We could all use an extra boost to our immune system during the winter months. Our immune system includes the thymus gland, spleen, bone marrow and lymph nodes. It’s made up of many cells, tissues, proteins and organs.

Because of the molecular structure of essential oils, they are quickly absorbed into our skin. In 22 seconds the molecules reach our brains, in 2 minutes oils are found in our bloodstream and in 20 minutes they are affecting every cell in our body.

So lets look at some of the best oils to support the cells and other systems that make up our overall immune system.

You can diffuse these, take them internally, apply them topically using carrier oils but always make sure to research using them safely based on your own medical background. You may also choose to add to your natural cleaning products for an extra cleansing boost.

Eucalyptus Globulus
Eucalyptus Globulus is a eucalyptus oil from the large, aromatic eucalyptus trees of the Myrtaceae family. The tree’s leaves are steam distilled to produce the earthy, fresh oil that is popular in personal care products and spa treatments.


Distilled from the resin of trees, Frankincense essential oil is considered a holy oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It is even mentioned in one of the oldest known scientific records, the Ebers papyrus, dating back to the 16th century BC.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree essential oil, also known as Melaleuca or Melaleuca Alternifolia oil, is one of the most widely used and extensively researched essential oils, making it a must-have for every home. Because the benefits of Tea Tree oil include cleansing properties and a refreshing scent, this versatile oil can be used for everything from home cleaning solutions to skin care.


Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons, giving its aroma all the brightness of the freshly picked fruit. Cheerful, sweet, and nostalgic, Lemon oil can eliminate odors and infuse your whole home with its clean, lemon-drop scent when diffused.


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. Lavender is a must have, it pretty much does it all.


Oregano essential oil (Origanum vulgare) comes from the popular oregano plant, which is a member of the mint family and is native to areas of western Asia and the Mediterranean.

Always keep oils out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.

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