No matter the season, if you don’t properly care for your immune system, it can seriously influence the way you feel every day. Exercise, nutrition, sleep, and other healthy habits help to strengthen our immune system, but sometimes we need a little extra boost to keep the body protected from outside influences.
Because they are known to have many powerful cleansing and purifying properties, you can use essential oils to boost the immune system, especially if you are already practicing other healthy habits.
Using essential oils to boost your immune system
The beauty of using essential oils for your immune system is that there are a variety of oils and many application methods, so you can figure out what works best for you. Scientific studies have shown that diffusion of essential oils can help to cleanse and purify the air, which provides the body with added protection.
In addition to contributing to clean air, essential oils can also be taken internally to utilize their immune-boosting characteristics.* When you take advantage of both the internal and external benefits of essential oils for the immune system, you can care for your body from the inside out.
Need some help getting started? Keep reading to learn about two powerful essential oils for the immune system:
For centuries, turmeric has been used as part of traditional health practices in China, India, and Sri Lanka because of its benefits for the body. A member of the ginger family, Turmeric essential oil is known to hold benefits for the circulatory system, digestive system, nervous system, and immune system.* When taken internally, Turmeric oil offers antioxidant support and helps to support healthy cellular function and immune response.*
How to use Turmeric oil to boost the immune system
- Take advantage of the immune-boosting benefits of Turmeric oil by making this Turmeric Tea.*
- Add Turmeric oil to a Veggie Cap and take internally for daily antioxidant support and to improve immune response.*
- Add a drop of Turmeric oil to a glass of water for internal benefits.*
- Reap the internal benefits of Turmeric oil by adding it to your favorite savory meals (try it with scrambled eggs, frittatas, rice, or soups.)
Other Oils for the Immune System
There is a long list of essential oils that support the immune system. At any time, incorporate different oils to see which works best for you. We’ve noted which of these oils is already included in the doTERRA On Guard blend, so you are aware of exactly what oils you’re putting in your body. Keep in mind that each of the listed oils needs to be taken internally to achieve the desired immune support:*
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon Bark (doTERRA On Guard)
- Clove (doTERRA On Guard)
- Juniper Berry
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
- Roman Chamomile
- Wild Orange (doTERRA On Guard)