I’m a believer in using doTERRA’S On Guard (Protective) blend during the transition from fall to winter when we close our windows and spend more time indoors. It contains cinnamon and clove which are not only “warm” scents that are reminisant of pumpkin pie, they also contain anti-bacterial properties. The oil can help with viruses, throat and respiratory problems. It boosts the immune system and helps fight flu, bronchitis and pneumonia. It can be used in a diffuser to be inhaled during the day or in the bedroom while sleeping at night. For a mouth and throat rinse, you can add a few drops to a glass of water and gargle. You can also apply a few drops to the back of the neck or, at night, to the feet when it will be absorbed into the body. When you begin to feel cold or flu coming on, its warming properties feel very soothing to mind and body.