Line.” In this podcast I will be giving you tips and tricks on how to daily make small changes to your life in order to keep your body well.
Episode 07 - A Blend That Steals
Today we are going to dive into a group of oils and talk about what makes them so amazing when blended together into one essential oil. Before we start, grab your peppermint essential oil, put a couple drops in the palm of your hand, rub your palms together, bring your palms to your nose, and breathe in deeply. Put a small amount on your temples and your upper back. This helps me focus, concentrate, and stay alert.
We are going to talk about five oils today that are amazingly important in the world of essential oils. Many companies put these oils in blends because they work so well together. The oils that make up some of these profound blends include: clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary.
Clove Essential Oil
Let's first look at clove and the benefits of this herb. Did you know that clove essential oil contains 4-Allyl-2methoxyphenol (or eugenol)? This component was found to be a potent inhibitor of melanoma cell proliferation. “Eugenol produced a significant tumor-growth delay and almost 40% decrease in tumor size and was well tolerated. Eugenol arrests cells in the S phase of the cell cycle” (Schnaubelt, 2011, pg. 157). Emotionally, clove creates a feeling of protection and courage.
Clove may also help your body get rid of worms, freshen your breath, and expel mucus from your chest (Raybern, Johnson, Hopkins, & Hopkins, 2016, p. 410). Clove is actually one of the highest rated herbs for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value, at 1,078,700 ORAC (Raybern et al., 2016). Clove is an excellent oil by itself; however, today we are looking at combining it with four other oils for far greater benefits.
Lemon Essential Oil
One of those other oils is lemon essential oil. I did an entire podcast on the benefits of lemon. Please listen to podcast 04 called For the Love of Lemon for more detailed information on some of the amazing benefits of lemon essential oil. https://www.buzzsprout.com/974632/3475042
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Let’s take a look at cinnamon bark for a minute. Cinnamon bark is different from cinnamon leaf oil. Most essential oil companies sell cinnamon leaf oil, which is less expensive; however, cinnamon leaf oil has a different make up than cinnamon bark oil.
Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
So what if we combined just clove, lemon, and cinnamon bark oil in a blend? We would have a powerhouse blend! However, we are not going to stop there, let's add in some eucalyptus radiata. Eucalyptus radiata has such a radiant smell. However, like the other oils already discussed, it definitely has many more benefits than just a wonderful smell.
Rosemary Essential Oil
What about rosemary? Have you dug into this tiny oil and what it can do by itself? Honestly, I put rosemary in my hair tonic (it can contribute to long, healthy, thick hair and help with that white flky stuff on your scalp), in my butter on my popcorn, in soups, many people use it with other oils in a blend for bug deterrent, on your temples and wrists for circulation support, and take it internally to make joints feel more comfortable (McCulloh, 2018). Rosemary is also used by many food companies as a preservative instead of synthetic chemicals.
A Blend that Steals
So what happens when we put all of these oils together in one blend? We have a blend that steals. Why do I say that? Well, this blend is similar to the herb blend used in the 1800’s when the story of the 40 thieves emerged. There was a group of spice traders bringing these herbs to England from areas such as Sri Lanka, Reunion, and India. When the plague broke out, the king shut down all ships coming into the country for fear of spreading the plague further into his land. The spice traders were then out of their job.
In an effort to make a living, the spice traders started looking for things they could buy and sell. When people started dying from a plague there were bodies everywhere and homes left abandoned. The spice traders got the idea to start robbing from people who had already died. So they went into homes, took out anything that was valuable, and then resold it on the market.
What they discovered was they were having no issues walking around the people who were clearly killed by the plague. None of the traders got sick! The thieves did not get arrested as the police did not want to touch them because they knew they had been exposed to the plague. The king then issued a proclamation to arrest the thieves. Forty of the thieves were captured. They were given a choice of how they would die. The king wanted to hear their story of how they survived in these homes and around the plague exposure. Four of the forty men told the following story. They would wash their bodies every morning and then rub the spices all over their body. At night they would come home, wash their clothes and again wash their bodies in the spices. The thieves who told their story mentioned clove, rosemary, and cinnamon bark consistently, but the story goes, that they were also selling eucalyptus and citrus oils.
Essential oil companies have combined these oils together to make an amazing blend of immune system powerhouse oils. These oils work together synergistically to kill germs and bad bacteria, and give our immune system what it needs to fight off infections both in the 1800’s and today!
Amazing Uses for this Essential Oil Blend:
Shampoo boost - add about five drops to your shampoo bottle to boost the cleaning power.
Put three drops in a small amount of coconut oil and rub on your chest to break up a raspy chest (if raspiness is strong, do this every 30 to 60 minutes).
Apply one drop of this blend of oils to skin that may have been damaged to support healing.
Apply directly to those little red dots that tend to affect teenages more often .
Diffuse in a room if you need energy, immune support, and to clean the air.
Inhale this blend directly from the bottle to feel energized.
In case of an ear discomfort, put two drops on a cotton ball with a carrier oil and rub the cotton ball with the oil on it around the ear. Repeat every 30 minutes. Make sure to never put essential oils inside the ear.
Support your lymph nodes with 40 drops in a 10ml roller bottle; with a carrier oil; and roll on your neck, under your arms, and under your nose.
Put 15 drops in a two-ounce spray bottle, add a squirt of witch hazel as an emulsifier, and then fill it with water. Use this blend to clean shopping carts, public restrooms, clothes, hands, etc. when out and about.
Take this blend with you when you travel and put it under your nose and in your nostrils to keep out unwanted guests.
Diffuse in a hotel room to clean the air from the synthetic chemical cleaners.
Make a bathroom cleaning spray with a two-ounce spray bottle, one squirt of witch hazel, 15 drops of this blend, and water to fill. Spray into the top of the water in the toilet before “going” using to keep things fresh!
Use on a bee, wasp, or mosquito bite to take the “ouch” out by mixing ½ teaspoon of vinegar, with 10 drops of the blend, and apply directly to the area.
Make a foot bath with warm water, epsom salts, and 10 drops of thieves. Soak your feet for 20 minutes to draw out toxins from the body.
These are just a few of the many ways you can use this blend to support your health. Having this blend in your home is an amazing asset to your health and the health of your family. My friend, I share this information with you to help you support your family in wellness. Staying well and ahead of illness is the goal.
3 John 1:2 says, “Dear Friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” Once again, grab your peppermint essential oil. Put some drops in your palms, rub on your neck, and say with me our positive affirmation of the week, “My body is well supported.”
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Higley, C., & Higley, A. (2018). Reference guide for essential oils (2018 ed.). Abundant Health.
McCulloh, M. (2018, November 15). 14 benefits and uses of rosemary essential oil. Retrieved from Healthline website: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rosemary-oil-benefits
Raybern, D., Johnson, S., Hopkins, L., & Hopkins, K. (2016). Nutrition 101: Choose life! (3rd ed.). Growing Healthy Homes LLC.
Schnaubelt, K. (2011). The healing intelligence of essential oils: The science of advanced aromatherapy (1st ed.). Healing Arts Press.
Thieves: 350+ ways to use the thieves product line from Young Living. (2018). Lehi, UT: Life Science Publishing.