7 powerful essential oils to boost your winter immunity

If you are feeling a little apprehensive about the change of season and worrying about all those nasty bugs that are floating around at the moment, you’re certainly not alone.

The transition from autumn to winter tends to claim a lot of casualties, so common sense says we should prepare ourselves by guarding against airborne germs and doing all we can to fortify our bodies and immune systems. Eating well (fresh fruit, veggies and whole foods), avoiding toxins (eg sugar and alcohol), washing hands (paying close attention to hygiene) and resting up (getting plenty of sleep) form the basis of self-care heading into winter.

But if you want to be extra sure, and add another layer of protection against seasonal ills and chills, then using pure, organic, therapeutic essential plant oils to build up the defences is a great place to start.

Harnessing the power of nature

Anti-inflammatory, decongestant, expectorant, analgesic and relaxing properties are all readily available with the right combination of pure essential oils - as are important vitamins, nutrients and detoxifying compounds to benefit sustained health.


Top 7 essential oils for winter:

Eucalyptus Australiana (organic) - quite possibly the best known cold and flu remedy of all time.
Lavender Spike (organic) - calming, relaxing, complete family care.
Organic Manuka Oil (wild) - an immunity staple with added cleansing properties.
Tea Tree Oil (organic)- a general immune tonic, cleansing and antibacterial.
Lemon Essential Oil (organic)- family-friendly, refreshing and immune boosting.
Peppermint (organic) - supports healthy breathing, clears congestion.
Thyme Thymol (organic) - supports natural immune functions and healthy respiratory activity.
Hand Sanitiser Gel (organic) - protects against bacteria and viral invasion.

Or if you’d prefer to have a total solution in one small bottle:

Immune Plus (organic) and Child Care: Immune Plus (organic) are two Absolute Essential synergies that have been professionally formulated to bring the most effective combination of pure essential oils together for maximum immune protection and winter health. Not only convenient, but also a cost-efficient way to get all the essential oils you need in one hit. Pure blend magic!

3 ways to use our essential plant oil blends for enhanced winter wellness

1: Therapeutic bath (adult) - 10 drops of Immune Plus added to a bath/foot bath 2-3 x a week, daily to cure ills and chills. Therapeutic bath (child) - 3-5 drops of Child Care: Immune Plus to 1 cup of milk diluted in a bath 1-2 x a week for prevention, daily to cure ills and chills.

2: Diffusion (adult) - 10 drops of Immune Plus into Ultrasonic Ceramic Aroma Diffuser, refresh every 2 hours. Diffusion (child) - 5 drops as above, refresh once per night. NB: if sharing a bedroom with your child, use the Child Care: Immune Plus blend only.

3: Direct Boost (adult) - Rub 1-2 drops of Immune Plus to pulse points and soles of feet, repeat 2-5 x daily. Direct Boost (child over 2yrs) - Rub 1 drop of Child Care: Immune Plus to soles of feet 2 x daily, or add 1 drop to collar of pyjamas or jumper 2-5 x daily and at night. More recipes available at Absolute Essential.

NOTE: Essential oil usage is becoming more mainstream. Alongside the commercialisation of the industry we’re seeing some ‘big name’ brands claiming to be pure and organic, when in fact they are not (adulterants are added to reduce costs). At Absolute Essential we only use pure, certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with maximum purity and restorative value. Please purchase wisely. Not only for your own health and wellbeing, but for the health of the planet too.

- Dr Bo Hendgen