Immune Support - Gentle Blend
Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorfii), Rosalina (Melaleuca ericafolia), Pine (Pinus kessia), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis), Palmarosa (Cymbopobon martinii), Frankincense (Boswelia frereana/carterii), Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
A gentle blend of essential oils noted to help support a healthy immune response. The oils in this blend are suitable for children, the elderly and those with sensitive skin.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil or unscented lotion and apply to spine, bottoms of feet or as desired.
Inhalation: Diffuse or directly inhale with nasal inhaler.
Internal: The quality of the oils used in Immune Support is 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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1. Thank you so much for adding Immune Support to your product line! I love knowing that I can use it safely on and around my four year old. It smells great too! - Brenda
Immune Support blend is considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
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. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2013.