Your immune system is the body’s defence, designed to detect and ward off germs and pathogens. Of the multiple factors that play a role in weakening your immune system, the main culprits are diet, sleep patterns, stress, environmental toxins, medication and illness. Essential oils provide a natural supplement, important as an immuno-support alternative to strengthening compromised immune systems.
Please note: Essential oils should not be taken orally, and they are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is always advisable that you consult your family health practitioner as essential oils are not a substitute for professional medical care.
However, essential oils have a lot to offer from Earth’s health store:
A little extra boost
Essentials oils have long been recognised as an organic player in strengthening your body’s natural defences - helping to fight off harmful pathogens and disease-causing organisms. Simply put, essential oils become an additional weapon in your germ-fighting arsenal.
COVID -19 might be the great enemy today, but our bodies will always be in a battle against viruses and bacteria, so finding ways to boost your immune system should be part of your and your family’s daily health regime.
When it comes to your overall health, essential oils - with their antimicrobial properties - are a proactive (and wonderfully scented!) supplement.
‘Essential oils have great potential in the field of biomedicine. The presence of different types of aldehydes, phenolics, terpenes, and other antimicrobial compounds means that the essential oils are effective against a diverse range of pathogens.’
Organic essential oils - also known as volatile oils - are concentrated natural extracts derived from plants, which have proven to be a source of bioactive compounds with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
A little extra fight
The nurturing practice of looking to nature for its healing and medicinal properties is as old as humankind. Essential oils are a simple way of unlocking the amazing properties that plants contain.
3 practical ways of bringing essential oils into your home to fight germs and assist in strengthening your immune system:
1. Diffuse - Essential oil diffusers disperse oils into the air to be inhaled. Besides their pleasant scent, essential oils may also play a role in purifying the air from airborne germs. The exhilarating fragrances produced by these essential oil diffusers are a natural way to restore calmness to body and soul. The versatility of Lavender oil is a go-to for its immune-boosting properties. Not only does it help you get a good night’s sleep - encouraging restorative rest that your body needs - but it is also commonly used for reducing stress. Stress and lack of sleep are a potent duo in compromising immune systems. Oregano oil - with its antiviral properties - has long been hailed for aiding a robust immune system and speeding up recovery.
2. Disinfect - Added to home cleaning products, surface sprays and hand sanitizers, essential oils enhance the antibacterial and disinfectant properties and provide a little added protection. Sweet Orange oil and Tea Tree oil - with their natural antiseptic properties - are both commonly used in homemade cleaners and room sprays. By minimizing exposure to harmful particles on household surfaces, the immune system is not further compromised.
3. Dilute - Known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, Eucalyptus Globulus oil is essential for building the immune system. Besides helping to treat respiratory conditions, it is a powerful ally when fighting off colds and flu. To maximize its healing potential, mix 3 drops of Eucalyptus oil with 2.5ml of any carrier oil and rub directly onto your chest and feet. Frankincense oil helps the body produce more white cells - the body’s frontline soldiers - to aid in the combating of harmful pathogens.
A little extra warrior power
At Sanctus Essence we believe we are part of nature and nature is part of us. We are also armed and ready with nature’s essential oils to help you fight germs and strengthen your immune system.
Our little bottle of Germ Warrior oil - an organic blend of Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Lemon, Rosemary officinalis, and Eucalyptus globules - packs a powerful immune-boosting punch.
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The International Federation of Aromatherapists and the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils also include ingestion.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose treat, prevent or cure any disease.
Please be advised that essential oils can irritate the skin.
Essential oils are to be stored away and out of the reach of children and animals.
Essential oils are powerful and should be treated and used with care and understanding. All Essential Oils should be diluted with a carrier oil. None of the information on this site has been reviewed or approved by the FDA. Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.