Essential Oils for Immunity

I have found a love for Essential Oils!

What is the first thing most people think about when you mention essential oils? The smell right! At least that is the first thing I hear from people most of the time. “Oh that lavender smells so good and pure!” or “When I smell the lemon or orange essential oil, it just lifts my spirits!” I admit, for someone who is really sensitive to smells, the clean pure smells of essential oils is wonderful.

Yet there is so much more to these gifts of nature that most of us have no idea about. For instance did you know that the chemical make up of Frankincense is able to pass through the blood brain barrier and has been proven to shrink certain tumors? What about the fact that most oils are; antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral? Many of the beneficial properties of essential oils have nothing to do with the smell.

The main properties that you want to think about when choosing essential oils for immunity are: detoxification, anti-inflamatory, digestive support and general immune system stimulation. Depending on what you are needing for your particular immune system needs will depend on the oils you will choose and the application needed.

Here is a list of the top eight essential oils for Immunity.

•Lemon                        • Oregano                        • Melaleuca

• Clove                        • Eucalyptus                      • Frankincense

• Ginger                       • Rosemary                        


There are three general applications for essential oils: Aromatically, Topically, and Internally.


Aromatically means to diffuse the oils with some sort of diffuser. I recommend using vibrational diffuser and not using a heat method so as not to denature the oil and destroy many of the benefits. Using an ultrasonic diffuser creates an ultra fine mist easily assimilated by our bodies as well as killing airborne bacteria and mold.


Topically refers to applying it to your body. There are two rules of thumb here. First is generally you apply it to the affected area you are concerned with. If you have stomach concerns rub on your belly. If you have a headache, rub onto the back of neck or temples. Second is most oils will benefit from using a carrier oil such as almond oil or avocado oil for example. Besides this helps greatly against some skin reactions to strong essential oils.


Internally applies to only CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) essential oils. Never take an essential oil internally unless you see and FDA supplement label on the bottle. This assures it has been tested and is safe for internal use. Basic internal applications would include putting in capsules and swallowing or placing drops on the tongue.

With all Essential Oils the best benefits come from smaller amounts used consistently over time. So, for instance, instead of dumping a large amount of oil on for a headache or sore muscle, use a smaller amount 3-4 times per day or 1-2 times per hour depending on your condition.

I hope this has been helpful! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us. Also, we hold Essential Oil classes every month; check our calendar for the next class!




David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an Intuitive Healer committed to helping individuals and communities thrive in health and vitality. His experience in the healing fields spans over two decades with over 2,500 hours of training professionally. The journey began with an introduction into conscious awareness of language patterns through NLP in 1999. David realized then that we hold those patterns in our bodies and began trainings in Massage Therapy, Zen Shiatsu, Five Element Theory, Intuitive Healing and Energetic Medicine to help individuals release those inhibiting patterns. David’s studies led to an even deeper examination of Consciousness and inquiry into our Belief Systems and how we can create and dis-create our beliefs at will to create a happier more joy full life.

David’s expertise and passion lies in assisting release of chronic concerns and issues on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. His approach to personal and professional growth is threefold in Body, Mind, & Spirit. When your body feels good your mind is free to create, and when your mind is free to create, you spirit can soar!

“Each person walks a path. My aim is to honor that path and help them expand the awareness of who they are to release Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual disharmonies. My hope and desire is to inspire people and help them experience joy in their life more often than not.” – David

David’s Certifications include: Graduated Phoenix Therapeutic Massage Collage (1993), Usui Reiki and Terra Mai Reiki Master Teacher (1993), Bachelors in Religious Studies from Arizona State University (1999), Graduated Zen Shiatsu School with added focus in Five Element Chinese Medical Theory (2003), Certificate in NLP (1989), Completed Avatar Master Training (2005) and Certified in Energetic Medicine through Victoria Merkle School of Energetic Medicine (2010).