So if you were around LVN last year, you might remember that we all got the full-blown flu at Christmas time. And it was AWFUL. I still shutter when I think back to that because it was terrible and let me tell you–the real flu is no joke. I got it and all three kids got it too. It pretty much wiped everyone out for two solid weeks with high fevers and no energy. It was the worst. I never want to go through that again, so this year I am doing all that I possibly can to keep us healthy. And since we’re officially back into cold and flu season now, I thought today it would be fun to share my favorite essential oil to help with immune support and the three ways I use it. You guys know we started using oils back in May and I’m happy to say that we have had NO sickness in our household since then. Well, other than the baby’s ear infection but I don’t think that really counts because it’s not like a contagious cold or the flu. Either way, this is the by FAR the longest stretch we’ve gone without sickness and I credit a large part of that to specific one oil that I’ve become obsessed with!
Thieves, Thieves, Thieves
I cannot rave about this oil enough and in my opinion, it is hand down the best oil for immune support. It’s honestly amazing and I credit this first and foremost to our improved health over these last five months. If you’re not familiar with it, thieves is a blend of oils that offers high immune support and incredible cleansing properties. It was derived after researching what 15th century thieves put on themselves as they robbed the bodies of those who died from the plague. The thieves didn’t contract the plague – so when were finally captured, they were asked to share their secret to staying immune in exchange for a more lenient punishment. Well turns out they were using THIEVES. A blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary. It’s truly amazing.
One of my favorite ways to use thieves oil in our home is to diffuse it. I diffuse a few drops several times a week to clean toxins from the air. It has a cinnamon-y, Christmas like scent, which I absolutely love. And now that we’re officially into cold and flu season I plan to diffuse it thirty minutes every single day. (All of my diffusers are from Young Living.)
Roller It On
Another way I’ve been using thieves is in a roller. I simply fill up a glass roller with fractioned coconut oil and then I will mix in about 20 drops of Thieves oil. I use this roller on myself, my husband, AND my older kids several times a week, or more if anyone is feeling a bit run down. I’ll just roll it down their spine and on the bottoms of their feet. Easy peasy and it’s great support for their immune system.
Clean With It
I cannot talk about immune support without mentioning the household cleaner we use from the Thieves line. I also credit this to supporting our health over these past five months because it’s amazing at killing germs. AND it does it without filling our home with tons of awful toxins and chemicals. It can be used on every surface and it even works to clean mirror and windows. I LOVE it and it’s the only cleaning product I use in our home.
It comes in a concentrate form, so I mix it with water in these amber glass spray bottles. And a little goes a LONG way. I typically do 1-2 ounces of the Thieves concentrate to make one of these sixteen ounce spray bottles. It smells amazing and cleans like the dickens.
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing the three ways I’ve been using Thieves in our home for immune support. There are several other oils that are great for the immune system like Clove, Nutmeg, and Lemon just to name a few. But Thieves is hands down my favorite oil EVER. I have been so impressed with it over these past five months and I honestly cannot rave about this stuff enough. I’d love to hear if you use Thieves in your home and how you use it!
And if you’re interested in learning more about getting started with oils, you can check out this page here for more info on that.