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What are the Best Essential Oils for Immunity?

As the colder weather fast approaches so too does cold and flu season. It’s always a good time to start strengthening your immunity, but right now it’s essential. Just because people around you are coming down with a virus or flu, it doesn’t mean you have to as well! As big fans, and sellers of doTerra essential oils, we love how much oils can help (and easily be incorporated into your everyday life) to help ward off the sniffles and inflammation.

There are many natural ways to boost immunity, and essential oils are a great place to start. The more you learn about the incredible healing properties of pure essential oils, you realise just how powerful they really are for your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Here are five detoxifying and immune boosting essential oils we recommend you try:

Frankincense

Frankincense is often referred to as the King of essential oils because of its array of health benefits. Known for its power at boosting immunity,  it can even help your body produce more white blood cells to strengthen the immune system even more. Further on, it’s anti-inflammatory, promotes relaxation, balances moods and supports smooth, radiant skin. Try rubbing Frankincense onto your hands and feet after a long day of work.

Lemon

Lemon has a wondering detoxifying and flushing effect on the system. A great way to include the essential oil derived from lemon is first thing in the morning upon waking. Add a few drops into a warm glass of water and drink within 10 minutes of jumping out of bed. This simple and natural detox drink will improve regularity of your digestive tract, assist daily bowel movements, promote a healthy appetite, help manage weight and flush toxic build-up from your body.  

Oregano

This essential oil is a natural antibiotic and is very useful at strengthening the immune system and fighting off stomach virus’ and flu. Try adding a few drops into a diffuser or mix it in with a body oil such as organic cold-pressed coconut oil and rub it into your hands and feet before going to bed.

Lavender

Lavender is renowned for its calming and soothing effect on the body and mind which in turn will assist in a better night’s sleep, allowing your body to heal, strengthen and restore. Diffuse the oil in your bedroom before going to bed or add a few drops together with Epsom salts into a warm bath to not only pull toxins out of the body but relax you in the process.

Eucalyptus

The oil pulled from the Eucalyptus plant is wonderful for any respiratory symptoms such as allergies, infection and congestion due to its anti-bacterial properties. Try some good old fashion steam inhalation with eucalyptus oil by popping a few drops into a bucket of boiling water and inhaling it in through your nose.

Remember to ask in studio about our doTerra Oils. doTerra has an incredible product called doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend which includes rosemary, eucalyptus and more. It’s one of their best sellers and can even be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaner.

DIY Bliss Bombs

DIY Bliss Bombs

Do you love a bliss bomb in the bath as much as we do? These nuggets of pure bliss are so easy to make and are such a luxurious treat for when you feel like giving yourself a little TLC. They also make gorgeous gifts for just about anyone so make plenty to share around. Our friends at DoTerra Australia came up with this great recipe for a soothing bath. Get cracking on this DIY bliss bomb project now!

Here’s what you need –

  • ½ cup cornflour
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup bicarbonate soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¾ tbsp water
  • 2¾ tbsp coconut oil
  • A few drops of your favourite pure essential oil
  • optional, moulds
  • optional, dried flowers
  • optional, natural colouring

Here’s what to do –

  1. Sift all of the dry ingredients together.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl mix all of the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and quickly whisk together as the mixture will fizz. Keep whisking until the mixture resembles wet sand consistency.
  4. Now you can begin moulding your bliss balls, you may mould them into balls with your hands or use a mould for a more uniform finish.
  5. Set the bliss bombs aside to dry overnight.

Think about the mood you would like to create to decide which essential oil/s to add. If you want a relaxing, soothing experience good choices are lavender, bergamot, yang ylang and vetiver. For a more invigorating bath add grapefruit, orange or peppermint. When you add your bliss ball to the water, it will fizz and dissolve, releasing the delightful aroma of the essential oils along with the Epsom salts and coconut oil. Your body will be revitalised and your skin silky smooth, enjoy!

 

You can purchase DoTerra essential oils at the studio. Find out why diffusing essential oils is good for your health.

Essential Oils

Why Should I Diffuse Essential Oils?

Essential oils have the power to uplift and revitalise, elevating the mood and relaxing the mind. Essential oils are also known to have air purifying benefits that can destroy mould microorganisms and inhibit bacterial growth which can ward off infection. The distilled essential oil of most plants have been shown to carry antibiotic, antiviral and anti-microbial properties. A testament to this is the fact that over 50 hospitals throughout the USA have begun to use essential oils!

During inhalation, odour molecules travel to receptor sites in the brain one of which is the limbic system, otherwise known as the “emotional brain”. The limbic system plays a part in controlling heart rate, stress levels, hormone balance, breathing and memory (Higley & Higley, 1998).

The benefits of Essential Oils

Not only are essential oils beneficial for the emotional and physical body but they just smell so damn good! Your home can feel fresh and invigorating while diffusing orange and lemon or relaxing while diffusing bergamot or lavender. To help ward off nasty bugs in the home or workplace, try diffusing on guard, tea tree, clove, frankincense, lemongrass and rosemary.

We often hear comments about how Pilates & Co smells fresh and clean all the time, this is thanks to the oils we diffuse regularly. Our latest obsession is the Smart & Sassy blend which has grapefruit, lemon, ginger, orange and cinnamon essential oils – yum!

Belinda Survilla is the Pilates & Co. studio manager and takes regular classes at the Miami studio, including orientation for new members.

You can purchase DoTerra essential oils at the studio. Get this great DIY Bliss Bomb Recipe, using DoTerra essential oils.