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Homemade Antibacterial Essential Oil Blend

Leigh Anne DuChene’s recipe.
Makes 280 drops. Enough to fill ONE 15ml essential oil reducer bottle

Ingredients

80 drops of tea tree oil
70 drops thyme oil
50 drops clove bud oil
35 drops lemon oil
25 drops cinnamon oil
20 drops pine, spruce, or fir oil

Method

1.  Add oils, one by one, using either the essential oil reducer bottle the oil is in or a clean pipette, to your 15ml essential oil reducer bottle. You can buy essential oil reducer bottles here, or you can re-use an empty and well sanitized essential oil reducer bottle.

2. Shake bottle to mix essential oils.

3. Use following appropriate age and safety precautions per each oil in the blend. Dilute appropriately when using topically. See our Essential Oil Information Resources post for information on essential safety of use, ages, and dilution.

Note: I would NOT recommend this blend for use on children under the age of 2 years old, and precaution should always be taken on use with young children ages 2-10 years old.

Make It Your Own

You can substitute other oils in place of the ones in this recipe if you desire, basically that’s the staple recipe. Or, you can add oils to the recipe by adjust ratios to be no more than 280 drops to fill a 15ml bottle.

If adding to a salve, use 1 tablespoon of carrier oil with no more than 5 drops of oil blend as basic guide. However, more precise dilution rations can be found in our Essential Oil Information Resources post.

If adding to a spray bottle I’d do about 40 drops of oil blend in a 16 – 32 oz bottle of alcohol, vinegar, or witch hazel, or any combination of those three. I use my emptied Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar bottles as my household cleaning spray bottles.

When pregnant, make sure you are beyond the first trimester before using such an essential oil blend, and make sure the oils you choose are appropriate for use during pregnancy, same for nursing and with a newborn. Essential oils are not recommended by most aromatherapists for use on babies till at least 6 months of age, and even then the list of recommended as safe essential oils is very small. For more information see our Essential Oil Information Resources post.

My version does NOT use eucalyptus oil, because I have little ones and I do not want the respiratory risks associated with it. However, if you do not have little ones where eucalyptus would be a potential risk, or you are fully aware of the risks and choose to use eucalyptus anyways, then it can certainly be included.

Hope you enjoy,

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Links to general information about essential oils including safety, dilution charts, different methods of use, usages of different EOs, quality, etc. :

Aroma Web – Fabulous database for searching individual essential oils for uses, safety, and info.

Using Essential Oils Safely -Free E-book by Lea Harris

Are Essential Oils Safe? by Linda Halcón, PhD, MPH, RN, RATC

Exploring Aromatherapy, Safety Information, by National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA)

Essential Oil Safety, by Nature’s Gift

Aromatherapy Information, by Nature’s Gift

Most Commonly Used Essential Oils, NAHA

Ingestion:

Aromatic Medicine and the French Model of Aromatherapy, by Amy Kreydin

“Generally Regarded As Safe” (GRAS), and what that means., by Michelle and Les Moore – Topic covered at the very bottom of the page. However, lots of great information is on this page.

Some thoughts on the controversy over the internal use of essential oils., by Martin Watt – “An advisory document first written for the New Zealand therapists association.”

Internal Oil Medication

Is It OK to Ingest Essential Oils?, by Katharine Koeppen

Can Essential Oils Be Ingested?, by Retha Nesmith

Is It Safe to Ingest Essential Oils? What the Sales Reps Aren’t Telling You!, by Lee Tea

Why I don’t use doTerra, Young Living or other Multi-Marketing Brands of Essential Oils?, by Giselle Baturay

Essential Oils & Children:

Essential Oils and Children, by Kristi Martin

Safe Essential Oils for Children, by Retha Nesmith – Includes a downloadable list of kid safe essential oils, as well as, a dilution chart.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint NOT to be used in children under 6 yo:

Adverse Reactions to Peppermint Oil, by Katherine Koeppen

Can Peppermint and Eucalyptus be Used on Young Children?, by Retha Nesmith

Using Essential Oils Safely -Free E-book by Lea Harris

See NAHA’s Safety Note on Peppermint Oil

This means use Thieves or OnGuard blends with caution and this understanding! You can choose to make a homemade “thieves” recipe that would be without eucalyptus.

Alternatives to peppermint and eucalyptus that are safe for young children for use in congestion or respiratory type issues are Pine, Spruce, and Fir. Spearmint is sometimes an option as well.

Essential oils and the feet

Essential Oils and the Feet, by Amy Kreydin

EOU database link – “GC/MS reports for most any oil you may be seeking information regarding”:

The Essential Oil Chemical Reference database contains thousands of literature references and GC/MS reports for most any oil you may be seeking information regarding.

Crowd-funded EO testing and results on a few brands:

Essential Oil Testing

BTA: The Chemistry of Essential Oils – FB Group that does 3rd Party Crowd-funded EO testing. Click Here, this is a link to their compilation of testing done.

Topics such as storage and cleaning bottles/pipettes:

Lemon on the rocks: keep your essential oils cool, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.

Essential Oils: Do They Ever Expire?, by Christi R. Pugh

Cleaning and Reusing Essential Oil Bottles

Issues surrounding Young Living and DoTerra:

Why I don’t use doTerra, Young Living or other Multi-Marketing Brands of Essential Oils?, by Giselle Baturay

Facebook Groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/UsingEOsSafely/

Free online introduction course:

Free Introduction to Essential Oils, by Aromahead Institute – One of the most premier aromatherapy schools in the USA.

Online or correspondence Aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead Institute School of Essential Oil Studies

The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy

Heart of Herbs Aromatherapy Certification Program

Heart of Herbs Master Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Program

Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy

West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

R.J. Buckle Associates Complementary Health Therapies Consultancy and Education

Organizations:

Alliance of International Aromatherapists

Aromatherapy Registration Council

National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists

International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association

International Fragrance Association

Online sources for top quality organic, organic farmed, and wild harvested EO

Amrita Aromatherapy – Organic Essential Oils

Appalachian Valley – Organic, Organic Farmed, and Wild Harvested Essential Oils

Aromaceuticals – Organic and Biodynamic Essential Oils.

Aromatics International – Supporting farmers using ethical, sustainable, and organic growing practices.

Butterfly Express

Florihana Distillerie – Top quality French distillerie.

Mountain Rose Herbs Essential Oils

Nature’s Gift

NHR Organic Oils

NYR Organic Essential Oils

Plant Therapy Organic Essential Oils

Rocky Mountain Oils – also formerly known as Native American Nutritionals

Recommended books on EOs:

FABULOUS books on essential oils that are not MLM or company affiliated, meaning not written by a sales rep or company owner nor published by a company owned publishing company, that are HIGHLY recommended:

The best essential oil reference book on the market:


Essential Oil Safety, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.

 


The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, by Salvatore Battaglia

 


Aromatherapy: A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, by Valerie Gennari Cooksley, RN

 


The Heart of Aromatherapy, by Andrea Butje

 


The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Worwood

 


The Art of Aromatherapy, by Robert Tisserand, world renowned aromatherapy chemist.

 


Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, by Suzanne Catty

 


Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health & Home, by Andrea Butje

 


Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals, by Kristen Leigh Bell

 

Contribute

 

If you have anything that you feel is of value to be added to this ever growing and evolving resource on essential oils and aromatherapy, please, email us your information at contact@holistic-families.com.

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Ingredients:

1/2 – 3/4 cup of coconut oil (less or more depending on your preferred consistency) (For top quality coconut oil, I use and recommend this one. For all my many years of research on coconut oil production and quality see this post.)

5 tablespoons of calcium carbonate

2 tablespoon of bentonite clay (less or more depending on your preferred consistency) (Always make sure you are using Food Grade Quality bentonite clay.)

3 tablespoons of erythritol (You can use xylitol if you prefer, though I choose erythritol based on research that show it is more effective at dental caries prevention.)

Optional:

10 drops of tea tree/melaleuca essential oil (for adults only)

10 drops of spearmint essential oil (I use spearmint oil because is gentler on the gums than peppermint oil, and it is safe to use with younger children, unlike peppermint oil.)

You can use other essential oils at your preference at a total of 20 drops of essential oil per batch. Be sure you are using age appropriate essential oils for your children, as well as proper dilution rations.

Sometimes, I will add up to 1 tablespoon of baking soda if I want more of a whitening paste for a short time. I never use this for my kiddos, and I never use it on a regular daily basis. Baking soda is very abrasive on the enamel of the teeth.

Sometimes, I add a bit of sea salt, I use fair trade Pink Himalayan Salt from Solay Wellness, which can be found here, for a more abrasive cleaner. I never add this for my kiddos, and, again, I never use it on a regular daily basis. Salt is obviously abrasive and can harm the enamel of the teeth over time.

Other things you can add, even for the kiddos are:

up to 1 tablespoon of quality probiotic powder

This is very customizable. Play with it and find the consistency that you prefer.

When making your toothpaste, stir to soften and melt the coconut oil, or heat on very low only till melted and let cool before adding the remainder of ingredients.

This is my own personal formulation from many trials of other recipes over the past 4 years.

Enjoy,

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Benefits of Vitamin K2:

Which form of Vitamin K2 do you want?:

You want Vitamin K2 as MK7, not MK4, aka Menatetrenone, as MK4 is synthetic and the body cannot utilize it.
These are the supplements that I, Leigh Anne DuChene, choose to use after many months of researching the topic and supplement ingredients and quality. All of the supplements listed below are professional grade supplements only available through a practitioner who uses and sells them. You can search our Holistic Business Directory for possibilities. Most, though not all, chiropractors carry many of these brands, if not all of them.

 

Vitamin D: (Only)

 

Vitamin D with K2 MK7:

 

Omega 3s, Vitamin D, K1, K2 MK7:

 

Calcium: (with Magnesium)

 

Vitamin K2 MK7 Only and Non-Professional Grade Options:

These last two are not professional grade supplements, and I have not heard of Solgar before. However, during my months long researching I did find these product and they look to be a good options for those who want a Vitamin K2 MK7 only supplement option.

Solgar’s Natural Vitamin K2 MK-7 100MCG
Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin K2
Dr. Mercola also has a Calcium with Vitamin D & Vitamin K2 Supplement
Dr. Mercola has a Vitamin D & K2 Supplement, as well.

 

I hope this helps those of you who have been looking for Vitamin K2 supplementation and not sure where to go for quality supplementation.
Blessings,
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Vaccine Information Resources

The information provided in this post is for information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. It is not a substitute for your doctor’s care plan or advice.

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Quality books on vaccines:

 


Vaccines are they really safe and effective?, by Neil Z. Miller – very data based.

 


Vaccine Safety Manual, by Neil Z. Miller

 


Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summerized for Parents and Researchers, by Neil Z. Miller

 


Saying No to Vaccines, by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

 


Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives, by Aviva Jill Romm

 


Don’t Vaccinate! Before You Educate, by Mayer Eisenstein

 


Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, by Suzanne Humphries MD

 


The Man Behind the Mask: Why I Choose to Not Receive the Flu Shot, by David Boman (eBook)

 


How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor: One of America’s Leading Pediatricians Puts Parents Back in Control of Their Children’s Health, by Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD

 

Websites:

National Vaccine Information Center – Here you will find your state exemption requirements.

ThinkTwice Global Vaccine Institute

Dr. Tenpenny – Exploring the Truth About Vaccine

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