Essential oil blending is an art as much as a science. You've got to pick just the right oils, blend them in just the right order, with just the right ratios and hope in the end it doesn't smell like paint remover! All in all it can take me anywhere from one to two hours to create a custom blend. In the past I've created Baby Soft - Skin and Infant Blend, Muscle Ease - Muscle spasm formula, Blessings- for Anointing at Birth, and of course my first formula... Bruce's Hair Regrowth. Now you can help me test out this new formula for its effectiveness!
With the help of Dad's little dictionary we've named it RESPITE for Respiratory Relief. It is a custom blend of eight different oils including Ravensara Aromatica (not to be confused with Ravintsara, which is often passed off for raVENsara but smells more like eucalyptus with its higher 1,8-cineole content). This Ravensara comes from Madagascar and is certified as being ecologically harvested. It also includes Eucalyptus globulus, the Australian native plant that is well known around the world for use in cough drops. Peppermint rounds out the main constituents in this blend, but this premium USA peppermint oil is better than most you can find, especially for the price we have here at Elder & Sage. It has a super high menthol content of 43.9% to 52.1% and has aged nicely since it's distillation in August of 2012, eliminating the skunky notes of fresher distillations leaving a clean, sweet aroma with the perfect coolness to penetrate deep into the respiratory system. The remaining five oils in this custom blend are Cypress, Pine, Balsam Fir, Lemon, and Myrtle.
I'm hoping this blend will be more powerful than using Eucalyptus alone to knock out viruses and other microbes, improve oxygen intake, and promote clean expectoration of waste material from the lungs and bronchial tissue. Try these favorite methods for using this new oil blend at home:
- Apply 1-2 drops to the chest or back
- Put 1-2 drops in the hands and breathe deeply
- Steam inhalation with 1 drop in a bowl of hot water
- 1-2 drops on the bottom of the feet before bed
- Place a drop on a cotton ball and put inside a pillow case at bedtime
- Diffuse in a commercial diffuser
- Place a few drops in a bowl of water and allow to evaporate slowly
- Put a few drops in the bathtub and turn on the shower to allow the steam to circulate in the air
So, if you'd like to give this new oil blend a try stop down and pick up a bottle. A two dram bottle of RESPITE with a dropper top is currently $17.70 (pricing subject to change). Hope to see you soon!
To Your Health!
Kathryn Doran-Fisher, ND, CGP
Elder & Sage