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Protect Yourself

As many of you know we are big fans of Protector oil. If you have read some of our previous posts, (Arm Yourself and An Ancient Protective Blend), you can see why.

A great way to use Protector is on your hands. When you are on the go, it isn’t always convenient to wash – try this all-natural hand sanitizer made with Protector oil for that extra level of protection.

DIY Protector Gel Sanitizer:

  • 3 T aloe vera gel
  • ¼ tsp. vitamin E oil (a natural preservative)
  • 10 drops of Protector oil

Add to a high-quality travel size plastic squeeze bottle and shake. No drying alcohol. Moisturizes while it protects.

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Arm Yourself Against Cold & Flu Season

According to the CDC, “While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February.” Not only is it ‘that time of year,’ but many of us drastically change our routines (eating and sleeping habits) during the holidays, which can challenge our immune system and put us more at risk of contracting the flu.

Research from Weber State University in Utah showed that the Protector Blend has an impressive 99.96% success rate at killing airborne bacteria. Diffuse 5-6 drops (or refer to your user manual) to clean the air in your home and boost your immunity. Another way to combat the spread of the flu is to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Add 12-24 drops to 4oz each of water and vodka (or vinegar) for a simple, green disinfecting spray to use around the house.

Should you happen to come down with a cold or the flu despite your best efforts, Peppermint and Eucalyptus clear congestion and promote relaxed breathing. Apply pre-diluted roll-ons to the chest.

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An Ancient Protective Blend

So the story goes: Deep in the Royal English Archives is a 15th century recipe so powerful that it protected those who used it from the black plague. During this time the plague was running rampant through Europe. Four thieves who were robbing the infectious dead bodies of all their possessions, miraculously never contracted the highly infectious plague.

Eventually the thieves were caught and made a deal, sharing their secret for a reduced sentence. They professed herbal knowledge and told stories of their powerful medicinal properties when combined in certain ways.

The traditionally accepted recipe contains a blend of 5 essential oils: Clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary and eucalyptus. Research from Weber State University in Utah showed that the blend has an impressive 99.96% success rate at killing airborne bacteria.

We don’t know whether or not the Thieves story is true, but the essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. Truly, a protective blend!