Touch of Earth’s Immunity blend combines specific essential oils to target the body’s immune response. Using only the purest essences, the compounds in our essential oil blend can level out an overtaxed immune system by balancing several different responses, boosting hormonal responses and alleviating outside attacks. With the seasons beginning to change, and our lives shifting to the indoors, we will be in closer contact with friends, neighbors, co-workers and yes, germs. The most prevalent germs (and arguably the most reviled) are the common cold and influenza (the flu). What’s worse, these germs are getting more and more resistant to inoculations. So, the best defense is prevention.
The Immune System Defined
The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. The cells involved are white blood cells, or leukocytes, which come in two basic types that combine to seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances.
Our bodies are constantly bombarded with outside agents, bacteria, viruses, and many more pathogens every day, every hour, every minute, in our homes, at work, and even walking through the park. Our immune responses are designed to attack foreign bodies that prevail upon our cells growth, function and transport. But, as so often happens, our bodies are overtaxed with the stresses of our lives, fatigued and poorly nourished (coffee is not a meal, people). The effects on our bodies can be itemized by how our system responds. In other words, what hormonal signals send messages throughout the body or to the brain to release a specific neurotransmitter, and then (depending on whatever toxins are present) to our adrenal glands to ‘kick things up a notch’ in order to keep the entire system running smoothly. In most bodies amid today’s societal demands and habits, this is rarely, if ever, the case.
Our bodies are highly adaptable, but we tend to take advantage of the constant ability to maintain homeostasis to the point of failure. Overindulgence in caffeine, alcohol, even poor air quality effect the way our glands release hormones or produce infection-fighting white blood cells. We are often abusing ourselves without even knowing it, and unlike a car, we do not have a clear ‘Check Engine’ light to guide us when to take it in for regular maintenance (and admit it, we don’t always take great care of our cars, either).
The immune system is complex, intricate and interesting. And there are at least two good reasons for you to know more about it. First, it is just plain fascinating to understand where things like fevers, hives, inflammation, etc., come from when they happen inside your own body. You also hear a lot about the immune system in the news as new parts of it are understood and new drugs come on the market (for better or worse) — knowing about the immune system makes these news stories understandable. Take a look at how your immune system works so that you can understand what it is doing for you each day, as well as what it is not.
– How Your Immune System Works by Marshall Brain
Immunity blend combines the antifungal and antiseptic properties of eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree and clove to weaken the intrusion of foreign bodies in our system. Eucalyptus is a vasodilator that opens blood vessels to heighten transport and increase circulation. Ravensara and eucalyptus are wonderful boosts to the upper respiratory system, ideal for increasing the intake of oxygen, enriching the entire body. Bergamot, thyme and clove invigorate the body, sending signals to the brain to stimulate the bodies autonomic responses and can even release euphoria-inducing dopamine.
Applied to the bottoms of the feet, behind the ears and along lymph nodes, Immunity blend can help ease demands on an overburdened system, suppress the strength of invaders and boost immune responses just enough to prevent the onslaught of ailments common in winter months across the country.