We are constantly surrounded by threats to our health and wellness. They could be on our hands, on our food, in the air. They are at our kids schools, on the playground and in the classroom. We can find them in grocery stores, libraries, or other public places. Yikes, right?
We normally don't pay much attention to our immune system until something gets through this body defense. This is one of the things that has changed so dramatically for me and my family. We went from being on the defensive (and hoping to catch anything) to being on the offensive with our wellness.
There are a lot of ways to turn the tables and go on the offensive. Even simply washing your hands better can limit the germs you are exposed to. However, essential oils have been my family's secret weapon for boosting our immune system, limiting what "gets through."
Some scientific studies have demonstrated that diffusing essential oils can purify and cleanse the air. Other studies show the effectiveness of certain oils when they come in contact with immune threats.
Using essential oils daily is one of the BEST things you can do to help you and your family boost your immune system.
Some of our favorites are:
On Guard Blend & the On Guard product line- this product line is created around the powerhouse blend On Guard. In addition to the blend, it has toothpaste, household cleaner, hand soap, laundry soap, hand sanitizing mist, soft gels, and beadlets. All great at helping you stay healthy.
Copaiba- this oil is a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.
Frankincense- known to support healthy cellular function, supports immune system, often called the "king of oils."
Oregano- this is a popular oil to reach for when your immune system needs some TLC. It's cleansing and offers powerful antioxidants.
Melaleuca- is a great oil known for its purifying qualities. Makes a great immune support.
Lemon- this oil is the top-selling essential oil from doTERRA because of its versatility. It contains cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties.
In addition to these, the Lifelong Vitality supplements are a great foundation for a healthy immune system.
Simple tips for boosting your immune system:
- Take one or two On Guard Softgels when seasonal threats are high to strengthen immune function.
- Take a drop of Copaiba and Frankincense under the tongue daily for immune system support.
- Keep the On Guard sanitizing mist handy and spray down shopping cart handles, yoga mats, door knobs, or other places to eliminate bacteria and other germs.
- For kids, you can use On Guard Touch pre-diluted blend daily. Swipe on their feet before bed or getting home from school.
- This roller bottle blend is another great one to keep handy for when you need an extra boost. I like to try and use this on my kids once an hour or so at those times.
Super Immunity Blend
6 drops On Guard
4 drops Melaleuca
4 drops Oregano
4 drops Copaiba
4 drops Frankincense
12 drops Lemon
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Add essential oil drops to a 10 mL glass roller bottle (increase or decrease drops depending on age or sensitivity). Fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil or there carrier oil. Shake gently to mix. Roll on the feet every hour or so then threats are high.