Breathe Easy with the help of essential oils

essential oils for breathing

Essential oils often known for its great accentuating smell have excellent healing properties.  For thousands of years they have been used for various cosmetic, spiritual and well-being purposes.

In the current scenario, with life threatening diseases that are affecting lungs and causing severity in respiratory condition one should follow the medical advice prescribed and also given a chance for natural ways to heal the lungs. Researchers suggest that few of the essential oils are effective in treating respiratory conditions like cold, cough, asthma or sore throat.

With careful research and discrete considerations, we have made a list of essential oils that help you relive from COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Though use of essential oils cannot be a complete cure but they definitely ease the severity of respiratory conditions.

Top Essentials oils to help lungs

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

You must have heard about eucalyptus (Indian name nilgiri oil) from your mother or grandmother right? Yes, it is one of the age old essential oil used as home remedy to treat respiratory conditions. An anti-inflammatory and also helps in stimulating immune system. It boosts up the healing process as it destroys the harmful bacteria that provokes the respiratory conditions.

Do you have muscle pain because of cold or the flu?  Eucalyptus oil will just do the right magic by easing the muscle pain. Now that we know the benefits let us know how we can use this essential oil.

How to use eucalyptus?

  • Add 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil in 2 tbsp of carrier oil , rub the mixture onto chest and throat
  • Add 1-2 drops in boiling water and inhale the steam

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Lavender Essential Oil

Soothing isn’t it? For those of you have got the chance to smell lavender essential oil can reckon to its accentuating scent. But did you know that lavender oil helps in suppressing inflammation of mucous in the respiratory system. They are also known to have anti- bacterial properties.

How to use lavender oil?

  • Dilute lavender essential oil in boiling water and inhale the steam
  • Use it in a diffuser

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil is extracted from leaves of peppermint plant. We all are very familiar with taste and smell of peppermint, on consuming then we can feel it is cooling and refreshing. Isn’t it?

Peppermint oil are also widely used in natural care products. It can soothe or numb an itchy throat. In a study it is found that peppermint relaxes the muscles in windpipe. Thus, helping a healthy person to breathe easily.

How to use peppermint oil?

  • Dilute peppermint essential oil in boiling water and inhale the steam
  • Use it in a diffuser
  • Blend with other topical oils like(lavender oil, grapeseed oil , castor oil)and apply on skin

                                        peppermint essential oil

Sweet Orange Essential oil

The name itself suggests that the scent of sweet orange oil calms anxiety. It is an anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant. When blended with eucalyptus essential oil, they are known to have effective properties to treat respiratory conditions.

It is used in aromatherapy blends and helps to clear nasal passages and eliminate toxins which ultimately makes breathing easier.

How to use sweet orange essential oil?

  • Use it in a diffuser
  • Mix the sweet orange essential oil with a carrier oil like (coconut oil, jajoba oil) to prepare oil for massage.

                                      Sweet orange essential oil

The Bottom Line

A conventional treatment can be accompanied with essential oils that help ease with severity. Essential oils can promote healing, soothe and strengthen immune system.

Check out for whole range of essential oils here.