Immunity Booster Essential Oil Blends

Here are a few essential oil blends that will give your immune system a boost whether it’s seasonal allergies, having a naturally lower immunity to infections, or wanting extra protection for the pandemic. For diffusers with the standard capacity, 100ml, use 4-5 drops of essential oils. For 200ml water capacity, you may use 6-9 drops.

Eucalyptus + Lime + Grapefruit

Eucalyptus’s vibrant and woody aroma is beneficial for both respiratory health and low energy. The limonene from citrus oils such as lime and grapefruit are not just imbued with lovely citrusy scent, but also antioxidants which supports the immune system to combat free radicals and other threats.

  • 100ml water
    • 2 drops eucalyptus
    • 2 drops lime
  • 200ml water
    • 3 drops eucalyptus
    • 3 drops lime
    • 3 drops grapefruit

*If you don’t have grapefruit, you can use lemon or bergamot instead or simply use equal amounts of eucalyptus and lime

Allspice + Sweet Orange

Individuals can benefit the antioxidants and anti-viral properties from even just small amounts of allspice, especially during colder seasons such as autumn and winter. Sweet orange is just helpful for stale odours and stress; it is also helpful for individuals who are suffering from colds and coughs.

  • 100ml water
    • 2 drops allspice
    • 2 drops sweet orange
  • 200ml water
    • 2 drops nutmeg
    • 2 drops cinnamon
    • 2 drops clove
    • 1 drops black pepper (optional)
    • 2 drops sweet orange

*The 200ml option is a substitute if you don’t have allspice

Fir Needle + Tea Tree + Lemon

Fir needle smells just Christmas with its earthy and coniferous scent. But did you know it’s useful for preventing and soothing bronchitis, colds and coughs? Furthermore, it balances out the strong medicinal scent of tea tree. Tea tree and lemon are not just good for skin care. Their anti-viral properties strengthen the immune system and support your health.

  • 100ml water
    • 2 fir needle/tea tree
    • 2 drops lemon
  • 200ml water
    • 3 drops fir
    • 3 drops tea tree
    • 3 drops lemon

*If you don’t have fir needle, you can use pine instead or simply use equal amounts of tea tree and lemon

Star Anise + Peppermint + Cypress

Star anise’s sweet and spicy aroma doesn’t just go well in Chinese cuisine but also has copious health benefits such as providing relief for coughs and colds, fatigue and sleep disturbances. Peppermint’s decongesting properties aids in congestion and difficulty breathing. Cypress’s refreshing and evergreen scent further assists in respiratory support along with providing emotional stability.

  • 100ml water
    • 2 drops star anise
    • 2 drops peppermint
  • 200ml water
    • 2 drops star anise
    • 4 drops peppermint
    • 2 drops cypress

*You can also use juniper berry instead of star anise if you like woody and spicy smells, or simply use equal amounts of peppermint and cypress.

Thyme + Lavender

Thyme can be a little too strong and irritating to use topically, a fantastic alternative to enjoy its anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties via is inhalation. Although lavender is typically known as gentle and soothing, it packs a punch in the antiviral department and balances thyme’s strong scent beautifully.

  • 100ml water
    • 2 drops thyme
    • 2 drops lavender
  • 200ml water
    • 2 drops thyme
    • 2 drops rosemary
    • 4 drops lavender

*If you don’t have thyme, you can use rosemary instead. You can also combine them both with lavender as shown in the 200ml option.

Diffuse these blends for 30 minutes. On top of diffuser blends, other things that you can do for your health maintenance is to eat well and get restful sleep. You’ll be surprised what a good night of sleep will do for you. Don’t forget to practice with care. Consult a health care or medical professional if you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition.