In the hustle and bustle of “back to school” and this upcoming holiday season, you may find yourself struggling to remember to take all your immune boosting teas, tinctures, and tonics. I know I do sometimes. Boosting one’s immune system is practically a full-time job, especially with the increase in nasty viruses year after year. And if you aren’t a trained herbalist, crafting natural remedies can be pretty daunting.
What if I told you that I had an easy solution to your immune boosting needs?
Yes, there is a little bit of work on the front end but the end result is super easy to use and will give your immune system a little extra fighting power. Is it a complete replacement for the right blend of herbs? No. But if you use it in conjunction with other natural immune boosting remedies, it may really kick things into high gear. And if this is ALL you can do for your immune system… Well, it’s certainly better than not doing anything at all.
So what IS this immune boosting secret of mine? Wait for it…. In 3, 2, 1…
Immune Boosting Salve Lotion
I know, brilliant right? Chances are you are already using lotion daily so why not enhance it with immune boosting essential oils?
I know the title sounds odd. Most people haven’t heard of an immune boosting salve lotion. But it is basically a cross between a really hard salve and a really spreadable lotion. It’s my own hybrid concoction and I love it!
Disclaimer time! I am not a medical professional nor do I play one on this site. Please do not take anything here as bonafide medical advice. Please do further research and talk to your trusted medical adviser.
This immune boosting salve lotion is super nourishing and can be used daily on pretty much all body parts. I would however, steer clear of “intimate areas” as well as sensitive facial tissue. Some of the essential oils might warm things up too much. But hey – who am I to tell you what to do. 😉 But seriously. This lotion will burn the lady bits and make your eyes sting. (I assume it would burn man bits too but seeing that I only have lady bits, I can’t say for certain.)
Ok – let’s hop to the recipe. And if per chance you are NOT a fan of lotions or want something more like a traditional salve, you can easily convert it. It is really easy to do and I give you a step-by-step look at various ways to make salve in Salve Made Simple. Trust me – it is something to have in your natural living resource library.
What essential oils do I use and love? Several brands actually.
1. My hands down favorite brand is Rocky Mountain Oils (also known as Native American Nutritionals). These are seriously the BEST brand I have ever used. They are strong. And I mean strong. I have seen some amazing things happen when using this brand.
2. GEO carries a great line of essentials oils and I have always had success with their oils. They are adding new blends frequently and are definitely worth a look!
3. I am really enjoying Plant Therapy essential oils as well. They are easy on the budget as well as being a high quality oil.
Enjoy this immune boosting salve lotion within 6 months. While the vitamin E does act as a preservative, these kinds of products won’t last forever. But why make it to just stare at right?
Did I mention this salve lotion makes a great gift? Why yes, yes it does. So make a huge batch, put it in some cute little jars that your wee ones decorated, and wow your family and friends.