Weak Immune System? Supercharge it With This Aromatherapy Oil Blend and Feel Better!
Certain essential oils are excellent for providing support to your immune system. They assist in healing when your body is being attacked by disease, or is simply in an unhealthy state. Some of these oils are also known for their powerful antiseptic properties.
There are two primary ways that these essential oils fight infection in the body.
First, they stimulate & encourage the production of white corpuscles, which play a vital role in your body’s defense against disease. Second, they can help accelerate new cell growth, which also promotes quicker healing. As a side benefit, achieving a relaxed state through use of oils actually reduces stress and tension. This helps promote better sleep, which in turn stimulates the immune system and kicks it up a notch or two.
It’s well known that one thing that will weaken your immune system (and your whole body in general) is excessive stress. A certain amount of stress is a normal part of life. However, when it becomes excessive and chronic, things change. Stress often causes such unpleasant symptoms as headaches, indigestion, or heart palpitations. Research (and common sense) suggests that prolonged excessive stress can be a contributing cause to more serious disorders such as heart disease.
Bottom line – we live in a world where our immune systems are stressed and often compromised by our environment. Not to mention the chemicals and other undesirable things in what we eat and drink. We all need as much support for our immune systems as we can get. Let your essential oils work hard for you and help keep you healthy!
Here is a recipe for an aromatherapy immune system booster. Enjoy, and please share!
One important way to assist your immune system is a lymphatic massage that uses essential oils. Lymph nodes are located around the body, particularly in the throat, groin, breasts, and under the arms. They are like filtering centers for cleansing the blood. The lymphatic system moves cellular fluid through the system, cleansing the body of waste produced by the body’s metabolic functions. Lemon, rosemary, and grapefruit are especially good at stimulating movement and supporting the cleansing action. A lymphatic massage involves deep strokes that work from the extremities toward the heart. You can even do this on yourself. Rub the oil up your arms to the lymph nodes in your armpits. From the center of your chest, rub again toward the armpit, and then down your neck. Massage your legs from your feet up to the groin.
Essential oils for the immune system: bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, myrrh, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Aromatherapy Immune System Boost
Immune Tonic Blend
- 6 drops lavender oil
- 6 drops bergamot oil
- 3 drops lemon oil
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- 2 drops myrrh oil (expensive, so optional)
- 2 ounces vegetable oil
Combine ingredients. Use as a general massage oil or over specific areas of the body that tend to develop physical problems. For example, if you come down with a lot of chest colds and flus, rub this blend over your chest. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons in a bath or 1 teaspoon in a foot bath. Without the vegetable oil, this recipe is suitable for use in an aromatherapy diffuser, simmering pan of water, or potpourri cooker. Use in some form several times a day when trying to build up your own natural immunity.
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