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December 27, 2014
All good things happen for a reason, so they say. Over the Christmas holiday I was ambushed by an epic cold and the only good thing that came from it was this thought: share more Cold & Flu Bomb recipes because sometimes you have to mix it up! Normally, I live and breathe by my standby Cold & Flu Bomb recipe using 3 essential oils, Oregano, Melaleuca and a CW Lavender Thieves Immunity blend. This protocol has always helped me and my family, always! But whatever I picked up in Colorado called for more than one kind of bomb, I used THREE. While researching options, I stumbled upon a nifty blog that shared the writers own rendition (and cost breakdown) of DIY On Guard Plus. This was a score for me because I love anything with Black Pepper and Melissa in it. Black Pepper in a natural expectorant and Melissa is super anti-viral and a tonic which means it's very soothing to all body systems. I'm currently raving about Cold and Flu Bomb #3, especially with a dash of Lime if a cough is involved. However, I now have a bottle of DIY On Guard Plus at the ready but hopefully I won't need it anytime soon OY! Without further adieu, here's a string of recipe cards that you can print and add to your EO Journals. If you'd like to learn more about how pure essential oils can knock out a cold or flu naturally, without messing up the good flora or, compromising immunity like synthetic antibiotics can, please follow this link to my post all about natural antibiotics and why they work.
Remember, switching up your EO blends is beneficial when you've been dosing more than 3 to 4 days. We all respond differently to EOs and one man's miracle can be another's dismal failure! Also, I can't state strongly enough that consistency is your key to success! Pure essential oils are assimilated very quickly, there's no time-release action. Be consistent, be consistent and be consistent some more.
Cold & Flu Bomb #1
Be sure your essential oils have a dietary standard on the label. Add all EOs to a size 00 gel capsule for internal use. Take one capsule every 2 to 3 hours with food in your stomach. As symptoms subside, reduce dose to 3x daily for 3 to 5 more days. Stay hydrated, wash your hands!
Multiply drops by 10. Add to one glass 10ml roller bottle, top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use above.
Multiply drops by 5. Add to a 2 oz jar of warmed CW Naked Salve, stir and let cool. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use.
Recipe By: CampWander
Cold & Flu Bomb #2
Cold & Flu Bomb #3
ROLLER BOTTLE Multiply drops by 10. Add to one glass 10ml roller bottle, top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use above. SALVE Multiply drops by 5. Add to a 2 oz jar of warmed CW Naked Salve, stir and let cool. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use.
DIY On Guard Plus Blend
INTERNAL Be sure your essential oils have a dietary standard on the label. Add all EOs to a size 00 gel capsule for internal use. Take one capsule every 2 to 3 hours with food in your stomach. As symptoms subside, reduce dose to 3x daily for 3 to 5 more days. Stay hydrated, wash your hands!
ROLLER BOTTLE Multiply drops by 10. Add to one glass 10ml roller bottle, top off with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use above.
SALVE Multiply drops by 5. Add to a 2 oz jar of warmed CW Naked Salve, stir and let cool. Apply to feet every 2 to 3 hours and follow the same duration for internal use.
May 10, 2017
Yes & AMEN! These protocols are epic! Black Pepper and Thyme are our new “go-to” switch-up eo’s with anything sticking around more than about 48hrs! And Melissa has such great properties as an Eo, it’s worth every penny (versatile oil, indeed)!
Thanks, friend! These protocols will make such a perfect addition to our family eo journal!
You’re so welcome!
This dilution works well for our little grands :)
Can these doses be used in a roller bottle on a 3 year old or should they be diluted more. Thanks..
I’m up at 2am with grand daughter coughing. Just refilled diffuser with shield and extra rosemary. Added oregano and peppermint to her feet. She is starting to settle down. Will add lime in the morning. I needed to,see this about 30 mins ago lol. But will pin it so I will have tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the info you provide us with! I hope you have a blessed new year.
I am assuming in the Cold Bomb recipes, that you would use either the “internal capsule” OR the “roller ball” OR the “Salve”, but not all 3 together….is this correct? Thanks, Marcia
Gwyn, I’m with you, I prefer my Cold and Flu Bomb blends to be ingestable but for those who prefer topical only and for children I happily provide the different options. I feel strongly that topical application is effective but it could take longer to see results.
Rolling a blend on feet should be applied liberally, even under toes in my opinion then massaged in. A carrier oil helps with this process and fractionated coconut oil doesn’t leave much of a greasy feel. Salve is another great option as it’s spill proof and packed full of other healthy nutrients, socks worn after application is a good idea :)
Shanda, yes Melissa is Lemon Balm but the essential oil of Lemon Balm/Melissa is very different from an extract, even an alcohol free extract. The essential oil is attained through a steam distillation process producing a pure essential oil, this is what I refer to in all of my posts and EO usage.
“Extracts are essential oils dissolved in ethyl alcohol, glycerol or propylene glycol and may also contain water, a sweetening agent or a food color. They are therefore less strongly flavored than the undiluted oil itself. For example, McCormick anise extract is 73 percent alcohol, with water and a small percent of the essential oil.”
I am still a newbie to this wonderful world of essential oils, so please excuse my ignorance- is the Melissa listed above the same as Lemon Balm Extract? I have a bottle of regular extract & a bottle of alcohol-free extract. Is this what I should mix in with the EOs to make my On Guard Plus Blend? Thank you!
When you use any of these via roller bottle on your feet where are you rolling it on your feet and do you then rub in and spread out or just let soak in where you applied it? Have you experimented at all with the difference (therapeutic and speed) between applying topically on feet and taking internally? If so what have you found? I’m not sure why (probably a throw back to western med training) but I tend to gravitate to taking internally when it comes to cold and flu symptoms even though I have had great success using oils topically for other things…
You said you use this on your grand kids, is it ok for a baby too?
when you do your oils for a few days in a row, do you switch up the blend you are using while you are still sick, or stick with one protocol and then try another the next time you get ill? Also would you take one protocol internally and do another protocol on the feet? It seems like a very large amount of oils to take internally, won’t you feel nauseous and get head aches from detoxing with such frequent use and such high doses for so long? Thanks :)
You’re welcome and, enjoy your Melissa, just breathing it in is amazing!
Thank you, Ms. Rebecca! I am so glad I asked before trying this. I would have wasted my other EOs! Placed an order today for actual Melissa oil. Thanks again! :-)
Yes, that’s correct. I provided 3 options for all needs or preferences.
I am making a roller ball for flu/cold bomb #1.
Just want to make sure I understand. I should do 40 drops lemon, 20 drops of the rest? Just want to check before I waste oil.
Thank you for your very quick response! We have been putting shield with a 30/70 mix on her feet every morning and evening and she has not gotten sick yet, how do you feel about adding the other EO’s for the cold & flu bomb #1 to the roller bottle for a little one (she is 8 months old). Unfortunately we have discovered she can not use lavender as she gets a rash whenever we apply it and yes we do dilute it with FOC. Thank you so much for all your wonderful advice and ideas!
I switched up my blend of the Cold & Flu bomb mid way thru this cold and it was a good decision for me. The protocols for application with each remedy are options, they’re not meant to do all at once. Just choose one and feel free to switch up application methods too.
Be cautious with infants, if you use EOs be sure they’re well diluted and gentle ones like Lavender, Roman Chamomile. Diffusing is probably the best way in my opinion to expose babies to EOs. Be careful of Eucalyptus and Wintergreen in a diffuser around babies as they can trigger respiratory issues in rare cases with little ones.
Angel, there are clinical studies available that show how pure Melaleuca works with pure Oregano to attack a virus, never was it mentioned that Melaleuca was toxic. I’m not a huge fan of ingestion, I don’t think it’s always the first line of defense but personally, I prefer to knock out a cold or flu with an internal protocol, it’s always worked for me. Whether you massage Melaleuca on your skin or take it internally, it’s getting into the blood stream either way therefore, use a pure EO that’s been GC/MS tested and has an dietary standard and, practice moderation because less is more when it comes to essential oils. Take care!
I’m a firm believer in essential oils and their effectiveness. Since I have battling a cold for a week with no relief, I went on a search for an ingestible remedy with hopes to knock it out of my system quickly. When I came across your recipe I recognized the EO’s that your were using as “the big boys” for knocking out infections, bacteria, etc. but after some research about ingesting them, I became a little concerned with the use of Tea tree internally. (Of course this is after I had already ingested your blend 3 times. Lol!) What is your opinion on the matter? Thank you in advance.
Cassia and Cinnamon Bark EOs have different properties, I would stick to Cinnamon Bark oil for my thieves type blend :)
I don`t have cinnamon bark for the thieves. Can I use high grade Cassia in place of. Thank You, I Love your web-site.
Try pouring a shallow bowl with sugar, salt or even rice to hold the capsule half you’ll be filling, upright.
First of all, if you’re going to take them internally make sure your EOs have a dietary standard. White Thyme is fine, just know that it’s further refined than Red Thyme. Sweet Orange can be used too and it’s very likely that it’s the same species as Wild Orange.
Hi. I have a couple of questions. You use thyme eo and I only have white thyme eo. Is that ok? Also you have wild orange but I only have sweet orange. Would that work?
Hi! I’m new to this… What is the easiest way to fill gel caps? Is there some kind of little holder you recommend?
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