Stay Strong All Winter Long

Tried and true tips and formulas to protect your family over the cold and flu season. 

Winter health begins with a proactive mindset. Prioritise prevention to guard against illness rather than just treating symptoms when they arise. The following simple habits will go a long way in keeping your family healthy and safe during the winter season.

1. Focus on Prevention, Not Just Cure

Make sure to wash your hands regularly, maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins, and exercise daily despite the cold and wet weather. Even a brisk walk can make a difference!

2. Strengthen Your Immune System

Taking care of your body is vital to keep your immune system strong. Make sure you get enough sleep, stay hydrated, and eat nutrient-rich foods. Another great way to support your immune system is by diffusing immune-building certified organic essential oil blends daily in your home's common living spaces. Certified organic blends like Immune Care or Purify Air Cleanser are effective and subtle powerhouses that can help you and your family stay healthy and happy throughout the winter. So why spend the season feeling miserable on the couch when you could be out enjoying life to the fullest?

3. Shield Against Viruses

Advanced preparation is the best defence against aggressive winter viruses. Educating your family about good hygiene practices and the significance of avoiding close contact with sick individuals is essential. We have gained plenty of experience and awareness through the recent pandemic.

4. Use Natural Formulations

Research has shown that certain herbal extracts, vitamin supplements, and certified organic essential oil formulations can be highly effective. Some examples of such formulations include Breathe Well, Inhale, Immune Care for adults, and Baby Breathe and Child Immune Care, designed to support the health of your little ones. By incorporating natural and effective remedies into your wellness arsenal, you can supercharge your immune system and stay healthy throughout the colder months.

5. Clear Congestion Naturally

Alleviate blocked airways with natural decongestants and expectorants. Steam inhalation with certified organic Eucalyptus Blue Gum oil or our certified organic Inhale essential oil blend clears sinuses and provides respiratory relief.

6. Invest in Immunity and Lymphatic Health

Using products that support immune and lymphatic health simultaneously is highly beneficial as these two body systems work together. Look for supplements that encourage detoxification and boost the body's defence mechanisms. Additionally, taking a 15-minute soak in a therapeutic bath daily can help. Our favourite oils to use for this are certified organic Lavender Spike, Eucalyptus Blue Gum, and a couple of drops of Ginger essential oil.

7. Deploy Anti-Viral Essential Oils

Essential oils with anti-viral properties like Tea Tree, Oregano, and Thyme Thymol can be used in diffusers or night-time bath solutions to keep your home and body safe from viruses.

8. Safeguard Pregnancy and Babies

Ensure the safety of even the youngest and most vulnerable family members by choosing pregnancy and baby-safe certified organic essential oils. Certified organic Spruce Black, Fir Balsam and our local favourite Mānuka essential oils are gentle, safe, and highly effective.

9. Correct Applications

The best ways to use Absolute Essential products include direct inhalation, chest rubs, warming baths with added oils, and preventative routines involving feet and spine rubs. To ensure effectiveness, proper usage is essential.

Winter Health Tips

Preventive Measures:

Regularly rub eucalyptus oil on the soles of your feet at bedtime. This simple ritual can significantly boost your immune system.

Bear in mind that viruses can have an incubation period of up to 3 days before symptoms appear. This is when individuals are most contagious. After the onset of symptoms, which can last from 3 to 7 days, there is a post-viral convalescence period of up to 28 days. 

Tried and True Blend-Your-Own Formulas

Here are some quick and easy blends you can make to help build immunity and ward off coughs, congestion, snuffles, and sore throats. Remember, healthcare starts at home!

Being prepared and proactive is the secret to a healthy winter. By incorporating these tips and certified organic essential oils into your family's winter wellness routine, you can enhance your resilience against the challenges of the cold and flu season.

Stay warm, stay active, and most importantly, stay healthy!