On Guard is our family's first line of defense when we feel those subtle, but telling signs of a bug coming on.
This combination of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary, is one of the most versatile and potent essential oil blends, supporting the immune system, protecting against environmental threats, purifying the skin, as well as cleansing surfaces. It is a killer cleaner and has the ability to eliminate pathogens.
The On Guard Protective Blend has been integrated into a variety of dōTERRA products to provide diverse ways to use its powerful benefits. From a household cleanser, laundry detergent, hand soap, and toothpaste, to ingestible gel capsules and lozenges, On Guard has the handle on keeping you healthy.
How we have used On Guard:
Internally - I tend to throw caution to the wind and go with the convenience of 1-2 drops of the oil licked off the back of my hand or added to a glass of water. However, this blend is strong and not recommended to be used internally without moderate to heavy dilution. I favor and give to my kids the easy-to-swallow gel capsule form, which also contains Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa for an extra immune kick.
Frequency - When we're feeling good, but know the threats at school are high, we ingest 1-2 doses per day. When we're feeling crummy, it's 2-3 times per day.
Topically - The feet are the second fastest area of the body to absorb oils because of the large pores. We do a lot of bedtime foot rubs with our oils to include 1-3 drops of On Guard paired with a teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil for broader distribution and dilution, which is important for infants and small children. I tend to massage a couple of drops onto my throat and lymph nodes too.
Frequency - Again, when threats are high: 1-2 doses per day; and when the bug is creeping: 2-3 times.
Aromatically - We love our diffusers! Diffusion is the simplest way of of putting a fine mist of the whole oil into the air for inhalation. Diffused oils have been found to reduce the amount of airborne chemicals to create greater physical and emotional balance. Four to six drops of On Guard flows in our home AND in my classroom on many days of the winter, interchanged with Lemon, Peppermint, and Melaleuca.
Frequency - It is recommended that the diffuser runs for only 15 minutes out of every hour so the olfactory system has time to recover between doses for greatest benefit. Because most EO diffusers having settings of two and four hours, we do let ours run for each of those durations.
Direct Inhalation - During these high-virus months, you'll find my husband and I grabbing the bottle of On Guard, unscrewing the cap, and sniffing deeply several times each day.
Beef up your defenses and get through the winter season with On Guard!
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Fractionated Coconut Oil and diffusers also available for purchase through dōTERRA