Natural Protection

Written by Lisa Cadman, 30/09/2020

So – the temperature is dropping and autumn is upon us. Hard to believe it is October tomorrow, and what a strange year it has been. It’s been great getting back to seeing more people this month (though still with the PPE etc.), and truly wonderful to be able to give some ‘hands-on’ and much needed TLC to my lovely clients again. As this virus seems to be staying with us for a while, I thought perhaps for this months blog I would do an Essential Oil Information piece, focusing on some ‘Anti-Viral’ oils that help to support both our Immune and Respiratory Systems.

These will not stop you getting the virus, but will give you a little extra protection when you need it most. You can make these up into massage blends yourself, using (for healthy adults) a maximum of 12 drops of Essential Oil (4 drops each of the three Essential Oils described below) per 30ml of Base/Carrier Oil (I use Sweet Almond Oil). You can then apply this blend to your pulse points on your wrists and your temples, or massage it into the upper chest areas for inhalation, use it for a full body massage, or in a lovely hot bath as preferred. Obviously I can also supply this blend to you if you would like me to! Please note: at the end of each of the Essential Oil descriptions, I have listed any Safety Data to be aware of.

If you are blending for a child or anyone with hypersensitivies/hyperallergies, or certain medical conditions, you should reduce the dose, and always contact myself or another qualified Aromatherapist for more advice, prior to application.

Some wonderful Essential Oils with ‘Anti-Viral’ properties are:

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
This oil works hard to support our Respiratory and Immune Systems, and is helpful for asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, colds, chills, fever and chest infections. It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, as well as being an analgesic, decongestant, expectorant, immuno-stimulant and is antirheumatic. It can also lift the spirits by clearing mental stagnation. It is non-toxic, non-sensitising, and non-irritant, and is safe for almost everyone. It is not suitable for babies or young children though, and is believed to perhaps antidote homeopathic remedies.

Soul Space - Natural Protection - photo 01
Soul Space - Natural Protection - photo 01

Lemon (Citrus Limonum)
Lemon oil is cleansing, toning and uplifting, and is an airborne antiseptic which is also useful at the moment. It is bactericidal, antiviral, decongesting, immunostimulant, as well as being fungicidal and a great Lymphatic and Digestive tonic. It can uplift the mind, and is safe for just about everyone. The only safety data with this oil is that is can be slightly phototoxic, so please avoid strong sun exposure after application.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
This oil is a powerful antimicrobial and Immune System stimulant. It is antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and an expectorant, as well as being a great analgesic and general tonic. It is useful for asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs and colds, chest infections and chills or fever. It is non-toxic, non-sensitising and non-irritant, and is safe for almost everyone (except those with hypersensitivity). It has more physical than mental properties, but is brilliant at this time.

Soul Space - Natural Protection - photo 01

Assuming your personal diet allows, you can also incorporate ginger, garlic, onions and chilli into your daily meals, along with a high grade Manuka honey, to help support your Immune System – all of these are wonderful and warming for the body!

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions, on: 07710 173354 or at:

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