The human immune system is complex. Your spleen, lymph nodes, blood cells, bone marrow, and more work together to protect your body from bacteria, viruses, and other threats. Unfortunately, our immune systems will never perfectly protect us from every threat, but we can make lifestyle choices that support a healthy immune system.

Eating well, exercising regularly, managing stress, and getting enough sleep will go a long way to support your immune system. Essential oils can enhance your efforts to maintain your immune system through each of the wellness steps. They can play an important role in several ways.

The Wellness Pyramid

Essential oils support your immune system indirectly by supporting your wellness objectives in the areas listed above – nutrition, exercise, stress management, and sleep.

Nutrition

Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals can support a healthy immune system. It is also important to limit foods that have little or no nutritional value. *Grapefruit Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, and Metabolic Blend can help manage cravings and provide a mood boost when you are struggling to make healthy food choices. It is difficult to get all your nutrients through food even when making only the best choices. I makes sure I take *supplements that support immune function and fill in those nutritional gaps that I may miss.

Exercise

Maintaining a consistent exercise routine can be difficult. Sometimes lack of motivation or occasional post workout soreness can deter the best intentions. Try *Encouraging Blend  for a bit of extra determination or Peppermint for an energy boost. Soothing Blend and Massage Blend are excellent for use post-workout.

Stress Management

Diffusing essential oils like *Grounding Blend, Arborvitae, Patchouli, Vetiver, and Geranium can induce feelings of calm and peace. Use these oils when you are feeling anxious or when you know you are heading into a situation that you know will feel stressful like an important presentation, a test, or even busy traffic. You may also want to create a roller bottle blend with these oils, or simply apply  Tension Blend.

Sleep

Several essential oils and blends can support a good, restful, sleep. *Before bed diffuse Lavender, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood (Hawaiian, Indian),  Restful Blend, or Respiratory Blend. As an alternative, add a few drops to a cotton ball and put it inside your pillow case.

Essential Oil Support

Single Oils

Many essential oils can be taken internally to help support and maintain the immune system. However, it is important to remember safety guidelines. Because of their potency, essential oils should be used in small amounts per application. Typically just 1-2 drops at a time applied an hour or so apart over the course of the day. You should not consume larger amounts when trying to ward off an oncoming cold or other illness. Not a fan of the taste of an immune supporting oil? Just place a drop or two in a veggie capsule and swallow with water.

*In order for you to safely take an essential oil internally, it will need to have a “Supplement Fact” table on the side of the bottle. If your bottle does not contain this label, then please do not consume internally.

*The following essential oils  help maintain and support the immune system when taken internally:

  • Cassia
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Lime
  • Marjoram
  • Melaleuca
  • Oregano
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Thyme
  • Vetiver
  • Wild Orange

Protective Blend

In addition to these single oils, I use a a blend specifically designed to support the immune system. Protective Blend is a natural option for protecting against environmental and seasonal threats. Place 2-3 drops of Protective Blend in a veggie capsule and ingest, or dilute one drop into 4 oz. of water or other liquid and drink.

There is actually an entire line of Protective Blend products that make usage easy and convenient to incorporate in other areas of your life. Avoiding toxins and building your immunity is one of your first lines of fighting germs!

If you want to try a DIY version of the Protective Blend Soft Gels, make this blend. The roller bottle version is great for kids or those who don’t want to use oils internally.

Super Immunity Boost – Veggie Capsules

  • 2 drops Protective Blend
  • 2 drops Melaleuca
  • 2 drops Oregano
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 1 drop Frankincense (optional)
  • 1 drop Black Pepper (optional)

Add these to an empty gel capsule and use throughout the day with food.

Super Immunity Boost – Roller Bottle

  • 6 drops Protective Blend
  • 6 drops Melaleuca
  • 6 drops Oregano
  • 12 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Frankincense (optional)
  • 3 drops Black Pepper (optional)
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

Add the essential oils to a 5 mL glass roller bottle, top with FCO. Apply to the bottoms of the feet and massage in throughout the day.

Reducing Environmental Threats

Reducing environmental threats can also help keep you healthy. Diffusing certain essential oils has been shown to purify and cleanse the air. Lemon, Protective Blend, and Cleansing Blend are all good options for reducing environmental threats in the air.

These oils, as well as Grapefruit and Wild Orange, are also excellent surface cleaners. I love using natural cleaners in my home to reduce my family’s toxic load. You can use one of the Protective Blend cleaning products or whip up your own essential oil enhanced product or alcohol free hand cleansing spray.

Are you ready to take steps toward a healthier 2019?

If you are just jumping in to the world of essential oils, using Immune Blend consistently will be a great place to start. This time of year brings out the germs and we need to stay protected. I have mentioned several essential oils, to ensure you get the highest quality, therapeutic grade essential oil, there is only one brand I trust to deliver on it’s promise!

Purchase at retail or open you own essential oil discount account to get wholesale pricing and get started on a path towards better immunity. I can help you get started on your journey to gaining your health back! Click Here to connect with me!

 

Live Vibrantly,

April

 

*In order for you to safely take an essential oil internally, it will need to have a “Supplement Fact” table on the side of the bottle. If your bottle does not contain this label, then please do not consume internally. 

 *THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

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