5 Benefits of DoTerra On Guard Essential Oil


by Erica Jones MHS

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DoTerra’s On Guard essential oil is one of its most popular oils. The proprietary blend of protective oils helps strengthen the immune system and cleanse the body. In our house, we always have a couple of bottles of On Guard on hand because it’s that good. Because you can use it aromatically, topically, and internally, keeping one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and one in my purse is an absolute must. 

What essential oils make this protective blend so amazing? 

Wild Orange peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon bar, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary leaf and flower. Its warm, spicy, woody, and camphoraceous scent makes it lovely for diffusing when you want to keep your immune system strong or when you want to keep airborne toxins at bay. 

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Common Primary Uses: air pollution, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, bladder infection, candida, chronic fatigue, cleansing, cold sores, colds, coughs, flus, hypoglycemia, mono, pneumonia, scabies, sore throat, warts. 

5 Benefits of DoTerra On Guard 

Supports Healthy Immunity 

If you haven’t checked out our article on orange peels for immunity, you really should. In the article, we talk about how orange peels contain more vitamin C than the actual inner fruit. If you want to reap the immunity benefits of orange peel without chewing on the bitter peel, you need wild orange essential oil

The beauty of On Guard is that it contains wild orange peel essential oil! Mix that in with immune-stimulating clove essential oil, and you’ve got yourself an unbeatable combo for a strong immune system. 

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To use On Guard for immunity, mix two drops of oil with ½-1 teaspoon of raw honey and add to hot water or tea. 

Promotes Healthy Respiratory Function 

Ever hear of eucalyptus? What about Vicks Vapor Rub? Yup, that stuff that your parents used to force on you when you had congestion. The ingredient that made Vicks Vapor Rub what it was (pretty effective) was eucalyptus. Except, when you use On Guard, you won’t have to worry about petroleum (; 

Eucalyptus essential oil in this blend makes it great for supporting respiratory function. That means that you can turn to On Guard for all of your respiratory needs: environmental allergies, seasonal allergies, congestion, sinus infections, and more. 

To promote healthy respiratory function diffuse 5 drops of On Guard and inhale deeply. You can also mix 2 drops with a little bit of a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba and rub into the chest area. 

Supports Body’s Natural Antioxidant Defenses 

One of the top reasons I love essential oils is because of their potent antioxidant properties. On Guard is no different. With its blend of top protective oils, On Guard will help support antioxidant defenses to help combat free-radicals and oxidative stress that can result in chronic disease and inflammation. 

To reap On Guard’s antioxidant benefits, add 5-10 drops to coconut oil and or make a tea with 2 drops oil and ½-1 teaspoon of raw honey. 

All-Natural Surface Cleanser 

If you’re looking for a delicious smelling, all-natural cleaning spray? We’ve got you governed. On Guard can be used to help fight surface bacteria without the distilled vinegar smell. Simply mix 3-5 drops with a cup of water. Moisten a rag and then clean away! 

Because of this blend of oils known to kill harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses, you can also diffuse 5-10 drops to kill airborne germs. 

Energizing and Uplifting 

This oil’s energizing and uplifting aroma makes it perfect for…well, energizing and uplifting! Whether you’re struggling from chronic fatigue, stress, or brain fog, On Guard can help. Rosemary is the perfect oil for helping fight brain fog and chronic fatigue, while wild orange can help boost mood and energy. 


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Hi there! I'm Erica Jones, MHS.
I'm a mom to 4 amazing little kids, wife to an incredibly talented doctor and I’ve been doing this “healthy lifestyle” thing for over a decade. I’m super passionate about essential oils, health, wellness and making natural living easy. I’m so grateful to be living my BEST life and I'm here to help YOU live yours.

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