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Do you get every cold that comes around? Does it hit you harder than you think it should? Are you wiped out for days? It doesn’t have to be like this! You can strengthen your immune system so you don’t have to be afraid of every runny nose you see, and if you do catch something, you can fight it off more quickly!
In fact, there are several natural ways to do this – from herbs to mindfulness to relaxing baths to what you eat for dinner. But in this post I want to talk about a specific essential oil blend from doTERRA Essential Oils.
On Guard Protective Blend
doTERRA Essential Oils are known worldwide for their purity and effectiveness. The testing doTERRA puts its oils through is rigorous and unmatched by other essential oil companies.
doTERRA’s proprietary Protective Blend, called On Guard, is comprised of five different essential oils, all well known for their cleansing properties and positive effects on the immune system.
Wild Orange Peel
Wild Orange essential oil is found in the peel of the fruit. It’s what makes your hands smell like oranges after you’ve held one. Imagine all that fresh, cleansing goodness distilled into very powerful, concentrated drops of oil.
Wild Orange oil is often used for mood lifting, but it also has cleansing and purifying properties. It provides antoxidants, and helps fight against seasonal threats.
Clove essential oil is known for its ability to cleanse and protect teeth and gums. Clove can be used in toothpaste, mouthwash, and as a gargle for a soothing effect. When taken internally, it also has powerful antioxidant properties, and supports cardiovascular health.* Clove oil can also be used to flavor food, and as a warming massage (dilute with a carrier oil first).
Cinnamon essential oil is commonly used to flavor foods, toothpastes, and beverages. Cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune support properties. When taken internally, Cinnamon essential oil can help support healthy metabolic function, and a strong immune system.*
Eucalyptus essential oil has purifying cleansing properties that are beneficial for skin, surfaces and air. It also helps to promote feelings of open airways and clear breathing. Eucalyptus can also help clear the mind, release tension and promote feelings of relaxation.
Rosemary essential oil, long used to flavor meats and stews, is very powerful and beneficial to the body as well. It supports healthy digestion, healthy respiratory function, and internal organ function. Taken internally, it can help to reduce feelings of fatigue and tension.*
Our Favorite Way to Use On Guard
Most often, our family uses On Guard topically, along with Melaleuca and Oregano in a roller bottle. If you have small children or sensitive skin you’ll want to dilute this recipe further. This blend can also be diffused. I like to run a diffuser in my children’s bedrooms when they’re fighting off seasonal illnesses. I sometimes add Lemon essential oil, if they need additional help breathing clearly.
Immune Booster Roller Bottle – 10 drops On Guard, 10 drops Oregano, 10 drops Melaleuca. Fill with carrier oil. Roll on wrists or bottoms of feet twice daily to support immune system; every 30 minutes while awake, when fighting a sickness.
On Guard Toothpaste – This toothpaste is amazing! I love it, my kids love it. Perfect checkups! 😀
More Ways to Use On Guard
3 drops On Guard + 2 drops Lemon
3 drops On Guard + 3 drops Citrus Bliss
3 drops Clove + 3 drops Cinnamon + 1 drop On Guard + 2 drops Wild Orange
3 drops On Guard + 2 drops Lemon + 2 drops Melaleuca
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Use caution when taking essential oils internally – only ingest Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils from doTERRA.