Immune system health depends on a variety of factors. Of course, eating healthy foods, exercising, reducing your stress and getting a good night’s rest will help begin paving the way. However, there are additional ways you can improve how your system functions. Read below to learn how to strengthen your immune system with essential oils.
The first step towards protecting your immune system happens with an investment in gut-improving foods and oils. Because 80% of your immune system is in your gut (!), protecting it is one of the best steps you can take towards arming your defense system.
We recommend starting with oregano oil, an essential oil that can clean out your digestive tract by eliminating harmful bacteria. You can use it by adding a drop to your tea, incorporating oregano leaves into your cooking or diffusing the essential oil into the air. To read all the ways you can incorporate oregano oil into your routine, check out this link at BackDoorSurvival.com.
Often, directly ingesting essential oils or applying them directly to your skin is not recommended (unless you’re under the supervision of a medical professional). So we often turn towards diffusing them as a way to absorb them into your system.
To increase the activity in different parts of your immune system, you can try a mix of bay laurel, cinnamon leaf, eucalyptus globulus, frankincense, sage and – again – oregano. Diffusing this mix in your home after exposure to a virus can be particularly effective for strengthening the immune system. To build up your immune system for protection against future exposure, we recommend switching to some combination of bergamot, roman chamomile, lavender, lemon, myrrh, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme and/or vetiver.
If you’re looking to stock up on a simpler mix of essential oils that guard your immune system and also provide additional benefits, we recommend trying out Thieves, Peppermint and Lavender. With Thieves – which includes a combination of scents – you can add a drop to your tea to ward off any potential signs of a cold. Peppermint, on the other hand, can be ingested or applied topically for reducing sugary food cravings, headache relief and indigestion. Finally, lavender diffusion or use in a spray provides access to better sleep, relaxation and even the relief of PMS symptoms for women.
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