In our previous post we spoke about how to beat cold and flu season simply by using a diffuser to release healing oils into the environment you spend the most time in; at work or at home. We also mentioned that there are many different types of essential oils available, each having a different ‘job’ to do in the grand scheme of your overall health.
The purpose of this blog post is to take a closer look at which essential oil blends will best help to boost the quality of the air you breathe. Following are some essential oil blends that will help to clean the air in conjunction with mentioning their other therapeutic, healing properties.
Lemon: Immune stimulant that increases white blood cells
Lemongrass: Anti-bacterial great for sinus & respiratory
Clove: Immune Stimulating & powerful antioxidant
Cinnamon: Anti-bacterial & Anti-viral
Eucalyptus Radiata: Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, and Anti-inflammatory
Eucalyptus Blue: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, great for respiratory conditions
Frankincense: Anti-tumoral, immune stimulant
Oregano: Anti-microbial, in tests has been comparable to penicillin.
Lavender: respiratory benefits
Peppermint: respiratory benefits
Power Blend: Thieves Oil: Clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary.
As you can see from the above list, this is your essential cold and flu seasonal tool kit. But don’t wait until you are sick! Get on it now. Take advantage of the healing benefits of these oils. Most essential oils are antiseptic and bactericides, which will inhibit bacterial growth. Some oils are also anti-fungal and antiviral, so you can see why they are beneficial during flu season.
Another great idea, in addition to using a diffuser to purify the quality of the air, is to clean using essential oil bacteria busters such as cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus, lavender, thyme and pine. Not only do they assist in cleaning but these oils also benefit our immune systems. The BellaSentials premium diffuser has an 8 hour timer that delivers perfectly timed essential oil amounts into the air with a light spritz several times a day. This is your ultimate air purifying plan!
A few additional purifying essential oils to add to your list include:
Clove, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, mountain savory, and peppermint are said to have the strongest antimicrobial actions. Tea tree, pine, patchouli, lavender, cajuput, and black pepper are other oils with antimicrobial properties.
Essential oils can also help to eliminate toxins. Essential oils also have depurative (cleansing) properties that eliminate waste material and toxins. Germs don’t attack healthy tissues, so it is important to keep the internal environment clean. Angelica root, carrot seed, cypress, grapefruit, juniper berry, lemon, and rosemary have depurative properties.
Grapefruit is my all-time favorite air purifier.
The key to fighting cold & flu season is to be proactive in protecting ourselves and our loved ones. You can use essential oils all year round for extra immune fighting benefits. Get started now. Get your diffuser going and spread the essential oil love. Live life abundantly!