It’s that time of year where everyone is getting the winter cold and flu. We’re all headed back to work and the kids are back in school, and we’re bringing all kinds of germs and bacteria back home with us. Here is a list of essential oils that boost immunity and can help keep your family stays cold and flu free all winter long!
Clove Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil has many great properties that support our immune system. It helps the immune system by assisting in removing viruses and bacteria and protecting us against them. It also prevents the growth of disease-causing microorganisms like bacteria and fungus. Clove Essential Oil is an immunostimulant, meaning it induces activation of the immune system or increases activity of the components of the immune system. Because of its stomachic property, clove oil aids in digestion. Good gut health is essential to overall well being.
Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger Essential Oil is another great oil to improve immune function. Like clove, Ginger Essential Oil may promote proper digestion and assist with digestive problems. As anantioxidant, Ginger Essential Oil gets rid of free radicals in our cells. Ginger Essential Oil serves as an expectorant, meaning that it promotes the secretion of sputum (A.K.A. phlegm) through air passages. This is important to expel any yucky bacteria and microorganisms from our bodies.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Grapefruit Essential Oil promotes healthy function in a variety of systems within our bodies. It helps to regulate the natural fluid balance in our bodies and stimulate lymphatic flow and bacteria removal from our tissues. Grapefruit oil is anti-infectious, meaning it helps prevent infection. It’s also great for those who need help losing weight as it supports a healthier metabolism.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is great for its germ-fighting properties. It fights and kills airborne microbes such as bacteria and fungus. It also works well to get rid of bacteria, viruses and fungus on the skin. It’s an antifungal and fungicidal, which means it’s great at destroying and preventing the growth of fungus. It’s also antiviral, meaning it removes viruses and protects our immune systems against them. As a bactericide it kills bacteria, and as an antiseptic it prevents growth of disease-causing microorganisms. Additionally, Tea Tree Essential Oil improves our immune system as an immunostimulant and an expectorant. Tea Tree Essential Oil offers respiratory support and is a natural cleaner.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a great disinfectant in all parts of the house and has healing properties. It has been known to ease cold symptoms, reduce fever and heal wounds. It is often used to destroy parasitic worms. Eucalyptus is a decongestant and expectorant, and it has purifying and detoxifying effects. Eucalyptus is great for fighting and preventing viruses, bacteria, fungi and airborne microbes as it’s antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic.
Lime Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil is a great addition to household cleaners. It cuts grease and is a great disinfectant. Lime Essential Oil fights and protects against viral infections, helps to cure infections of the throat and reduces fever symptoms. Lime Essential Oil works great for killing and preventing the growth of bacteria as well. Lime oil is also considered restorative, meaning it has the ability to restore health back to a good state.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil Essential Oil is another great immunity boosting essential oil. It promotes digestive health and assists with creating a healthy gut. Basil Essential Oil is an expectorant and febrifuge, meaning it helps cure infectious diseases of the throat, coughing, and fevers. As an antioxidant, Basil Essential Oil helps to fight harmful free radicals within our cells. It also helps to promote perspiration, which is a natural way that our bodies rid themselves of toxins. Basil is also antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal, so it fights against viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Simply Earth’s Defender Essential Oil Blend is a great oil to improve immunity. Because it’s made from clove, ginger, grapefruit, and tea tree essential oils, Defender Blend has properties of all of these oils. The Defender blend is antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-infectious and antimicrobial. The Defender is also an antiseptic, disinfectant, bactericidal, fungicidal, immunostimulant, lymphatic stimulant, and expectorant. It promotes a healthy urinary system, digestive system, and lymphatic system.
The Defender blend aids in the regulation of our body’s natural fluid balance and serves as an antioxidant to help remove damaging free radicals within our cells. It kills airborne microbes, bacteria, viruses, and fungus, and inhibits their growth, thus improving immune function! Here's a recipe on how you can use your Defender Essential Oil Blend.