How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil for Immunity + Recipes

Using Rosemary Essential Oil for Immunity

Rosemary essential oil is analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and expectorant in nature. This post explores how to use rosemary essential oil for immunity and offers 2 recipes – one diffuser recipe and one foot rub recipe.

In addition to fighting cold and flu viruses and bacteria, rosemary essential oil will reduce inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is the immune system overreacting, which slowly wears down the body’s ability to fight infections such as cold and flu germs, when they become present. So if you reduce inflammation, you can help your body regain immune response and arm yourself against colds and flu.

An expectorant helps the body expel mucous, which helps get rid of colds faster. Rosemary oil can act as an immune booster by helping you get over a cold more quickly if used as a method of cold relief.

According to Valerie Ann Worwood, the author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, a blend of rosemary, lemon, and eucalyptus oils can massaged into the facial sinus areas, including the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, and temples to relieve sinus congestion and speed healing from a cold virus.

How to use rosemary essential oil for immunity
How to use rosemary essential oil for immunity

Rosemary Oil Diffuser Blend Immune Boosting Recipe

Here’s a great-smelling rosemary essential oil diffuser blend that will help you fight cold and flu germs using rosemary and other essential oils. Here, invigorating rosemary is balanced by grounding cinnamon and soothing and clarifying lemon.

  • 3 drops rosemary oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil
  • 3 drops cinnamon oil
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Rosemary Essential Oil Immune Boosting Diffuser Blend
Rosemary Essential Oil Immune Boosting Diffuser Blend

Rosemary Oil Foot Rub to Fight Cold and Flu

The following blend of essential oils can be mixed with about half a cup of carrier oil and rubbed into the feet at bedtime to prevent or speed up recovery from cold and flu. You can also add mineral salts to this mix to make a scrub that will remove dead skin cells from the feet so that the oils will soak into the skin more deeply.

Rosemary Oil Foot Rub to Fight Cold and Flu
Rosemary Oil Foot Rub to Fight Cold and Flu
  • 6 drops rosemary oil
  • 6 drops lavender oil
  • 4 drops tea tree oil 

It’s best to store your essential oil blends in a dark-colored container with a lid to prevent the oils from evaporating and losing their effectiveness. You can purchase special jars and bottles for this purpose on Amazon.com.

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