Boost Your Immunity With Essential Oils
When disease-causing agents enter your body and multiply, it triggers an infection. For many types of infections, if your immune system is working at 100%, it will clear it. But there are times where an infection leads to an illness…or worse. So what can you do for immune support?
Essential oils have become a staple in my medicine cabinet because of their effectiveness against a variety of health concerns, including infections. They do this by boosting your immune system.
Essential Oils for Immune Support
Essential oils are plant-based therapeutic compounds that can be used medicinally to combat many health threats. They are so small molecularly that they are able to cross into the cell membrane to ward off threats. Therefore, this makes them an excellent choice to support your immune system.
Each dōTERRA essential oil – which are sourced directly from the plants and harvested from around the world – has different properties.
The following oils all have antiseptic properties, which are perfect for treating harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Distilled from the Boswellia species of tree, frankincense has numerous health benefits. It’s known to stimulate the immune system because its decreases inflammation.
Inflammation is the body’s response to damaged tissue. Once a wound heals, the inflammatory process ends. Chronic inflammation may be caused by infections that don’t go away, abnormal immune reactions to normal tissues, or conditions such as obesity. Over time, chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and lead to serious illness. Recall that frankincense was one of the 3 gifts brought to the Christ child, so I always say “if it was good enough for Jesus…”
With a clean, fresh, citrus aroma, Lemon essential oil is known for its purifying properties. And that includes cleansing the air in your home and even your body. When taken internally, lemon oil can naturally cleanse the body and aid in digestion. A healthy digestion system is very important for your immunity since 70% of your immune system resides in your gut.
Oregano oil is one of the most versatile and powerful essential oils. It possesses a high concentration of both carvacol and thymol, two phenol chemicals with cleansing properties. Much like lemon oil, oregano can be taken internally to help support a healthy immune system, healthy digestion and respiratory function.
Oregano oil is also an excellent source of antioxidants, which protect your cells from the effects of free radicals.
On Guard Blend
This popular, protective blend by dōTERRA can be taken internally to support respiratory function and the body’s natural antioxidant defenses. With powerful immune-supporting properties, On Guard is well-known for its ability to protect against environmental and seasonal threats (source).
Help your body receive the immune and respiratory function support by taking it internally. Place two to three drops of On Guard essential oil in a veggie capsule and ingest. Or you can dilute one drop into four fluid ounces of liquid and drink.
Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca oil) possesses over 92 different compounds and has endless ways it can be used for wellness. It’s well-known for stimulating the immune system to increase its ability to fight off infection. It does this by promoting perspiration to eliminate internal bodily toxins.
Furthermore, when diffused, it boosts immunity, fights infections, reduces anxiety, and relieves insomnia as well as congestion. It also eliminates airborne bacteria.
Serious Immune Support Essential Oil Blend
In conclusion, this is the blend I recommend to keep you and your family naturally healthy. Add the following to a 10 mL roller bottle and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil.
- 5 drops Frankincense
- 10 drops Lemon
- 5 drops Oregano
- 10 drops On Guard
- 10 drops Melaleuca
Apply to feet and back of neck 4-6 times per day until symptoms improve.
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