A healthy body works like body armor, protecting us from threats that constantly bombard us. We come into contact with environmental and seasonal threats every day amid all of our activities. We don’t pay much attention to the intricate functions of our bodies until something slips through a chink in the armor, making us feel like we need an extra boost.
With the right tools, you can give your body what it needs to stay strong all season.
We know that maintaining a strong body requires several elements to come together in harmony—things like diet, exercise, stress, sleep, toxins, and medical care must all be addressed properly in order for the body to work as it should. We just need to remember that self care, is the best care.
How Environmental Threats Move
As you know, environmental threats can travel, moving in and out of the body through exposure pathways. They enter the body through the mouth, ears, nose, eyes, and skin. They exit through excrement, sneezing, coughing, or pores in the skin. Stopping the movement along these pathways is critically important—and fortunately, it’s also simple.
You already know how to minimize your exposure pathways. It’s all the things your mom told you to do: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, keep your room clean, and don’t touch your eyes.
Staying Strong All Season
So, what can you do to support your immune system and stay strong all season?
There are three basic steps to help you stay well:
The first thing to do is limit the exposure pathways in and out of your body. Thoroughly washing your hands is the best way to protect yourself and others from environmental threats. Essential oils are an excellent way to keep yourself, your space, and your air clean. Diffusing essential oils is a safe, natural way to clean your air while enjoying the benefits of the oils you are diffusing. I also make my own air sprays using our essential oils. I like to make sprays with our Purify Cleansing Blend to eliminate pet and food odors, Lavender or our Serenity Blend for our bed linens and towels. I ditched aerosol sprays and scented candles years ago.
Now that you’ve addressed exposure pathways, be sure to give your body what it needs to stay well. Fortunately, you’re already living a lifestyle that helps you stay strong—the wellness lifestyle! By eating right, exercising, resting and managing stress, and reducing your toxic load, you’ve gotten a head start in staying strong all season. Incorporating our essential oils intro your daily lives will greatly reduce your toxic load. My family uses them daily to support our health and wellness. Our essential oils contain no toxins. As I mentioned, we enjoy diffusing them, using them in air sprays, and we cook and clean with them.
Sometimes—despite our best efforts—things slip through the cracks. When that happens, you need to address some of the effects. There’s a wide variety of essential oils and products that provide soothing and comfort. In most cases, if you look to our top ten essential oils, you'll find simple solutions to boost your immune system, maintain healthy breathing and balance your digestive system. You'll find lots of information on this website. Check out our free classes and of course, feel free to contact me for ongoing support.
Reminders: Wash your hands frequently, diffuse essential oils to help cleanse the air, keep your household surfaces clean, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, and stay at home if you feel unwell.