With cold & flu season in full swing, everyone wants to keep from getting sick. This immune boosting essential oil roller blend will help you stay healthy all year long.
Essential Oil Immunity Recipe
I love fall and I love winter. But what I don’t love about it is all the bugs that seem to go around this time of the year. They can really suck the joy right out of the holidays.
It seems like every year during the cold and flu season, somebody in my family ends up getting sick. And eventually, it ends up getting passed on to every single person in the entire house.
But this year I’m determined to keep myself and my family healthy throughout the cold and flu season!
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I recently made an immune boosting essential oil roller bottle that we’ve been using daily as well.
If you are not very familiar with essential oils or if you don’t know what a roller bottle is, you can keep reading to learn more about both!
What Are 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. You can learn more about essential oils in my ultimate beginner’s guide to essential oils.
Roller Bottle Blends
Roller bottle blends are a convenient and easy way to use essential oils. You just add whatever essential oils you like as well as a carrier oil to your roller bottle and you have a blend that has already been diluted and is ready to use.
You can learn more about roller bottle blends in this post – best essential oil recipes for roller bottles. This post also includes over 20 different essential oil roller bottle recipes.
How Do Essential Oils Support the Immune System?
Essential oils help to “boost” the immune system by fighting infections alongside it and supporting it.
Almost all essential oils are antiseptic to some degree or another. But some essential oils can also have an inhibiting effect on viruses, fungi, or bacteria – or all three!
It is also believed that some essential oils can actually stimulate an immune response.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been very many studies done on essential oils and the immune system so most of the information that we have available is anecdotal.
And the few studies that have been done in regards to essential oils and the immune system, have been done on rats and not on humans.
A 2011 study done on rats and clove essential oil showed an immune response associated with antibodies and other proteins was boosted.
There have been other studies done as well that show a potential boost in the immune system linked to some types of essential oils but not enough research has been done to prove that to be 100% true.
There has been far more research done in regards to essential oils and their antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. So when I talk about an essential oil being immune boosting this is basically what I am referring to.
Immune Boosting Essential Oils
There are several essential oils that are great for immune support. Tea tree, ginger, and oregano are just a few that come to mind. You can read this post to discover more immune-boosting essential oils.
I’ve chosen the most potent and effective immune boosting essential oils for this recipe.
Immune Boosting Roller Bottle Supplies & Ingredients
A few things you will need for this recipe besides the essential oils themselves are listed below.
- Carrier oil (I use fractionated coconut oil but you can use whichever carrier oil you like. Almond and jojoba oil both work well.)
- Glass roller bottles 10ml (I buy mine on Amazon!)
- Label (You can print one below for free!)
What is The Best Essential Oil to Boost the Immune System?
Like I mentioned earlier, there are several essential oils that are very powerful at strengthening the immune system. The oils I have chosen for this blend are what I personally believe are the strongest and best essential oils to boost the immune system.
The oils needed for this recipe are listed below as well as a little info about each oil.
Rosemary | Rosemary oil contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system. It also has a high level of antioxidants and has both antifungal and antibacterial properties.
A study done in 2007 found that both rosemary and clove essential oil possessed significant antimicrobial effects against all the microorganisms that were tested in the study.
Frankincense | Not only is frankincense great for your skin and for emotional support but it also can boost and support your immune system. Frankincense has antibacterial properties as well.
Oregano | Oregano oil is a very potent oil! Some of its properties include antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic.
It contains a powerful combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils.
If you don’t want to put together this wellness blend you can try Plant Therapy’s Germ Fighter blend instead. It’s a great, affordable, alternative.
Immune Boosting Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipe
For 10 years old and up:
- 6 drops of Rosemary
- 10 drops of Frankincense
- 6 drops of Lemon
- 2 drops of Oregano
- 10 drops of my DIY wellness blend
- Add 6 drops of rosemary to glass roller bottle
- Add 10 drops of frankincense to glass roller bottle
- Add 6 drops of lemon to glass roller bottle
- Add 2 drops of oregano to glass roller bottle
- Add 10 drops of my DIY wellness blend to glass roller bottle
- Fill the rest of the bottle with the carrier oil of your choice
- Attach roller ball, shake, and done.
Immunity Roller Bottle Blend Recipe
For 3-9 years old:
The children’s recipe is exactly the same except the ingredients are cut in half.
- 3 drops of Rosemary
- 5 drops of Frankincense
- 3 drops of Lemon
- 1 drop of Oregano
- 5 drops of my DIY wellness blend
How Do You Use an Immune Boosting Roller Blend?
Whenever you want to give your immune system a boost, apply the roller bottle to the bottom of your feet or roll it onto your spine.
You can apply several times throughout the day.
The label is formatted to print on the Avery 2×2 labels (#22806). You print, peel from the paper, and stick right on the bottle. Or you can print on regular paper, cut out and tape or glue on the bottle.
Where Should I Buy Essential Oils?
As essential oils have become increasingly popular over the years they’ve also become much easier to obtain. But do not be deceived. Not all oils are created equal.
Many oils being sold today are synthetic. Your body processes synthetic oils as a toxin which does not help your body but actually works against it. So please do your research before purchasing essential oils.
You can read this post – how to choose an essential oil brand – to figure out which essential oil brand is best for you.
You can also check out this post – fake essential oil brands you should avoid – to discover essential oil brands to stay far away from and also learn how to spot fake essential oils.
There are many essential oil companies that sell high-quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.
High-quality essential oils don’t have to cost a lot. I use Florihana, Plant Therapy, and Simply Earth essential oils. They are all amazing and very affordable.
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I hope that this immune boosting essential oil roller bottle helps you and your family stay healthy.
You can read this post for more tips about how to stay healthy during the cold and flu season.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below 🙂