Note: This information is not a replacement for your doctor. Though essential oils are powerful, consult your medical practitioner before adding them into your own practice.
The common cold is the number one reason adults miss work and children miss school. The symptoms of sore throat, runny and stuffy nose, and coughing are always enough to keep anyone at home exhausted in bed. So it’s not a surprise that recently we’ve been seeing an influx in immunity boosting remedies. But do they work?
Immunity is defined as the body’s ability to resist a specific toxin that has been exposed to the body. We generally rely on our immunity to get us through flu season. We brace ourselves for these times and go the extra mile to avoid that irritating head cold or flu.
Many health stores tout immunity elixirs or vitamin C blends that can boost immunity. But, can they really boost our ability to resist infection or disease? Does exposing ourselves to specific ingredients really make us more apt to ward off sickness?
It has been proven that essential oils, specifically, can modulate the cells within our body in a way that signals an immune or anti-inflammatory response. What that means is that using or ingesting an essential oil blend can signal cells to fight off toxins in our bodies. How cool is that?! Simply by smelling or ingesting certain essential oils our cells are more prepared to fight off unwelcome toxins.
How will essential oil provide immunity to cough, cold, and sore throats?
Our nose is the quickest route to our brains. This is why simply inhaling and ingesting essential oils can calm and rejuvenate our bodies. And, even help us fight disease.
In recent years, there has been a growing craze to use concentrated juices or vitamin c to ward off sickness, but there is an even better solution to boost our health—essential oils.
Essential oils have the same effect except they can be used aromatically too which means they are a quicker natural solution to amp immunity and fight sickness on the spot. This means that we have natural immunity boosters at our fingertips, and we can rely on the natural constituents within our food and plants to fight off toxins and disease. We don’t need any harsh chemicals or pharmaceuticals.
What are the Best Essential Oils for Immunity to colds and sore throats?
The chemical constituents of the following essential oils are the best oils to boost immunity:
Peppermint - Menthol
When ingested, promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing* fighting off respiratory signs of a pesky cold.
Main Constituents: Menthol, menthone, eucalyptol
Lemon - Cleansing, purifying, and invigorating
Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces keeping you and your family safe when cold season strikes
Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion* ridding your body of any toxins prone to cause sickness
Supports healthy respiratory function* and fights off respiratory illnesses
Main Constituents: Limonene, β-pinene, γ-terpinene
Lavender - Calming and soothing properties
Taken internally, Lavender reduces anxious feelings and brings ease to your body while it fights off sickness
Helps ease feelings of tension* brought on by sickness
Main Constituents: Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Ocimene derived from the flower of the plant*
Frankincense - Peace and overall wellness
Ingest to support healthy cellular function* and recover from your sickness faster
Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections when applied topically and supports healthy cellular regeneration which means you’re back on your feet sooner after sickness
Supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function when taken internally.*
Main Constituents: α-pinene, limonene, α-thujene
Melaleuca - Purifying and Cleansing
Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin and cells
Promotes healthy immune function when used internally* to help you fight off sickness
Ingest to protect against environmental and seasonal threats*
Main Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene
Oregano - Cleansing and Antioxidant
Used as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent of your body and the counters in your home.
Supports a healthy immune system, healthy digestion, and respiratory function when used internally.* Supports your system in fighting sickness.
Offers powerful antioxidants when ingested* that help your cells recover quicker after illness.
Main Constituents: Carvacrol, thymol
The Best Oil doTERRA Blends for Pain relief:
On guard - Protective
Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
Protects against environmental threats*
Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
Promotes healthy circulation*
Energizing and uplifting aroma
On guard comes as an oil, a soft gel, and even a teeth whitening blend.
Main Ingredients: Wild Orange Peel: protects the body against seasonal threats*
Clove Bud: supports a healthy immune system*
Black Pepper Seed: supports healthy circulation*
Cinnamon Bark/Leaf: promotes healthy immune function*
Eucalyptus Leaf: purifying and cleansing properties*
Oregano Leaf: helps maintain a healthy immune system*
Rosemary Flower/Leaf: may help support the digestive system*
Melissa Leaf: may help support healthy immune system*
Breathe - Refreshing
Maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing
Promotes a restful nights sleep
Helps minimize the effects of seasonal threats
Main Ingredients: Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ravintsara Leaf, Ravensara Leaf essential oils
How to Get Started?
Flu and cold season doesn’t have to be difficult. You don’t have to spend hours at home with your kids, and then hours at home recovering from whatever they passed on to you. You can conquer cold and flu season before it even starts by taking natural preventative steps each and every day---applying essential oils topically or ingesting to help strengthen your immune system before illness strikes.
Skip the hassle of finding the right oils with the right quality and price. I’ve created a special kit for you to help you beat the cold and flu season before it even starts.
This specially designed kit helps you avoid the common pitfalls of buying essential oils. As essential oils have become more mainstream over the past years, we have to be more careful when buying them. The essential oil industry doesn’t have a regulating body to monitor what goes into each oil. So, more often than not you get oils that contain synthetics and fillers. That is why you can find oils at the store for as cheap as $6.99. Typically, a lower price comes with many concerns.
doTERRA essential oils have been third party tested, and when you receive your oils, you can look up the testing results specific to your batch online. No other essential oil manufacturer can say this. Though many manufacturers tout third party tests, the tests can rarely be found.
Check out the special immunity kit I’ve created just for you.
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