May 21, 2018
You don’t have to be diagnosed with a serious respiratory disease to have breathing difficulties. They can be due to a common cold, asthma or allergies. No matter what is behind breathing problems, it can be miserable trying to catch your breath while only breathing through your mouth. Whether it is minor or serious, decreased respiratory function can affect both your physical and mental health negatively. You definitely want to talk to your healthcare professional about diagnosing and treating respiratory illnesses, but there are also some essential oils that can help with alleviating, healing or protecting against various respiratory problems.
How Oils can Help with Respiratory Conditions
Aromatherapy often incorporates the use of essential oils. They can work in two different ways. First, since they are antibacterial and antiviral they can be beneficial for killing germs that cause some respiratory illnesses. Secondly, they can stimulate the immune system, so it is better prepared to fight off disease. There are several oils that can also help open up the airways and sinuses if you are congested.
Ways to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils work differently for each person and so do the methods of application. You might try using different methods with your oils to see which one yields you the greatest benefit. Choose from these four basic ways:
Top 10 Oils to Use for Respiratory Relief
There are many different essential oils that can help relieve breathing problems. You can choose the oils you want to use based on their properties. Some of them help fight inflammation, strengthen the immune system, clear congestion, fight colds, purify the air or drain sinuses. Just be aware if you are wheezing or have asthma, discuss using oils with your doctor first. Conditions such as asthma can make you more sensitive to strong scents. Listed here are 10 of the top oils to use for breathing problems. You may want to create your own blend of preferred oils or purchase a blend such as Breathin’ EZ.
Blends for You to Try
If you have a diffuser, you might want to try diffusing these blends for relief. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions that came with the diffuser.
Clear Your Airways Diffuser Blend
Add these oils to your diffuser:
Respiratory Support Diffuser Blend
Vaporizing Rub-on Blend
This rub is beneficial to use as a remedy for clogged sinuses, congestion, and colds. It’s best if you can mix it in a bottle with a roll-on applicator. Add the ingredients to the roll and shake the bottle to combine them. Roll it on the temples, shoulders, chest, back, and neck.
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