When the seasons begin to change from summer to fall, there are a number of seasonal challenges that we have to prepare for.  Common seasonal woes begin to wreak havoc on our immune system and if you haven’t been intentional about giving your body the immune support it needs, you may end up having to spend a few days to rest and recover.   All the more, if you have kids like me, then your body has to fight extra hard to stay well because of kids quickly pass along their sniffles.  As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I now turn to essential oils as my first choice to remedy the effects of seasonal immune threats.  Recently, after finally getting my kids all ready to head back to school, setting up our schedule, routine, and meal plans, I felt myself coming down with that achy, low energy feeling, coupled with a headache that usually happens before I actually get a cold.  So I pulled out my arsenal of essential oils to naturally and effectively bring me the relief I needed to get well and stay well.



Essential oils are known and highly desired for the therapeutic and healing benefits it can offer is a safe and natural way.  Scientists say they have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can be used for a variety of thing, from personal and household use and aromatherapy.

Not more than a few days after school began, my body began to finally respond to all of the responsibilities I had to get the kids and home schedule ready for back to school.  You know how all of a sudden you just start feeling not so good and you can’t pinpoint I single feeling, it’s just an overall slight achiness.  Yes! That’s what I had.  As a mom, wife, and entrepreneur, I really don’t have time, nor do I want to, to spend my time laying in the bed drinking tea all day. It’s just not in my nature.  So I went to my essential oils that are immune supporting oils to help me get to a speedy recovery before anything really set it.

This was my plan to use essential oils to get well:

  • Diffuse On Guard and Oregano

  • Apply Lavender and Peppermint

  • Ingest Oregano Oil with water

  • Rest

On Guard

I don’t think I can survive without this essential oil. It’s a must have especially if you have small children around the house.  On Guard is a protective blend with some powerful immune supporting oils. The On Guard Blend contains:

Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.

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All of these oils pack a powerful punch against colds and other environmental threats. I’ll explain these oils in a later post.


First off, this oil is super hot!  One drop is all you need.  Oregano essential oil is an oil I didn’t know much about at first, but when I researched it, I couldn’t believe how amazing this oil was.  If you are battling some type of cold or seasonal threat, this oil is a must have.  It’s like the superfood of oils.  It supports a healthy immune system when ingested.  

Let’s pause here for a moment.  Oregano oil is super hot.  Dilute in carrier oil to use topically.  One drop in about 4 oz of water is enough. Trust me, just 1 drop!!  Drink it through a straw if you have one.  Why?  Well, when I drank the oregano water, I licked my lips, which caught on fire.  Back to the post!

I added 10 drops of onGuard and 3 drops of oregano oil to my doTERRA diffuser and just inhaled.

Lavender and Peppermint

I used this wonderful combination on my temples to soothe my headache which felt like a mixture of a stress and sinus headache.  I used 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of peppermint diluted in a few drops of fractionated coconut oil.  The cooling sensation from the peppermint on my temples gave me quick headache relief.

Want to get your wellness in high gear for the winter season?  You can get all of these oils, plus some of doTERRA’s top essential oils in the Family Essentials Kit.  This is the kit I purchased during my enrollment I absolutely love it.   

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The Family Essentials Kit was so ideal for me and my family. It has doTERRA's top 10 essential oils plus a set of On Guard and Peppermint beadlets that you can easily begin to incorporate into your life to help you with almost everything.  Inside the kit, you get 

  1. Lavender
  2. Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  3. Peppermint
  4. Peppermint Beadlets
  5. Frankincense
  6. Lemon
  7. Oregano
  8. Breathe
  9. On Guard
  10. On Guard Beadlets
  11. Deep Blue
  12. DigestZen

Interested in learning more about the oils or getting the Family Essentials Kit?  Schedule a free 1:1 consultation to learn more about how essential oils can enhance your wellness or purchase the Family Essentials Kit here.