Immune Boosting Essential Oils

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Support your immune system this winter!

Immune Boosting Essential OilsThe winter immune boost oils, such as Fir, Pine, Eucalyptus, are a must have for strong & healthy inspired living in our Canadian Winter. But, did you know that the age old Forest Bathing (making waves in North America) has real medical health benefits? 
The presence of green ‘forest’ oils has a direct impact on our body. Inhaling essential oils as they exude from trees surrounding you on your forest walk or from the diffuser by your computer actually jump starts your immune system by ‘kick starting’ your cells’ natural killer – NK – cell activity!  The presence of these aromatic molecules seems to ‘remind’ the cells what to do

 

What Does the Science Say?

It has been reported that “aromatic volatile substances derived from trees, called phytoncides, such as α-pinene and limonene significantly increased NK activity and the intracellular levels of anti-cancer proteins in NK cells in vitro (6). Thus, in the present study we investigated whether phytoncide exposure in vivo affects human immune function.”

HTTPS://WWW.TANDFONLINE.COM/DOI/FULL/10.1080/08923970600809439

By breathing in air infused with citrus oils and green tree oils, we can support our body to better fight off viruses in the winter months.

More on the wonderful world of essential oils…

[Eucalyptus essential oils] helps reduce sinus drip, sinus infections and sinus congestion. They dry out the mucous membranes, which is very welcome over the winter months, when we may struggle with the common cold symptoms of ‘drippy nose’

Eucalyptol is naturally produced cyclic ether and monoterpenoid. Eucalyptol is an ingredient in many brands of mouthwash and cough suppressant. It controls airway mucus hypersecretion and asthma via anti-inflammatory cytokine inhibition. Eucalyptol is an effective treatment for nonpurulent rhinosinusitis. Eucalyptol reduces inflammation and pain when applied topically.

pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Eucalyptol

 

Immune Boost Blend

Utilizing this research knowledge with age old wisdom of ‘trees and forests are good for you’ and combining them to bring the forest indoors, we can benefit anywhere, even at home or in the office.

This is why we created our Winter Immune Boost Blend. This blend can be found in our pure blend essential oil droppers, inhaler tubes, and sanitizing lotion. It’s made up of Scotch Pine, Eucalyptus Radiata & Globulus, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Balsam Fir, Ginger Root, Cypress, and Juniper Berry pure essential oils.

Blended together, these essential oils create a super boost, synergistic blend, that supports your breath, immune system, circulation and help clean the air you breathe. 

The Winter Immune Boost Pure Blend can be used in a variety of settings as a preventative measure or to help kick that stubborn cold or flu.

Drop in your diffuser, on your shower floor, in the or in your bath tub. You can drop a few drops in your hands, rub together, and inhale deeply to clear congestion and open up the airways.

Test your aromatherapy blending skills by adding a few drops to your favourite natural unscented lotion. Apply this lotion to your chest and back to clear and open up your airway, providing immediate relief.

 

Essential Oils for Cold and Flu


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