It used to be that I only took a cold shower if something was wrong with the water heater. Now, I generally end every shower with a cold rinse, James Bond style. The Scottish shower – warm/hot shower followed by a minute or more of cold rinse – doesn’t just wake you up in the morning. It also has a host of other benefits. Cold showers are endorsed by Mike Sisson as part of the Primal Blueprint lifestyle, too. (After all, hot running water is a fairly recent invention.)
Thieves Vinegar, Four Thieves Vinegar, Vinegar of the Four Thieves or Forthave's Vinegar
No matter what you call it, thieves vinegar has a long history of use. From Scientific American's 1910 reference to “medicated vinegar was invented by four thieves of Marseilles who successfully employed it as a prophylactic during a visitation of pestilence” to a popular essential oil company creating a product line based off of the blend, antimicrobial herbs have a well earned reputation for their usefulness.
Fall is a great time to prep a batch of homemade four thieves vinegar to have on hand for cold and flu season.
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This installment of cold and flu fighters will show you how to knock out cold and flu germs with essential oils. We'll also talk about essential oil safety, since anything strong enough to kill microbes should always be used with care and respect.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated extracts that have been distilled from aromatic trees, herbs, and grasses. They are located in leaves, stems, fruits, roots, flowers, and bark of different plants. The essential oils are responsible for the plant's unique aroma. [Read more…] about Knock Out Cold and Flu Germs with Essential Oils