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General Information About Diffusing Essential Oils

Where to Place the Diffuser

It is suggested that you place the diffuser at counter-top or table-top level in the center of a room to facilitate dispersion of the micro-mist of oil throughout the space. If your room is greater than 1,000 sq. ft. or has ceilings higher than 10 feet, then use two or more diffusers and place them in the center of the half or quarter sections of the room. Placement in the center of each space to be diffused is helpful to overall remediation goals, but it is not required.

Oils and Furniture

Oils can damage finishes on fine furniture because oils break down hydrocarbons. Most furniture finishes contain hydrocarbons. Therefore, if you are placing the diffuser on a piece of furniture that you wish to protect, we strongly urge you to put a glass plate under the diffuser to prevent spills from damaging the furniture finish. We also recommend that you clean up any spills immediately. We are often asked if the oils leave deposits on furniture. We have found over the past 8 years that running a diffuser for several days does not leave noticeable traces on furniture, walls, countertops, draperies or other items in the near vicinity so long as the diffuser is pointed into the room and away from other items. If however, you leave a diffuser in the same spot for several months or several years and run it frequently, you may notice a slight discoloration of whatever the diffuser is sitting on, and for long-term diffusing, we suggest that you place the diffuser on something that is not precious or irreplaceable. And again, ALWAYS CLEAN UP ANY SPILLS OF OIL IMMEDIATELY.

Can I Stay In The Room With the Diffuser?

We have no way to determine how oils will affect a particular individual. Please remember that each person is a unique individual, with different body types, different blood types, and different body chemistries. While many people report they feel much better when they are with the diffuser running the Thieves blend and want to be next to the diffuser during the entire 24 hour period, others cannot tolerate that long-term exposure. Essential oils can be overwhelming if you are exposed to them for long periods of time and are not accustomed to them.

Most people find that the oils make them feel better. Many report that they want to be right by the diffusers the entire time they are on, but we never know exactly how a given individual is going to respond to the oils. For that reason, we strongly urge that you not be in the same room with the diffuser for more than 15-30 minutes at a time.

The oils are detoxing, and they will start to break down toxins stored in your body any time you are exposed to them, and especially if exposed for longer periods of time. How will you know that you should move to another room? You might taste the oil, as though you had taken it in your mouth, or you might feel a tickle in the back of your throat, or a headache, or slight dizziness, or you might feel like you're coming down with the flu or something along those lines. If this happens, move to another room and drink at least 8 ounces of purified water. You could also eat some bread and butter, or yogurt, or honey, or drink whole fat milk, or almond or soy milk.

Oil and Pets

We recommend moving pets to another room before running diffusers. Generally, oils will not hurt your pets, however, exposures for longer than 15 minutes to 30 minutes can affect them the same way it does humans. And, just as with humans, each pet responds in their own individual way.

If your pets are exposed to the oils and are exhibiting strange behavior, turn off the diffuser or move them to another room, and give them yogurt or whole milk or bread and butter.

The fats will reduce the activity of the oils and you should see your companions/pets return to normal within 15-20 minutes after consuming the fats if it is the essential oils that are affecting their behavior. If your pet does not return to normal behavior in 30 minutes after consuming the fats, then contact your local Vet for additional help.

Essential Oils Vs. Standard Mold Remediation

By Jacquelyn A Close, Copyright 2012, 2013 and 2014

Standard Mold Remediation and The Close Protocol are similar in many respects. Both require the identification of sources of mold, repairing all leaks and eliminating sources of excess moisture, as well as removing mold-infested materials.

How do they differ?

The Close Protocol uses eco-friendly plant extracts called essential oils instead of the Standard Mold Cleaning or mold killing chemical compounds. Essential oils are non-toxic and Standard Mold Cleaning or mold killing compounds are generally toxic and hazardous chemicals that are not eco-friendly and are known to be potentially damaging to both people and the environment.

Diffusing essential oils addresses mold spores in the air and on surfaces. Standard chemical compounds do one of those but not both.

The Close Protocol also requires before and after sampling to document the effectiveness of the remediation. Most Standard Mold Remediation does not employ before and after sampling because it is known that mold will likely still be present in the air following Standard Mold Remediation procedures. Also the costs for Standard Mold Remediation in a 1200 sq ft home will most often start between $8,000 and $10,000 and go up, while the costs for using The Close Protocol in a 1200 sq ft home are most often between $500 and $3,000. That is more than roughly a 70% reduction in costs. This cost reduction is realized through a number of means, including but not limited to less labor, less material is required to be removed and replaced, and fewer pieces of equipment are required for the same job.

The following table compares the Essential Oil used in The Close Protocol with two of the most commonly used Standard Mold Cleaning Products.

Comparison Against Standard Mold Cleaning Products

YL Thieves Oil Blend vs. Standard Mold Cleaning Products

 

YL Thieves Oil Blend

Sporicidin

EnviroCon

Contains Hazardous Chemicals

No

Yes

Yes

Kills Mold Spores

No*

Yes

Yes

Eliminates Mold

Yes

No

No

Treats Air

Yes

No

No - Deodorizes Air

Treats Surfaces

Yes

Yes

No

Used in Hospitals, Homes, Restaurants, Office Buildings, Motels, Hotels, and Vehicles

Yes

Yes

Yes

People May Remain in the Building During Treatment

Yes

Yes

Yes**

EPA Rated

No***

Yes

Yes

Can Be Used Even When Chemically Sensitive Occupants Are Present

Yes

No

No

Eliminates odors

Yes

No

Yes

*Thieves Oil digests mold spores and does not leave dead mold spores that may cause allergies.

**Studies show that this damages wiring, metals, other building materials when used in concentrations that are strong enough to kill mold.

*** Contains no hazardous chemicals, thus no EPA oversight required.

Sources:

Dr. Edward & Jacqueline Close - Email: [email protected]

http://www.naturesmoldrx.com

https://moldblogger.com/fighting-mold-naturally-with-5-essential-oils/

http://www.toxicmoldtruth.com/toxic-mold-removal

http://www.toxicmoldtruth.com/natures-mold-rx-the-non-toxic-solution-to-toxic-mold

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1082013205050901

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