Adventures in Raw Fooding in the Forever Wild Adirondacks
Saturday, September 5, 2009
the 4 thieves oil at work!
of course i did not have this made up so that it would be handy when i needed it- i of course didn't think of it till i was in the throes of a really really virulent bug that hit in 1 day and laid me low quick and hard, fevered 104 overnite, i finally remembered i had this recipe-
1 part eucalyptus 1 part rosemary 1 part cinnamon 1 part clove 1 part lemon
Mix with jojoba oil for the oil based product.
• Apply 1-2 drops of Four Thieves on the bottoms of the feet and on the nape of the neck. • Apply under the arms and on the chest. • Diffuse for 20 minutes or less at work or at home.
so i put about 1 T each of just the essential oils into a small glass jar ( i did have the foresight to purchase what i needed to make the 4 thieves oils when the h1n1 scare began) and shook it to mix well. i put a good tablespoon of this mix into a spray bottle that had 1 cup apple cider vinegar cut with 1 cup water ... shook it well and began on my disinfecting rampage. armed with the spritz bottle and several wiping cloths i sprayed & wiped my entire house down, especially door knobs, telephones, remote, fridge & cabinet handles, sink & faucets, toilets tile bathroom floors & shower stalls etc.... being that my nose was still pretty stuffy, i did not feel i was a good candidate to decide how good/bad it smelled. i did catch the cinnamon undertones and not too much vinegar. later i asked my dh if he noticed- and he said yes and it wasn't horrible. ( :) ) & that he liked it even. once my sinus clears i will give you a better assessment. but the house shines and i KNOW it is clean and disinfected. if it keeps anyone else from catching this bug- it will be soooo worth it.
i am storing the other little well sealed glass jar of the essential oil mix in my dark cupboard and only making enough spritz to use in 1 cleaning day so it is fresh as can be and powerful. this way i can also take a small palm full of jojoba oil with a few drops of the essential oil mix for massage whenever i need to get an extra boost of this product. or to put a drop onto a warm light bulb to diffuse.
***KEEP THIS AWAY FROM YOUR EYES!!!!***
it really hurts. owwwie.
so off to finish recuperating. may none of you be needing this after the fact.
take care & be well-
ps. that really isn't me in the pic at the top of the page :)
I am a certified Alissa Cohen Living on Live Foods Chef, Instructor and Teacher in upstate NY. I first discovered Raw Food for its health and weight balancing benefits. My special talent is for recreating dishes that have dazzled me at fine eateries, replicating familiar cooked dishes that will win over taste buds and encourage anyone that eating raw can be really delicious and exciting! If you enjoyed the tasty recipes that will be posted here on this blog, be sure to check out my upcoming book “Raw Delights”, which is due to go to publishing soon. It's release will be announced on the website: www.AdirondackRawFoodConnection.com.
the information contained in this blog is for education only and is not meant to help diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. it is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes to your existing diet. there, that's said- now go and play with your food!