Essentials oils have been used for thousands of years for their incredible health benefits. By separating the oils of the plant you are extracting most powerful and healing part of the plant into a single bottle.
When applied topically essential oils have the ability to pass through your skin ‘transdermally which means they can pass through your skin and into your circulation system and cells. Whereas when essential oils are diffused or inhaled the vapor of essential oils travels to your body via the nasal passage and into the olfactory system in the brain (which is where your sense of smell is processed).
Once in your body, the compounds in essential oils have the ability to protect and support your body in various ways such as immune support, mental and emotional health. Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-viral, antispasmodics and antimicrobial compounds that can help support your immune system.
These are my personal recommendations if you are looking for some natural ways to support your immune and respiratory health.
1. Tea Tree
Tea tree oil is from the Melaleuca plant (the same plant which gives us the amazing manuka honey), effective in fighting bacteria and fungus.
Calming and anti-inflammatory, helpful for soothing sinus and respiratory inflammation.
Contains cineole which has antimicrobial effects against viruses and bacteria.
4. On Guard
A proprietary blend from doTERRA, it’s a powerful blend for immune health which has been used for thousands of years for its antimicrobial properties.
5. Easy Air
Another proprietary blend from doTERRA excellent for upper respiratory support to help clear and open the airways.
Contains menthol which helps to relieve sinus congestion and coughs. It is antibacterial and antiviral. antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and decongestant.
Contains active compounds thymol and carvacrol which are powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is so powerful for many years it has been used as a natural alternative to antibiotics.
Considered the “King’ of essential oils, and known for its ability to support the respiratory system.
Supports lymphatic drainage that assists with the removal of toxins (including bacteria and viruses) and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that will help boost your immune system.
Be sure to use certified therapeutic grade essential oils if you want to receive the full health benefits from the oils. These oils have gone through stringent 3rd party testing and are 100% pure plant extract free of synthetic fillers. All of the above oils I have mentioned are perfect for a diffuser and topical use. If you wish to use them topically be sure to use a carrier oil to dilute the oils first so as not to cause irritation to the skin. Please note that not all oils are safe to use while breastfeeding or pregnant.
If you would like to purchase any these Certified Therapeutic Grade Oils from doTERRA with a 25% discount, you can click here to learn how.
To learn more about the natural health benefits of essential oils and their immune-boosting properties I suggest you visit well known and highly respected experts on natural health and essential oils - Dr Eric Z or Dr Axe. Both of their websites have extensive and well-researched information on essential oils. It's well worth a visit to their site if you are interested in learning more about oils. They are my ‘go to’ sites for learning on essential oils.
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