óleos essenciais para o sistema respiratorio vias respiratorias doterra
óleos essenciais para o sistema respiratorio vias respiratorias doterra

The 5 best essential oils for the respiratory system

The 5 best essential oils for the respiratory system

So let's talk about the best essential oils to help you breathe better and easier. If it is natural for you to have allergy problems, cough, suffer from asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, accumulation of mucus in the airways, sore throat, etc., then this article is for you! We will get to know natural alternatives to improve your breathing and respiratory condition.

At the end of the list you will find 2 extra suggestions, they are not essential oils but they are made with essential oils and they are also very good and worthy of your experimentation.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Contains eucalyptol a natural compound responsible for facilitating the clearing of the airways. It is used for example in Vic that we spread on the chest when we are sick and has been shown to have an antimicrobial effect on some bacteria that cause breathing difficulties.

Thanks to its properties it has been found to be beneficial for those who have asthma or chronic bronchitis when inhaled through for example steam inhalation.

Make sure you are not allergic to Eucalyptus before using it.

How to use?Learn more on the oil page.

  • Put 2 drops of Eucalyptus oil and 1 drop of Turmeric in 300 ml of warm water, the oils will not mix with the water, thats natural. Shake and place 150 ml in a glass and rinse or gargle without ever swallowing. Throw out the water and exhale slowly through your nose. You can repeat the process again.
  • Mix in carrier oil, for example Fractionated Coconut Oil or Jojoba Oil, use 6 drops of oil for 30ml and massage the neck around the throat, temples and chest.
  • Put 4 to 5 drops in your diffuser and use it in the room where you spend the most time, or on your bedroom when you find it harder to breathe.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. This essential oil is also an excellent ally for the respiratory system. The action of the essential oil inhibits the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the respiratory tract.

How to use?Learn more on the oil page.

  • Use it in your diffuser in the space where you spend the most time and 2 to 3 hours before sleeping in your bedroom.
  • It also works very well if you have a dehumidifier, put 3 to 4 drops in the water tank and enjoy a much cleaner and easier to breathe environment.
  • Place 2 to 3 drops on the palms of your hands, rub, make a cup with your hands around your mouth and nose and make 10 to 15 deep inhalations.

Peppermint Essential Oil

This oil is also important, we all know about the effect of mint on the respiratory system, let alone by the chewing gum that almost makes us cry or sweets for the throat. Menthol is a compound extracted from Mentha piperita therefore from the plant behind this essential oil.

Its effect is refreshing through reducing inflammation in the throat and airways helping to promote relaxation contributing to less constriction of the bronchi.

How to use? Learn more on the oil page.

  • Use 4 to 5 drops on your diffuser to make the air easier to breathe.
  • Put 2 drops in a bowl with hot water and inhale the vapors deeply, don't forget to protect your eyes!
  • Apply topically in a mixture of essential oils with a carrier oil directly to the throat, chest and under the nose.

essential oils for the respiratory system

On Guard Essential Oil

An oil of choice for the immune system which is also excellent in particular for the respiratory system. It results from a combination of essential oils and (or) botanical extracts of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Flower from India, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf and Rosemary Flower / Leaf.

How to use? Find out more on the oil page.

  • Apply diluted (6 drops to 30ml of carrier oil) to your chest and throat before bedtime.
  • Use 3 to 4 drops in your diffuser or dehumidifier for at least 1 hour.
  • Put 1 drop in a 120 ml glass of water and gargle, you can then ingest or throw it out, after doing this, breathe out through your nose slowly in order to pass the aroma that was in your mouth through the upper airways.

Air (Breathe) Essential Oil

It was designed to bring you the benefits that the best essential oils can give you when combined. The mixture is called Air, or Breathe in some countries, and it was formulated to think of those who have problems such as allergies, asthma and bronchitis. It is an oil that contributes to easier breathing and is not intended to be a cure for these problems. But it sure helps!

How to use? Find out more on the oil page.

  • Apply directly to the chest, as the oil already has carrier oil, you do not need to make dilutions.
  • Whenever you feel more in contact with pollen or other allergic agents, use 3 to 5 drops in your essential oil diffuser.
  • Apply 3 to 4 drops to your hands, cup your hands and inhale deeply.

The 2 extras we talked about at the beginning

Breathe Vapor Stick

Experience the feeling of the Essential Oil but on a practical stick that is easy to apply. It promotes the opening of the airways like no other.

Find out more on the product page here.

TriEase Capsules

Each capsule contains equal parts of Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint, known for their ability to maintain free airways and a healthy immune system. Great for when seasons change!

Find out more on the product page here.

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