Leading aromatherapist and founder of the popular Love Henri aromatherapy collection Henrietta Cassar tells VeggieVision TV that although we should fully support and adhere to all government and NHS advice, nature also has some amazing ways to help boost your immune system.

1. Steam inhalations with or without essential oils as the steam kills viruses in our nasal passages – are our first line of defence so vitally important to keep healthy. Add three drops of anti-septic, anti-bacterial thyme and eucalyptus to hot water and steam for three minutes up to three times a day. This is a great at night to promote restful sleep.

2. Hand washing is the single most effective measure one can to protect oneself on a daily basis. Soap works just as well as anti-bacterial sprays, just be sure to moisturise hands afterwards to stop skin getting dry and cracked.

3. Boost your immune system by ramping up your vitamin C levels which can’t be stored in the body. Whizz up a super green juice including spinach, celery, cucumber, raw garlic, a capful of cider vinegar and teaspoon of agave.  

4. Incorporate germ busting essential oils in your cleaning routine: lemon, thyme and eucalyptus essential oils can all be use on surfaces to clean. Alternatively add a few drops to any of your soaps and cleaning products. 

5. Try adding a few drop of cinnamon essential oil to soap or hand sanitiser, it has powerful anti-microbial properties and smells lovely, too. 

6. Add a few drops of relaxing essential oils to help soothe you at the end of the day:  neroli, orange, lavender, sandalwood, frankincense, ylang ylang are all deeply relaxing and calming. Or try Love Henri Sandalwood Seduction Bath Oil for a tub full of relaxing, fragrant bubbles.

7. Help keep anxiety levels in check by spritzing relaxing essential oils on your pillow. Lavender and frankincense both help to slow and deepen your breathing, important to keep you calm.  Use as a steam inhalation before you go to bed or add a few drops to your pillow. Remember you should NEVER use essential oils undiluted on your skin and that essential oils can stain so drop on to a handkerchief and pop under your pillow if you want to keep bed linen intact.  

We tried the Muscle Therapy Treatment oil and it is fantastic.

Henri has used her 20 years’ experience to deliver the purest essential oils available in truly therapeutic amounts, hand poured into sustainable packaging and all delivered with LOVE! LOVE HENRI is proud to be registered with the Vegan Society as well as Cruelty Free International. The collection retails from £25-£65 and is available at QVCUK.com and at lovehenri.com.