Look after your immune system this winter with essential oils

There’s a lot we love about the autumn and winter months – but those pesky colds certainly aren’t one of them. While we can’t promise to banish colds, flu and viruses during the cooler months, we can help you from picking up so many of the winter bugs with our guidance on immunity-boosting essential oils.

The power of essential oils

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Essential oils are rather special. Featuring natural aromatic ingredients and nutrients they’re full of antioxidants and immune boosting properties. That’s exactly why so many use them as part of their preventative care routine, taking advantage of their antibacterial, antiseptic and powerful medicinal properties.

Whether applied to the body through massage or merely breathed in, essential oils can make a huge difference to your overall health and wellbeing. When you inhale, breathe in, or diffuse essential oils into the air, they go directly to the lungs. Here they are quickly absorbed into the blood stream as they cross the airway/capillary system and then into each and every cell. Within just a few minutes the vapours will have travelled through your whole body and have begun working their magic.

Top 5 immune-boosting essential oils

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The essential oils you use to treat certain ailments makes all the difference. While we have a soft spot for many scents, there are a few that are extra special when it comes to nasty bugs, coughs and colds.

  1. Lavender

A scent we love to talk about; lavender has the power to help with many ailments. By helping you relax it can support better sleep, which will in turn allow your body to heal and restore itself.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint is our go to at Christmas, when we’re often guilty of overindulging! It’s great for all those digestive-related issues, relieving nausea, vomiting and fever, as well as soothing indigestion.

  1. Bergamot

If you’re suffering with a sore throat Bergamot should definitely be your go-to essential oil. It’s also pretty good at soothing and getting rid of cold sores.

  1. Lemon

One of the causes of many bugs is a sluggish system in need of detoxifying. To keep your body working in tip-top condition – and fighting off those nasty bugs, get a little bit of lemon in your life. Lemon helps to cleanse your body, clear out the blood and rid the body of toxic buildup. Powerful stuff!

  1. Rosemary

Rosemary is a great oil for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. It’s full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties, making it your perfect companion for the winter months.

Scented candles with the feel-good factor

At Melt we have a wide range of scented candles filled with these immune-boosting essential oils. Ideal for burning in your home, or in your bathroom while you enjoy a lovely warm bath, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious scent while reaping the immune-boosting benefits.

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Do you use essential oils to maintain good health? If so, tell us which ones have made a difference to your health and wellbeing in the comments below. You can also tweet us @MeltCandles

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