Respiratory Problems and Essential Oils

Essential Oils offer practical and natural remedies for all kinds of respiratory problems from cold and flu to asthma and allergies. They can open your airways, relieve chest congestion, ease a sore throat and provide relief from cold and flu symptoms.

Methods of deployment include topical applications, internal consumption, inhalation as well as bathing and rubs. A good clinical grade oil will permeate cell membranes and work in conjunction with your body's natural healing processes all without adding chemically induced side effects.

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Children Under 11

I am not a doctor so if you are concerned about your child's respiratory system you should probably consult your physician rather than put your trust in anything I say on this site.

A quick check on the WebMD site may give you some tips on how to handle it.

If you are prone to allergies or have a sensitivity to skin care products/fragrances you should be cautious about using essential oils as they may actually make your condition worse.

Before use, perform a patch test on the inside of your arm. Depending on the seriousness of your condition you may have to do this test more than once and over a period of a few days to be absolutely sure the oil is safe for you to use.

For more information see my page Allergy Remedy

Cold, Flu and Sinus

With frequent climate changes we are all susceptible to viral infections of the ear, nose and throat and antibiotics are of no use. A typical cold will last about 6 days; the flu can last longer and be much more severe. At this time we must be careful not to invite secondary infections or complications.

For respiratory problems related to cold and flu, allergies and sinus, Eucalyptus Globulus can be used effectively in relieving your symptoms while at the same time boosting your immune system and putting a halt to your sneezing.

A respiratory blend incorporating the following oils can attack from multiple fronts:


Calm your coughs by diffusing one of the following essential oils:

You can also drip one of the following oils into your palm or onto a tissue paper and inhale deeply:

Here are a few additional oils to calm your coughing and respiratory problems:

Nasal Congestion & Nosebleeds

  • Diffuse Spruce oil into the air to combat sinus and respiratory infections
  • Rub a few drops of Eucalyptus Radiata into your palms and breathe in to clear nasal congestion.
  • Peppermint oil diffused or inhaled will clear your sinuses and lung congestion
  • Massage a few drops of Cypress Oil into palms and breathe in to stop nose bleeds or you can rub it directly onto your nose and sinus if the bleeds are frequent.

Seasonal Respiratory Problems or Allergies

If you are one of the many unfortunates that suffer from seasonal allergies you will be very happy to learn there are a few essential oils which can come to your rescue:

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    No matter what the allergy, essential oils should be your "go-to" as an allergy remedy because they are completely natural and very effective. For a food allergy, seasonal allergy, or skin rash/hives, an oil or blend can eliminate the condition or help cope with the symptoms

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recommended sources.

The companies I use and recommend guarantee the quality of their oils and I believe you will be satisfied with all your purchases, I am.

If you have any questions/concerns feel free to contact me.

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