Powerful Herbs and Essential Oils That Build Immunity
1) Essential Oils
Essential oils can be a great way to boost the body’s immunity and fight a cold! Essential oils can be applied topically or inhaled through a diffuser.
Rocky Mountain Oils are my family’s favorite because they offer:
- High quality oils that you can purchase directly (without a consultant)
- Free shipping everyday on all products;
- Ongoing sales and specials,
- A 100% guarantee (try an oil and return it if you don’t like it!).
There are five essential oils that we reach for when dealing with a cold:
Rocky Mountain Oil’s Immunity Kit is also a great way to support your immune system when you’re sick.
For kids, we like to use the Immunity rollerball from Rocky Mountain Oils’ Kids Line. (P.S. The RMO Kids Line is an easy way to use essential oils with kids because everything is diluted appropriately for kids. Plus you can just throw them in your purse!)
Want to know how to best use these oils to fight a cold, including specific remedies for helping with sore throats and congestion? You’ve got to download this FREE resource!
2) Peppermint soap.
Try this the next time you’re trying to kick a cold:
- While in a hot shower, lather up with the peppermint soap and take several deep breaths through your nose.
- Then begin trying to blow out your nose or cough out any phlegm.
No, this is not a pleasant process, but the peppermint aroma in the soap looses up anything stuck in those passages and it’s a great way to, ahem… expel.
Plus Dr. Bronner’s one-of-a-kind peppermint soap helps invigorate and awaken, which is just generally a needed feeling when dealing with a cold.
3) Herbal Tinctures.
We are also big believers in immune-boosting herbs taken in tincture form. Glycerine-based tinctures made for kids like Herb Pharm’s Echinacea and Elderberry, and Immune Avenger are our tried-and-true favorites.
We’ve found tinctures are most effective when taken at the very first signs of a cold, and then taken regularly throughout the cold’s duration.
Some tinctures are formulated for kids, while others are for adults (some herbs are not recommended for kids, or for pregnant or nursing moms).
Since we use only glycerine (not alcohol) based tinctures, these can be simply administered via a dropper by mouth several times a day. Follow the recommended dosing information for each herb or herbal blend.
These teas are not only warm and comforting, but each one contains herbs that calm irritated nasal passages and sore throats.
Or you can make your own tea! You can get our family’s recipe here!