5 Ways To Use Fighting Five
Whether you’re trying to tackle seasonal allergies, sniffles and sneezes or fatigue, a working immune system is fundamental to your health. You may turn to over-the-counter meds or something more natural like essential oils.
We opt for the latter, and so have thousands of Edens Garden customers throughout the years. In fact, one of our favorite immune-supportive essential oils also happens to be our bestselling blend. If you guessed this discussion would be about Fighting Five, you’d be correct.
Read on for info and tips on how to use, what many consider to be, the best essential oil blend for immune support.
What Does Fighting Five Essential Oil Do?
When seasonal threats start to circulate, Fighting Five is our first line of defense thanks to its antioxidant content. Its powerful essential oil composition allows Fighting Five to create a healthy environment while supporting general wellness and a healthy immune system.
Expertly formulated by essential oil chemists and aromatherapists, this blend is a must-have for a healthy home.
What Is In Fighting Five Essential Oil Blend?
Each oil in this blend effectively work together to support the immune system while giving the axe to seasonal threats.
Fighting Five is a powerful combination of:
- Cinnamon- Leaf
- Rosemary- Moroccan
- Clove- Bud
- Eucalyptus- Globulus
- Eucalyptus- Radiata
Let’s take a deeper look at the benefits each of these oils carries.
What is Lemon essential oil good for? Lemon is frequently used in household cleaners thanks to its antimicrobial properties. In particular, it’s been shown to possess:
- Antibacterial properties
- Antifungal properties
That means you can reach for Lemon oil to refresh the surfaces and air in your home. Kitchen counters, bathroom sinks, and shower tiles all find relief when Lemon essential oil swoops in.
Like many other essential oils, antioxidant Cinnamon possesses several properties that can help support our bodies’ natural immune system defense.
- Cinnamon Bark and Leaf have been proven effective against numerous bacteria. When diffused, it may help clear congestion and support a healthy immune system.
- In a study of over 100 ingredients, Cinnamon was found to be the most highly anti-inflammatory. By helping the body combat inflammation, Cinnamon may hasten healing and reduce secondary symptoms of inflammation like fatigue and discomfort.
Herbaceous and refreshing, Rosemary- Moroccan contains a significant amount of 1,8- cineole. One of the most beneficial components for aiding respiratory conditions, 1,8- cineole is the primary component in oils like Eucalyptus, Saro, Ravintsara and Laurel Leaf. It also lends these potent properties to Rosemary- Moroccan oil:
- 1,8- cineole’s anti-inflammatory, mucolytic and anti-bacterial properties makes Rosemary Moroccan essential oil worthy of any well-stocked medicine cabinet.
- Not just a component known for supporting the respiratory system, 1,8- cineole in Rosemary essential oil has also been shown to boost memory and focus.
Clove- Bud essential oil is full of therapeutic properties that can be attributed to its primary constituents – eugenol and eugenol acetate. Of its many benefits, Clove essential oil is most often attributed to its ability to help maintain a healthy immune system.
- A 2020 review of the immune-supportive effects of essential oils found that Clove’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties lent the oil to increase white blood cell count in those with compromised immune systems.
- Similarly, a 2014 study investigated Clove oil and eugenol’s effect on white blood cells. The study concluded that Clove oil may induce an immune response.
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS & RADIATA
Cool and medicinal, Eucalyptus essential oil has natural antibacterial properties that stimulate the immune system response. In fact, one 2008 study discovered that “Eucalyptus oil is able to implement the innate cell-mediated immune response, providing scientific support for an additional use of this plant extract.”
5 Ways to Use Fighting Five Essential Oil BlendNow that you have a grasp on the potent benefits of Fighting Five, you may be wondering how best to use it. Here are the most effective ways to use Fighting Five to support daily well-being.
#1 TOPICAL APPLICATION
When using 100% pure, undiluted essential oils, it’s vital that you dilute with a high-quality carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut oil before applying it to your skin. Due to Fighting Five’s potency, a little goes a long way so we recommend between a 1-3% dilution rate.
- 6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil for 1% dilution
- 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil for 2% dilution
- 18 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil for 3% dilution
#2 TISSUE AID
Perhaps the most effective way to use Fighting Five is by inhaling it. And when you want to take your oils on the go, the Mio Mist Diffuser and Essential Oil Inhaler are a great solution for enjoying aromatherapy anywhere and everywhere.
Don’t have a portable essential oil diffuser? Simply add 5 drops of Fighting Five to a tissue and place it in a sealed zip lock bag to carry along with you. Once your tissue dries, hold your tissue up to your nose and breathe deeply to help lessen sinus congestion.
#3 SPRAY AWAY
To help refresh air and surfaces, there’s no better solution than Fighting Five room spray. Alternatively, make your own spray with these 3 ingredients.
Combine 40 drops Fighting Five, 1 tablespoon grain alcohol and 1.5 oz of distilled water in a glass spray bottle. Spray onto counters, surfaces and linens.
*Note: Spray onto an inconspicuous area of the linen to ensure it does not stain before spraying fully.
#4 THROAT COAT
Sore throat can be a real pain. For occasional relief, our favorite remedy is Fighting Five roll-on. The next time sore throat strikes, apply this soothing roll-on along your throat for healing relief.
Additionally, apply your prediluted roll-on to pulse points for extra protection and wellness support.
#5 SOAK IT IN
Days can be filled with stress and exposure to various environmental threats. Once you’ve fulfilled your responsibilities for the day, relax and revitalize your body by taking a soak in the tub.
By regularly indulging in sea salt baths, we take in minerals that boost our resistance to everyday threats. Similar to the effects of physical exercise, warm baths have also been found to trigger an anti-inflammatory response that is vital for increasing our body’s ability to ward off unwanted germs.
The Fighting Five bath salt was meticulously crafted to contribute to the immune-boosting effect of salt baths. High in antibacterial properties, this bath salt helps deter pathogens while relaxing the mind.
- Anti-inflammatory activity of cinnamon (C. zeylanicum and C. cassia) extracts – identification of E-cinnamaldehyde and o-methoxy cinnamaldehyde as the most potent bioactive compounds. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/fo/c4fo00680a/unauth#!divAbstract
- Anti-inflammatory properties of the monoterpene 1.8-cineole: current evidence for co-medication in inflammatory airway diseases. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24831245/
- Rosemary boosts brain power! Robert Tisserand https://roberttisserand.com/2012/03/rosemary-boosts-brain-power/
- Immunomodulatory Activities of Selected Essential Oils. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7464830
- Clove (Syzygium Aromaticum) Ingredients Affect Lymphocyte Subtypes Expansion and Cytokine Profile Responses: An in Vitro Evaluation. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28911459/
- Stimulatory effect of Eucalyptus essential oil on innate cell-mediated immune response. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18423004/
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Laura C. Gaunnac
Bella, thank you for such a wonderfully informative post! My question is: Since I have some autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia), should I still use immune-boosting blends like Fighting Five, or is it likely to increase the problems I already deal with?
October 18, 2022 at 1:53 pm
Hi Laura! Thank you for your kind words! I may need more info to steer you in the right direction. Let’s talk more at email@example.com.