Three ways to boost your immune system with essential oils.
Nervous about the upcoming flu/cold season? Me too.
There are a lot of options in the natural medicine world for immune support, but what actually works? It’s easy to overthink all the different things you can do to keep you and your family healthy, so I want to make it easy for you.
This post is all about sustainable wellness—simple ways to support and boost your immune system on a daily basis. These easy wellness practices can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE for your immune system this Fall.
Here are 3 MUST DO health habits that offer immune support ON TAP throughout the day.
IMMUNE SUPPORT ON TAP
1. Oil Up!
Essential oils that are ingested or applied to the skin offer major immune support. Especially oils that are high in phenols and aldehydes which have been shown to help the immune system combat threats more effectively.
Below are my favorite essential oils to ingest or apply throughout my day. I love to switch it up.
During the Fall season, I recommend always enjoying a mug of OnGuard tea as mentioned below and then rotating between the OnGuard Touch, Stronger Blend, and “FLOOT” applications.
CHOOSE YOUR TOPICAL SUPPORT:
Option 1-OnGuard Touch: roll over the sides of throat and the sternum every morning and night.
Option 2-Stronger Blend: similar to OnGuard Touch, use when environmental threats are high. Roll onto hands, knees, and feet after a long day of activity.
Option 3- “FLOOT” Blend: if you’re really wanting to bump up the immune support).
In a 10mL roller bottle combine the following:
10 d Frankincense
10 d Lemon OR Grapefruit
10 d OnGuard
10 d Oregano
10 d Tea Tree (AKA: Melaleuca)
Top off the roller bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil
Roll onto bottoms of feet, down the spine, on sides of throat or over the chest in the morning, evening or when feeling rundown.
CHOOSE YOUR INTERNAL SUPPORT
As with the topical support, I recommend varying the internal support as well. However, I LOVE the OnGuard tea recipe, and so personally, I find myself enjoying a hot mug every day throughout the Fall and Winter seasons.
OnGuard Tea with OnGuard Blend: Unlike the OnGuard Touch version, OnGuard is perfect in a mug of hot water and a little bit of organic honey. This immune boosting tea is great to enjoy in the morning, afternoon or evening. Add 1 drop of Lemon if you’re experiencing a sore throat for extra relief.
Along with the tea, add in ingestible immune boosting oils via veggie capsules.
Option 1-Immune Boost Veggie Capsule:
2 d OnGuard
2 d Oregano
2 d Wild Orange
Combine in a vegetable cap and take in the morning and before bedtime
Option 2-The OnGuard+ Softgel: This magical blend of immune supports respiratory function, protects against environmental threats and supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses.
Take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. Add an extra dose or 2 when feeling unwell and requiring extra immune support.
2. Wash Your Hands
If 2020 has taught us nothing, it’s that washing hands really IS super important when it comes to staying healthy.
As it gets nicer to be outside and the holidays demand more shopping, we might find ourselves in a lot of public places, touching things that hundreds of other people have touched. Shopping has a way of bringing us all together in that way, doesn’t it ?
The good news is that you can keep your hands clean even when you can’t get to a sink.
Drip hand washing/sanitzing efforts throughout your day with these easy tips:
-Hand Washing Tip 1: Keep OnGuard Hand Mist in your purse to use before and after each of your shopping trips.
I carry it with me EVERYWHERE! It smells AMAZING and works better than most hand sanitizers because it contains ethyl alcohol (pure grain alcohol) and NOT the immune diminishing rubbing alcohol.
-Hand Washing Tip 2: Use the OnGuard Hand Wipes to purify surfaces you or your kids may be in contact with.
Whether it be wiping down a restaurant table or a shopping cart before touching, having these disposable wipes on hand make this kind of proactive living simple and do-able!
-Hand Washing Tip 3: When you’re able to use a sink, lather up with essential oil infused hand soap.
Did you know that plants produce essential oils to protect themselves from damaging pests? Yep, essential oils are literally created to help the plant fight off bugs. This is why they make the PERFECT tool for human immune support.
Washing your hands with essential oil infused hand soap just makes plain sense.
The doTERRA OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash is concentrated, so if you use a foaming hand soap dispenser, you only need 1-2 tbsp of the concentrate per pump. This makes the 16oz bottle SUPER cost effective! It will last for months, even if you fill every bathroom in your home with OnGuard Hand Wash!
BONUS: You can also use the OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash to get tough carpet stains out! Yes. Seriously.
3. Wash Your Mouth
Wash your mouth? Yes! Did you know that so much of your immune system is in your mouth? Keeping those gums healthy and happy is one of the best ways to keep you strong all season long. PLUS, when your gums are healthy, your teeth are more likely to be pearly white and strong.
To help keep your mouth clean and healthy, you can use doTERRA’s OnGuard infused:
✔︎OnGuard Toothpaste: A seriously HOLISTIC formula with lots of Hydroxyappetite, which help keep your teeth enamel strong and healthy. This is a really important ingredient if you struggle with sensitive teeth or other enamel issues. Additionally, the essential oils can make their way deep into your gums, to help keep the microbiome community in your mouth optimally balanced.
✔︎OnGuard Mouthwash: Alcohol-free and formulated to clean teeth and gums, reduce plaque, and promote a healthy-looking mouth. The refreshing doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend leaves your breath fresh and your smile bright.
✔︎On Guard Floss: essential oil dipped floss helps to remove plaque and food particles from teeth. The best way to reduce tooth decay is by using dōTERRA’s On Guard Dental Floss that has been double dipped in dōTERRA On Guard essential for a burst of flavor. Floss daily to keep teeth clean and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
✔︎Tongue Scraping: The tongue harbors both good and harmful bacteria. Just like plaque is the accumulated waste in the teeth, bacteria and food particles tend to accumulate between the papillae of the tongue! If these particles aren’t removed, they can become covered with a mucus lining that can lead to bad breath and of course, weaken the immune system over time. Cleaning the tongue is an important (but often neglected) art of oral hygiene! Use a tongue scraper daily to fix this. The protocol takes just a few moments and can make a big difference for your oral health.
👉🏼BONUS: Daily Oil Pulling! Do 1 tsp- 1 tbsp of organic coconut oil (not Fractionated Coconut Oil, the real kind) and 1 drop of Tea Tree or Copaiba oil. Swish around your mouth for 5-20 minutes. Truthfully, I usually do about 5 minutes, but the longer you can do it the better. Spit contents into the trash (not your sink!).
Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine practice for keeping the immune system balanced in the mouth.
Start Your Immune System On Tap Protocol
If you’re currently a doTERRA member, you can order all of these products at a wholesale discount!
What’s even BETTER, is that now, doTERRA offers a specialized, highly curated program that will carry you through the Fall and Winter seasons.
THE IMMUNITY WELLNESS 90 DAY PROGRAM
Each month, for 3 months in a row, doTERRA will deliver a specialized kit geared specifically at helping your implement daily health habits specific to IMMUNITY WELLNESS.
WHAT YOU GET ….
-OnGuard Dental Floss
-OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash+ 1 Foaming Pump Dispenser
-OnGuard Hand Sanitzing Spray
-10 pack OnGuard Whitening + Remineralizing Toothpaste travel pack
-Red reusable neoprene bag!
WHAT YOU GET:
-Copper Tongue Scraper
-OnGuard Sanitizing Mist (you’ll need another one by Month 2!)
-Grapefruit essential oil
-Tea Tree essential oil
In Month 2 you’ll have the chance to try these products in your daily wellness routine.
WHAT YOU GET:
-OnGuard Touch 10mL
-OnGuard Sanitzing Mist (2): by this time you’ll see how valuable these mists are, wanting to place them in everyone’s purse, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags etc
-Stronger blend 10mL
-Frankincense Touch 4mL
-Veggie Caps (30 count)
-Hand Sanitizing Mist Holder (so cute!)
-OnGuard Sanitizing Wipes (5 ct)
To order, just login to your account and order the Immunity Wellness Program.
If you don’t have a doTERRA account yet, but are READY to get started, go ahead and start shopping here: www.mydoterra.com/drme
Have questions? Feel free to contact us with any specific questions you might want answered before ordering (serious inquires only please).