Essential Oils for Immunity [+ doTERRA On Guard Beadlets Review & Giveaway]

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It’s that time of year where everyone seems to be getting sick – especially my kids. No matter how diligent I am with washing hands and sanitizing, they always seem to get sick after doing an activity with other kids. We’re either home bodies and healthy or social and sick. I hate to keep them from play dates, so I’m being extra cautious about germs and have started using essential oils for immunity purposes. Check out my list below for the best essential oils for immunity – to help keep the sickness at bay the rest of winter.

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Essential Oils for Immunity

  • Citrus – Lemon and orange essential oils are the top 2 citrus oils that come to mind that are great for fighting infections. Lemon is specifically great for urinary tract infections, and orange is overall a great antiseptic – preventing infections from microorganisms.
  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) – It’s a great topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment. You can apply it directly to the skin diluted in either a carrier oil or witch hazel. Some people use it straight, but to avoid any possible skin irritation it’s best to start off using it diluted.
  • Rosemary Oil – Also classified as a disinfectant, it’s often used in mouth wash to kill oral bacteria. Other studies have found that rosemary oil can help boost the immune system by aiding antioxidant activity in the body.
  • Eucalyptus Oil – Is best known for treating symptoms of the common cold and can be found in the ingredients for many cough drops and vapor rubs. In addition, it’s also been shown to boost the immune system.
  • Immunity Blends – While you’ll hear many people talk about thieves oil – it’s actually not a singular oil, but a blend of 5 that is trademarked by Young Living. You can also find other similar blends on the market, like doTERRA On Guard, that I was sent to review.

doTERRA On Guard Beadlets

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doTERRA On Guard Beadlets are a convenient way to get the same effects as the On Guard Oil Blend. Both are a blend of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils. Instead of measuring out oil, you can simply pop a tiny vegetable coated beadlet into your mouth, let it dissolve, and enjoy the immune boosting effects. Each bottle contains 125 beadlets, which would last you about 4 months or 1 month for a family of 4.

The flavor isn’t my favorite – the clove oil definitely seems prominent, but it’s not unbearable. And definitely worth the effects. I’ve been the only one in my family taking it, as I’m a little hesitant to offer it to my kids – especially Haley since allergy tests have shown adverse reactions to cinnamon. All the essential oils in the blend are safe for kids so I really should start getting Grady to take it, as he’s always the first one to get sick.

I did get a cold during my review period for doTERRA On Guard. I was the least sick out of everyone (both kids had croup), so I do think the beadlets helped in both the severity and duration of my cold.

All doTERRA essential oils are 100% pure CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and are extracted using low heat steam distillation (in most cases). This blend in beadlet form is safe for ingestion.

Have you used essential oils for immunity purposes or even once already sick? What has worked for you?

Buy it

You can purchase the doTERRA On Guard Beadlets, like the one I reviewed, on the My Natural Family Website for $18.49.


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Win it

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One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a bottle of doTERRA On Guard Beadlets!

Enter below using the rafflecopter form. The first entry is mandatory and then the rest of the entries are optional, but will greatly increase your chances of winning! You can view my official giveaway rules here. Good Luck!

US Only, 18+, Ends 12/30/13

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries.***

Winner: Soha M.

doTERRA On Guard Winner

Disclosure I

The product I reviewed and the giveaway prize was provided by My Natural Family and will be shipped to the winner by My Natural Family.  All opinions expressed are my honest opinions based on my personal experiences.  If you own a blog and would like to run a giveaway like this, check out their blogger programThe information in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your health practitioner to discuss your questions concerning the use of essential oils.

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  1. I try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as I can and get my multivitamin in!

  2. These sound like a good idea if they work! For me, I try to take vitamins, and keep up on immunizations.

  3. Diane Cooper says:

    I have had amazing results using doTERRA Essential Oils! I have even convinced my family members that there are great benefits to essential oils. DoTERRA are the very best!

  4. I love EOs but I’ve never tried doTerra. I use vit c and garlic as my main go tos when I start feeling sick.

  5. I have never used do terra but look forward to doing so soon!

  6. Nettie Larson says:

    I’ve never tried doTERRA! I use Vitamin C usually :)

  7. I make ginger shots and garlic soup when I feel something coming on.

  8. I use a homemade Eucalyptus scrub made with epsom salts and grapeseed oil to scrub my feet during the winter months. It feels great, keeps your feet nice and smooth and clears any stuffy nose too!!!

  9. I used tea tree oil just a few minutes ago because I had a cut on my finger.
    Thanks for the contest.

  10. I would love to try these beads! I take vitamins daily and use essential oils, like lavender, for aromatherapy, but would really like to expand my knowledge and use of essential oils and other natural products.

  11. Catherine a bloom says:

    With 5 kids, it’s hard to keep from getting sick. my only prevention is Hand washing.

  12. I’ve only just stared using EO’s and have not tried any doTerra products yet but I would LOVE to try the any of the On Guard products

  13. I currently using Young Living Oils, but have been hearing great things about doTerra too. We use thieves oil which is very similar to on guard and I LOVE it! Both of my kids have barely been sick this season.

  14. geekbearinggifts says:

    The On Guard Beadlets would be perfect for my husband to keep in his desk or backpack. He keeps bringing “gifts” home from his co-worker, and I don’t want to be sick any more. Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. I’m very interested in homeopathy and would love to incorporate it more into my health routine.

  16. would love to try!

  17. Oh we love using essential oils!!

  18. I love thieves oil. My best friend who sells Young Living introduced me to the world of essential oils. I am just beginning to learn about oils, so I love when I see or read anything about them. Thanks for the post!

  19. Georgia Beckman says:

    I just got into essential oils a few months ago. What I expected & what I got are worlds apart! I EXPECTED that these oils would work………….over time……….lots of time. And I was willing to put that time into it. However, what I’ve found so far is that they work FAST, sometimes within a matter of 5 minutes!


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