Education is a big deal in my family. It’s important enough, that most of us have pursued careers in the educational field.

My mom has been a kindergarden teacher since before I was born. My sister is an associate in an elementary classroom. My husband is a high school teacher and I work as a high school counselor. And of course, my step-son attends school everyday. Needless to say, we are exposed to an array of germs constanlty.

I seem to have inherited my mom’s genes (she never gets sick. Literally, never. We call her an “X-(Wo)Man”) and I rarely get sick. If I start to feel sickness coming on, I whip up one of my Wellness Shots and pound Vitamin C to stop it in it’s tracks. This has been pretty successful, even in my seven years of working with sneezing and coughing children.

My husband, however, gets sicker much easier. Since I have started forcing kindly suggesting he down Wellness Shots at the first sign of sickness, he’s been able to fight off full-blown sickness and recover much, much sooner.

Without further ado, this is my Wellness Shot recipe. I will warn that it is by no means tasty. Adding some agave to it can help sweeten it up, but there is little that helps the strong oregano flavor. I implore though, it is worth it and works best when taken at the first twinge of sickness (sore throat, drippy nose, fatigue, body aches, etc.)

  • 3 drops of oregano oil
  • 3 drops of doTerra OnGuard oil
  • 5 drops of lemon oil
  • generous shake of cayenne pepper
  • generous shake of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water

Angie's Wellness Shot

My husband really loves them and appreciates when I make him loving place one in his hand and suggest he drink.

15920862258_7e21272465_o My sister has been getting sick much more often this school year. She does not tolerate my Wellness Shots very well, so I made her something similar in a roll-on applicator to apply to her feet as soon as she feels anything coming on.

I call this the Immunity Roller Blend. I added:

  • 20 drops of doTerra OnGurad essential oil
  • 15 drops of Melaleuca essential oil
  • 10 drops of Oregano essential oil (never apply directly to skin without a carrier oil!)
  • Fractioned coconut oil

Immunity Roller Blend

What are your favorite natural remedies to prevent sickness?