Top 5 Immune Boosting Plant Oils
Strengthen your immune system naturally with the power of essential oil plant extracts!
Eessential oils have been used for hundreds of years, long before we had scientific research proving the benefits of using these powerful remedies. French cemetery robbers would use essential oils to cope with the smell of the graves. They soon realized that they also weren’t getting sick as much once they started using the oils.
Decades later, science would prove what these grave robbers had accidentally discovered. Certain essential oils not only smell great, but also have antibacterial and antiviral properties that make them immune-boosting powerhouses.
Essential oils exist inside of all plants, supporting the plant’s own immune system, protecting them from invasive species and predators.
Our modern technology allows us to extract all of these powerful oils from plants and use them to benefit our own immune systems.
The oils extracted from each plant varies; some have constituents that are great for stress reduction and their calming effects, while others are great at energizing and refreshing the mind. There are a few oils that are great at preventing colds and boosting the immune system, helping you to feel strong and healthy year round.
Clove is naturally an antibacterial thay can readily kill harmful germs and fungus. Clove has anti-cariogenic (anti-cavity) capabilities against many oral pathogens found in the mouth, according to a study in the Annals of Microbiology. Clove neutralizes Staph infections (Staphylococcus bacteria), Candida albicans, and even E. coli (the food poisoning bacteria). The main chemical compound found in clove is eugenol, which is proven to have anti-inflammatory effects that are stronger than over-the counter NSAIDs!
Eucalyptus helps inhibit many types of bacteria that can get you sick, such as H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae. It’s best known for its ability to help people breathe more easily, relieving congestion and opening airways.
Lemon protects you against a variety of viruses, especially those of the common cold and flu. Aside from its antiviral activity, lemon assists in the body’s detoxification processes. The main compound, linalool, is an antibacterial and is especially effective against bugs such as “acinetobacter” which can cause serious infections.
Rosemary has been shown to have antioxidants that can neutralize damages to cells from free radicals. It can break up mucus and improve the immune system while reducing pain and inflammation in the body.
The list wouldn’t be complete without sharing one an all-time favorite, multipurpose oil: Lavender!
Best known as a calming oil for stress relief, lavender is called the “do it all” oil. It’s an anti-inflammatory, good for sleep, and it’s antibacterial and antiseptic properties make it great for cleaning. It’s great for burns, acne, sunburn, and even migraines and headaches! It blends well with any of the oils in this list, and is also great all on its own.
If buying all of these oils individually is overwhelming, or if you’re just starting out with essential oils, you can try out a blend that’s already been expertly designed to boost immunity. Infused Essence’s Immunity blend was specially formulated by our in-house experts to combine the optimal amount of each of these immune boosting oils. We’ve tested dozens of combinations and worked with scientists to craft this ultra bacteria-fighting blend.
You can apply these healing oils in a variety of ways. Try some of the suggestions below, or get creative and come up with your own at home DIY solutions!