This is what I know, when I travel for work via an airplane and sleep in hotels my immunity level takes a hit. Between the stress of making a connecting flight, breathing in the stale airplane air and touching surfaces shared by many people my body is worn down. It is time to pull out my aromatherapy training and make a travel care package.
First on the agenda is what essential oils should be used. The key therapeutic components I want to focus on are boosting the immune system, destroying bacteria, stimulating white blood cells and calming the mind. The components that provide these should be high in d-limonene, a-phellandrene, b-caryophyllene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, patchoulol, linalyl acetate and carvone.
Now that I know the chemistry behind what I need to make, let’s look at my collection of oils for the highest percentages: (This information comes from the GC-MC report…that is another blog topic all by itself.)
d-limonene: Sweet Orange, Rose Grapefruit, Elemi, Lime
a-phellandrene: Elemi, Angelic Root, Ravensara