Ask Jane: Fungal Growth, Food Poisoning and the Benefits of Helichrysum Oil

Ask Jane is a weekly round-up of posts from the Live Life Longer EO Team Facebook Group that have been answered by Jane Schweitzer.

Jane is an Independent Wellness Advocate with dōTERRA. Since starting with the company, Jane has seen the oils influence many in her life, especially her own. She is now using her natural-born abilities of leadership to lead individuals to health and wellness and loves being able to help provide for her family while doing something that she is passionate about.

In the Ask Jane blog posts, we’ll publish the original question along with the answer. The aim is to share the benefits of using more natural, holistic solutions and ingredients for everyday problems.

In this edition of Ask Jane, Jane’s answers questions on fungal growth, food poisoning and the benefits of Helichrysum Oil.

Question #1

Is there an EO that can prevent and treat fungal growth?

Answer from Jane:

Dilute and add to the nail bed, tea tree, oregano, thyme , frankincense , clove , cinnamon, and cassia. All have antifungal properties.

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree, essential oil holds over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. Tea tree oil can be applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, lice, scabies, athlete’s foot, and ringworm. It can also be used topically as a local antiseptic for cuts, burns, insect bites, and stings.

Question #2

Is there an EO for food poisoning?

Answer from Jane:

Add 6 drops of digest zen to 2 tbsp of water in a shot glass. Swish around in the mouth and swallow. Also, place 2 drops of digest zen, 2 drops of frankincense in an empty capsule, and swallow. Repeat every hour as needed.

DigestZen is well known for its ability to aid in digestion, soothe occasional stomach upset, and maintain overall digestive health when taken internally. It reduces bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion. DigestZen is great to have on hand when stomach upset occurs and is safe and effective.

Renowned as one of the most precious essential oils, Frankincense also has extraordinary health benefits. Frankincense can be used for colic and intestinal gas (flatulence). It can also be applied to the skin in hand cream. In fact, the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.

Question #3

What are the benefits of Helichrysum Oil?

Answer from Jane:

Helichrysum oil holds rejuvenating benefits that can help to promote a healthy-looking complexion. So many commercial cleansers and moisturizers on the market contain harmful toxins, but using a pure essential oil like Helichrysum to improve the skin allows you to keep your skin clean and protected.

Often used in anti-aging products, Helichrysum oil is best known for the endless applications it holds for improving the skin. With chemical components that can help improve the appearance of skin, Helichrysum oil is a smart addition to any skin care regimen. It promotes cell health by encouraging the recycling of dead cells and stimulating the production of new ones. As an antiallergenic compound, Helichrysum oil can also help your liver, spleen, internal organs and nervous system fight allergies.

Just a Few Reasons to Love Essential Oils

Essential oils are pure, liquid extracts. They have therapeutic properties that support wellness and sooth many concerns. Essential oils are 100% plant derived with no additional processing, preservatives or other ingredients.

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