It may not always be flu season, but it is still possible to catch a cold, cough, or flu. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important nowadays to keep the immune system strong. The immune system works around the clock to ensure that your entire body is protected, and there are things you can do to help it perform its function well.
The most common way to strengthen the immune system is by eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle. You have to make sure that you get all the necessary vitamins and minerals through food and supplements. However, there are other ways to support your immune system, such as practicing good hygiene.
There is another often untapped way to support your immune system naturally: aromatherapy. Essential oils are packed with various benefits that can be harnessed to improve health.
Which Essential Oils To Use And How To Use Them
The best essential oils to use for the purpose of strengthening the immune system are those with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. Each essential oil has its own way of helping your immune system—some directly stimulate the immune system while others may help indirectly by promoting overall well-being. All of these are important because the immune system is affected by every aspect of the body.
One more thing to keep in mind is that while these essential oils offer valuable health benefits, those benefits can be subdued by improper diffusing techniques. Diffusing with heat or water (or both) has negative effects on essential oils. Those elements can dilute the benefits offered by essential oils.
On the other hand, a nebulizing diffuser is ideal for delivering the full benefits of essential oils. This type of diffuser is more efficient than others on the market. A nebulizing diffuser uses pressurized air to turn essential oil into microparticles, which are then dispersed into the air. This method keeps the composition of essential oils intact. It is also capable of dispersing these microparticles throughout a large area in a small amount of time, so you can make sure that everyone in the family will benefit from the diffuser blends you use.
Diffuser Blends To Support Your Immune System
Blend 1: Rosemary, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, And Melissa
Citrus scents blend well with woodsy scents like rosemary and frankincense. More importantly, these essential oils’ properties complement each other in promoting health. Rosemary has antibacterial and antifungal properties that keep bacteria from growing. Frankincense and melissa both have anti-inflammatory properties, and eucalyptus helps keep your nasal passages clear.
Blend 2: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, And Rosemary
This blend is great for everyday use as well as for when you feel a cold coming on. Clove and cinnamon have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that help prevent the spread of certain illnesses. Clove helps strengthen the immune system through antioxidants. Lemon and rosemary are antibacterial and antiseptic. Meanwhile, eucalyptus is a powerful expectorant. It can help relieve blocked passages so you can breathe clearly.
These same essential oils can be found in the Burglars blend, one of our signature products.
Blend 3: Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cypress, Geranium, Lime, Chamomile, Nutmeg, Oregano, And Thyme
This blend targets both prevention and relief from colds and flu. Lemon, cypress, lime, nutmeg, and thyme prevent bacteria and viruses from infecting your household. Eucalyptus and oregano help with symptoms such as blocked sinuses and sore throat. Geranium, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and chamomile can help you relax and sleep well so you can stay healthy or recover faster.
Blend 4: Basil, Cinnamon, Clove, Sweet Fennel, Melissa, Geranium, And Ylang-Ylang
Protect your home from viral infections with this incredible blend. With basil and sweet fennel’s antiviral properties, you have more protection against viruses. Cinnamon, clove, and melissa work together to strengthen your immune system. Ylang-ylang essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help mitigate any emerging symptoms, and it also promotes overall health by promoting lower blood pressure and reducing stress.
Blend 5: Lime, Eucalyptus, Cajeput, Coriander, Peppermint, Sweet Fennel, And Geranium
Why not bring the scent of fresh ocean breeze into your home while you prepare your body for flu season? This combination of essential oils will transform your house into a peaceful place while also fortifying your body’s defenses against viruses. Lime and sweet fennel will ensure that viruses and bacteria will not stay on surfaces in your home. Eucalyptus, peppermint, and cajeput can help your body get rid of mucus and phlegm and promote faster recovery. Geranium essential oil, an anti-inflammatory substance, can help manage cold and flu symptoms.
These 5 unique diffuser blends will not only support your immune system but also create a soothing environment in your home. Because most of these essential oils help reduce stress, you can use them in your nebulizing diffuser to relax at home. At the same time, you can have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are well protected from viruses.