Eating healthy food, washing your hands, getting a good night’s sleep, exercise and stress management help guard your immune system.
You can also diffuse germ busting essential oils to help prevent the spread of airborne pathogens.
immune protect essential oils
Antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic and disinfectant in nature, bergamot is traditionally used to relieve congestion and respiratory symptoms including chronic coughing, asthma, colds and flu.
Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial and carminative in nature, cinnamon is traditionally used to relieve the symptoms of colds, flu sore throat and congestion.
Antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, clove oil is traditionally used for respiratory disorders including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis. Chewing a clove bud can be used to soothe sore throats.
Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, decongestant in nature, eucalyptus essential oil is traditionally used for respiratory issues including colds and flu, cough, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis.
Antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, tranquilising, anti-inflammatory, frankincense works as an expectorant to clear the nasal passageway, promotes the relief of congestion, bronchitis, asthma, and sinusitis, encourages easier breathing, is calming, reduces inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
Calming, sleep-inducing, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antifungal lavender essential oil is traditionally used for throat infections, flu, coughs, colds, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis and to protect the immune system.
Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, disinfectant, restorative, and tonic lemon essential oil is traditionally used to inhibit viral and bacterial growth and fight infections.
Antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, antiparasitic, lemon balm (Melissa) is traditionally used to relieve colds, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, candida and herpes.
Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory lemongrass essential oil is effective against a variety of drug-resistant bacteria including those that cause pneumonia and staph infection.
This potent antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal essential oil is more powerful than tea tree oil. Beneficial for colds, flu and chest congestion. Fantastic natural germ killer.
Antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral antipyretic, lime oil is traditionally used to help fight common colds, bacterial infections and influenza, soothe bronchitis, and cool fevers.
Antiseptic, anti-fungal antibacterial and antiviral, niaouli is traditionally used to aid recovery from colds and flu, sore throats, nasal congestion, and coughing. Inhaling niaouli oil in a steam bath can help open sinus passages to improve congested breathing.
Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant, orange essential oil is uplifting for both the immune system and emotions.
Antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic and anti-inflammatory, oregano essential oil is traditionally used for treating fevers and respiratory symptoms, sinus and fungal infections, coughs, colds and flu virus, and to speed recovery.
Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, decongestant, peppermint essential oil is traditionally used to relieve headaches and sinus congestion, soothe airways, disinfecting surfaces, and inhibiting airborne pathogens.
Antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, expectorant rosemary essential oil is traditionally used to clear the respiratory tract, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus, colds, sore throats, coughing and flu.
Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal, sweet marjoram is traditionally used for chronic coughing, bronchitis, colds, flu, excess phlegm and congestion of the nose, throat, sinus and lungs associated with colds and viral infections.
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and antioxidant thyme is traditionally used to alleviate coughs and respiratory tract infections.
immune protect blends
You can add any combination of your favourite germ busting essential oils in your diffuser to help purify the air in your environment. We make up 50ml bottles of essential oil blends, ready for use at home and work.
10ml Lemon Myrtle
5 ml Clove
5ml Cinnamon bark
Traditional Thieves Blend
10ml cinnamon bark
10ml sweet marjoram
10ml roman chamomile
You can also use Breathe Easy for steam inhalation to help relieve a blocked nose or painful sinuses.
- Boil one litre of water and pour it into a sturdy heatproof bowl.
- Add 5-10 drops of Breathe Easy essential oil blend.
- Place your head over the steaming water and drape a towel over your head, creating a tent that traps the steam so it can drift into your nasal passages.
- Gently inhale the steam for about 2 minutes at a time. Keep your eyes closed to avoid stinging.
- If your nose is red and sore, apply castor oil on any tender skin before you steam to act as a barrier and prevent stinging or further skin irritation.
Please be careful when you use boiling water. Humidifiers and vaporisers are considered safer to use for children.
how to diffuse essential oils
There are all kinds of essential oil diffusers. However, coldwater ultrasonic diffusion is considered safe and effective.
Ultrasonic diffusers come in different sizes and it’s best to follow the manufacturer’s directions.
As a general rule though, if you have a 100ml diffuser, use 3-5 drops of essential oils. For a 150ml diffuser, use 8-10 drops. A large 500ml diffuser requires about 15-20 drops of essential oils.
how long you should diffuse
You don’t need to diffuse essential oils all day long. They are powerful and you don’t want to overpower a room either.
It’s recommended that you diffuse essential oils for an hour and turn your diffuser off for an hour.
Make sure you have good ventilation too.
If you suffer from allergies, you’re pregnant, or you take prescribed medications that are sensitive to interactions, please check with your health practitioner before using essential oils.
Essential oils can be toxic to animals. Please check with your vet before using essential oils near your pets.
all the best!