dōTERRA OnGuard Essential Oil – Benefits and Uses

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OnGuard is one of doTERRA’s most popular product lines. It’s the perfect blend for supporting your immune system during the fall and winter months. Here are some of the benefits and uses of dōTERRA’s OnGuard essential oil blend.

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What Is OnGuard Protective Blend?

OnGuard Protective blend is one of doTERRA’s best-selling blends, and is included in most of their starter kits. This powerful proprietary blend supports healthy immune function and helps ward off seasonal threats. 

Ingredients in OnGuard Essential Oil

  • Wild Orange Peel Oil
  • Clove Bud Oil
  • Cinnamon Leaf Oil
  • Cinnamon Bark Oil
  • Eucalyptus Leaf Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Oil

Benefits of OnGuard Essential Oil

  • Supports healthy immune function when used internally
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses when ingested
  • Serves as a powerful all purpose surface cleaner
  • Provides an energizing and uplifting aroma

How to Use OnGuard Essential Oil

​There are many ways to use OnGuard essential oil blend. You can diffuse it, apply it topically, or ingest it. 

You can also make your own non-toxic cleaner to clean household surfaces. 

Use it to clean your toothbrushes, or add a powerful boost to your laundry detergent. 

It’s the perfect essential oil blend to add to homemade mouthwash.

OnGuard Aromatic Use

One of the simplest ways to use OnGuard aromatically is to add a few drops to the diffuser of your choice. Simply add 3-5 drops of OnGuard (depending on diffuser size and room size), and fill it up with tap water to the fill line. Choose your time settings on your diffuser. 

This will help purify the air and help support respiratory function. 

dōTERRA OnGuard Diffuser Blends

Here are some great OnGuard diffuser blends for you to try. 

Click on any of the graphics below to get a free Diffuser Blends trial. Diffuser Blends is an app that gives you access to tons of diffuser blends, so you’ll never run out of ideas for what to put in your diffuser. 

Under the Weather Diffuser Blend

3 drops OnGuard
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Oregano

Nature Walk Diffuser Blend

3 drops OnGuard
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Tea Tree

Winter Protection Diffuser Blend

2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Orange
2 drops OnGuard

OnGuard Topical Use

Hand Sanitizer

Use OnGuard as a natural hand cleanser. Place 1 drop in your palm, and rub your hands together for an effective hand sanitizer. Or use dōTERRA’s Hand Sanitizing Mist for convenient application. 

​I keep a bottle of OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist in my purse, and one in my car for those times I can’t wash my hands. 

​This works as a natural and effective alternative to toxic hand sanitizers. 

Bottoms of Feet

Apply a drop of OnGuard to the bottoms of your feet each morning during the winter months, for continuous immune support throughout the day. 

OnGuard Internal Use

dōTERRA’s OnGuard can be ingested. This is a great way to experience the immune support benefits of this popular blend. 

A simple way to use OnGuard internally, is to add a few drops to a veggie capsule. This can help support a healthy immune system, and also ward off seasonal and environmental threats. 

dōTERRA also has OnGuard beadlets, which are a convenient way to obtain the immune-supporting benefits of OnGuard. These tiny vegetable beadlets come in a small tube, which is easy to throw into a purse, a backpack, or even your pocket. Simply pop 1 or 2 into your mouth when you feel you need them. 

​Each beadlet contains 1/4 drop of OnGuard Protective Blend.

For a larger dose, you could also use the OnGuard+ Softgels. OnGuard Softgels contain OnGuard Protective Blend, plus the addition of Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa essential oils for an extra immune boost. 

OnGuard DIY Recipes

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner:

OnGuard Toothbrush Cleaner:

Keep your toothbrushes clean and germ-free with this simple toothbrush cleaner. I use it on my electric toothbrush heads, but it could also be used on regular manual toothbrushes.

In a bowl, combine:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 5 drops OnGuard essential oil

Drop your toothbrush in and let soak overnight. In the morning, rinse off your toothbrush!

OnGuard Multi-Surface Cleanser

OnGuard is so great for cleaning, that dōTERRA made a cleaning concentrate out of it. This is the perfect, non-toxic cleaner for your bathroom, or for any room in your home.

In a glass spray bottle, combine:

  • Water
  • 1 Tbsp cleaner concentrate
  • 5 drops spearmint essential oil

Gently mix together, and use this spray to wipe down your bathroom daily, keeping it sparkling clean and germ-free, without toxic chemicals! I keep a stack of cleaning rags in my bathroom drawer, and this cleaning spray under my bathroom sink, for quick bathroom wipe-downs.

(You can find all my favourite essential oil cleaning recipes in this blog post).

Precautions for OnGuard Essential Oil

  • possible skin sensitivity
  • avoid sensitive areas such as eyes and inner ears
  • always dilute with doTERRA fractionated coconut oil
  • keep out of reach of children

Other OnGuard Products

Since OnGuard essential oil blend is one of dōTERRA’s most popular essential oils, it comes in a variety of products.

Everything from chewable tablets to hand wash, toothpaste, and laundry soap.

Use OnGuard natural products to replace some of the conventional products you might currently be using in your home.

Click on any of the images to learn more or purchase.

How to Purchase OnGuard

​The best way to purchase OnGuard, or any other dōTERRA products, is with your own wholesale account

A wholesale account gets you 25% off for a year, plus tons of other perks, such as access to the Loyalty Rewards Program (where you earn points toward free oils), free shipping, and access to my customer support group. 

No minimum orders, no business attached – simply a 25% discount.

Your wholesale account is free for one year (if you purchase through any of my links). After a year, if you wish to renew your account, it costs $25 USD or $30 CND, and you’ll receive a free bottle of peppermint oil! (This basically makes your renewal free, as the peppermint oil is the same value as the renewal fee).

You’ll also get your own unique Refer-a-Friend link, where you can earn free essential oils for referring friends to dōTERRA! Your friend gets a free wholesale account, and you get free oils. 

You can get a FREE wholesale account when you use my special link. This saves you the $42 CND/ $35 USD membership fee. 

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