by Elizabeth & Neil Carmen
Young Living’s Inner Defense reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. The liquid softgels dissolve quickly for maximum results.How to use: Take 1 capsule daily in a.m. or take 1 capsule 3-5 times daily when stressed. For best results, use Life 5 probiotic 8 hours later.
Ingredients: Thieves® Essential Oil Blend [Clove (Syzygium aromaticum) flower bud, Lemon (Citrus limon) rind, Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) bark, Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus radiata) leaf, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaf], O3 Super Blend, [Oregano (Origanum compactum) leaf, Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) leaf, Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) aerial parts], virgin coconut oil, gelatin, beeswax, and lecithin.
All oils are 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oil.Stories about Inner DefenseFlu or west nile virus?
Sanoma McPherson 2004-12-03
Last spring/summer I had three mosquito bites on my knee and two days later I became so sick it put me in bed for nine days. I have never been that sick. I started to fill capsules with 6 drops frankincense, 6 drops lemon, 6 drops thyme, 6 drops oregano and 12 drops peppermint.For the first day I took it every two hours and then decreased the capsules as I started to feel better, ending up taking 1 or 2 capsules per day.. that was the only thing that kept me from going to the emergency room. I am not sure if it was flu or west nile virus but it was bad. I am now taking the recipe each day to prevent any flu attacks.Cold symptoms gone with Thieves and Frankincense
Julie Randall 2006-05-14
A friend told me about how Thieves in a capsule helped relieve her cold symptoms. Well, I got a doosey at work, so I couldn’t do anything till I got home. By then, it had really taken hold – congestion, watery eyes, clammy feeling & achy all over. I decided to try the Thieves and put 10 drops in a capsule and also put 3 drops of Frankincense for good measure. I didn’t dilute it with anything, and it didn’t bother my stomach at all, although I burped up the cinnamon a few times.
After 1 hour I felt the symptoms starting to release out of me. I couldn’t believe it! I took another before I went to bed and when I woke up the next morning, I felt fine & went to work. I kept taking it for the next 3 nights before I went to bed to make sure it didn’t come back. It never did. My husband had it for 2 weeks before I got it. Thieves & Frankincense – pretty powerful to relieve a cold in 1 day!
My remedy for preventing virus, flu and colds
Stanlee Palmisano 2005-02-22
I have been using Young Living Essential Oils for 3 years. I was a teacher for 38 years and was sick EVERY WINTER. I was at the doctor’s office at least 3-4 times with sore throat, infected sinuses, colds, flu. I missed many Christmas Dinners with family because I was sooo sick!
The Young Living Essential Oils have given me a new healthy prevention remedy for those old winter illnesses I use to have, over and over. Whenever I feel a cold, virus, flu or bacterial infection coming on, I immediately start my routine of ingesting YLEO’s.
First, in winter, I don’t leave home without Thieves Oil. Every morning and night, I drop a couple of drops on my tongue to help keep virus, and bacteria in their own back yard. When I happen to be around people who are sick, I drop more drops on my tongue throughout the day.I then drop 4-5 drops of Frankincense oil, along with 4-5 drops of Oregano in a 00 capsule (that’s the size 00; morning, noon, and evening (or as close to those times as possible).
I drop 3 drops of Ravensara or Thieves in about 2 tablespoons of water and swish the mixture around the inside of my mouth for 1-3 minutes, gargle and swallow.
If the bug is trying to get a hold of me, I drop 4-5 drops of Immupower in a 00 capsule and take at the same time as Frankincense and Oregano (see above).The bugs have learned the hard way about the power of Young Living Essential Oils. I haven’t had any OLD BUGGY FRIENDS visit me for 2 years, and I intend to keep it that way. Many YLEO users have found their own remedy for preventing these conditions; this is my own discovery for what works for me.Virus around the heart
Letitia Pierce 2007-10-04
I had a friend who became deathly ill. She had a virus around her heart. The doctors sent her home saying that there was nothing that they could do. I had offered oils to her husband, but I think he did not want to bother me, so he said no thanks. I went home and took a nap. When I woke up, I felt inspired to take oils to their home. I did not know much or how to help her really, but I had oils that were anti-viral. Even if they did not choose to use them, I wanted them to have them.
I prepared Thieves, oregano and lemon and took them over. I sat in the driveway, called on my cell phone and told him that I had left oils on cotton balls in a baggie with instructions on how and where to use the oils. I told her husband that I had stuck them in the door if they wanted to use them. He thanked me and I left.
I heard nothing for two days. I’m on pins and needles worried, but not wanting to intrude. Two days later she called and said. ‘Come over.’ That was all that she had the strength for. I grabbed my oils and my book.
I started rubbing oils all over, what ever I felt inspired to use. Joy was one of her favorites. I went over every day for three days, then every other day for a little while. I brought Berry Young juice and had her drink that. I had the diffuser going. She began to feel better and continued to improve. She loved the oils and would wear them all of the time.
They moved and we lost touch. I just emailed them last week. They are in Japan serving a mission for our church. She is as happy and vibrant as she once was. She is such a sweet woman. I am so glad that the oils were able to help her.Upper respiratory cold and rectal implants
Everyone says use oregano rectal implant. it works! I came down with a bad upper respiratory cold along with everyone at work. After two days of trying everything I was ready to try anything including going to the doctors for antiboitics. I really dont like side effects so i tried oregano with olive oil rectal implant. It worked wonders in just one dose. So I did it again and I healed so much faster than every one else at work.Colds, viruses, sinus issues Thieves oil
Joyce Boyden 2007-06-06
Whenever anyone in my family comes down with cold or virus symptoms (sinus pressure, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, run down feeling), I bring out the Thieves oil immediately.
Methods of use –
1) spray form: 1-3 sprays in mouth (15 ml bottle with spray nozzle attached – with pure water and about 10 drops of Thieves oil)
2) place 1-2 drops of Thieves oil on a teaspoon and place directly in mouth or just drip the oil into mouth
We have done this every hour or two hours until symptoms go away. The faster we use the oils after first feeling sickly, the faster the positive effect takes place.
I am SO VERY THANKFUL for Thieves Essential Oil! We have turned many potential sicknesses around and regained vibrant health in hours to a few days!!
Infection: Drugs vs. Essential Oils
Richard Dastrup 2004-06-12
Prior to getting involved with Young Living almost 8 years ago, our health was marginal at best. For years we made trips to this area for the purpose of going to Mexico to purchase our medications (and our families medications) which saved us a lot of money.
TIMES HAVE CHANGED.
Went to Mexico this last week, purchased no medications, shared our YL story instead. The only thing purchased was a necklace for Shauna. We stood at the border to watch Americans and Canadians by the hundreds bring their prescription drugs into the USA from Mexico. We were saddened for them and it made us resolve in our own minds how much more dedicated we must be to help our ‘lost’ friends that there is a far better way to take care of ourselves. How our lives have changed since using our Young Living products and learning how to take personal responsibility for our health.
So feeling BULLET PROOF, with neither of us getting sick or having health problems, something hit me on Friday night (Richard). Swelling on the left side of my face, ear ache, and shooting pains from my neck to the top of my head and swollen gland under jaw bone. This is unacceptable!People around us offered their anti-biotic…..no way! Been there done that! One couple said I was ‘nuts’ not to at least go to a Doctor and get a shot or prescription. Today they are talking to themselves……’we can’t believe you are better’. These people are like most, and the way we used to be. They will not get away from the ‘medical worshiping’ and are not willing to accept responsibility for themselves. Too many people have given their power to the doctors and the drug companies!In our Jan/Feb 2001 newsletter we sent out, Shauna made me up the ‘natural antibiotic blend’
10 Drops Lemon
8 Drops of Mountain Savory
3 Drops of Oregano
Put in capsule and took one morning, noon and night. By that night the shooting pains stopped and gland swelling was almost gone. This morning…..it is gone!I also beefed up on Immune Tune, and ImmuPower, Melrose (on cotton ball and put in ear)…..also took Frankincense internally (3 to 4 drops several times yesterday) Even though I have ‘it’ whipped, I will continue to build my system up. I want no set backs. Besides that my pride is on the line and people are watching! Remember, when something foreign comes after you, go after it with more than usual and often. There are so many strains of virus and bacteria out there in this old world.So today we are more grateful to our friend D. Gary Young for providing these therapeutic products and the wisdom in teaching us how to use them. Think we needed this experience just to humble us a little and to teach us by personal experience. Share your experiences! Let’s create a healthy world together.
Thieves, colds and a nasty virus
Mary Rynicki 2004-11-27
My husband came down with a cold and what I called the nasty virus. He was sick, coughing, sneezing, aches and pains – one of those really nasty headaches and plugged ears. first of all I went for the Thieves oil, on my tooth brush, bottom of my feet, on tissues folded in a zip lock bag, for putting over your nose when near or around someone coughing or sneezing. I mixed thieves up 40 to 1 in a glass spray bottle with water. Shake and use as a spray on my tooth brush -spritz in my mouth, on door handles, telephone, TV remote etc. I have to say that I kept that nasty virus at bay and kept it from invading my body.