Immune Support with Essential Oils
As the season begins to change, and the temperature starts to drop, you’ll notice a lot more people sniffling, sneezing and coughing. This time of year, especially, it is so important to give your immune system the added support it needs to protect you from bacteria and viruses. Many essential oils can be used to both, keep us healthy, and support our bodies during illness. Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules that can deliver healing properties to the systems that control our physiological state. The best way for the body to absorb the therapeutic components of essential oils is a combination of inhalation through the olfactory system of the nose and absorption through the surface of the skin.
WON is proud to spotlight three of Pranarom’s, 100% organic, essential oil blends to help you through the upcoming cold and flu season.
IMMUNE DEFENSE SOLUTION is a remarkable immune support blend for health and wellness. Its ingredients include Lavender, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Rosemary, Ravintsara, Peppermint, Clove Bud and Coriander oils. Lavender oil, renowned for its many beneficial properties, is antimicrobial, supports the nervous system and promotes relaxation. Eucalyptus oil is invaluable to help treat colds, it helps to clear congested sinuses, stimulates healthy circulation and mental focus. Niaouli oil is considered a powerhouse for its lymph and circulation stimulating properties. Rosemary oil is useful in treating bacterial and fungal infections and has mild antiviral properties. Ravintsara oil is a go to for chest congestion, stuffiness, tickly throats and contains strong antiviral properties. Peppermint oil is known for its revitalizing properties, it is soothing, refreshing and works as a decongestant. Clove bud is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral oil. Lastly, Coriander oil helps to soothe an upset stomach, achy joints, and muscles. To use, apply 1-2 drops directly on the inside of wrists or soles of the feet until absorbed. Use up to 2 times per day. For extra immune support, massage 6-8 drops on the rib cage or the back, 4-6 times per day for up to one week. In a diffuser, simply add 5-10 drops with water.
GOOD SAMARITAN, also known as Thieves, is a wonderfully balanced blend that is purifying and protecting. It, too, has Clove, Eucalyptus and Rosemary oils and to it, Cinnamon and Lemon oils have been added. Cinnamon oil is one of the strongest antibacterial oils, making it ideal for treating bacterial infections. Lemon oil naturally stimulates the immune system and has been shown useful in treating the flu virus. This multi-purpose helper oil is the most potent of the three and can be used topically, in a diffuser and as a natural cleaning solution.
PURIFY, from Pranarom’s childrens line, is a refreshing diffusion blend of essential oils to purify and sanitize the indoor air. Along with Naiouli and Coriander, this blend also uses Sweet Orange oil, Fir Balsam oil and Lemongrass oil. Sweet Orange oil is cheerful and antiseptic. Fir Balsam oil is soothing, calming for muscles and supports respiratory health. Lemongrass oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. This blend is safe to diffuse near babies and children. To use, add 3-4 drops in a diffuser with water or, apply topically in a carrier oil to open the respiratory tract.
Essential oils are a gentle, effective and enjoyable way to have a first line of defense against the germs we are exposed to during the cold and flu season.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.