It is known that immunity is the body’s ability to recognize foreign substances from ecosystems that can endanger it and resist them. When it weakens, we get sick so it is responsible for all diseases.

What if our immune system is out of balance? Why does this condition occur?

There are many reasons and most often a combination of several of them is exactly what throws the immune system out of balance: poor nutrition (vitamin and mineral deficiency), climate changes, pollution, lack of physical activity or lack thereof, frequent infections with viruses, bacteria, fungi, stress.

True, these causes are not under your control! And you wonder how you can help your body on your own? You can! Because the answer still lies in your immune system.

How to bring back the immune system to balance?

The answer is – in nature – in essential oils. Unlike most synthetic drugs, which usually only reduce symptoms, essential oils directly affect immunity. Instead of introducing more external pathogens into the body that can further disrupt the immune system, essential oils and carrier oils introduce friendly medicinal substances into the body that return the body to harmony with nature.

Almost all essential oils have antibacterial and antiviral effects and thus indirectly help the immune system (reducing the number of intruders that the immune system must fight).

Best immunity-boosting essential oils

Immunity-boosting oils

Ravensara Aromatica

One of the strongest antiviral oil. It is excellent for respiratory tract problems, effective in cases of bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis. This essential oil also has an analgesic effect, so it is also used in the treatment of inflammation of muscles and joints, rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to reducing pain, it cools slightly and gives a feeling of relief. It raises the general physical condition of the body, especially after prolonged lying down, facilitates coughing and soothes inflammation.

Eucalyptus Radiata 

Eucalyptus acts as a means against coughing up and to open clogged nostrils. In addition, it helps to cleanse the body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can damage your health. In case of cold before going to bed, drip a few drops of eucalyptus oil into your humidifier or diffuser to feel its beneficial effects throughout the night. An inhalation is also a good option in some cases.

White pine (Pinus strobus)

This oil efficiently dilates the bronchi and increases oxygenation. There a large amount of vitamin C in its needless, thus it is very efficient in immunity-boosting. It is one of the most famous and helpful oils in the case of colds, gips, bronchitis and other respiratory infections. The essential oil of pine needles works against various causes of infection and encourages the expectoration of thick secretions from the airways.

Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendron)

A powerful expectorant and has a strong effect on bacteria and viruses. This is the most common oil for children’s respiratory infections, which is why it’s called “baby tea tree”.

Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

This amazing oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiinfective and immunostimulatory effects. Tea tree oil is used for respiratory infections, urogenital infections, fatigue, acne, skin infections, fungi, lice and nits.

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa)

This oil strengthens immunity, has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, it helps with respiratory problems, asthma, autoimmune diseases. It is also excellent for treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, bacterial and fungal infections, atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin diseases.

All of these immunity-boosting essential oils including Vitamin C, Vitamin D, zink and probiotics can also help us boost our immunity system.

Adding essential oils to your favorite recipes can have a number of important health benefits. They can also add a special flavor to your dishes. Many of you know the benefits of cooking with coconut oil or using olive oil in recipes. However, did you know that there are also a number of essential oils that are great for cooking? This is good news because essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic effects.

One drop like a handful of spices

You should add the oil at the very end of the preparation and the dish must not be very hot because the aromatic and healing properties of the essential oil could be lost due to the action of heat. When using essential oils in cooking, do not put them directly into the water as they do not dissolve so they will remain concentrated in one place in the dish. Instead, it is good to mix them with some emulsifiers like vegetable oil, honey, milk, egg yolk, butter, rum or cream. You can also prepare teas, juices and cocktails (such as Mojito) this way.

Essential oils have a higher concentration of natural active substances than fresh herbs and one drop can replace a handful of finely chopped spices. Therefore, everyone who suspects that they have or already have an allergy should watch their intake of essential oils. For example, if you are allergic to parsley, by consuming parsley essential oil, intolerance to this spice will intensify even more.

Also, all essential oils, especially in fresh food, can be mild preservatives but also digestive regulators because they stimulate the secretion of digestive juices.

Some oils should not be added to food

If you overdo with adding essential oils, the food or drink may become bitter or have an overly intense smell and taste. Some essential oils, such as peppermint and eucalyptus, due to menthol and alpha-pinene substances they contain, provide an increased feeling of cooling and are ideal for cold dishes and salads. Other essential oils such as ginger and nutmeg provide a feeling of warmth and are ideal for warm food combinations.

Keep in mind that there are some essential oils, such as cinnamon (leaf and bark), which due to their high concentration of cinnamaldehyde can irritate the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and stomach, so their oral use is not recommended. In cooking, it is enough to use cinnamon powder because it will give each cake a familiar holiday flair, without any harmful consequences.

Oils in Cooking

Best Essential Oils to add to your dish

Soups: coriander, nutmeg, rosemary

Salads: lemon, orange, thyme, ginger, coriander, rosemary

Stews: basil, coriander, tarragon, laurel, black pepper

Meat: thyme, tarragon

Fish: tarragon, ginger, thyme, nutmeg, laurel, lemon

Fresh Cheese: basil, coriander

Pasta: basil, coriander

Sauces: orange, thyme, rosemary, lemon, mandarin

Cakes: mandarin, peppermint, orange, ylang-ylang, ginger

Cold Drinks: lavender, lemon, peppermint, coriander

Hot Drinks: nutmeg, orange, ginger


It is important to note that consuming essential oils is still a controversial topic. Due to the fact that they are highly concentrated and it is considered that consuming some of them can be unsafe. Do not consume any of the oils above certain amounts. Some are definitely not safe to consume and should not be used for cooking. Before adding any essential oils to your food, it is a good idea to consult a naturopath or other healthcare professional.

Winter is a season when we have more time to turn to our family, close friends and our own inner world. It’s a great time for writing, sorting things we normally don’t have time for, listening to ambient music, painting.

The oils recommended for this period are primarily middle and lower notes – oils that are emotionally balancing, full of energy and help with recovery from exhaustion and after an illness.

Winter is also characterized by a greater number of colds, respiratory problems and general immunity problems.

Aromatherapy might be a great solution to those problems.

Which essential oils to use for winter?

Best Oils for Winter

1. Tea Tree Oil

One of the most powerful oils which shouldn’t be avoided during the winter season. As of all of its properties, it is highly recommended to use against viruses and colds. Antimicrobial properties of the magnificent tea tree oil are the reason to always choose it during this period.

2. Eucalyptus Oil

Another great product that is very efficient in fighting winter time health issues. It purifies space, awakens strength and boosts energy. Also, it strengthens confidence and gives the courage to face problems. It relieves problems associated with throat infections and headaches that accompany sinusitis. Eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils are a very powerful mixture. When combined they are perfect for combating the viruses in the air and have a positive effect on the respiratory system.

3. Lemongrass Oil

This oil has a refreshing citrus scent.It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. If you dissolve it in vegetable oil and massage it into your body, you will get a blend that reduces tension, stress and insomnia. You can rub this massage oil into your temples and relieve your headache symptoms. A few drops of lemongrass oil in aroma lamps will reduce the symptoms of colds and flu and improve the immune system. Combined with cinnamon makes a mixture that has both pleasant scent and amazing properties for our immune system. 

4. Fir Tree Oil

Almost all essential oils in this family have a beneficial effect on the respiratory organs and are used for respiratory infections, chronic coughs, in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Due to the high content of terpene compounds in their composition, these essential oils are easily oxidized so we have to be careful using them due to possible skin irritation.

5. Citrus Oils

Orange, grapefruit, lemon, all of these oils have a positive effect in fighting germs but they are also useful in cleansing the body of toxins and a positive effect on the liver and lymphatic system. Citrus oils speed up metabolism and burn fats in the body. They are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful enzyme that is an excellent detox.

There are other essential oils that are also very good for this period: lavender, thyme, oregano, Frankincense, peppermint.

You can use only one oil or combine them. Some of the combinations that can have the greatest effect this winter are:

Air Purifier: Tea Tree + Lemongrass
Anti-virus in the air: Thyme + Eucalyptus + Lemon
Immunity boost combination: Lemon + Grapefruit + Oregano

The ways you can use these winter essential oils in your home are different and it all depends on your preferences. There is no best or worst variant, it is important that you take advantage of what nature provides to us as a benefit. The simplest methods are sprayaroma lamp or diffuser.

Enjoy the magic of winter but don’t forget to take care of yourself, so you can enjoy all of the beauty of this holiday season.

It’s summertime, and we are all enjoying its benefits, holidays, seaside and the beautiful Sun. Although occasional exposure is recommended and healthy, it often happens that during the summer months we are not moderate.

Lots of us deal with the same problem this time of the year brings – sunburn. This can happen to anyone and can ruin our holiday and mood but most of all, it can damage our skin and health and accelerate skin aging.

Most of the people are being careful and responsible when it comes to protection from the strong sun. Avoiding sunbathing and exposure to direct sun rays between 10 am and 4 pm, wearing adequate clothes, using suncream, all of these precautionary measures can help but sometimes it’s not enough and you get burned from the sun anyways.

Sunburn is accompanied by redness of the skin, pain, burning, and other non-pleasant symptoms. Is there any home lotion that will solve these problems?

Еssential oils that will help you protect and heal your skin during the summer period

1. Calendula oil

Calendula Essential Oil

Calendula is an excellent remedy for alleviating sunburn. It has been proven that calendula stimulates the formation of new cells in the surface layers of the skin and leads to wounds healing. It stimulates the healing of purulent wounds. Thanks to carotenoids, flavonoids and saponins, it quickly recovers the skin. You can prepare the cladding by placing two flowers of this herb into one liter of boiling water. Wait until the tea cools down completely and then apply it and soak the gauze.

2. Geranium oil

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil is often compared with the much more expensive rose essential oil. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Diluted in vegetable oil and scrubbed to the skin it will prevent the formation of scars and dark spots. 

3. Peppermint oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is also a great solution for sunburn. It is a rich source of vitamins A and C. In addition, the oil is also good for skincare as it contains folate and omega-3 fatty acids. Due to its cooling effect, peppermint helps to combat some skin problems such as sunburn. For more information and benefits of this unique oil, you can check the following articles: Peppermint Oil 1 and Peppermint Oil 2

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut Essential Oil

Coconut is always a good solution when it comes to eliminating the burns. Its fatty acid content reduces inflammation and revitalizes the skin and its moisturizing properties will prevent the common symptom of burns from the sun – swelling of the skin. Simply rub extra virgin coconut oil on burns and let it work for several hours. To promote healing of the skin, use coconut oil several times a day for several consecutive days.

5. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is well known for its cooling effects. You can mix it with some of the other oils that have the same effect on the skin. Because of its properties, this oil quickly alleviates the pain of sunburn. The skin is very sensitive and vulnerable if it is burned and eucalyptus oil might also help it to prevent potential infections. More about this oil you can find here: Eucalyptus Oil

Like with most of the other essential oils, you should be careful with using these and inform yourself before applying to the skin.

Take care of your skin and it will be grateful to you! The skin remembers!


Herb: Eucalyptus globulus

Scent: fruity fresh, balmy, refreshing

How to obtain oil: distillation

Part of the plant from which oil is obtained: leaf

Main Ingredients: 1.8 – cineol, alpha-pinene, limonene, p-cymene

The fresh smell that is recognized by everyone. The herb that is used for various, primarily breathing problems. If you need to select 5 essential oils that you will always have in your home, the one made from eucalyptusshould be on that list. Only a few drops of the oil in an aroma lamp very effectively disinfect the air, so it is especially valuable during the epidemic of flu and colds.

Eucalyptus globulus is a mixture of eucalyptol, camphene, pinene, and there are also species dominated by citral. The plant strongly affects breathing. It increases the amount of oxygen in the cells, thanks to its action on red blood cells. It also helps the binding of oxygen in the lungs and the regeneration of the lungs.

This beneficial oil is a proven drug in the case of colds, nausea, influenza, and sinus inflammation. For the treatment of respiratory organs, it is used in the form of inhalations, in aroma lamps or in the form of liners that are placed on the chest. This plant is good medicine for throat inflammation. It lowers blood sugar levels and helps people suffering from urinary infections.

Interesting Fact

This plant has been used as a cure for malaria in the past. There are two good reasons for this: the antiseptic and antimicrobial effect of this essential oil and the fact that this impressive tree draws water from the soil, so it is ideal for planting in wet areas where malaria occurs. Eucalyptus leaves are the favorite food of the koala bears.

Like the lemon balm, this is one of the most effective herbal remedies for herpes simplex infections. Also, the eucalyptus essential oil is a good cure for insect bites. In combination with plum, lavender, rosemary or angelic, it is a good remedy against rheumatism, bone pain, joints, and muscles.

Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil


The essential oil of eucalyptus purifies space, increases energy and strength. It also increases the feeling of self-confidence and gives the courage to face problems. It alleviates the problems associated with throat infections and headaches that accompany the sinuses. Extremely refreshes rooms and repels insects.

Usage of Eucalyptus oil

This oil soothes the rheumatic pains and pains of pre-muscled muscles and inflamed tendons. It is also used in rheumatoid arthritis, where it helps to remove toxins from the joints. Rubbing the mixture on the problematic parts of the body is a very good way of using this oil. The product is also effective against caries, inflammation of lumbar infections. It is, therefore, the active ingredient of toothpaste, breath recoveries, and other dental hygiene products.

The amazing product obtained from this herb is very good for the treatment of oily skin and scalp. It helps with contagious road infections and also soothes the symptoms of flu, reduces mucus viscosity and makes it easier to cough. It is an excellent lipolytic (it acts on subcutaneous fatty tissue) and is used in cosmetic preparations for the treatment of cellulite. Its effect increases in combination with the ethereal oil of tea tree, and it combines well with the ethereal oils of lavender, lemon, and wrinkle. A mixture of this with some vegetable oil (almond, coconut, olive, Ricinus, wheat germ, jojoba, avocado) is a great combination.


Do not use on susceptible skin because it can cause irritation. It is not recommended in pregnancy and for children up to 6 years. Do not apply directly to the skin and mucous membranes. Not for oral use. Keep protected from light and heat, out of the reach of children.