November 10, 2021
Breath is the ultimate life force. Every organ and system in your body relies on oxygen. Breathing clear and deep not only fuels your body but it also fuels your mind. Effective breathing can give you a greater sense of mental clarity, better sleep patterns, and even improved immune response. With flu season on the horizon, it is important to have a tool kit of natural alternatives to keep your body at optimum health as well as help you get back to feeling your best self should you get sick. Many studies have proven that essential oils can act as a great natural alternative to help ease respiratory symptoms. We’ve listed some of our favorite essential oils for respiratory support and their top benefits so you can find the perfect oils for your respiratory needs.
Eucalyptus helps to break up mucus in the upper respiratory tract and is primarily used for symptoms of coughs, colds, bronchitis. Its anti-inflammatory activity helps reduce asthma symptoms as well suggesting its use in various upper and lower airway diseases. Not only that but it is also known to boost the immune system.
The use of Tea Tree essential oil dates back to aboriginal times in Australia where it was used to cure a large variety of ailments. It’s known to help relieve symptoms of respiratory infections such as colds, coughs and bronchitis. It’s also known to improve immune response.
Peppermint can help treat coughs, bronchitis and inflammation of the throat. It helps improve nasal breathing and aids in bringing more air supply to the lungs for deeper and easier breathing.
Lemon is one of the top essential oils for respiratory support and is also known to remedy coughs. Lemon oil has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that can help to boost your immune system as well as defend the body against harmful pathogens.
Clove provides antibacterial activity against respiratory tract pathogens and may be a beneficial alternative treatment option for respiratory tract diseases.
Cardamom helps improve breathing by relaxing air passages to the lungs. It is commonly used to help treat lung associated disorders such as asthma.
Laurel Leaf works as an expectorant to drain congestion and help promote freer breathing. It’s been used for generations as treatment of respiratory infections and diseases.
We’ve designed the perfect essential oil blend that is packed with all of these amazing essential oils for deep, clear and easy breathing. Our Organic Breathe Calm Essential Oil contains all six of these essential oils plus calming lavender. It’s the perfect blend to incorporate into your everyday routines or call on when you feel you are needing some additional respiratory support.
At first signs of illness, rub on chest, neck, back, and bottoms of feet. The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of the essential oils will get right to work and the vapors will help act as a natural decongestant. Always make sure to dilute before applying directly to the skin or use our pre-diluted roll-on.
Add 5 -10 drops of Organic Breathe Calm Essential Oil to your bath and breathe deep.
To aid absorption, mix with Epsom salt or 1 oz. vodka or whole milk.
You can also use our pre-diluted Organic Breathe Calm Essential Oil Roll-on that is designed so you can apply it directly to the skin. Apply to pulse points on or near the face such as the neck and temples as well as to the chest and underneath your nose.
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