Have you ever used essential oils? Essential oils are pure oils derived from different plants. They are used for many different conditions and you can smell them, diffuse them in the air and some of them you can use topically on your skin or even ingest.1 If you plan to use topically or ingest them, make sure you use a quality brand of essential oils.
Here are some of the best essential oils to try to boost your immune system and help you stay healthy this spring:
- You may have heard that lemons are great for detoxifying your body and giving your immune system a boost. The essential oil derived from lemons is also no joke when it comes to cleansing your body. Try adding a drop of lemon oil to your water in the morning to help hydrate your body after a long sleep and boost your immune system.1 Lemon essential oil can also be used as a non-toxic cleanser in your home. Simply mix 10 drops of lemon essential oil with one or two cups of water into a glass spray bottle (note: essential oils can cause the plastic to melt, so be sure to use glass when adding oils to water).1 Not only will it be a great cleanser, it will smell amazing.
- If you look into different brands of essential oils, most of them carry a blend of oils that are specifically designed to boost your immune system and keep you healthy. They generally contain a blend of cloves, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils.1 These oils are typically used as either a household cleanser or you can use it topically or ingest them to ward off cold and flu when you start feeling ill or someone in your home is already ill.1
- Peppermint is a great essential oil to try to boost your immune system and also help with headaches or stomachaches.1 Peppermint is a great addition to tea. If you use peppermint topically on your skin, remember to use a very small amount or mix it with coconut oil because it is very strong and could produce a burning or tingling sensation if you aren’t used to it.1
- Lavender is great to promote deep sleep, which can help your immune system stay strong. Try diffusing this oil in your bedroom or putting some on your feet before you hit the hay.1
Have you ever used essential oils? Do you think they help keep you healthy during cold and flu season? What is your favorite essential oil or one you plan on trying? Share with us below!
1 – Information from MindBodyGreen