A history lesson on Breathe Again

The Breathe Again blend consists of the following oils. And here’s some info on how those oils were used historically…

Copaiba – Healers in the Amazon use copaiba resin for all types of pain and inflammatory disorders, both internal (stomach ulcers and cancer) and external (skin disorders and insect bites). In Peruvian traditional medicine, three or four drops of the resin are mixed with a spoonful of honey and taken as a natural sore throat remedy. It is also employed in Peruvian and Brazilian herbal medicine systems as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic for the urinary tract (cystitis, bladder, and kidney disorders), and in the treatment of urinary problems, stomach ulcers, syphilis, tetanus, bronchitis, and tuberculosis.

Laurus Nobilis – Both the leaves and the black berries were used to alleviate indigestion and loss of appetite. During the Middle Ages, it was used for angina, migraine, heart palpitations, and liver and spleen complaints.

Myrtle – Myrtle has been researched by Dr. Daniel Penoel for normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing the hypothyroid. It has also been researched for its soothing effects on the respiratory system.

Peppermint – Reputed to part of the “Marseilles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar” used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague. A highly regarded digestive stimulant. Jean Valnet, MD, used peppermint to treat liver and respiratory diseases.

Manuka – Similar to tea tree oil but warmer, richer, and milder, manuka oil has long been used in treatment of skin, foot, and hair problems. Like tea tree oil, it is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal, so it can help in eliminating a wide variety of problems. Research suggests that manuka is more potent in fighting bacteria and fungi than tea tree oil. Manuka is the Maori name for the bushy tree from which the oil is produced.

Eucalyptus Radiata – For centuries Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, eucalyptol is an ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses. It is often used for the respiratory system. Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout parts of North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria. According to Jean Valnet, MD, a solution of 2 percent eucalyptus oil sprayed on the skin will kill 70 percent of ambient staph bacteria.

Eucalyptus Blue – Eucalyptus Blue is grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. It is called blue gum, a tree that has been crossbred over 250 years in the wilds of the Andean Mountains in Ecuador and is a cross between Eucalyptus citriodora and Eucalyptus globulus. The native people of Ecuador have used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds and to repel insects. Although it contains 56 percent eucalyptol, because of its balanced chemical constituents within the eucalyptus, it is the only eucalyptus that has been found in the world today that does not cause an allergic reaction in people who have allergies to eucalyptol. Eucalyptus Blue is preferred over many of the eucalyptus species simply because of its well-balanced chemistry and its non-allergen effect for all types of respiratory conditions.

Eucalyptus Globulus (and Staigeriana) – For centuries, Australian Aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. Shown by laboratory tests to be a powerful antimicrobial agent, E. globulus contains a high percentage of eucalyptol (a key ingredient in many antiseptic mouth rinses). Often used for the respiratory system. Eucalyptus has been investigated for its powerful insect repellent effect (Trigg, 1996). Eucalyptus trees have been planted throughout North Africa to successfully block the spread of malaria. According to Jean Valnet MD, a solution of 2 percent eucalyptus oil sprayed in the air will kill 70 percent of airborne staph bacteria. Some doctors still use solutions of eucalyptus oil in surgical dressings.

And Rosehip oil is also used in this blend

ABOUT

Breathe Again combines some of Young Living’s most refreshing essential oils—including four different types of Eucalyptus—for a powerful, rejuvenating essential oil. In addition to various types of Eucalyptus, Breathe Again includes Blue Cypress, which is steam distilled from the leaves and wood of the blue cypress, a tree indigenous to Australia. It also includes Copaiba, which comes from the resin of the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree. With these potent essential oils, Peppermint, Myrtle, and more, Breathe Again is a must-have any time you’re in need of a refreshing experience.

DIRECTIONS

Apply generously to chest and neck as desired.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Has a soothing and comforting aroma
  • Portable, easy-to-use roll-on design for quick application on the go
  • Provides a cooling and soothing sensation
  • Refreshing scent supports the feeling of normal, clear breathing*
  • Blended with four powerful Eucalyptus oils

SUGGESTED USES

  • Inhale Breathe Again for a refreshing breathing experience.
  • Apply it topically and inhale for a clean aroma in a stuffy environment.
  • Apply it generously to your throat, neck, or chest as desired for a cooling and soothing sensation.
  • Apply it for a refreshing aroma during seasonal changes.

I suggest grabbing this roll-on ESPECIALLY when travelling a lot. The ease of use is … well, easy.

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