By Alyssa Rodas

In the middle of winter, who doesn’t need a little support for their immune system? When the signs of “winter crud” start creeping in, I pull out my artillery of natural remedies. I’m like a war General ready to defend her troops because experience has shown that all those germs spread like wildfire among a family of five. I’m a huge fan of Thieves essential oil but another of my favorite blends is ImmuPower. Its a powerful blend for raising our energetic frequency, strengthening and protecting the body. I prefer to use it in the home diffuser. I kissed my humidifier goodbye years ago and never looked back after falling in love with my diffuser.

What makes ImmuPower so awesome? The essential oils in this blend are designed to work synergistically to aid a healthy immune system. Let’s do a quick run down on what they are and HOW they can help kick the crud:

Cistus: Its been studied for its effects on the regeneration of cells. Think supporting the respiratory system in times of stress.

Frankincense: Its all about stimulating the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to support the immune system.

Oregano: Majorly powerful plant! Our lungs and throat love Oregano.

Idaho Tansy: A powerful tonic for aiding the immune system.

Cumin: More love for the digestive and immune system.

Clove: Stimulation! Our sinuses and respiratory system really appreciate Clove oil.

Hyssop: Encourages proper nasal function. Stuffy, anyone?

Ravinstara: Its similar to clove and nutmeg, it may help aid the respiratory system and support the adrenal glands.

Mountain Savory: A little stinky but well worth it! Need a boost? Your immune system will thank you.

As you can see, all these powerful plants have one thing in common: Support you in times of stress and keep your defenses up. If you are using in the diffuser, then up to 30 minutes three times daily should do the trick. If you apply to the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like coconut, jojoba or grapeseed. I personally like to apply it along the spine and bottom of the feet. Its a fabulous tool to have in your natural remedies tool kit. To order Young Living Essential Oils, start HERE!