Essential Oils to Boost your immune system
On the start of sneezing, sniffling and coughing season, it is essential to have a strong immune system.
There are many ways to boost your own protections with vitamins, plants and a healthy diet.
We wanted to focus on a very effective and natural weapon: essential oils which have antiseptic properties and can stimulate the immune system.
Here is a quick review of the most effective oils to boost and protect your natural defenses.
You can use essential oils by:
- Diffused them to help purify the air and prevent the spread of air borne germs
- Adding them to cleaning products, disinfectant surface sprays or the washing machine
- Applying them, diluted to the skin to help support the body during illness
Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most popular oil to help treat the symptoms of colds. It can be applied diluted to the chest and feet or via steam inhalation it can help clear congested sinuses. It has proven effectiveness against flu, E. coli, some Staph strains and Candida albicans.
Rosemary is another helpful essential oil for respiratory diseases and is a also a great oil that clears the sinuses and shown to be useful treating bacterial and fungal infections and has mild anti-viral properties.
Tea Tree is an immune stimulant and a very strong antiseptic oil. Tea Tree has been shown to be effective to treat viral infections of the digestive system, Candida albicans and a strong anti-bacterial action against E. coli, some Staph and Salmonella strains.
is probably one of the strongest anti-bacterial essential oils with some anti-fungal properties. Excellent for adding to cleaning products in small amounts and avoid using directly on the skin.
Don’t forget that essential oils have a synergetic action, that simply means that their properties are getting stronger by using them together so don’t hesitate to mix and play with them!