Waking up with a fever or stuffy nose is simply the worst, especially when we have a pile of things to get done. Our daily lives should be filled with adventure and passion, not the prison of sickness. But before you start stockpiling meds with names like “Phenylpropanolamine,” give good ‘ole mother nature a go with Immunity. (Also, as a general rule, ingesting things we can barely pronounce is usually not the best Plan A.)
With a soothing aroma, Immunity is packed with essential oils that can boost the immune system while clearing congestion, coughs and fevers. Immunity is a stimulating blend of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Moroccan Rosemary, Tea Tree and Frankincense. Lemon is rich with antioxidants and Rosemary has a wealth of antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Eucalyptus can work as a decongestant as it helps ease colds and viruses.
Diffusing Immunity at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can cut sickness off before it even starts. Made with care from our top quality oils and, as always, Edens Garden essential oils are never diluted or mixed with additives.
**Euro droppers are not included with 4 oz bottles**
Not sure which wellness blend is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying topically.
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Frequently Asked Questions:
What essential oils are good for autoimmune?
- Autoimmune diseases are many and can range from psoriasis and eczema to rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto’s disease which affects the thyroid. In short, the immune system does not recognize that it considers its own cells a foreign substance and commences to attack its own cells. Since an overactive immune system is often the precursor to autoimmune diseases, using essential oils that actually boost the immune system is generally not recommended because immune boosters can enhance the activity of an autoimmune disease. In many cases, we want to calm down the immune system instead. For autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and eczema, inflammation-reducing essential oils blended with supportive carrier oils such as Moringa can help reduce inflammation and itchiness and also calm the skin (always do a patch test first). For rheumatoid arthritis, many essential oils can be valuable for reducing inflammation and pain. Supportive oils include Fir Needle, Birch, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Ginger, Roman Chamomile, Geranium and Juniper Berry. Please refer to this blog post for an explanation of these oils and how they can help specific issues from autoimmune diseases.
How do you use essential oils to help improve wellness, like Fighting Five, Guardian and Immunity?
- Fighting Five is composed of powerful, aggressive oils that offer health benefits and support immune function as well as defend against microbes. You can use Fighting Five in a diffuser to deter airborne bacteria and viruses and cut off respiratory congestion. Topically, blend Fighting Five with a carrier oil and massage onto the skin in particular near areas where clusters of lymph nodes can be found such as on the anterior of the neck and in a clockwise direction onto the abdomen. Since Fighting Five contains very strong essential oils that can potentially irritate the skin, we recommend performing a skin patch test when using new essential oils topically.
What essential oil is good for colds?
- Being stuffy and congested is no one's idea of fun. When you are feeling run down or feel a seasonal cold coming on there are many health benefits attained from using essential oils before a cold kicks in. If you find yourself struggling for breath, and would like to ease respiration, look to oils that contain 1,8- cineole such as Ravintsara, Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus and Rosemary- Moroccan. Other oils that help support the immune function include Frankincense, Peppermint and Tea Tree. Edens Garden blends such as Deep Breath will help you feel clear, bright and balanced.
What essential oils are good for immunity?
- There are several single essential oils that benefit the immune system for different reasons. When you need general immune support look to reduce stress, support sleep and boost white blood cell count with oils such as Lavender, Frankincense, Patchouli, Tea Tree Oil, Basil and Citrus oils such as Lemon. d-Limonene is a large component of most citrus oils and has been shown in studies to boost white blood cell count. Other things you can do to optimize your immune function is to make sure to get enough rest, exercise and eat well. Edens Garden pre-made essential oil blends for supporting the immune system include Immunity, Fighting Five and Guardian. For a cool down on a hot day, soak in a cool bath by adding 5-7 drops of Immunity to 1/2 oz of a carrier oil and blend the oil with 2 cups of epsom salts. Immunity cools the body in the summer and protects it in the winter. Epsom salts are loaded with magnesium - a great addition for reducing stress and muscle tension.
What does Frankincense do for immunity?
- If Lavender is the “Mother of all oils”, Frankincense is “the King.” As a centuries-old aromatic, revered by nobility since before the days of Christ, it carries an incredibly attractive aroma. Deeply soothing and centering, its talent gives the user self-assurance and aids in easing anxiety and improving mood. Its therapeutic uses are many and include supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. It’s also an incredibly capable oil when used to assist respiration. It helps soothe conditions such as asthma and supports us during cold and flu season. Its affinity for easing headaches and muscle tension is well known and it has a warmth that supports those suffering from arthritis by alleviating joint inflammation.
Where do I apply an immune oil?
- There are a few methods for applying immune oils. You can apply immune-boosting oils topically in a blend with a carrier oil and your chosen essential oils. We advise massaging the oil blend onto the skin, especially over areas where lymph nodes are clustered such as the anterior area of the neck and over the abdomen in a clockwise direction. To ease congestion, allay seasonal allergies and deter pathogens during times of colds and flu inhalation is the preferred method. Inhalation optimizes the way essential oils travel through your system by getting into the bloodstream rapidly via the nose and mouth. You can inhale oils in several ways: from an essential oil inhaler, a drop on a handkerchief or tissue held over the nose, a drop on a face mask for a short period or steam inhalation. Steam Inhalation is an exceptional way to take in essential oils for boosting the immune system. To steam, place a bowl of hot water on a table and add 1-2 drops of essential oil. To keep essential oils out of your eyes, keep your eyes closed and place your face 8-12 inches over a glass or ceramic bowl. Cover your head and the bowl with a large towel and inhale for a few minutes or as long as you can stand it.
What oil from doTERRA is equivalent to the Immunity essential oil blend?
- When it comes to comparing essential oils made by different companies, one should consider not only quality but cost. Here at Edens Garden sourcing quality essential oils from earth-friendly and sustainable growers is our utmost concern. Our Guardian blend is our most comparable blend to On Guard essential oil by doTERRA and is a fraction of the cost without compromising quality. Each of our oils are 100% pure and GC/MS tested for quality and purity assurance.
What essential oil is good for inflammation?
- There are different types of inflammation the body can experience. From muscle injuries to swelling of the feet to skin hives and an inflamed chest due to a malady such as bronchitis. Depending on one's particular issue, there are a number of essential oils that we recommend. To calm the skin: Rose, Frankincense & Lavender and Myrrh. Hives generally show up due to too much internal heat and the itchiness can exacerbate the hives. Make a 1 oz spray bottle with distilled water or peppermint hydrosol and add 4 drops each of diluted Peppermint, Patchouli and Tea Tree, shake well before spritzing your skin. To relieve congestion we recommend using Eucalyptus- Globulus, Laurel Leaf, Frankincense and Tea Tree oils. For muscle injury and pain: Spike Lavender, Black Pepper, Juniper Berry and Peppermint are good choices.
Which Frankincense essential oil is best for the immune system?
- There are several types of Frankincense oil and while each one brings its own style to the ring, there are subtle distinctions between the four. All of them are grounding and have an affinity for the skin but other magnificent benefits abound. Depending on your immune boosting need read on to find out what they are all about. Frankincense- Carterii is the most popular and has a mildly balsamic aroma with a citrus undertone due to its limonene content. This variety of Frankincense gives comfort by reducing stress, inflammation, pain-relief, antibacterial action, antiviral properties and antioxidants. Frankincense- Sacra works to balance emotions and gives comfort during times of grief. Since it has the highest content of a-pinene it is chiefly efficient in aiding sleep-related problems, alleviating pain, inflammation and muscle spasms as well as reducing bacteria and boosting antioxidant levels. Frankincense- Serrata contains a hefty amount of a-thujene which isn't very well documented but separate studies of the oil found it to be an incredible anti-inflammatory, especially with arthritis - relieving aches & swollen joints. Frankincense- Frereana is grown at a higher altitude than the other Frankincense oils and it has a unique chemical makeup. Its properties help to relieve arthritic inflammation as well as reduce spasms and pain.
Why do you put essential oils on the back of your neck?
- Putting essential oils on the back of your neck can help relieve muscle tension but here at Edens Garden we do not recommend using straight essential oils directly on the skin. Blend essential oils with carrier oil and massage into muscles to help reduce neck pain. It is also advisable to apply a heating pad to the neck for 10 minutes to optimize the absorption of the essential oils and further relieve pain.
Why do you put essential oils on the bottom of your feet?
- The bottom of the feet may be a convenient place to apply diluted essential oils but the skin on the soles of the feet is very thick and doesn't necessarily make it an optimal method to benefit from your oils. You could consider a foot massage that includes the tops of the feet up over the ankles to relieve swelling to improve circulation or after a long day standing on your feet. If you are looking for a quicker and more efficient way to absorb essential oils into your body, this article has some interesting facts about aromatherapy and applying oils to the feet.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
For a cool down on a hot day and an immune system boost, add 5-7 drops of Immunity and 1 oz of a carrier oil into a cool bath. Immunity cools the body in the summer and protects in the winter.
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