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Boost Your Immune System with Essential Oils

Add These Powerful Plant Essences To Your Arsenal This Cold & Flu Season

Cold & flu season is upon us. If you want to strengthen your immune system and avoid the flu this year, here are a few essential oils to get familiar with.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are plant essences derived from leaves, herbs and seeds. Unlike modern medical approaches to colds & flu such as antibiotics, viruses cannot “get used to” essential oils because no infusion is ever the same. Each batch is unique based on season, temperature, time of harvest and more.

What Essential Oils Boost The Immune System?

The best oils to use to boost the immune system are oregano, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, eucalyptus & frankincense.

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Boost your immune system by diluting them on the skin or taking them internally as an infusion. Oregano oil is best used diluted in olive oil and applied to the neck, back or soles of the feet. Take care to only use a few drops of this powerful oil and avoid eyes. If you get some of the oil on your face, dilute it with butter or oil, not water. A few drops of therapeutic-grade lemon oil can be placed into water and consumed to avoid colds and flu. Lemon oil is photosensitive so it should not be applied to the skin. Peppermint and eucalyptus work wonders in easing breathing difficulties associated with colds & flu. Both can be applied directly to the throat, chest, back and neck. Cinnamon oil can be inhaled or applied to the soles of the feet. Frankincense, though expensive, is the most powerful essential oil for boosting the immune system. It can be used neat on the skin and therapeutic-grade frankincense can also be taken internally, diluted in water or taken in a capsule.

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