The atmosphere of winter begs us to slow down and get cozy. However, sometimes, the reality is: holiday stress, colds and flu, winter time blues and more.
Let’s discuss ways to survive and thrive this winter!
First things first --- this seems basic but don't miss it! Wash your hands, my friends, and wash 'em good! Lather your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible throughout the day.
Drink plenty of liquids
Staying hydrated is important for keeping mucous membranes moist, so they can effectively fight off irritants.
Shoot for 64 ounces per day for effective hydration. To warm up when it’s cold outside, drink herbal tea with honey and a drop of Thieves®Vitality™!
Seek out fruits and vegetables that are nutrient-packed and seasonal, like squash, hearty greens, and cauliflower. Help support a healthy immune system by adding a supplement to your daily diet.
Super C is a delicious vitamin C supplement fortified with rutin, citrus bioflavonoids, and minerals to enhance the absorption of the vitamin C.
ImmuPro is a flavored chewable supplement that provides the natural immunity-supporting benefits of Ningxia wolfberry and reishi and maitake mushrooms. This supplement is also enhanced with calcium, zinc, selenium, and copper, all needed for supporting a proper immune function.
NINGXIA RED: One of the very best changes I have made for our family is 2-4 oz. of Ningxia Red daily.
In addition to the legendary Ningxia wolfberries, blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices introduce additional carotenoids and phytonutrients. A blend of Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.
INNER DEFENSE: Inner Defense™ is specially formulated with ingredients like Thieves® essential oil blend and Oregano essential oil to support a healthy immune system.*
LIFE 9: Life 9™ is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.
Citrus oils such as Citrus Fresh™, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Tangerine help support the body’s natural defenses. Plus, the fresh, vibrant citrus scents can also help boost your mood during short winter days.
Clove Oil is an important ingredient in Thieves and helps support the body’s natural response to stress.
Oregano Oil is known as a purifying oil.
Talk a walk! Be sure to get your heart rate up for at least 45 minutes, three times per week.
Walk the long way to the bathroom at work, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park in that very last spot in the grocery store parking lot! A few more steps each day go a long way in the end.
Have a meeting with friends or co workers? Consider taking a walk together for that meeting rather than sitting at a desk or a table.
R.C.™ has three varieties of Eucalyptus and is comforting when applied to the chest and throat. Thieves Lozenges deliver the cleansing power of Thieves for long-lasting relief.
Peppermint Oil eases tension and, along with Myrtle, Breathe Again™ Roll-On, Pine, supports healthy respiratory function.
+ Bergamot is a natural mood lifter. I love to diffuse, apply topically and I also add it to Frankincense in my skin care routine for a dewy glow!
+ Grapefruit is an uplifting and energizing oil! The energizing quality of it makes it great for anyone struggling with tiredness and lack of motivation. I wear it neat over my heart, on my wrists, and diffuse it in the morning!
+ Orange is calming and relaxing but can be uplifting for us at the same time. I love to use Orange oil in epsom salt bath at night.
+ Joy - It's floral scent was overwhelming to me at first, so if you're new to oils, try using it together with Orange or Grapefruit! I now use joy every day for emotional support!