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Boost Your Immune System – The Essential Oil Way

Author: Rebecca Carden June 20, 2015

Want to boost your immune system naturally?

Essential Oils are proving to be incredibly powerful antibacterial and antiviral agents that could be vital in the war against resistant germs where traditional medicine is no longer effective.

DoTERRA’s Protective On Guard Blend essential oil has been published on the PubMed website as being the leader in killing 17 different strains of viruses and stopping the H1N1 virus from replicating. All of these viruses have demonstrated resistance to antibiotics.

On Guard is dōTERRA’s unique, proprietary blend which is formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support.


It is safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse and sanitize surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard diffused is a terrific tool to stop the spread of illness in a household. Essential oil particles remain suspended in the air for up to two hours and continue to eradicate harmful bacteria. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents and it can be used topically, aromatically or as a dietary immune system support supplement.

We use it daily on the soles of our feet and before bed to enhance our immune systems ability to ward off environmental threats as well as provide a high dose of powerful antioxidants to prevent free radical damage.

When you have a bacterial infection a doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotics for you. If you have a virus though, you’re told that there is nothing that can be done, that you will just have to drink plenty of fluids and basically ‘sleep it off’. That’s because bacteria grow outside of cells and viruses grow on the inside. Antibiotics won’t kill the virus because antibiotics can’t penetrate the cell walls.

Essential Oils on the other hand can rapidly penetrate the cell walls and are therefore very effective against viruses AND bacteria.

Interestingly, you cannot develop a resistance to essential oils because the chemistry of an essential oil is so complex and the sheer number of compounds in an individual oil are too many for a bacteria or virus to work around.

Nature is very clever indeed. There are just too many different chemical factors to overcome in essential oils and bacteria just can’t outsmart nature’s amazing medicine cabinet….think about that for a minute!

Pretty amazing stuff isn’t it.

Top Uses to Boost Your Immune System Using dōTERRA’s Protective Blend 

-Mix with a tbsp of water, gargle for 1 minute then swallow at the on-set of a sore throat.

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-Dilute and place on the soles of children’s feet at night during cold & flu season to support immune system (be sure to put socks on after applying the oil).

-Put several drops in a bowl of warm water and breathe in the vapors when you need respiratory support.

-Put 50 drops in a glass spray bottle with 1l of water. Shake often and use to sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Please make sure it is a glass bottle as essential oils can break down plastic releasing harmful endocrine disruptors into the environment.

-Add to your dishwasher for squeeky clean dishes and a sanitized, germ free dishwasher.

-Gargle and brush daily for healthy teeth and gums and to prevent and treat gum disease. Try Oil Pulling with a drop of On Guard for a powerful morning immune boost.

-Diffuse in homes or business to kill air borne pathogens, inhibit mold and build immune systems.

-Spray in public restrooms on airplanes to reduce airborne bacteria.

-Spray on shower and bathroom walls to disinfect and remove mold.

Decided you MUST have a bottle of OnGuard in your life?

You can purchase a bottle at retail or wholesale from our wellness store . Click ‘Shop’ to buy retail or ‘Join & Save’ and set yourself up a wholesale account by following the prompts.

We always recommend folks start with their own wholesale account and a starter kit like the Home Essentials because it’s the cheapest and smartest way to purchase the product and you get everything you need to start ditching the likes of Dettol and Glen20.

There are no strings attached and it was created as a way for everyone to access the oils and products at a cheaper price.

Have questions? Drop us a line, we would love to talk oils with you.

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