NHR Organic Oils have some very strong blends of Organic Antiviral blend of essential oils and Organic Essential oil waters and Organic Liquid hand wash soap called:
Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Hand Wash liquid soap (Limited stock)
NHR Organic Oils have some very strong blends of Organic Antiviral blend of essential oils and Organic Essential oil waters and Organic Liquid hand wash soap called:
Organic Antiseptic & Immune Defence Hand Wash liquid soap (Limited stock)
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From NHR Organic Oils
Any recommendations here are at your own risk and for you to evaluate your self and take full responsibility for their effectiveness we are not giving any guarantees. Basic hygiene and handwashing are one the most important actions, and to be fully protected you will need full-face double filter rubber masks, as worn with Hazmat suits in hospital, but the organic essential oils below can be a useful additional layer of protection which adds to a simple paper mask and good basic hygiene and handwashing.
Coronavirus Covod-19 and organic essential oils
We have been having lots of enquiries about the antiviral properties of organic essential oils, and advice on what might help with the Coronavirus Covod-19, especially when travelling on planes and trains and public transport etc The most effective idea we have come across from some of our customer’s recommendations is: To put 5-10 drops of organic Tea Tree essential oil onto your face mask every few hours or twice a day. Other Essential oils that have strong antiviral properties are Organic Eucalyptus, Organic Oregano, Organic Sage, Organic Thyme and Organic Manuka essential oils. These will add the traditional antiviral properties of organic essential oils to the lining of the mouth lungs and throat when you breathe them in through the mask. See research papers below on anti-viral nature of Tea Tree.
Please be aware of sensible use of essential oils and to rotate use of oils to give the body a day or two breaks between using oils, so as not to overload one system. Always get advice from a professional practitioner
Research papers and articles on antiviral properties of Tea Tree essential oil.
Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is a traditional medicine used by indigenous Australians and has been shown to have excellent activity against a range of bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), yeasts, and herpes simplex virus. From: Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition), 2017
For the last 6 months, Will our packaging manager, has been on a mission to change all our packaging, for example our plastic bubble wrap, to sustainable recycled paper bubble wrap packaging. When it comes to parcel packaging, our push to go green is a priority for us. We no longer buy any new plastic for parcel packaging.
New recycled paper craft Bubble wrap
Eco recycled corn packing chips
New Paper fragile tape
Paper filled padded envelopes
Ecotricity power supply from wind
We are now using die cut 3D honeycomb structure recycled Kraft paper with tissue interleaf paper as a sustainable alternative to bubble wrap. Small orders are now sent out in recyclable padded paper fibre envelopes instead of plastic bubble rape lined ones. we use corn-based When we have a delivery with styro chips or bubble wrap, we reuse them to keep them in circulation for as long as possible so that they don’t just end up in landfill or the sea. We also reuse cardboard and Kraft paper. We are about to source natural bottles plastic alternatives for example bamboo, sugar cane, rice husk, hemp bottles so we can stop using plastic petro plastic bottles and jars.
It feels such an important time for everyone to do all our can to help with the environment. For example all our power is supplied by Ecotricity with is 100% guaranteed to be from sustainable sources only
My first day trying these new Seed Probiotics, called Male Daily SynbioticYour Daily Synbiotic (probiotics + prebiotics) for systemic benefits beyond digestive health.
I took only one capsule around 6pm (recommended dose and when I went to bed at 11pm I felt mildly nauseous and a slight tummy ache. I also had a restless night feeling the affects of the probiotics and a bit uncomfortable in my gut. So will see how they settle over the next few days.
The instructions warn it can take a week for the body to adjust to the new formula.
They have a double capsule release system and are able to reach deeper into the gut and stay viable.
These amazing sounding new Seed Probiotics and prebiotics have just arrived from the US so will keep updated in a blog to how they go and what effect they have. see
Our Daily Synbiotic was developed for systemic benefits beyond digestive health—the first in a pipeline of scientifically-validated, next-generation products.
“Beneficial microbes can play a systems-wide role in human health alongside diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Our Daily Synbiotic reflects a commitment to reclaim the term ‘probiotics’ for science and to establish a new standard.”
Wish me luck
8th of July 2019
Over the years I have found the interest in the internal use of essential oils to be fascinating. While a couple of companies recommend the internal use of essential oils willy nilly without due consideration for safety, the aromatherapy industry at large simply states not to use essential oils internally. There are few articles within the industry that shed light on what the benefits and safety considerations should be when taking essential oils internally. Some simply imply that the internal use of essential oils is extremely dangerous or prone to causing harm. Although I do understand the need for companies to place this on their label due to liability issues. My core interest is for self care.
This year in particular there seems to be quite a bit of interest in taking essential oils internally. I want to understand why and how we may benefit from a deeper understanding than either camp has offered up to date.
Our inability, due to legal constraints (although I cannot say I actually know of a single law that states this), to recommend the internal use of essential oils in the treatment of a ‘dis-ease’ in another should not, I believe, dictate our ability and need to understand how and why we would want to use essential oils this way to self treat, should we feel confident to do so. In fact, based upon the growing interest and indeed the growing use of essential oils internally, I believe it is becoming imperative that we in the aromatherapy industry develop a better understanding and richer knowledge base regarding the internal use of essential oils.
Although I am not a strong advocate of taking essential oils internally without just cause, I have used essential oils for myself and friends in vaginal and rectal suppositories for specific conditions (e.g. in the treatment of respiratory infections and hemorrhoids), cough syrups, teas and sometimes in a spoonful of honey. Each year I make up a supply of cough syrup containing herbal and aromatic ingredients. I always use my own essential oil based mouth wash and drink a fair amount of herbal teas (thereby taking essential oils internally as well) including fennel and other aromatic plant teas.
FYI: However, the amount of fennel oil (and hence anethole) passing from comminuted or crushed fennel fruit into teas and aqueous infusions,- the time-honoured way of taking fennel fruit – is relatively low. It has been shown that only about 10% of the oil passes into a fennel tea infusion [Fehr 1982]. From the European Medicines Agency Post-authorisation Evaluation of Medicines for Human Use **My own note: Fennel seeds contain 1-4% essential oil content so if you use 1 gram of dried fennel: how much essential oil would that be at 10%? Answer correctly and you will receive the Aromatherapeutic Math Award for the year!
My goal is to shed some light on the subject.
Before entering this rather lengthy topic, let us clarify what internal use is.
And as an important note:
The German Commission E has approved specific essential oils for internal use.(http://cms.herbalgram.org/expandedE/) These include the following:
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Miller var. vulgare (Miller) is approved by the German Commission E for Peptic discomforts, such as mild, spastic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, feeling of fullness, flatulence. Catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract. Its core actions include: Stimulation of gastrointestinal motility. In higher concentrations, antispasmodic. Experimentally, anethole and fenchone have shown a secretolytic action on the respiratory tract.
Fennel honey is recommended for catarrhs of the upper respiratory tract in children. Fennel honey is made by adding 0.5 grams of fennel essential oil to a kilogram of honey. Daily dosage is 10-20 grams a day.
Daily dosage of the essential oil is: 0.1 – 0.6 ml, equivalent to 0.1 – 0.6 g of herb. Safety concerns: Fennel preparations should not be used on a prolonged basis (several weeks) without consulting a physician or pharmacist. The internal use of fennel essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy (use herbal tea instead) and for infants/toddlers.
Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) is used internally for dyspeptic complaints. Average daily dose of the essential oil is: 0.3 g for adults.
Caraway (Carum carvi L.) is indicated for Dyspeptic problems, such as mild, spastic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, flatulence and fullness. Daily recommended dose is 3-6 drops. No contraindications listed.
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum J.S. Presl syn. C. zeylanicum Blume) is indicated for: loss of appetite, dyspeptic complaints such as mild, spastic condition of the gastrointestinal tract, bloating, flatulence. Its main actions include: Antibacterial, fungistatic, and it promotes motility
Daily dosage is: 0.05 – 0.2 g of essential oil. Safety: frequent allergic reactions on the skin and mucosa are noted. It is contraindicated during pregnancy and for those who have an allergy to cinnamon or peruvian balsam. IMPORTANT NOTE: Cinnamon bark must be placed in an appropriate carrier oil and capsule to prevent burning of the digestive tract when taken internally!
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus species including E. globulus, E. radiata) Internal and external:for catarrhs of the respiratory tract. It is contraindicated when there is Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and bile ducts and for individuals with severe liver diseases. Average daily internal dosage is 0.3 – 0.6 g eucalyptus oil. Potential side affects, although rare, include: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur after ingestion of eucalyptus preparations.
Lavandula flos. (Lavandula angustifolia) is indicated for internal use for: Mood disturbances such as restlessness or insomnia, functional abdominal complaints (nervous stomach irritations, Roehmheld syndrome, meteorism, nervous intestinal discomfort). Daily dose is: Lavender oil: 1 – 4 drops (ca. 20 – 80 mg), e.g., on a sugar cube.
Medicine is typically measured in grams and milligrams. There are 1000mg in 1 gram. According to my own measuring: 1 drop of essential oil can be (in general) .02 to .03 grams or 20-30 milligrams or 20000 micrograms (µg). Good thing to keep in mind when reading research papers.
We all take a certain amount of essential oils internally each day through our food and drinks. Essential oils and numerous components derived from them are widely use in many foods and beverages for flavoring and food preservation.
Essential oils from herbs and spices (oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, etc.) have been used with an amount ranging from 0.1 to 1% EO volume per food weight (v/w) to reduce lipid oxidation of foodstuffs. It has been shown that the use of these EOs contributes also to the development of a pleasant odor and favorable taste to consumers. (Chemat, et. al.)
Essential Oils and individual components in Food Flavouring substances are used in processed foods and beverages to impart desirable organoleptic qualities and to provide the specific flavour profile traditionally associated with certain food products. Unlike many substances which are added to food to achieve a technological purpose, the use of flavouring substances is generally self-limiting and governed by the flavour intensity required to provide the necessary organoleptic appeal. Thus, flavouring substances are used generally in low concentrations resulting in human exposures that are very low. (http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v35je21.htm)
This paper goes on to state: 3.1 Structure-activity relationships and metabolic fate
Without exception, flavouring substances are volatile organic chemicals. The vast majority of flavourings ingredients have simple, well characterized structures with a single functional group and low molecular weight (< 300). More than 700 of the 1323 chemically defined flavouring substances used in food in the U.S. are simple aliphatic acyclic and alicyclic alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and related esters, lactones, ketals, and acetals.
Other structural categories include aromatic (e.g., cinnamaldehydes and amhranilates), heteroaromatic (e.g., pyrazines and pyrroles) and heterocyclic (e.g., furanones and thiofurans) substances with characteristic organoleptic properties (e.g., furanones providing a strawberry note). For most flavouring substances, the structural differences are small. Incremental changes in carbon chain length and the position of a functional group or hydrocarbon chain typically describe the structural variation in groups of related flavouring substances. These systematic changes in structure provide the basis for understanding the effect of structure on the chemical and biological properties of a substance.
Toxicity is dependent on the chemical structure and metabolism of a substance. The “decision tree” procedure (Cramer et al., 1978) relies primarily on chemical structure and estimates of total human intake to assess toxic hazard and to establish priorities for appropriate testing. The procedure utilizes recognized pathways of metabolic deactivation and activation, data on toxicity, and the presence of the substance as a component of traditional foods and as an endogenous metabolite. Substances are classified according to three categories:
Class I – Substances of simple chemical structure and efficient modes of metabolism which would suggest a low order of oral toxicity (e.g., butyl alcohol or isoamyl butyrate).
Class II – Contains structures that are intermediate. They possess structures that are less innocuous than substances in Class I, but do not contain structural features suggestive of toxicity like those substances in Class III. Members of Class II may contain reactive functional groups (e.g., furfuryl alcohol, methyl 2-octynoate, and allyl propionate).
Class III – Substances of a chemical structure that permit no strong initial presumption of safety, or may even suggest significant toxicity (e.g., 2-phenyl-3-carbethoxy furan and benzoin).
The decision tree is a tool for classifying flavour ingredients according to levels of concern. The majority of flavouring substances fall into Class I because they are simple alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, acids or their corresponding esters, acetals and ketals that occur naturally in food and, in many cases, are endogenous substances. They are rapidly metabolized to innocuous products (e.g., carbon dioxide, hippuric acid, and acetic acid) by well recognized reactions catalyzed by cellular enzymes that exhibit high specificity and high catalytic efficiency (e.g., alcohol dehydrogenase and isovaleryl coenzyme A dehydrogenase). Substances that do not undergo detoxication via these highly efficient pathways (e.g., fatty acid pathway and citric acid cycle) are metabolized by reactions catalyzed by enzymes of low specificity and relatively low efficiency (e.g., cytochrome P-450 and glutathione transferase). For some groups of substances (e.g., branched-chain carboxylic acids, allyl esters, and linear aliphatic acyclic ketones), metabolic thresholds for intoxication have been identified (Krasavage et al., 1980; Deisinger et al., 1994; Jaeschke et al., 1987). The dose range, over which a well-defined change in metabolic pathway occurs, generally correlates with the dose range over which a transition occurs from a no-observed-adverse-effect level to an adverse-effect level. For such groups of substances the dose range at which this transition occurs is orders of magnitude greater than the level of exposure from use as flavour ingredients.
Most substances in Class II belong to either of two categories; one includes substances with functional groups which are similar to, but somewhat more reactive than functional groups in Class I (e.g., allyl and alkyne); the other includes substances with more complex structures than substances in Class I, but that are common components of food. This category includes heterocyclic substances (e.g., 4-methylthiazole) and terpene ketones (e.g., carvone).
The majority of the flavouring substances within Class III include heterocyclic and heteroaromatic substances and cyclic ethers.
Many of the heterocyclic and heteroaromatic substances have sidechains with reactive functional groups. In a few cases, metabolism may destroy the heteroaromaticity of the ring system (e.g., furan).
Although metabolism studies have been performed for Class III flavouring substances with elevated levels of exposure, the metabolic fate of many substances in this structural class cannot be confidently predicted. Review of the group of substances in each of the structural classes indicates that as structural complexity increases (Class I – III), the number of flavouring substances and the levels of exposure decrease significantly (Table 3). In all structural classes, one-quarter or more of the flavouring substances are consumed at levels below 0.01 µg/day or 0.2 µg/kg bw/day.
With regards to the aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons (which includes, camphene, b-caryophyllen, d-limonene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-pinene, b-pinene, terpinolene, bisabolene, valencene, 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-octatriene, gamma-3-carene, farnesense, b-bourbonene, cadinene and isomers, guaiene, and a few others). These compounds have been found in coffee, alcoholic beverages, baked and fried potatoes, bread, tea, and cheese. The substance with the highest natural occurrence is d-limonene.
The estimated daily per capita intakes of d-limonene in Europe and the USA are approximately 40000micrograms and 13000micrograms, respectively. Myrcene (No. 1327), a- and b-pinene (Nos 1329 and 1330, respectively), terpinolene (No. 1331), b-caryophyllene (No. 1324), a-phellandrene (No. 1328), and p-mentha-1,4-diene (No. 1340) account for most of the remaining (approximately 26–27%) total annual volume of production. The estimated daily per capita intakes of these flavouring agents are in the range of 92 to 8300mocrogams in Europe and 70 to 2400micrograms in the USA.
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination
Being lipophilic, the aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons in this group are likely to cross biological membranes by passive diffusion. After oral and inhalation exposure, they are rapidly absorbed and distributed to body tissues, elimination from blood being triphasic, with a slow terminal phase.
On the basis of the available data, it is anticipated that all the aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons in this group will participate in similar pathways of metabolic detoxification in mammals, including humans.
After absorption, these hydrocarbons are oxidized to polar oxygenated metabolites via cytochrome P450 enzymes and alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenases. The aliphatic and alicyclic substances are oxidized either by side-chain oxidation or by epoxidation of an exocyclic or endocyclic double bond. Alkyl oxidation initially yields hydroxylated metabolites that may be excreted in conjugated form or undergo further oxidation, yielding more polar metabolites that are also excreted in conjugated form in the urine. If a double bond is present, epoxide metabolites may form and these metabolites are
detoxified either by hydrolysis to yield diols, or by conjugation with glutathione.
In the class of aromatic hydrocarbons, essential oil components include: p-cymene, p-a-dimethylstyrene, biphenyl, 4-methylbiphenyl, and 1-methylnaphthalene.
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of aromatic hydrocarbons
Being lipophilic, the aromatic hydrocarbons in this group are likely to cross biological membranes by passive diffusion. Available data on pcymene and biphenyl indicate that these materials are readily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract, widely distributed in the body, metabolized and excreted mainly in the urine.
On the basis of the available data, it is anticipated that the aromatic hydrocarbons in this group will participate in similar pathways of metabolic detoxification in mammals, including humans. After absorption, these hydrocarbons are oxidized to polar oxygenated metabolites via cytochrome P450 enzymes and alcohol and aldehyde dehydrogenases. The major metabolic pathway of aromatic terpene hydrocarbons involves hepatic microsomal cytochrome P450- mediated oxidation of ring side-chains, yielding alcohols, aldehydes, and acids. The metabolites are then conjugated with glycine, glucuronic acid, or glutathione, and excreted in the urine and/or bile. The biotransformation of biphenyl proceeds via ring hydroxylation, preferentially at the C-4 position, yielding phenolic derivatives that are subsequently metabolized to glucuronide and sulfate conjugates, which are excreted in the urine.
THE MATERIAL ABOVE IS DIRECT FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: WHO Technical Report Series. EVALUATION OF CERTAIN FOOD ADDITIVES. 2005.
Shortly after that, he met a woman who gave him a bottle of an essential oil. “She says, ‘Honey, just put this wherever it hurts and all your pain is going to go away’ … I remember putting it in my bag and rolling away thinking, ‘Come on. I’ve got the best doctors in the world who get me the best, strongest medications. And your little oil, it’s kind of a joke to me,’” DeBrincat says.
He admits he knew nothing about essential oils, and the oil sat in his bag, untouched, for five weeks. During a vacation, his wife ended up using it while giving him a massage one day. Remarkably, it eased his pain. That was five years ago, and for the first time, he felt no pain anywhere.
“I just sat bawling and crying,” he says. He’d been in pain for so long, he’d forgotten what it felt like to be pain free. With the computer in his spine, he could normally walk 20 to 30 steps max at a time. If he pushed further, he’d be bedridden for days.
That day, he set the pedometer on his watch and started walking. “I walked 5,700 steps,” he says. “I could not believe it.” The next morning, he was still pain free. From there, he went on to study essential oils.
“I found eight different oils that remodeled all the tissue in my spine. I put them on and it would bring me to a pain level 5 from a 10,” he says. “Then somebody who knew a whole lot more about oils looked at my list and goes, ‘You know what? Just turn your list upside down and do it in the other order. When you do it that way, it’s going to have a much greater effect on you.’
I did that and, oh my goodness, it went to pain level zero. Now, I could be pain-free completely for literally 12 hours before any pain came back. I would do it twice a day …
The body is remodeling itself. The oils that are helping remodel tissue are literally getting in there with the DNA when it makes 3 billion copies of itself before it finds the cleanest one to go into the new cell. It helps take out debris, damage, toxins, scars … so that you can give back to your root cell, which is the purest form before you had all your problems …
I did this back protocol for 90 days, then stopped. Within 24 hours, I was right back in this horrible pain again … I went another 90 days and then stopped, and made it four days before any pain came back. Now, this was a second epiphany, because now I really, honest to God, believed I was getting better … [I did] another 90 days and then stopped. That was August 2014. I’ve never had to do that protocol for my back since.”
He used peppermint Siberian fir cypress for his essential oils, Remarkably, the stenosis in his neck and low back is now gone, herniations throughout his spine are gone, as is his arthritis. Even the scars on his back have radically improved.
“I got my life back. I was so passionate. I could teach again. Anybody who saw me walking was like, ‘This is an absolute true miracle. I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Are you a twin brother?’ I taught continuing education in a wheelchair for a lot of years. For them to see me walking was astonishing.”
Essential Oil Benefits
Essential oils are volatile compounds found in grasses, trees, roots, bark, leaves and flowers. Essential oils in general are about 50 to 70 times more powerful than herbs, so must be used sparingly. Quality and purity are of the utmost importance when seeking medicinal benefits, so it’s important to do your homework.
“Some of them help wake you up, like peppermint oil. One drop of peppermint on your hand, rub your hands together, hold it in front of your nose; in 15 seconds, you’re going to have about 20 percent more oxygen in your brain.
Some of these oils are so small they can go right through your blood-brain barrier and actually enhance your mood and change the way you’re feeling. That’s phenomenal as far as people who are depressed and have anxiety and so forth.”
DeBrincat found there’s a definite synergy between the brain mapping and the oils. Using qEEG, he could see the effect of an essential oil on the brain, often in as little as 30 seconds, either calming down an overexcited area or waking up a low-functioning region.
Essential oils also work as adaptogens. For example, the same oil that works to calm anxiety will work to ease depression, which are two poles on the spectrum. Helichrysum is a blood adaptogen. “I put that over my heart every day,” DeBrincat says.
“If my blood’s too thick, it’s going to thin it. If my blood’s too thin, it’s going to help thicken it. Oils are very intuitive in nature to know what properties you need. The way it does that is by using different vibrations on both sides of the active ingredient to be able to illicit different responses with the same oil.”
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A very moving 4 minute interview video about the importance of the quality of organic soil or earth, and the formation of the Soil Association by Lady Eve Balfour, I like the last thing said in the video.