DIY Hand Sanitizer

Keep a stash of this On Guard Hand Sanitizer with you, to ward off germs and keep your immune system boosted! Here are 10 Germ Hotspots you want to wash your hands after using, or avoid all together.

1. Cell phones (even your own)
2. Gas Pumps
3. Restroom Door Handles
4. Restaurant Menus
5. Lemon and Lime Wedges
6. Condiment Dispensers
7. Grocery Carts
8. Airplanes
9. Free Food (everyone touches it)
10. Escalators

On Guard Hand Sanitizer
5 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
4 Tablespoon Water
8-10 drops Doterra On Guard Protective Blend
Small Squeeze Container

Emotional Support

What you feel emotionally becomes how you feel physically. So how do you best control your emotions? Everyone has to find out what works best for them. Whether it’s working out to get rid of pent-up anger and frustration, or listening to soothing classical violin concertos, there’s no wrong way to let go of negative emotions. doTERRA has developed an additional method for dealing with emotions, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ line, now conveniently in our pre-diluted doTERRA Touch® line. We suggest using these oils in conjunction with the methods you already use to deal with emotions. Love going for long walks? Use doTERRA Forgive® Touch over your heart after your workout to finally rid yourself of unkind feelings to yourself or others. Needing to come out of a sad mindset? As you are listening to Beethoven’s Fifth, apply doTERRA Cheer® Touch to your temples. The great thing about emotions is that you are in complete control of them. It takes practice to learn to control them, but you can and will develop methods to take charge. Use the Determine Your Mood feature of the doTERRA Daily Drop App for more ideas of how and where to apply the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends. Kids get emotions too, as you are well aware. They can especially benefit from the safety and ease-of-use of the pre-diluted doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy Touch blends.

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Support Your Immune System

Our immune system is an especially important part of overall health.
It is especially important to be mindful of our immune system during transitional times of the year, for instance, the beginning of a new school year when exposure to germs increases.
Many lifestyle factors can also weaken our immune system, including stress, lack of sleep, exposure to toxicity, and poor nutrition. Managing each of these areas and adopting a model of consistency that actively supports the immune system is an excellent way to maintain health throughout the year. Although the physiologic functioning of the immune system is complex, it can be broken down into two main parts–fixed and mobile immunity. Fixed immunity serves as the body’s first line of defense against potential threats by preventing harmful elements from ever entering circulation. This type of immunity is composed of the various protective barriers that exist between the delicate internal environment of the body and the outside environment, (for example, the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and skin). We also have mobile immunity that is activated if the body does become infected. Specialized immune cells quickly congregate at the site of infection to initiate the healing process.
The combined work of both aspects of immunity is critical for staying healthy. Take proactive measures to enhance the body’s ability to protect itself. I recommend diffusing essential oils every day. Lemon and On Guard Protective Blend contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air we breathe, delivering positive effects on the immune system.