Shield is one of our most diverse blends and has many benefits for both body and home. This protective blend can support respiratory function, protect against seasonal threats, be an effective, non-toxic cleaning agent, and help cleanse and purify the air. Plus, it has an energising aroma that is warm and spicy and will fill your home with a positive vibe.
The essential oils used in Shield work together to create a powerful and versatile infection-fighting and disinfectant punch. Each ingredient in this blend possesses antibacterial properties and immune building characteristics that, when layered, have a powerful impact on the immune system. In addition to its use as an illness-fighting powerhouse, Shield can also be used in a wide variety of applications to clean and disinfect. The best part is that it is pure and 100% of its power comes from nature.
Below are some of our favourite ways to use Shield, so take a look to get some inspiration. Once you start using this blend, you will realise that the different uses for Shield really are endless!
Diffuse to purify the air in your home
Diffusing Shield is a great way to help purify the air in your home. Simply add 5-7 drops of Shield to your diffuser in the morning and diffuse for 30-60 minutes, depending on how large your space is.
Inhale for an immune system boost
Don’t have a diffuser on hand? Add two drops to the palms on your hands, rub them together and inhale. This is a quick and easy way to enjoy the benefits of this blend on the go.
Add some power to your all-purpose spray
Create a powerful all-purpose spray to use on surfaces around your home. Simply add 1 ½ cups distilled water, 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tsp castile soap and 20 drops of Shield to a spray bottle. Just remember to shake well before each use. This spray is great for kitchen and bathroom surfaces and is great for disinfecting door handles and other high traffic areas of your home.
Mop your floors with some natural oomph
Add 5-6 drops of Shield to your mop bucket to disinfect floors and add an energising, spicy aroma to your home.
Apply to feet for an immune system boost
Create a roller bottle blend with Shield and apply it to the soles of your feet in the morning to help boost your family’s immune system. Our roller bottles are 10ml, so you can check out our dilution chart HERE to find the right dilution. For example, if this is a blend you want to apply to the soles of your children’s feet every day, use a 1% dilution (3 drops of Shield), if this is a blend to use every day on an adult, you can increase the dilution to 2% (6 drops of Shield). Or if this is a blend for an adult who is feeling unwell and you want to strengthen the power, you can go as high as a 5% dilution (15 drops of Shield) but only use it for two weeks or less.
Heal a sore, scratchy throat
Use the same roller blend mentioned above with the same dilution guidelines found HERE and apply it to the sides of your throat and massage the blend into your skin.
Add Shield to your laundry
In hotter climates, your clothes (especially your towels and linens) can start to have a musky smell. Add 3-4 drops of Shield to your laundry soap to help kill bacteria that can cause these unpleasant odours.
Disinfect your carpet
Is your carpet or rug starting to smell a bit funky? Add a few drops of Shield into your carpet steamer to disinfect and remove the funk. Always do a quick patch test first, especially if you have hand-dyed or silk carpets.
Create an immune-boosting foot soak
This foot soak recipe is a great way to relax and boost your immune system at the end of a long day. All you need is ¼ cup of Epsom salts, 1 tsp of a carrier oil (jojoba and coconut oil are both great options) and 3-4 drops of Shield. Mix the carrier oil with the Shield blend and then mix in the Epson salts. Add this mixture to a warm bowl of water and soak your feet for 20-30 minutes.
Create an invigorating coffee scrub
Are you a coffee drinker and looking for a great way to re-use your grounds? Used coffee grounds are a great base for body scrubs as they do not dissolve in water, which makes them fantastic at scrubbing away dead skin cells. Plus, there are many studies out there that show coffee can also help promote healthy skin.
After your grounds have cooled down, scoop ¼ cup of them into a jar or bowl, add a few drops of coconut oil (or more if you want some extra moisturising power) and 2-3 drops of Shield, mix it all up and scrub away! This scrub will be warming, invigorating and leave your skin feeling so soft!
If you have a favourite way to use Shield that we haven’t mentioned, please pop it into the comments below. We love hearing about how you use My Pure Earth oils in your home and lifestyle.