Want to give your immune system a boost this cold and flu season? Then you need to stock up on these 10 immune boosting essential oils! Be sure to download the free immune boosting diffuser blends printable as well!
The kids are back in school and the weather is cooling down. So you know what that means. Cold and flu season are about to get into full swing.
Last year was the worst! My family and I were sick sooo much. I’m determined to do everything in my power to stop that from happening this year.
With the help of some immune boosting essential oils, vitamins, and healthy eating I’m hoping our immune systems will be stronger than ever!
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Your Immune System
The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders.
When your immune system becomes weakened due to poor nutrition, autoimmune diseases, cancer or some other issue you become more prone to sickness and disease.
That is when you have to help your immune system rebuild and grow stronger.
Strengthening Your Immune System
There are many ways to strengthen your immune system. You can start by simply eating healthier, exercising regularly, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes and getting good sleep.
But many people don’t realize essential oils can help give your immune system a boost as well.
The Power of Essential Oils
Essential oils are the vital fluids of a plant, shrub, root, herb, flower, seed, or tree. They are a highly concentrated form of the natural oils in a plant.
The oil inside of a plant operates as the plant’s immune system. They help protect the plant against predators and disease and they also aid in plant pollination.
The oil is essential to the life and health of the plant. Click here to learn more about essential oils and how they work.
Related: How to Cure a Cold Fast
Immune boosting essential oils
Essential oils are great for many things. The immune-boosting essential oils below are great for supporting your immune system. They’re a must-have in our home all year long, not just during cold and flu season.
1 | Tea Tree
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
American researchers reported in 1999 that one of the ways tea tree oil helps is by activating white blood cells which are part of the immune system.
I like to diffuse it all around the house during cold and flu season and I also add a few drops to my diy all purpose cleaner.
2 | Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus oil is great for supporting your immune system. It is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
I add eucalyptus oil to my diffusers through out the fall and winter months.
And if you do happen to get sick, eucalyptus oil’s decongestant properties can help to clear your chest. I will be sharing my diy vapor rub using eucalyptus oil soon!
3 | Rosemary
Rosemary oil contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system. It also has a high level of antioxidants which can help support your body in fighting infectious diseases.
Rosemary is another must have for the diffuser during cold and flu season. I also use it in my immune booster roller bottle blend as well as my diy all purpose cleaner.
4 | Frankincense
Not only is it great for your skin and emotional support but it also boosts and supports your immune system.
Related: The Best Essential Oils For Colds
5 | Lemon
Lemon oil has many detoxifying properties. It also has strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
I love to add lemon oil to my diffusers all year long because not only does it diffuse all these amazing properties through out the air but it smells amazing too!
6 | Oregano
If you could only buy one essential oil on this list I would definitely recommend it be oregano oil. It is a very potent oil!
Some of it’s properties include antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiseptic. I use oregano oil in all the things!
Diffuser, cleaners, roller bottles. I even make my own oregano capsules and ingest it when someone in my house is sick for added protection.
7 | Ginger
Ginger includes the naturally occurring constituents zingiberene and beta-phellandrene.
It can help support your immune system as well as support an overall healthy lifestyle. Ginger is great to add to the diffuser.
8 | Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon bark essential oil is one of the most powerful antibacterial and antivirals among essential oils.
If you want to avoid getting sick then you need this oil! I like to diffuse it throughout the house as well as add it to my homemade cleaner.
9 | Clove
Clove essential oil is one of the most antioxidant substances on earth. It has very strong antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
I love to add clove to the diffuser. It smells so good!
10 | DIY Wellness Blend
Of course I saved the best for last. I can not live with out this blend. This DIY wellness blend is similar to Thieves from Young Living. But much more affordable.
It contains a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. I use it in all the things just like oregano oil 🙂
Get your free diffuser blend printable below!
Where to Buy Essential Oils
I used to use Young Living oils exclusively. I’m no longer loyal to just one brand. There are so many amazing essential oil companies out there.
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Essential Oil Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers are a must for anyone looking to use essential oils for immune support. I own a few from Young Living that I absolutely love!
Both are under $20 and our great beginner diffusers!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I hope you and your family are able to stay healthy this cold and flu season.
If you have any immune-boosting tips please share them in the comments below 🙂