Mighty Fortress is a blend designed utilizing the following essential oils:
Frankincense (Boswellia frereana), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia), Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi), Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Rose (Rosa damascena), and Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
The oils in this blend may be used to help fight infections and boost the immune system.
Frankincense - Frankincense will help with immune deficiency and depression (Schnaubelt 133)
Lavender - "No single component or mixture of components has been found that will duplicate the power of Lavender oil to heal burns" (Schnaubelt 64); lavender oil is relaxing and cleansing when used in the shower (Schnaubelt 125); use lavender for mosquito bites, or apply a few drops to the neck for relaxation (Schnaubelt 129); 1 drop of lavender oil in a glass of water eases the cravings accompanying low blood sugar (Schnaubelt 134); lavender can help dispel intestinal gas, is healing to damaged skin and intestinal tissues (Schnaubelt 168); "As soon as possible after birth, women who have suffered perineal tears may benefit from a sitz bath containing lavender and cypress to assist healing" (Price 248); Parkinson's Disease: "Lavender - analgesic, antispasmodic, digestive stimulant, hypotensor, sedative, sleep inducing" (Price 271); Smith, Standing and Deman (1992): Diffused lavender into a cubicle prior to giving a test. Lavender produced a significant decrease in working memory and impaired reaction times for both memory- and attention-based tasks (Price 156); "The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects" (Price 267); lavender massaged into the temples can work wonders for headaches and migraines (Price 267); dementia: Researchers at Oldham Cottage Hospital investigated the potential of essential oil of lavender to aid rest and relaxation, thereby encouraging the healing process. Patients were monitored for 7 days, during which time their sleep patterns, dozing and alertness during the day were recorded. For the following 7 days one drop of lavender angustifolia was put on each patient's pillow at night. No other changes were made to the patients' daily routine or medications that they were receiving. At the end of the 7 days, patients' records were collated and analyzed. Interestingly, all patients reacted favourably tot he treatment, with increased daytime alertness and improved sleep patterns, and those who had previously experienced confusion were observed to display as much as 50% reduction in their symptoms" (Price 264); vaginal Candida: 3 drops Rosewood (antifungal, anti-infectious, antiviral), 2 drops lavender (antiviral, antiseptic), use in bath frequently (Price 282); tickly cough (Davis 177); headache (Davis 177); during labor, reduce pain and strengthen contractions (Davis 178); cuts, burns, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, headache, migraine, insomnia, rashes, nervous conditions, anxiety, tension (Worwood 34); acne, analgesic, antiallergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, boil, bruise, burn, chicken pox, chillblains, childbirth, colic, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, diuretic, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insecticide, insomnia, irritability, itchiness, lice, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, nausea, nightmares, rheumatism, scabies, sedative, sprains and strains, stress, stretch marks, sunburn, vomiting, whooping cough, wounds (Althea Press 349); stimulates growth of new cells, kills bacteria, antibiotic, antiviral, prevents scarring, eases pain, abcess, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, inflammation, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, insect stings, insect repellent, psoriasis, scabies, sunburn, minor burns and scalds, sores, pimples, wounds, reduced body odor, increases energy, eases digestion, respiratory problems, urinary systems, relives cramps of intestines and uterus, helps expel gas, regulates menstrual flow, antiseptic, antiviral, antibiotic, expel mucus, inhalation and chest rub for bronchitis, coughs, colds, laryngitis, mucus, throat infections, arthritis, lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sciatica, muscle tension (Purchon 72-3); protects against brain swelling due to stroke (Purchon 73); mild behavior and verbal improvements with Alzheimer's patients (Buckle 265); used to treat lice, ticks, and fleas (Buckle 192); ease patient manipulation in chiropractic care (Buckle 150); help ease end of life care (Buckle 307)
Fir - Natural deodorizer, antiviral, helps fight infection, aids in reducing mucus (Purchon 57); tonic (Schnaubelt 125)
Myrrh - 1 drop in a glass of water helps with pain and inflammation, relief for gums (Schnaubelt 134);Myrrh drains toxins from the kidneys during and after chemotherapy (Schnaubelt 179); Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis): massage with myrrh as it is an anti-inflammatory oil that acts on the the digestive system (Price 267); thought to promote menstrual flow in non-pregnant women suffering from amenorrhoea or irregular or scanty menstruation (Price 60-1); thought to help balance mood swings in pregnant women (Price 245); balances the production of thyroxin (Price 99); Effective wound healer from ancient times to present (Price 211); valuable for wounds and weepy skin conditions (Davis 209); good for the gums, mouth ulcers and gum disorders (Davis 209); pulmonary antiseptic, expectorant, and astringent (Davis 209); antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, athlete's foot, bronchitis, dental health, diarrhea, dysentery, expectorant, fungicidal, halitosis, hemorrhoids, hyperthyroidism, meditation, ringworm, sedative, skin care, stretch marks, ulcers, wounds, wrinkles (Althea Press 369); chronic pain (Buckle 218); chapped skin on lips or hands, rough and cracked skin on heels, mouth ulcers, gum infections, gingivitis, sore throat, strengthen digestive system, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, hemorrhoids, thrush, leukorrhea, itching, respiratory infections (Purchon 85); wounds, dermatitis, bacterial infections, bronchitis, fungal infections, candida (Worwood 403)
Spikenard - "Warming, drying and diuretic and good for heavy periods, vaginal discharges, kidney and liver problems, inflammation of all kinds and for dispersing accumulated toxins" (Davis 281); antifungal, allergic reactions, rashes, skin regeneration, cellulite, detoxifying, hormone imbalances (Davis 282); reduce fever, skin rashes, aid sleep, relaxation, pain in menstruation (Purchon 110); aging skin, antiallergenic, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, circulatory health, colic, constipation, fungicidal, insomnia, laxative, menstrual support, migraine, nausea, nervousness, PMS, rash, sedative, skin care, stress, tension, varicose veins (Althea Press 405); psoriasis, skin issues, autoimmune issues [excessive response] (Schnaubelt 156, 192); antifungal, grief, hemorrhoids, hormonal system, sedative, varicose veins (Price)
Rose: Not intended for children under 6 years old; use with caution and greater dilution in children over 6 years old. May be sensitizing to the skin.
Cinnamon Bark: Dilute well before applying. Not intended for consumption with children under 6 years old. Use in greater dilution for children over 6 years of age. Avoid using this oil while pregnant or breastfeeding. Repeated use can cause contact sensitization. Can cause EXTREME skin irritation.Use sparingly in diffuser; extended inhalation may result in irritation to nasal membranes. Do not take orally if you are taking medications for diabetes, anticoagulants, major surgery, peptic ulcers, hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oil inside the ear canal.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils. (2012).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness. (2014)
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition. (2014).