25 Essential Oil Recipes for Immune Support

I love essential oils and how they support my family’s healthy immune function!  We use immune-boosting essential oil blends in many ways:

  • Of course, we diffuse!  I LOVE the smell of essential oils and their all-natural therapeutic benefits.
  • In rooms where I’m not running a diffuser (like a bathroom) we use an essential oil room spray.
  • We even use immune-support essential oils in our countertop and bathroom cleaners.
  • And we use roller bottles to put essential oils (diluted with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil) on the bottoms of our feet.  We use a 5% dilution (about 10 drops of essential oil in a 10 ml bottle) for me and my husband and a 2% dilution (about 4 drops of essential oil in 10 ml of carrier oil) for our 13 year old daughter.

 

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I like variety, so I change up the essential oil blends that we use for immune support.

Sometimes I want a spicy blend, other times I want a woodsy scent or a floral scent or a uplifting citrus blend.  I love that it’s so easy to make a new blend.  I can get a completely new aroma but still get the same great immune boosting support!

  • spicy blend includes rosemary, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, and wild orange essential oils
  • woodsy blend includes arborvitae, cardamom, and cassia essential oils
  • floral blend includes lavender, geranium, rosemary, and melaleuca essential oils
  • citrus blend includes invigorating blend, grapefruit, and protective blend of essential oils
  • traditional blend includes protective blend, lemon, oregano, melaleuca, and frankincense essential oils

 

I’m excited to share with you theses 25 recipes for using essential oils for the support of a healthy immune system!!  In fact, I was so excited about this article that I put all the recipes into what I hope is a handy and easy to use chart (see below).  All 25 recipes are on one printable page.

 

Simply…

  1. pick your project 
    • diffuser blend
    • all-natural room spray so you can ditch the chemicals found in most air fresheners and candles
    • all-purpose cleaner for countertops and bathrooms
    • roller bottle blends (two versions: 5% dilution for adults and 2% dilution for kids)
  2. pick your scent
    • spicy
    • woodsy
    • floral
    • citrus
    • traditional
  3. make your all-natural, super simple diy project to help support your family’s immunity
  4. repeat and pick a fun new project to make

 

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immune boosting grid clickable for pdf

 

Looking for some new essential oil diffuser recipes?  Try these…

20 best fall essential oil diffuser blends

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essential oil diffuser blends for a great night’s sleep

 

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Sarah Lewis

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Blog Comments

Hi Sarah,
Also how often can I apply the roller bottle mixture?

Thanks
Yvette

I would use the roller blends on this page once in the morning and again once at night on days when you need an extra immune boost.

On other days, I would only use once a day and I would change up which roller blend I use every month or so. Using the same essential oils too much over a prolonged period of time can lead to sensitivities for some people, so I’d play it safe and change up the essential oils I’m using every month or two. This also makes it more fun and gives me a chance to try out new recipes.

Hi Sarah
I was on facebook and came across this page selling infinite Immunity in a roller bottle. It named the essential oils they use. In the comments one of the ladies said to do 5 drops each of Clove, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Rosemary, & Lemon with a carrier oil. So is that many drops of each ok, cause I noticed on your recipe card , that your drops were fewer.
Thanks
Yvette Sullivan

That’s a much higher concentration of essential oils than I would use. If I’m counting correctly, I think it’s 25 drops overall, which would be about a 13% dilution. I prefer to use a 1-2% for everyday use and 5% dilution for occasional use on targeted concern. Additionally, several of the essential oils in that recipe are very strong and hot essential oils (clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon, and rosemary); such a high concentration of those oils could cause burning, rash, and other skin sensitivities.

Hello Sarah. I enjoy your blog. A lot of interesting and useful information.You have a lot of experience with essential oils. I have a question , the season of cold and flu is approaching. It’s good when there is a diffuser nearby, but if you are in a place where you can’t reach it. What kind of essential oil would be good to use in this case, like inhaling and spreading it on the nose. Is it possible? What kind of oil is safe for use of the nasal mucosa?
Thank you.

Hi Alla,
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you’re finding my site helpful.
A couple easy ways to best you’re immune system when you can’t use a diffuser are …
(1) using essential oils and a carrier oil in a roller bottle. There are several recipes in this post for immune-supporting rollerballs. A real simple blend is 2 drops each oregano, tea tree, lemon, frankincense, and cinnamon in a 10ml roller bottle, then top with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. You can apply the roller blend to the back of your neck, feet, wrists, or even on your upper lip under your nose. Just be sure to not get any inside your nose; you never want to put essential oils in your nose. The roller blends will work both topically (soaking into your blood stream through your skin) and aromatically.
(2) a personal inhaler – this is essential oils on a small cotton wick inside a tube about the size of a lipstick. These little inhaler sticks are great. They’re very convenient, portable, and perfect for when you want to smell essential oils but don’t want others to smell them too. Here are some recipes to make your own inhalers as well as step-by-step instructions. https://oneessentialcommunity.com/essential-oil-inhaler-recipes-free-printable-labels/
Sarah

I downloaded the immune support recipes and some of them call for “Invigorating.” Can you tell me what that is? Thank you

Hi Deborah,
I’m sorry about the confusion. I need to update that so it’s easier for people to understand.
Invigorating refers to essential oil blends such as Citrus Bliss by doTERRA, Citrus Fresh by Young Living, and Citrus Burst by Plant Therapy. If you don’t have one of those, you could use sweet orange or wild orange essential oil instead.
Sarah

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