On Guard for Immune Support
Fall often means back to school and being around more people. Add in the upcoming holidays and our immune systems get bombarded. So how do you protect yourself and your family from all of those germs?
doTERRA makes a wonderful blend that provides immune support. It can help protect against environmental and seasonal threats when ingested. AND it can also serve as a wonderful nontoxic cleaner and freshen the air!
So what is this amazing blend? On Guard - Protective Blend.
It contains Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. So not only does it provide some powerful immune support, but it also has a great spicey, fall scent.
This blend is a powerful oil that is a must-have in every home. doTERRA has also made MANY natural products using this blend from laundry and surface cleaners to dietary supplements, and throat drops.
Before we get into the many great tools in the On Guard line, let's talk about some of the uses of the oil.
On Guard Oil Uses
Water - To enjoy the immune support of On Guard, it is best to ingest it. If you look at the back of the bottle, On Guard has a supplemental fact label. This means it is safe to ingest. The easiest way to do this is by adding a few drops to your water. Try about 1 drop to every 4-6 ounces.
Veggie Capsule - Another way to enjoy the internal benefits of On Guard is to put a drop or two in a veggie capsule. You can always add other oils to increase the benefit. Try adding some Oregano, Turmeric, Frankincense, or Lime.
Food - You can also cook with On Guard. You can do something as simple as soaking sliced apples in water with a few drops of On Guard. If you want to try something else here are a few recipes to try out.
Diffuse - Add On Guard to your diffuser to freshen the air. Oils like Wild Orange, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Black Pepper, and Harvest Spice are great pairings with On Guard.
Surface Cleaner - You can add several drops of On Guard to water to make a surface cleaner.
Hand Cleanser - You can also add a few drops of On Guard to Fractionate Coconut Oil for a natural, safe hand cleanser.
Fight the Ickies - On Guard is an ingredient in the popular FLOOM or FLOOT recipe. This is one that people often reach for when they feel something coming on or are fighting a bug.
Now let's talk about the MANY great products made with On Guard.
On Guard Personal Products
On Guard Touch: This is the On Guard oil diluted with a carrier oil in a convenient roller bottle. Apply it to the chest and bottoms of the feet for an uplifting aroma. You can also massage it into your hands to help cleanse the skin. Because it is diluted it is safe for all ages.
On Guard Mouthwash: This is a great mouthwash to help clean the teeth and gums. It also reduces plaque and promotes a healthy-looking mouth. This is also my first line of defense when I feel like I am coming down with something. The moment I sense something coming on, I gargle with On Guard Mouthwash. It can also help soothe toothaches.
On Guard Beadlets: This is the On Guard oil in a small beadlet form. It is an easy way to enjoy the internal benefits of On Guard and you can take it anywhere. These tiny beadlets are easy to swallow making them a great way to help children enjoy the internal benefits. They can also help freshen your breath. Just let one of two beadlets dissolve under your tongue.
On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste: My family has used this toothpaste for many years, and my children always get glowing reports from the dentist. This is a natural toothpaste that utilizes the benefits of On Guard oil. It contains Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils which are all cleansing. Peppermint and Wintergreen essential oils help provide a fresh scent. It also contains Hydroxyapatite which is a natural oral care ingredient. Some experimental research is showing that this can help remineralize and restore tooth enamel. Another ingredient in the toothpaste is Hydrated silica which can help remove stains without damaging tooth enamel.
On Guard Supplements
On Guard Chewable Tablets: These little chewable tablets are a must for your immune system. Not only do they include On Guard essential oil, but they also contain vitamin C, D, and Zinc. Add to that beta-glucan which is a natural prebiotic fiber that may help your body create a healthy microbiome. These little tablets are also free of gluten, sugar, and artificial sweeteners.
On Guard + Softgels: These softgels contain On Guard essential oil and Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa essential oils. These oils may provide immune support and antioxidant benefits.
On Guard Throat Drops: These drops are a great tool to keep on hand for months when germs are running rampant. These are another thing I have anyone in my family start using at the first sign of the ickies. They are throat drops that contain On Guard as well as Cassia and Myrrh. Not only can they help soothe a sore throat, but they also provide immune support.
On Guard Cleaning Products
On Guard Laundry Detergent: This laundry detergent contains On Guard Protective Blend and bio-originated enzymes to help lift stains. It is color-safe for all washable fabrics and at all temperatures. It is natural and contains no synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins. It can be used in your HE or conventional washer. You can also apply it directly to a stain.
On Guard Cleaner Concentrate: I love this cleaner. It is safe, effective, and smells wonderful. I use it on my floors, on my counters, in my bathroom...everywhere! They do caution against using it on hardwood floors and natural stone.
On Guard Hand Sanitizing Mist: This mist is 99.9% effective against the most common germs and purifies the hands with a fine, quick-drying mist. This is a great alternative to hand sanitizers. It is also infused with moisturizing apple extract. This is the perfect thing to keep in your back for on-the-go use and a great alternative when soap and water are not available. Take this to the gym, the store, wherever you go!
On Guard Sanitizing Hand Wipes: These wipes are a wonderful alternative to other cleaning wipes. Many cleaning wipes contain things that are harmful to your body. On Guard Sanitizing Hand Wipes are a natural and safe way to clean yourself and surfaces. They also contain aloe leaf extract to help moisturize the hands.
On Guard Foaming Hand Wash: This is a gentle hand wash and a great alternative to harsh soaps.
On Guard Hand Sanitizing Gel: This is one of the newest additions to the On Guard family, and I LOVE it! I DO NOT like alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It strips your skin of its natural defense layer and is harsh on your skin. On Guard Hand Sanitizing Gel kills 99.9% of the most common germs and is safe to use. It is free of parabens, trilosan, and phthalates.
Which of these On Guard products do you love or want to try?
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