6 Essential Oils to help Boost your Immune System

Essential Oils

Areas like work, health, money and relationships are components of life that we all need to focus on to live a happy and balanced life. Health does matter, indeed, health is the base for it all. Take a moment to consider it. If you constantly feel tired, frustrated and moody, consequently, it is hard to make the rest happen. Start using essential oils to boost your immune system today!  

We all make some kind of effort to keep healthy with the right food, exercise and sufficient rest.  When we become ill, we often realize that our immune systems aren’t as reliable as we want or need them to be.

The uplifting news is that there is something else we can do. People across cultures use concentrated extracts daily to address several health concerns. It can help to keep us healthy and strengthen our immune systems.  

The Healing Properties of Essential Oils

Aromatherapy oils have unimaginable healing potential that is helpful to both your psyche and body. During flu season especially in this pandemic we currently find ourselves in, off course, many people are looking for additional methods to avoid infections that might be coasting near. 

Essential oils might be exactly the thing you have been searching for. They offer a more secure approach to give your immune system the boost it needs to battle diseases including viral infections that cause the common cold and flu.

Best Essential Oils to Boost the Immune System 

1. Lemon

Lemon essential oil, extracted from the peel of fresh lemons, is a powerful antioxidant known for its powerful antibacterial properties. When used daily, you can help rinse your body and free it of any destructive and harmful toxicity.  

Two separate scientific studies conducted using lemon essential oil found evidence that it may be beneficial in protecting the health of the liver. This is significant because a healthy liver plays such a large role in a strong immune system. Add a couple of drops to a glass of water in the first part of the day and your body will love you!

2. Burglars

This original Burglars essential oil blend from Organic Aromas  is quite popular.  Made with a mix of cloves, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary oils, this lend is incredible to use to ward off the beginning of a cold.

Go ahead and add a couple of drops to your Nebulizing Diffuser or you can even utilize it as a household cleaner and most of its antibacterial properties.

3. Oregano

Oregano is another essential oil that is amazingly valuable for boosting the immune system.

Made from the leaves and shoots of the plant by an air-drying method. Once dried, the oil is separated by steam refining. This oil is regularly referred to as nature’s antibiotic. It is very beneficial to your body’s immune system as well as surprisingly helpful at fending off stomach diseases and influenza. 

You can place a couple of drops of the oil into a carrier oil, for example, virgin coconut oil and rub it onto your feet to assist your body to hold or an approaching cold or flu.

4. Frankincense 

Frankincense is otherwise called olibanum. Produced using the resin of the Boswellia tree and has a woody, spicy smell. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years and even assists your body in producing increased white blood cells, which will certainly strengthen your immune system and fight numerous types of infections. 

Use it in a Diffuser, topically on the skin, or alternatively soaked it in tea.

5. Eucalyptus 

Eucalyptus essential oil is very popular and well known as Bloekom Olie in South Africa. Extracted from the dried leaves of eucalyptus trees which have anti-fungal, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Eucalyptus essential oil can help support upper respiratory wellbeing and help battle chest congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis and sore throat. 

It is incredible when utilized in a hot shower or diffused daily in a Nebulizing Diffuser. 

In extreme cases of advanced respiratory illness, add 30 drops to simmering water and steam twice daily.

6. Rosemary  

Rosemary is part of the mint family. It is considered to be an excellent memory booster, stimulates hair growth, furthermore, it has intense antibacterial properties and is packed with good-for-you antioxidants. Due to its high level of 1,8-cineole, this extract positively protects the body from respiratory illness. Since rosemary also reduces cortisol levels, it helps improve the immune system. 

For airway illness, the best way to use Rosemary Essential oils is by diffusing them. 

To stimulate hair growth, use this oil once to twice daily consistently for at least 6 months.  Add 6 drops to a carrier oil and massage it directly into your scalp. Leave it for at least 10 minutes. You can rinse or leave it on.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, these oils are available and can help you in the ways mentioned above. Now that you have this information, it’s time start using essential oils to boost your immune system.   

Before running to the pharmacy this flu season to buy over-the-counter medication that might be loaded up with ingredients you can hardly pronounce, you ought to consider attempting the use of essential oils from a reputable source to help boost your immune system and get past cold and influenza season unharmed.

Please tell us about your success stories or ask us any questions you still have around this topic in the comments below.
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75 thoughts on “6 Essential Oils to help Boost your Immune System

  1. Rachael says:

    Loving and appreciating my Raindrop Diffuser with the Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential oils. This combination is really easing my blocked and stuffy nose. It is a refreshing scent, and so gentle on my nose and chest when inhaling. A easy and relaxed way of feeling better in a few minutes, with only a few drops of Essential oils. Thank you Organic Aromas for making my life better.

  2. Tania van Zyl says:

    I believe in using natural products – Eucalyptus is an essential oil for me especially in winter as colds and flu go straight to my chest.
    Also enjoy lemon to cleanse body.

  3. Querisa Naidoo says:

    I love using essential oils, especially in an oil burner, to calm me during the stressful times I’ve experienced as a result of the pandemic. LEMON is my favourite – it familiar and refreshing scent leaves me relaxed

    • OAZA says:

      If you love it in an oil burner you will really love it in a Nebulizing Diffuser! Best of luck with the giveaway!

    • Luvandi says:

      Eucalyptus oil definitely got me and my house hold through Covid. I used it in our diffuser, in the bath and on the shower walls.
      Frankincense and Myrh is definitely my all time favorite and I add it twice a week in our bath water with some Epson salt.

  4. Chloe Lynch says:

    Natural products are the way to go and using them through an essential oil diffuser is perfect for me with my new baby. I can use all the different scents to help her with breathing, sleeping, healing, energizing, calming and more! Thanks for the great article!

  5. Alexia says:

    Using essential oils opens the world to create a better you and live a healthy lifestyle. Not only will you love it, your body will love you! I use essential oils in my classroom to enhance mental alertness and to calm the little ones down.

  6. Anu Naidoo says:

    Essential oils have so many benefits it’s definitely a must have for me. The variety of Scents to meet different needs for healing or to destress or to sleep well or boost the immune system I highly recommend the use to all my friends

  7. Prianka says:

    I’m absolutely in love with Eucalyptus oil! I’ve been steaming, inhaling and putting drops into the bath tub since last year. The other oils sound heavenly and I’d love to try them out – especially in a diffuser!

    • OAZA says:

      Hi Prianka. Eucalyptus is one of our favorites for sure as well. My wife recently started hanging Eucalyptus branches in the shower and it’s awesome! So many ways to use this plant. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

      You will certainly love it in a Nebulizing Diffuser as well!

      Thank you for the comment!

  8. Barbara Davies says:

    Every morning I esure to drink some squeezed lemon juice in warm water.I
    would love to try the lemon essential oil. I also suffer from constant sinusitus, I must try eucalyptus 💚🌿

    • OAZA says:

      Lemon juice in water is a must in the morning! For sinusitis, try a combination of Mint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus in our Nebulizing Diffuser, or just steam with these oils. Works wonders!

      Would love some feedback once you have tried it!

      Thanks for engaging with us Barbara! We appreciate it.

  9. bekker.simone says:

    I’m new to essential oils and all its benefits and articles like this makes me so excited to continue on the journey of discovery. I love learning as I am going

    • OAZA says:

      Hi there! Enjoy the journey. It’s fun and super rewarding, and a little addictive, but in a good way 🙂
      Let us know if you have any questions!

    • OAZA says:

      Hi Anneeda.Rosemary is certainly in our top 5 favorite essential oils. Have you tried it with citrus oils like orange or lemon?

  10. Rachael says:

    The more i read about the benefits of Essential Oils, the more i want to try them all. Thank you for the summary of the benefits for the Essential Oils. Would love to try the Lemon Essential Oil. 🍋

    • OAZA says:

      Hi Rachael. Lemon is great but since lemon is a top note oil and evaporates fast we recommend using it with middle and base note oils. Lemon and mint go well with everything!

  11. Loveitha Ramjiyavan says:

    This is such an amazing giveaway. I would love to use essential oils in my home as I have never tried them before.

  12. Fauzia says:

    I would love to try it out as I’m a fan of essential oils and really need to try out the diffuser due to the mould in my house and its harmful nature especially for my babies. Would be amazing to win this giveaway

  13. Charmaine M says:

    I’ve never used essential oils but I’ve been wanting to and didn’t know where to start. Using them with a diffuser would be a great😊. I really enjoyed reading the blog, it was very informative and well summarised.

  14. Hazvinei says:

    I’m new to the essential oil and diffuser world. Your blog has been really informative and answered some of the questions I had. Thank you so much for the lovely read 😊😊

  15. Imke says:

    Im a first year student and during exam time essential oils is an essential for me to get through it. Don’t have a diffuser yet but hopefully oneday

    • OAZA says:

      Once you own one you’ll always have one. Best of luck with your studies Imke. We’ll keep these giveaways going monthly. Hope you get to win one.

  16. Marcus Hendricks says:

    I have a nebulizer at home and we constantly using different drops to steam with and this article gives me the much needed information my family needed.

  17. Diana Odendal says:

    I often use my little candle burner to burn lemon and rosemary. Looking forward to try the other immune support oils. We need all the help we can get during this pandemic.

    • OAZA says:

      Sure thing Diana. We do need all the help we can get. Essential oils lift the spirit even more than it does the body, which we think is pretty cool 🙂

  18. Nicole says:

    Natural Essential Oils really do make a difference in our daily lives . My top go to is Eucalyptus and Lemon. It really is nice to know that Oregano and Rosemary are also excellent go to oils for flu. Love these essential oils.

    • OAZA says:

      Eucalyptus is really, really the bomb Nicole, and yes it does go well with lemon. Lemon is great since it compliments everything. Eucalyptus on the other hand is truly one of the most versatile plants on earth, so yeah…..Nice Combo! Thank you for the comment!

  19. Joles says:

    I absolutely love eucalyptus and rosemary fragrance oils but my favourite to add to this collection is peppermint oil. It’s so invigorating and refreshing.

    • OAZA says:

      That’s the truth, Joles. We like a little peppermint with every blend out there. Really does with everything. Makes everything, you know, just a little better!

  20. Joles says:

    Just adding a few drops of essential oils to burners adds such a special warming ambience and homely feel to ones home.

    • OAZA says:

      if you enjoy these oils in a burner, you’ll go nuts for it in a Nebulizing Diffuser. Thanks for taking the time to make contact!

  21. Tamar says:

    I swear by Eucalyptus for easing cold and flu symptoms. And lavender for easing stress which in turn boosts immunity

  22. Prudence Kgapane says:

    I love essential oils, particularly Eucalyptus oil, I use it a lot in winter for Flu .. I got so excited when I saw that your diffusers uses oil instead of water

    • OAZA says:

      Quality over Quantity. If you get to own one we’d love to know think of the product. . We love it, hope you will too.

  23. Jolin says:

    Lemon essential oil is my favourite as it is known to sometimes be more effective at relieving stress than other essential oils such as lavender and rose. 🙂

    • OAZA says:

      Those oils are certainly known for it’s claiming effects, besides, those three oils mentioned just smells so good when mixed together!

  24. Jessel says:

    This has been quite educational – knowing a little about it but being given this information makes me understand it much better – the Eucalyptus oil would be most welcomed

  25. Katherine Sarah says:

    I am so happy I found these products, the Burglars oil sounds like something that is perfect for winter!
    I love gargling with water that has added lemon and peppermint oil as well as xylitol. Great for bacteria and sore throats!

  26. Laur says:

    Fascinated by how living closer to nature benefits the body and mind in so many different ways – truly informative!

  27. Debbie R says:

    This is surely the way to go, for me, as I have a very low immune system, I suffer with sinus, and pick up “colds” easily.

  28. Jaunita says:

    We so often take for granted these essential oils without realizing that they not only smell great but also have a positive impact on our lives.

  29. anne botes says:

    i’m in love with Eucalyptus oil i pour a few drops in my Humidifier and Purifier every day it smell fresh and clean the air and have a huge impact on our lives during Covid

  30. Lindie Schultz says:

    I have been struggling my entire life with my nose and when I heard about your product and the fact that you use natural oils, I couldn’t be happier! I am also a firm believer of using natural oils. If I ever have the money to buy it, I would. I only heard amazing stories about your product.

  31. Alexia says:

    Essential oils are the key to a healthy mind and body. Why take medicine if wecan use these pure oils to heal ourselves. I can’t imagine my life without essential oils in it!

  32. Jaclyn says:

    I love using oils. In my burner, on the necklace and on the chakra bracelet with lava beads. Love using frankincense and lavender. Especially when I have a headache.

  33. Tracy K says:

    I’ve been mixing my own Thieves Oil for years for household cleaning and using in a diffuser – it works wonders & has helped me get to a point where my home is nasty-free! Seeing as it’s uncommon in SA, it’s wonderful to see you have a pre-mixed Burglar’s blend – super convenient. 🙂
    Our family also swears by Oregano oil when we feel stuffy or fluish – it’s works like magic – definitely deserves its place on your list. Thanks for the great article!

  34. PVeldman7 says:

    Sounds Amazing…its great that it doesn’t use water,so you dont have to worry about filling up each time so that it doesn’t run dry

  35. Joy Makua says:

    The Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser is truly amazing and I absolutely love that it uses only pure essential oils, no heat or water.

  36. Arlene Beukes says:

    Your Raindrop Nebulizing Diffuser is exquisite! I adore Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. They help immensely with my asthma.

  37. Chrisna says:

    I only used oils like lavender and arnica for massaging.. I actually feel. So relaxed. I can fall asleep afterwards. But I haven’t tried the diffuser

  38. Traci says:

    Lavender, Frankincense, Peppermint and Tea Tree are staples in our home! I have acquired many others now which I can’t wait to experiment with. Now all I need is a nebulising diffuser 🙂 My only concern is the safety and effect on our pets which I’m researching quite a bit about first.

  39. RaziaH says:

    Tea tree and eucalyptus has been our go-to in helping with winter issues. We’d love the diffuser for my daughter. She has cerebral palsy and not able to clear her respiratory airway so keeping her environment moist and calm is important.

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