We are coming into the cooler months and that means yummy fall fun, hot teas, pumpkins, sweaters, cozy family time but it also means we need to try a little bit harder to protect our immune system as well as our family.
As the seasons change, you'll notice a lot more people sniffling, sneezing and coughing, so it's important our immune systems are working at 100% to protect us. With the amount of germs we come into contact with everyday between work, school, and public surfaces we need all the help we can get.
Aromatherapy can be used to help support and reduce the burden on our immune system which is particularly useful when we are feeling a bit run down.
All essential oils have antiseptic properties to some degree and many essential oils are especially good at treating harmful bacteria, fungus and viruses. Some essential oils can help to stimulate the immune system by increasing blood and lymph circulation and generally supporting the different body systems.
Essential oils can be:
- Diffused to help purify the air and prevent the spread of air borne germs
- Added to cleaning products, disinfectant surface sprays or the washing machine
- Applied diluted to the skin to help support the body during illness
Powerful essential oils for the immune system
Lemon is an immune stimulant and has been shown to be useful in treating influenza viruses, E. coli and some Staphylococcus (Staph) strains. The clean scent is comforting and helps to relieve nausea.
Eucalyptus is invaluable to help treat the symptoms of colds when applied to the chest and feet. A steam inhalation can help clear congested sinuses. Effective against flu, E. coli, some Staph strains and Candida albicans.
Rosemary is another helpful essential oil for respiratory illness and is an excellent warming oil that clears the sinuses and ‘foggy head’, shown to be useful treating bacterial and fungal infections and has mild anti-viral properties.
Tea Tree is an immune stimulant and a very strong anti-septic oil. Tea Tree has been shown to be effective to treat viral infections of the digestive system, Candida albicans and a strong anti-bacterial action against E. coli, some Staph and Salmonella strains.
Our custom immunity blend has a wonderful blend of immune supporting and boosting oils in it. It is great for defusers in your children's room or to keep yourself in top shape this season. It is also great for making all natural disinfecting cleaners with.