That dreaded season is almost upon us again, you know the one, it’s full of snot, coughs, whining kids and days off work looking after everyone else. But not this year! This year I am well prepared and armed with amazing defences.
2 years ago my 6 year old daughter had 25 days off school in one year due to a multitude of basic ailments. 25 days! Last year (now 8 years old) after introducing essential oils into our daily wellness support she had only 5 days off school (and 2 of those we were on a holiday so they don’t really count right?!)
I am going to share with you my 10 Best Winter Wellness Tips and Hacks. All of the below are made using doTERRA’s pure CTPG Essential Oils and blends and fractioned coconut oil plus a few other regular household products like raw honey.
Top of the list, my absolute MUST HAVE is the Immune Support Roller. Also known as F.L.O.O.T. To make this, in a 10 ml roller add the following: 10 drops of Frankincense, 15 drops of Lemon, 10 drops of OnGuard, 10 drops of Oregano and finally 10 drops of Tea Tree. Top with Fractionated Coconut oil and you are good to go. Use hourly at the first symptom of a compromised immune system. I like to roll directly onto either my throat, back of my neck, up and down spine or on the bottom of my feet. Where ever you feel the most comfortable. This roller has seriously changed our lives. I have one at home, one in my hand bag and one at work at all times.
Apply diluted Manuka Oil topically to the outside of your throat when required. Works a treat!
Make a Sinus Steamer: carefully pour boiling water in a large bowl then add 5 drops of Easy Air Essential Oil blend. Cover your head with a tea towel and place your head over the bowl to breath in the steam. Be careful to close your eyes.
Digestzen is the tummy support blend created for you by doTERRA. It is absolutely amazing and many people swear by it. Make up a 10 ml roller by adding 20 drops of Digestzen and top with fractionated coconut oil . As well as rolling onto my tummy when needed, my favourite hack is to roll the diluted Digestzen directly across my sinuses and down the bridge of my nose. you will be amazed how quickly it works to clear blocked sinuses.
Anyone affected by pollen and grasses? Place one drop each of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint essential oil onto your palm, rub your hands together and take 4 or 5 big sniffs. It incredible and works quickly.
Immune Elixer - this is made using the same F.L.O.O.T. immune support oils but in a tiny dilution so you can take it orally. Mix 1 tablespoon of raw or Manuka honey with 1 tablespoon of hard coconut oil in a small glass jar. Add just one drop each of Frankincense, Lemon, Oregano, Onguard and Tea Tree, mix thoroughly and take one teaspoon at a time when needed. Can also be made into a tea by placing a tea spoon in boiled water.
Keep a bottle of the doTERRA Onguard Sanitizing mist in your handbag for hand washing and spraying down highchairs in restaurants, park benches, door knobs etc
Diffuse Onguard daily in the house and in the kids rooms at night. Add Easy Air if needed or Lavender or Cedarwood for sleep support
Use the Onguard toothpaste daily for another hit on Onguard in your day.
Most of the above tips are made using the top 10 oils that come in the enroiment kits. The kits are perfectly curated so you can get the very best out of your purchase. You can learn more about the kits here. The additional oils I have use are Copaiba and Manuka. You can purchase the fractioned coconut oil from the doTERRA website and I like to purchase my 10 ml rollers from the USA doTERRA website you will find them in the DIY accessories section but if you are not doing a US order anytime soon you can also purchase them in Australia from Oils for Life Australia or Centaur Packaging.
You can learn more about doTERRA’s Onguard product range here
You can learn more about the Onguard blend here
If you are interested in staring your oils journey and introducing low tox wellness to your family, you can get started right now! Or contact me directly and I can take you though your options.