Immune Defense Chest Rub DIY

Pranarom Certified Organic Aromaforce Immune Defense Solution bottle with plant and cup.
Feeling a little stuffed up? We have you covered with this simple DIY recipe.

With only three ingredients, this recipe comes together in minutes. Breathe Deep!

½ C. Shea Butter
1 T. Jojoba Oil
25 Drops of Pranarom Immune Defense Essential Oil

Directions: In a double broiler (or a medium sized glass bowl sitting on top of a small pot of water), add shea butter and jojoba oil and heat until melted. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add essential oils and stir until combined. Pour into small glass jar. Cool completely (you can put in the refrigerator to expedite) to solidify.
To use, apply a small amount to chest and rub in.
Recipe by: Carla Cohen

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Everywhere you look these days, you can find essential oils. From health food stores, traditional grocery stores to even Walgreens, essential oils have become incredibly popular. Did you know that not all essential oils are created equal? Some of them can even be problematic to your health if not used properly. Why Certified Organic?So, for those of you who may not be familiar with essential oils, let’s do a little 101. Essential oils are naturally occurring compounds found in flowers, barks, seeds, and other parts of a plant. The oils are extracted from the plant matter through a process called distillation in which they separate the oils from the plant using steam or water. After distillation, a highly concentrated oil remains, which is the “essential oil”. While aromatic, they also have some highly complex properties. With almost all oils the aroma is what attracts you first – think of the smell of fresh zested lemon wafting through the air – but it’s the healing properties of the plant itself that you should mostly be considering. You see, the oils are part of the plant’s immune system. They help to ward off predators and disease for the plant and play a role in the pollination process. Nature is pretty amazing!Now, think about this: we are extracting the most concentrated essence of the plant. Here is where we get serious, and where not all essential oils are the same. If you buy an essential oil that was extracted from plants that have been sprayed with toxic pesticides, what do you think you’ll get? A highly toxic concentrated essential oil. So, if we inhale these inferior oils from our cute little diffusers or put them on our skin, we can actually be causing more harm to our bodies than good. Core ValuesSo, what makes us at Pranarom different? First, we start with sustainably harvest organic plants that have been distilled or pressed into pure oils. As experts in Scientific Aromatherapy, we safely harness the active properties of plants for vibrant health and wellness. Next, 100% of our products are certified organic through ECOCERT ICO. ECOCERT certification has rigorous standards that go beyond traditional USDA organic. We are very proud of this commitment to third-party verification and the positive impact it provides. Our support of organic and sustainable growing practices benefits the farmers and the environment while improving the overall potency and purity of essential oils. Our commitment to quality means absolutely NO synthetics, NO pesticides, NO herbicides, NO adulterants, NO extenders, NO additives, NO GMOs, and NO animal testing.Of all essential oils sold throughout the world, only a fraction are actually certified organic. At Pranarom, 100% of our products are certified organic and exceed all certification to ensure our brand promise. Each lot of organic oil is third party certified organic, GS/MS (Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry) and CTEO (Chemotyped Essential Oils). 360 Degree WellnessPranarom has a long history with Essential oils and has been around since 1975 and continues to add to its already extensive product line. Our line-up has products that support your body, mind, and your environment. We like to look at this as 360 degrees of wellness. Here is how we break our line down: Build These are products for building immunity. This includes many of our single note essential oils, Aromaforce Immune Defense, and some of our wellness blends. Defend & Protect These are products for defending and protecting you against viruses, bacteria, germs and even seasonal pests. This category includes our single note essential oils, our Aromaforce line, Aromashiled, Good Samaritan collection and some of our kits. Repair & Restore These products are great for repairing and restoring the body during and after illness as well as injury. Included in this category are single note essential oils, Aromaforce, Aromalgesic, Mini-Caps, wellness formulas and our Extra Virgin Plant oils. Beautify These products are all about beautifying the skin by harvesting the power of plant botanicals. We have a beautiful yet simple line of skin care that’s easy as 1-2-3, that makes your daily skin care routine a breeze. Aromatize This category of products is all about aromatizing your environment in a non-toxic way. We have many diffuser blends as well as some beautiful diffusers that are a great way to enjoy aromatherapy in your home or office. Our extensive line of offerings are here to support you year round in your life of abundance and wellness. We hope you continue to enjoy our products as much as we do! Article by: Carla Cohen

Immunity and You!

So, what exactly is an immune system? Our immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend our bodies against infection. With the pandemic still upon us, now more than ever is the importance of keeping our immune system strong. When our immune system is functioning properly, we are able to fight off diseases, viruses, infections and more. So, what can we do to build our immune system so we can continue to lead a happy and vibrant life? Your first line of defense in building your immune system is to lead a healthy lifestyle. The choices you make each day can make a significant contribution to your overall health. Here are just a few lifestyle choices that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and building overall immunity: • EATING A DIET RICH IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Have you heard the idea of “eat the rainbow”? We want to make sure that we eat fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. When we do this, our bodies get the essential nutrients they need. You see, plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients that give them their color and different colors mean different health benefits. • GETTING ADEQUATE SLEEP: Ideally our bodies need between seven and nine hours of quality sleep to recharge and keep our immune system strong. Sleep is important for our bodies to rest and repair. Research has shown that during sleep our bodies have an increase in cytokine production. Cytokines act as messengers in the body for the immune system and need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation. Sleep deprivation may decrease the production of these protective cytokines, leaving our bodies vulnerable. • MANAGING STRESS LEVELS: When our bodies are under stress, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced making us more susceptible to infections. Long term stress weakens the immune system due to a decrease in the body’s lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help fight off infection. Did you know that there are essential oils that can also support building up the immune system? We have some great organic essential oils in our product line that do just that! Here are just a few: Immunity Boost This versatile blend made with Lavender, Eucalyptus radiata, and Tea Tree is great for supporting overall immune health. You can inhale or diffuse to nourish your natural defenses and refresh your respiratory system. Also, great for dry brushing. Oregano Oil Oregano essential oil is steam-distilled from the plants’ fresh leaves and twigs, making an extremely potent and clear yellow oil that may be used to support a healthy immune system. This oil can be diffused and is great added to a cleaning solution. Always dilute Oregano Oil as it can cause irritation at high levels. This oil can also be used internally in our Mini Cap form which is already diluted for your safety. Aromaforce Immune Defense This powerful blend featuring Eucalyptus and Rosemary is here to support and defend immune and respiratory health. Immune Defense can be used topically or diffused to purify indoor air. Easy to use and great for travelling! We also have a great chest rub featuring this great blend. Check it out here! There are many other oils that support immunity. Check out Lavender, Tea Tree, and Frankincense, too. On Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest? Come by and say hi. You can find us @Pranarom_usa. Stay healthy! Article by: Carla Cohen