Blend 2 - Expectorant Essential oil Blend x 5ml 100% Pure & Undiluted

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Blend 2 is designed to be a powerful respiratory tonic with a strong expectorant element.

Blend 2 was developed in treating a three-year-old girl. At eighteen months, she had caught pneumonia and, in spite of sustained treatment (including steroids), it never really left her. She was wheezy, her breathing rattled and she seemed to have a permanent cold. She couldn't sleep properly, wouldn't eat properly, was easily distracted and her behaviour left much to be desired all of which drove her parents almost mad through exhaustion and concern for her. It was our view that she was poorly behaved and distracted because she was over tired. She was over tired because she couldn't sleep. She couldn't sleep because she couldn't breathe properly. She couldn't breathe properly because her sinuses were blocked and she had fluid in her lungs that made her cough when she lay down on her bed therefore getting her to go to bed was also a problem. She couldn't eat because she felt nauseous most of the time and also because she constantly felt distressed. All of this upset her and her parents who had a shortening fuse which further compounded the problems.

The top notes in Blend 2 open and cleanse the sinuses and deepen the breathing as well as having a calming effect on the mind and emotions whilst the mid notes are a potent expectorant which cause the expulsion of the fluid on the lungs (mum reported being frightened the first couple of days by the volume of "green gunge" being expelled - the fluid was a clear colour by the third day). The base notes further deepen the breathing and relax the muscles with a gentle anti-inflammatory and sedative aspect. The third night, the little girl slept straight through the night. When she awoke, she was hungry. She played normally through the day and was tired at bedtime when she would point to her 'magic bottle' and led her mum to bed! Family life was transformed through the simple act of breathing a fragrance in the air.

At the end of the first week, we moved her on to blend 9 to clear her chest and throat. In the middle of the second week, we moved her on to Blend 11 to fully clear her sinuses and boost her immune system and by the end of that week, she was totally clear. Now, mum uses Blend 12 at the first sign of a cold and the whole family are clear within three days of contracting one.

With an adult, the dosage has to be more than the one or two drops used for the little girl but the blend is equally effective. With colds, flu and other complaints that leave fluid on the lungs and chest, simply keep the essence in the air or use the traditional vapour method (a bowl of hot water, add two or three drops blend 2 and put a towel over your head for full benefit) as a potent and safe treatment (remember to keep your eyes closed).

The initial impact of Blend 2 is that of Eucalyptus and Rosemary together with Lavender and a hint of Roman Chamomile. This combination opens up and calms the sinuses and respiratory tract - a combination of Pine and Tea Tree will then cleanse and gently disinfect the respiratory system. The expectorant action of Myrrh and Benzoin will help clear your chest and lungs while the soothing action of Frankincense and Sandalwood will help to deepen your breathing and relax your whole body enabling you to breathe more easily and recover more quickly.

Contra-indications for Blend 2
Very sensitive skins - To test your skin reaction to a blend or oil, simply apply a few drops of what you intend to use onto the gauze of a normal plaster and put the plaster on your fore arm leaving for 24 hours. If there is no reaction or irritation you should have no problems.

When to use
Blend 2 can be used as required.

General properties and effects Of Blend 2
Antiseptic. Antibiotic. Anti-viral. Anti-bacterial. Anti-inflammatory. Decongestant. Soothing. Expectorant. Calms, clears and strengthens the respiratory system.

Therapeutic uses
Sinusitis. Colds. Flu. General breathing difficulties due to fluid in the lungs. Catarrh. Snoring.

How to use Blend 2

To aid recovery from colds and flu, it is advisable to use a vaporiser or burner, as the benefits are cumulative. 5 - 7 drops in a bath will give you a useful treatment to help clear and calm you before going to bed. Traditional steam inhalation (4 - 6 drops in a bowl of hot water) will deepen the therapeutic action of the blend. Blend 2 is also affective as a chest rub (2 - 3 drops to a teaspoon of carrier oil, lotion or cream). Blends is especially effective when used in combination with Blend 3.

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