It's that time of the year again! The heat is on increasing dryness indoors, germs are circulating, and temperatures are dropping. It's way too easy to get a cold from any one of these conditions, and it's important to make sure your immune system can handle everything that's coming its way.
The best part is, there's a way to do this naturally, and most important: effectively.
It's called preventative healthcare. It's the small actions you take everyday to keep you healthy, so that you don't have to head to the doctors for a bad cold, and you won't even get the cold in the first place if you keep your routines going!
The way I stay healthy during the winter season is using essential oils daily. My body is protected that way so I get to feel strong and well.
There are specific oils that you can take which boost your immunity and support you by protecting you from any germs that might have made their way to you.
For daily protection, I like to use the On Guard protecting blend from doTERRA, which contains Clove, Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary (the top oils for wellness!) on the bottoms of my feet and internally in a beadlet form.
When I feel something bigger coming on, even at the faintest tickle in my throat, I bring out the big guns below and take them internally, in a veggie cap topped with a little fractionated coconut oil because my throat is sensitive to the oils.
I list out each oil below with different ways I like to use them. What's awesome is that most of the basic kits at doTERRA contain the majority of these oils so you should have them on hand if you're already a member! What's also so great is that each oil has so many other uses than just immunity, from antidepressant support to skin support and more, making them so versatile. Essential oils support the whole person!
It's amazing what simple plants, natures gift of the earth, can do. They are small, yet powerful, rituals that lead to health and vitality. Try out these protocols for yourself and take control of your health this season!
Lemon (for detoxifying) Take 2 drops internally in a veggie cap, or spread on top of congested nose to clear up mucus
Oregano (clearing out viral infections) This is essential oil of Oregano, not oil of Oregano so it's much more potent! Take 2 drops internally in a veggie cap at onset of cold, and stop taking after 10 days. It clears out bacteria, both good and bad
On Guard Protective Blend (immune support): Take 2 drops or beadlets internally daily, use in diffuser, use on bottoms of feet daily (the largest pore in our body!)
Melaleuca (clearing out viral and fungal infections) Take 2 drops internally in a veggie cap or use on bottoms of feet
Wild Orange (for colds) Take 2 drops internally in a veggie cap, on the bottoms of feet, or in the diffuser
Rose (antiviral support and eliminates bacteria) This oil is such a powerhouse and acts as a shield towards viruses. Since it requires around 12,000 rose blossoms to make a 5ml bottle, this only comes in a roller bottle form cut with fractionated coconut oil. In this way you can easily rub on the bottoms of your feet and on your throat and back of neck.
Thyme (supports sore throat) Take 2 drops internally in a veggie cap, dilute with fractionated coconut oil and spread over throat, make a steam by putting 2 drops in bowl of boiling water, make a gargle by mixing 2 drops with salt water
Turmeric (immune support) doTERRA's newest addition, it's a powerful daily immune support. I like to take 2 drops internally daily in a veggie cap.
Breathe Respiratory Blend: Spread over congested chest and nose, use in the diffuser (no internal use). This is like a natural version of Vicks and will help support you breathing easier
This is a popular recipe among doTERRA Wellness Advocates, make it when you feel the cold coming on to stop it in its tracks! It's 2 drops each, in a veggie cap:
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*These statements are not regulated by the FDA, they are anecdotes from myself and millions of others (doTERRA has over 6 million customers!) that have seen positive results