Rosemary ct cineole (Rosmarinus officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), Black Spruce (picea mariana), Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Children? Do not apply on or near the face of infants or young children.
Cholesterol Maintenance Blend
ROSEMARY (contains camphene which may support balancing cholesterol)
ROMAN CHAMOMILE (noted to support blood and liver cleansing, stress reducer)
BLACK SPRUCE (contains camphene, which may help support balancing triglycerides)
HELICHRYSUM (stimulent to liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen and pancreas)
GINGER (contains curcumene which may help support balancing triglycerides)
GOLDENROD (supports heart function and prostate dysfunction)
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and for a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply over the liver or as desired.
This works well in a roll-on applicator with the carrier oil of your choice.
Inhalation: Diffuse or directly inhale.
Internal: Cholesterol Maintenance are suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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Click here and scroll down for more testimonies about Cholesterol.
1. I take this by mouth, and yes, it tastes awful, but worth enduring for the wonderful benefits. I feel that by taking directly into my mouth it is absorbed the best and utilized without having to go through digestion processes. I take about 3 drops (diluted), 3 times daily. I feel great and my cholesterol and triglyceride levels have all balanced out without prescription medications! - D.S. [HEO's comment: We don't have studies to help us know the long-term effect of daily oral use of these oils. Please read the "Internal" application suggestions information above.]
2. My husband has been on statins for years with numbers not really that great, even on the drugs. He follows good diet and exercise habits (we believe it is an inherited issues). He was game to give your Cholesterol Maintenance a try and has been able to lower his points to within five points of normal range without the drugs by just using the oil three times a day. He puts three drops sublingually before meals or close to meals. He holds the drops under his tongue about a minute, and then he washes it down with water. Once his numbers on the test looked so great, he decided to reduce and only take the drops morning and night, after which the numbers rose again, so he went back to three times daily. It looks like his body likes the oils in his system on a more consistent basis. I think he dropped the numbers within just a three-month period. We are very happy with these developments and so grateful for you for making blends available for those of us to try to find natural solutions! - C.H.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.