Do the winter months often leave you feeling under the weather or experiencing colds, sore throats and congestion? You’re not alone. Different seasons affect our immune system, with winter proving to be one of the harshest seasons for our overall health and wellbeing.

When it comes to boosting your immune system, a healthy diet, active lifestyle and regular sleep will always be the most effective strategy. But essential oils can also be particularly helpful for an added immunity boost during the cold and flu season. Check out our guide on the best essential oils for immunity support below!

How can aromatherapy help with immunity?

Our immune system is extremely complex and can be influenced by a wide range of different factors including stress, sleep, diet and physical activity. With this in mind, certain essential oils have properties that may be beneficial to support a healthy immune system in a couple of ways.

First, by using aromatherapy to help with things like improving sleep patterns and reducing stress, supporting the overall function of your immune system. And secondly, by preventing the spread of germs, bacteria and other harmful pathogens.

Which essential oils are best for immunity support?

So which are the best essential oils for immunity support?

Antimicrobial oils like tea tree oil, oregano oil and eucalyptus oil have antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties that can help to fight off germs and infections. You can inhale these oils through a diffuser, or create your own natural disinfectant spray to keep your household surfaces free from germs.

Calming oils such as lavender, frankincense and sweet orange are ideal for managing stress and anxiety levels. It’s no secret that stress can have a huge impact on our overall health. Consistently high levels of stress lead our bodies to produce cortisol. Too much cortisol can weaken our immune system and put us at a higher risk of getting unwell. Try to take some time out each day to de-stress by diffusing these calming oils, taking a relaxing bath soak, or mixing with a carrier oil and massaging gently into the skin.

And finally, don’t forget to look after your sleeping patterns. A proper sleep cycle is closely linked to the functioning of our immune system. If you struggle to fall asleep, consider diffusing essential oils like lavender, clary sage and chamomile 15 minutes before bed. You can also create your own natural pillow spray, or add a couple of drops to your bed linen.

You can shop our full range of essential oils and diffusers online at Inspire Me Naturally, including our certified organic NATTo Australian tea tree oil. Don’t forget we have AfterPay, ZipPay and LayBuy available on all product purchases.

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