Snoring Remedy

Essential oils as a snoring remedy are great for naturally reducing or stopping the problem altogether. Oils can be applied in different ways to attack different causes.

You can diffuse them into the air in your bedroom; apply them to the soles of your feet; do a steam inhalation treatment with a towel over your head; add to some Epsom Salts and take a hot bath; dilute them with a carrier oil and massage them on your skin; or gargle a couple drops in a glass of water.

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What Causes Snoring?

This condition can have several different causes so you may want to see a medical professional to determine what the exact problem is. As part of your discussion you can mention that you would like to incorporate essential oils instead of pharmaceutical options.

The following are some of the causes that you may have to address:

  • Lack of good quality sleep - If you have issues with adequate duration or quality of sleep you may tend to snore
  • Nasal problems - You may have structural issues with your respiratory system such as a deviated septum or perhaps you have an infection
  • Thick palate - Your palate may be obstructing your airway causing you to snore
  • Sleep apnea - This is a common issue with people who snore
  • Alcohol - If you are a drinker, especially just before bed time, you may also have issues with snoring

Whatever your issue is, I am confident that essential oils can assist so lets talk about some of the popular oils and how you can use them.

note: any oil applied to your skin, inhaled or consumed, should be a good quality, clinical grade oil. Contact me for a recommendation

Oils For "Snoring Remedy"

Clove Oil

Clove Oil has the ability to break up or loosen phlegm in your chest and throat making it effective as a snoring remedy.

Clove Essential Oil can be blended (less than 20%) with other milder oils and diffused to treat congestion and open respiratory passages enabling you to breathe easier.

Dilute the oil with a carrier oil and massage on your chest and sinuses to open breathing passages.

Add a couple drops to a glass of warm water or herbal tea and consume daily.

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

It is well known that Eucalyptus Essential Oil is one of the best oils to use for relieving troubled airways. It is often used to ease symptoms of bronchial and sinus infections, as well as the common cold. For these reasons it is very effective as a snoring remedy.

Apply a couple drops of Eucalyptus Radiata undiluted to the toes and balls of your feet in order to open your air passages.

It can also be mixed with a teaspoon full of carrier oil and massaged on your upper back, chest, the nape of your neck and around your sinuses.

If you are suffering from mucous in your lungs, bronchioles, sinus or vocal chords I suggest adding 5 drops in a pan of boiling water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe the fumes deeply until you feel relief. Repeat the process if needed. 

Alternatively you can try rubbing 2-3 drops into your palms and inhale deeply or gargle with 4-5 drops in a glass of warm water.

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If you have Asthma you may want to choose Eucalyptus Globulus

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil has antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties which work together at relieving allergic reactions such as nasal congestion.

Application includes:

  • Topically - Apply one drop to small areas of concern or dilute with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut for larger areas. Indirect application is also effective when you massage a drop on the bottoms of both feet. This method has the added benefit of providing you with a good nights sleep.
  • Aromatically - Diffuse 15 drops to relieve symptoms and cleanse the air. Put a drop on your palms or a tissue and inhale deeply. 

Lavender is known for its ability to loosen up phlegm and relieve congestion associated with various respiratory conditions.

It also has antibacterial qualities which can be used against respiratory tract infections.

For seasonal allergies rub 1-2 drops of True Lavender essential oil under your nose or apply it to your neck, chest, and back.

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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil has antispasmodic properties that can help as a snoring remedy. It also supports the respiratory system and eases symptoms of asthma. 

Massage a few drops of Lemon oil on your chest and throat several times daily to help clear your airways

Consume lemon oil with a carrier oil in a 50:50 blend in a gel capsule 3 times a day with food and add a few drops undiluted to all your drinking water.

Gargle with several drops in a glass of water.

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Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil has been used as a snoring remedy for many years because of its expectorant and sinus clearing properties.

It is known as a treatment for sleep apnea which can be a cause of snoring.

Diffuse 20 drops into your environment or take a hot aromatic bath with 10-15 drops in a cup of Epsom Salts and inhale deeply.

Marjoram can be diffused to promote healthy respiratory functions.

Add 2 – 3 drops of Marjoram to a glass of water and gargle before going to bed.

Putt a drop on a q-tip and apply to the underside of your nose at bed time.

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Peppermint Oil 

Peppermint Oil contains Menthol which is a soothing agent that is known for relieving snoring. Peppermint also has anti-inflammatory properties which can treat inflammation of the membranes in your nostrils, relieve nasal congestion and enable smooth air flow.

To maintain good respiratory health and to clear the sinuses making it easier to breath: 

  • diffuse peppermint oil in your bedroom 
  • put a couple drops in hot water and breathe the vapors. Exhale frequently to activate more steam
  • rub a few drops on your palms and inhale 
  • add to a tissue paper and breathe in
  • add a drop to your drinking water or a cup of tea

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Pine Essential Oil

If you have ever been walking in a pine forest after a fresh rainfall you will understand why Pine Essential Oil is a fantastic oil for respiratory conditions and is often used as a snoring remedy.

Pine is a natural anti-inflammatory that works to keep your airways clear and open while you sleep. This makes it a great choice for a snoring remedy.

Inhale the oil using a diffuser twice a day or inhale off of a tissue.

Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Essential Oil is one of the strongest antimicrobials and antioxidants known and has been used for centuries for respiratory issues and as a snoring remedy.

To relieve your symptoms and boost your immune system put a couple drops of Thyme Essential Oil on your palms and inhale deeply. 

In a bath put a cup of Epsom salts with 5 drops of Thyme and 10 to 15 drops each of some of the oils like Eucalyptus and Lavender for respiratory conditions. The blend should work out to about 5% Thyme and 95% other oils.

This blend can also be used in a diffuser or massaged on the back of your neck, chest and upper back as well as the soles of your feet and hands at bed time.

Have a carrier oil on hand in case the blend gets to hot on your skin. (not likely at 5% but just in case)

Add 4-5 drops of thyme oil to a pot of hot water and put a towel over your head for a steam inhalation treatment.

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3 Oils that Work Great Together

Combine the following into a bottle:

Let these ingredients sit for 24 hours to make sure they have blended sufficiently.

Just before you go to bed rub some of the blend onto your throat, chest, behind your ears and on the bottom of your big toes.

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