My 2 Absolute Must-Have Oils

immupower thieves essential oil

I’ve realized something this winter… I have not needed to use as many of my wintertime oils as I thought I would by this point in the year.

Let me clarify what I mean by wintertime oils – these are the oils I stocked up on before school started in the fall so I could be prepared for the winter season.  Things like Thieves, RC, Raven, Eucalyptus, and DiGize.  The oils that, as a mom, if you run out, you are GOING TO WANT THEM OVERNIGHTED!!  :)

Thieves for Immune Support

We’ve been ‘oiling’ for a little under a year now, so we had oils for the tail end of the winter months last year.  Our mainstay was Thieves oil, which may be helpful in supporting the immune system.  We have never had such a pleasant and easy going winter.  :)

ImmuPower: My New Addition

This year, after hearing about it over and over, I decided to add ImmuPower.  When the immune system is working properly, it can obviously do its job and keep our bodies healthy.  I hesitated at first because ImmuPower is one of the pricier oils, and I thought, “Is it really going to make a difference?”  I asked some questions to my oily friends before I purchased it, and everyone told me they loved it.  So I decided to just bite the bullet and buy it.


Unfortunately the first thing I noticed about ImmuPower is that it is STINKY!  If you like walking around smelling like a bowl of chili, then maybe you will like it.  To me the overpowering smell in this oil blend is cumin.  So I think it smells like straight BO (yes, as in Body Odor).  PeeYou. (Is there a correct way to spell that?  I can’t figure it out. P.U.?  Oh well, you know what I mean.  Sorry.)

I don’t know why it smells so much like cumin, because there are several oils in this blend… hyssop, mountain savory, cistus, ravensara, frankincense, oregano, clove, cumin, and Idaho tansy.  So it is a completely different blend than Thieves oil… in fact, the only oil ImmuPower and Thieves share is clove!  But the individual oils that make up ImmuPower are definitely some heavy hitters.  :)

Our Routine

Because ImmuPower is so stinky (to me anyways… I hope I haven’t offended you if you love the smell of it), I only apply it to my kids’ feet, under their socks.  So every morning before school, I do this for each child… I take one drop of ImmuPower and apply it to their feet.  Then we use Thieves.  Before bed, I do the same oil routine.

A Definite Difference

Beyond a doubt, we have absolutely noticed a positive difference in our children’s overall health and well being.  We have used our other wintertime oils less, because my kids have maintained their wellness much better this year.  Granted… their immune systems only continue to mature over time and this could be due to several factors, but I can’t help but feel that the addition of ImmuPower has been a benefit as well.  If I was FORCED to choose only 2 oils, I would have to pick Thieves and ImmuPower.  After all, the main reason we started using oils was to support our kids’ immune systems!

I Would Overnight These if Necessary…

If I ran out of Thieves or ImmuPower, you bet I would have them overnighted.  :)  I really believe these 2 oils have helped my kids so much this year!  I am so thankful to have all my other oils on hand for the winter, but these 2 oils take my ‘oil need’ to a whole new level for us.  :)

A Word of Caution

The label on ImmuPower says do not use on children younger than 6.  Young Living’s website says avoid using on infants and very small children.  All of that being said, please do your own research if you are considering using ImmuPower.

Also, of course everyone is different… what works for one does not always work for another.  But this is what works for us.  :)

Wash Your Hands

One last thing… after you apply ImmuPower, I would most definitely recommend washing your hands.  Or you might rub your son’s head later on, and your husband might ask why he smells like an armpit.  Or your husband may accuse YOU of smelling like an armpit.  I know this from experience.  ;)

*Disclaimer:  The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Read the full disclaimer here.

13 Responses to My 2 Absolute Must-Have Oils

  1. Heather says:

    I <3 thieves oil!!! I have been using it all winter to combat germs and I think it's safe to say it's doing it's job well! We have (so far) escaped a stomach bug that has gone through the house we stay in with our in-laws and I had a cold a week ago (the first since Thanksgiving) and it was hardly noticeable. It's good to see others having success with this oil, it's amazing what people are missing out on- if they only knew the powers of essential oils!


    • Angie says:

      Hi Heather!!! Yay for Thieves! It really is amazing… you really just do want to go around telling everyone about these oils!! Thanks so much for visiting :)

  2. Gloria says:

    I’m so glad I found a fellow oil lover who finds immunpower so stinky!!!! I thought it smells like overpowering curry and realised it contains cumin. The cumin is so strong!

  3. llinda says:

    thank you for this post. the minute i opened the Immupower i almost gagged.
    i have a sensitive nose but now that i have a really bad [] i am using it and can barely smell it. I dont feel like going anywhere so its doesnt matter how i smell right now but gads i will not diffuse it ever again. lol. I have thieves going in every room. so after my bath to calm my [] i will rub immupower and thieves. thank you again.

  4. Cheryl says:

    lol — omg – i found it had a hint of halls cherry cough drops and loved it

  5. Mirian says:

    Hi Angie,

    How old were your children when you use ImmuPower on them?


  6. Fjel says:

    You got me laughing at “your husband might ask why he smells like an armpit”. Thanks for posting this, will definitely try ImmuPower!

  7. Sarah says:

    Do you dilute the immupower when you use it on your children?

  8. Lizy says:

    I have the same routine but I do Thieves in the morning and ImmuPower at night. I don’t want other kids or teachers thinking my kids haven’t taken a shower … LOL

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