Immune Boosting Blends

Amanda Sugden

Posted on July 14 2019

immune boosting essential oils

 

 

Over the last few years using essential oils, one thing I've noticed is that most people want to use them to boost their immune system and fight off any nasty bugs. Once you have got your hands on some pure therapeutic grade essential oils and experienced their benefits it's easy to see why.

I look to essential oils as my go-to tool kit. I choose to use natural, chemical free options for my family and myself whenever possible, so they are my first line of defence. Kids have bought home a cold, mum is getting run down, husband has seasonal allergies, cuts/scrapes/bites, mastitis is rearing its ugly head..... I get out some essential oils with related properties and try to get on top of things naturally (Early!) Of course, I should stress that there is a time and a place for visiting the doctor and taking medicine, and we do see our doctor when necessary.

Also, I share these essential oil blends for boosting the immune system because they work for me and my family, my friends and customers. I hope that you will find them useful too. I get messages every week from people telling me symptoms and asking what oils they need. I am an avid oil user, aromatherapist and have researched widely on the topic over the years- but I am not a doctor and I do not "prescribe" oils.
 
NOTES:
* Make sure to scroll way down to the bottom of this blog to see other suggested oils to boost immunity.
* All of these blends are in 10ml roller bottles and I use sweet almond oil or macadamia oil as my carrier oil. Jojoba and hemp seed oil also make great carrier oils. FCO is ok too if you find your skin doesn't react to it. 
* Make sure you are well aware of dilution rates for different ages. There is a lot of misinformation on the internet. I have seen people advise oregano neat on the throat! I've seen immune boost 10ml rollers with 50+ drops of essential oils!!! 
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IMMUNE BOOST: HOME ESSENTIALS KIT OILS
 
I made up this blend many moons ago when I got my first oils, the home essentials kit. Whenever people ask what I use as my immune roller I tell them what I use now and they feel disheartened because they don't have all of those oils yet (see blends below). You can make an absolutely fantastic blend using only the oils from the home essentials kit and since most people do join doTERRA with this kit it makes sense to pop up this blend. 
 
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Why is Oregano only an option? Because it depends how you are going to use your roller. If you want to kick some germs butt, then you add in that oregano! If you just want an everyday healthy immune boost, leave oregano out. Oregano is a hot oil and it should NOT be used daily.
 
NOTE:
* This is a blend for adults, not children.
* If you want to make an immune blend for a child, I use On guard and Frankincense in a 10ml roller. For a child under 2 that would be only 1 drop of each!! That can be slightly increased as the child gets older.
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 AN EVERYDAY IMMUNE BOOST
 
I use this roller blend on a prevention basis. I certainly don't remember to use it everyday, but whenever I do this gets rolled on the bottom of my feet and spine to build a healthy immune system and fight seasonal threats. 

immune boosting essential oil blend
 
NOTE:
* If you don't have one of these essential oils just leave it out, or substitute it for another suggested oil that you do have (see below)
* Once again, this is a blend for adults in the house. Not our children. 
* UPDATED: I love to add in DDR Prime and/or Copaiba essential oils to my immune boost blend these days.

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KICK THE GERMS BUTT BLEND
 
This is the roller that I have for when I actually feel like I'm coming down with something or at the first signs of seasonal threat at home. This has a lot of the same oils as an everyday blend but you will see that it also has oregano in there and a bigger dose of arborvitae (antiviral). I roll this on my spine, bottom of my feet and over my throat space. I have also made this blend in a small 3 ml spray bottle and sprayed on the front of my neck (throat space) to get rid of a sore throat or cough...quickly!
cold and flu bomb blend
 
NOTE:
* Definitely a blend for adults, not children.
* Use this as soon as you start to feel unwell. In my experience the earlier you can boost your body with these essential oils the better the results!
* Not to be used for extended periods of time because it does contain oregano.
* UPDATED: I love to add in DDR Prime and/or Copaiba essential oils to my blend these days.

 

 

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR IMMUNITY- Properties 
 
ARBORVITAE: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral,      immunostimulant
BASIL: antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral,
CARDAMOM: antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, 
CINNAMON: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
CLOVE: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immunostimulant
COPAIBA: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
CYPRESS: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
EUCALUPTUS: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
FRANKINCENSE: (Magnifies other oils) anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immunostimulant
GINGER: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immunostimulant
LAVENDER:  antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,
LEMON:  antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
LEMONGRASS: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,  
MARJORAM: antibacterial, anti-infectious,
MANUKA: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral,
OREGANO: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, immunostimulant
ROSEMARY: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immunostimulant
TEA TREE: antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immunostimulant
 
ON GUARD: CONTAINS MANY OF THESE ABOVE OILS, SO GET YOUR HIT IN ONE DROP OF ON GUARD!
 
*Many of these essential oils listed above have other amazing properties too, but the ones listed will give you a good start for making your own immune rollers or substituting oils in your blends. 

 

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