A Natural Approach
Cold and Flu season seems to be going for much longer this year! We know of so many people who are currently battling colds. Of course there are many over the counter medications that you can take to relieve your symptoms, but if you are like us you prefer a more natural approach. That’s why we are sharing with you how we have been managing colds and flus, sniffles and congestion and boosting our immunity naturally, without any chemicals!
With the support of these incredible essential oils, we have been able to empower ourselves, our family and now YOU with natural solutions for health and wellbeing. We are so grateful that we have found safe and effective natural remedies that we can turn to time and time again.
Ever since we started using Essential Oils over a year ago, we have been blown away at how effective they have been for our family. We had no idea when we first started using them how much value they would provide, and how much we would fall in love with them! They never cease to amaze, inspire and delight us!
What is the Immune System and How Does it Become weakened?
It is your bodies defence system that protects you against disease.
Whilst virus and bacteria can cause a variety of illnesses, there are certain lifestyle factors that also play a part:
- Lack of Sleep
- Poor diet
- Exposure to toxicity
The good news is essential oils can help with all of the above too!
How Essential Oils Can Help Support Immunity
Don’t just take our word for it – it is scientifically proven that diffusing essential oils can cleanse and purify the air, helping to boost your immunity and ward off seasonal threats. These oils contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air as we breathe, which can have positive effects on the immune system.
You can also apply the oils topically, as they will enter your blood stream quickly and service the area of the body that they are needed in! Please ensure you dilute the oils safely before applying.
You can also take the oils internally (we only recommend pure oils like doTERRA oils for this) as this will nourish your whole body – including the digestive system. mouth and throat, liver and urogenital tract. NOTE: please use as directed on labels.
Our Top 6 Essential Oils to Boost Your Immunity
Known as the “Protective Blend”, this essential oil blend provides a natural and effective alternative to keep your family and home healthy, and a great alternative to synthetic options for immune support.
This is one of the MOST popular blends in doTERRA! It has Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf/Stem, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. It protects against environmental and seasonal threats. OnGuard can be taken internally on a daily basis to maintain healthy immune function as well as used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner.
When diffused, it helps purify the air and support healthy respiratory function, and can be very energising and uplifting. We diffuse it regularly and also apply it diluted to the soles of our feet when we feel the first sign of sickness! Recently we both has sore throats, and using a drop in a gargle/mouthwash really helped sooth our sore throat naturally. This is a must have in every household if you are looking to build immunity!
We have heard of Oregano oil being referred to as ‘natures antibiotic’. To us, it’s one of the ‘big guns’ which we turn to during times of illness. Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties.
We take it internally (diluted in a veggie capsule) or apply it diluted to the bottom of our feet. We ALWAYS dilute this one as it is a ‘hot oil’, so you need to make sure you use extra care!
When you take it internally it can support healthy digestion, respiratory function and healthy immune system. This is one that you want to have to turn to during those times of sickness!
This incredible blend maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimising seasonal threats. We use this as a safe and natural alternative to common chest rubs when we feel congested. Many over the counter rubs contain things like petroleum, turpentine, and countless other chemicals that we wouldn’t want near us, let alone on our skin to help us breathe.
DoTERRA Easy Air can be applied topically to the chest, back or bottom of the feet, or diffused at nighttime to promote a peaceful and restful nights sleep. You can also add a drop or two to your shower, or create your very own steam bath using a hot towel over your head and drop or two in boiling hot water.
Lemon is naturally cleansing, rich in Vitamin C and aids digestion, so it helps your body stay strong while it works to overcome sickness. It is an excellent fighter of infection!
It is a powerful cleansing agent that purifies the air and surfaces and helps with detoxifying your body.
Because of this, you can use Lemon essential oil as a non-toxic cleaner to spray and wipe down your home’s surfaces. Or you can take it internally to assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort (either in a veggie capsule or in a cup of hot water with honey and ginger essential oil)
Widely known for its antibacterial properties, Tea Tree Essential Oil also promotes healthy immune function and protects against environmental and seasonal threats. Widely known as a proven for it’s anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, this oil is a must in your immune boosting kit!
Tea tree is amazing to diffuse when you are feeling unwell, as it supports feelings of open airways and easy breathing, and also helps support healthy lung and respiratory function. You can also use Tea Tree topically, dilute it and massage into the chest or abdominal area. It can help bring relief to symptoms that irritate your system and cause allergic responses.
Known as the ‘King of Oils’ or Frankie boy as we like to call him, is one of the most prized and precious essential oils due to its extensive health benefits. Frankincense provides powerful immune support for your body and cellular health. It can help to support healthy lung and respiratory function, especially when combined with citrus oils like Lemon.
Frankincense can provide soothing support throughout the entire body, and can provide relief from aches and pains caused by cold and flu. Pop him in the diffuser to help calm and relax you whilst also helping boost your immune system, or apply topically diluted in coconut oil.The great thing about this oil is that it compliments and amplifies the effect of other oils. You can also take one to two drops of this essential oil in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule to support healthy cellular function.
Putting it together
We love to combine all the oils above into our ‘immune bomb’ roller bottle. All you need to do is mix 3-5 drops of each oil into a roller bottle (and fill the rest with coconut oil), then when signs of sickness hit, rub onto your feet!
We also like to make our own DIY Chest Rub. Say goodbye to pertoleum and turpentine oil filled vaporubs, this one is pure and non toxic!
Ways to use the oils
We’re not saying you’ll never get sick, but In our experience, with the help of essential oils can support and protect your body in fighting off illness or shorten the length of the sickness.
If you are ready to introduce natural solutions into your family and home, we can help! Please get in touch with us or visit our All About Essential Oil’s page for more information about the oils and step by step instructions on how to order.
We also run regular facebook classes all about essential oils. We cover a range of juicy topics from intro classes, to low tox cleaning, to sleep, to how use essential oils and kids! You can check out our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/pg/nourishedessence/events/ for more details.
Nourishing Your Essence – always!
Matt and Nat