Each essential oil has its own special uses, with some of them being anti-fungal, and others offering an antibacterial, antiviral, expectorant or antiseptic property.
They can help prevent illness, fight viruses once they are upon us, and improve the overall strength of our immune system.
In short, we have a lot to thank essential oils for. However, you can’t enjoy these benefits unless you turn to essential oils to help fight infection and boost your immunity. So, let’s take a deep dive into how essential oils can help support your overall health and wellness.
The Making Of Essential Oils
WebMD says that essential oils are extracted from plants through either a steam distillation method or by being expressed mechanically. Not all essential oils are created equally, though. It’s vital that you only purchase true essential oils.
Read the label and if it states that it’s a scent, then it isn’t a real essential oil. The price point will also be a dead giveaway, real essential oils are affordable, but not cheap. Always check the ingredients list to make sure you are buying an authentic product.
If it’s merely a replicated scent it won’t have the same medicinal properties as the real deal.
A real essential oil can be diffused, inhaled or massaged. Generally, you would combine the essential oil with a carrier oil before it can be used directly on the skin. Essential oils can also be used as a perfume (or in perfumes), as food flavorings, and for aromatherapy.
So, you have a variety of options for getting the best from your essential oil of choice. Of course, some of the oils lend themselves better to particular uses, but we’ll get into that later.
A diffuser is an excellent choice for most essential oils because it releases them into the atmosphere quickly. They can purify the air, improving the quality of the air you breathe, which reduces fungus, bacteria, and viruses that are lingering in your air.
Diffusers come in a wide range of price points, too, so even if your budget is low, you will find one that works for you.
When it comes to inhaling essential oils, this (like the diffuser) gets the concentration to your bloodstream and lungs to carry to your cells.
How To Get Started With Essential Oils
If you want to use essential oils to boost your immunity, then you need to get started. Unless you have been doing it for some time, you will still be susceptible to illness. The good news is that you can use essential oils to fight those infections, too. It’s not too late to boost your immunity.
It’s important to note, just because you use essential oils to boost your immunity does not mean you won’t get sick. However, you may notice that your illnesses have a shorter run time than your friends. You may also notice that your illness is not as severe as others have experienced. This is all to do with having a strong immune system that is ready to do battle at the drop of a germ.
This isn’t something you need to do for hours a day. Just add your favorite blend to your diffuser each day and let it do the rest. By keeping your air quality high, and choosing a blend that supports immune health, you are helping keep bacteria at bay.
When you do experience symptoms of an illness or ailment, you can opt for the direct inhalation route to support your health.
Essential oils alone are not enough to save you from illness. It’s vital that your essential oil use is accompanied by a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, and regular exercise.
It’s a complementary therapy that must be supported by good overall health. A poor sleeping pattern leaves you open for stress, which is one of the biggest enemies to your immune system.
So, do yourself a favor by using essential oils properly. Now, let’s take a look at some of the most effective essential oils for fighting infections and boosting immunity.
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