Essential Oils and Your Immune System

Did you know that you can boost your immune system with essential oils? As our weather starts to shift towards fall, take these tips into consideration for a healthy and happy turnover to a new season.

Lemon (Citrus limon)This essential oil is obtained from the peels of lemons. It is antimicrobial, antiseptic, and bactericidal. It is know for its ability to prevent and treat cold and flu symptoms, as well as clearing out phlegm. Lemon essential oil has stimulating properties which means it increases white blood cell production, helping to fight bacteria. Careful, as lemon is phototoxic and should not be used topically prior to sun exposure.

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) – This essential oil is obtained from the flowers and stalks of the lavender plant. Lavender has many great qualities including antiviral, antiseptic, and decongestant. It is an extremely versatile oil and a great one to have in your arsenal.

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatic) – This oils is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Ravensara tree. It has a 1.8 cineole rating giving it strong therapeutic actions. It is antiviral, and antimicrobial. Its antiviral properties make it very effective at treating cold and flu symptoms.

These are just a few of the various essential oils which can boost your immune system. Stop by Kneading Hands to discover the power of oils, sample a few drops, or make yourself a healing blend.