Asthma and essential oils

Asthma sufferer? Try these essential oils for asthma

With the changing seasons come allergies, asthma, and the quest to free yourself from each. If you’re looking for a natural way to do so, you might give aromatherapy a try. In this blog, we’ll discuss how essential oils for asthma may help you breathe a little bit easier.

Understanding asthma

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 8.3% of people in the U.S. (or approximately 6.1 million children and 20.4 million people 18 years and older) suffer from asthma. As a result, they must live with inflammation and swelling in the airways which causes difficulty breathing. At this point, there is no cure for asthma, so the quest for treatment options remains ever present.

One such natural treatment option? Aromatherapy.

Essential oils for asthma

Essential oils are used for aromatherapy benefits such as relaxation and stress relief, and if you think about it, those are two of the things most needed during an asthma attack. By applying essential oils to the skin or diffusing them in a steamer, people can utilize aromatherapy while also practicing breathing exercises in an effort to find relief.

So, which essential oils should be used for asthma relief and to treat specific symptoms? Keep reading to find out.

Peppermint essential oil

When used in a diffuser or applied to the skin in a carrier oil such as Pure Beauty Coconut Oil, peppermint essential oil may help reduce asthma attack symptoms and may reduce asthma’s effect on bronchial smooth muscle, allowing for easier breathing.

Lavender essential oil

One notable study found that breathing diffused lavender essential oil may help reduce allergy- and asthma-induced symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory properties which reduce inflammation in the airways..

Clove essential oil

Clove essential oil, when taken as a mixture with water, may help reduce asthma symptoms such as wheezing, chest pain, and difficulty breathing, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. .

Eucalyptus essential oil

Eucalyptus essential oil may help manage the symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and even the common cold. That being said, eucalyptus oil should not be used for or by children.

Rosemary essential oil

A 1999 study showed that rosemary extract relaxes the smooth muscles of the trachea, resulting in more relaxed breathing. Since then, additional research has shown that rosemary can reduce asthma symptoms in people who didn’t improve after utilizing traditional treatments. Decreased asthma symptoms included chest pain, sputum production, and wheezing.

Roman chamomile essential oil

Chamomile essential oil is another known to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown in research to help relax the bronchi, which are the airways that connect the windpipe to the lungs. As a result, chamomile essential oil may help relieve the coughing that often accompanies asthma.

Try these Skinny & Co. products for asthma relief

When it comes to utilizing essential oils for asthma relief, as we mentioned above, there are a couple efficient ways to do so. One of the most effective ways is to apply essential oils directly to your skin after you’ve mixed them with a carrier oil, such as Pure Beauty Coconut Oil. This is ideal if you want to utilize your own essential oils. That being said, many of our products actually contain the essential oils identified above.

If you’d like to use lavender essential oil applied to your skin, you should try Skinny & Co.’s Fresh Cucumber Essential Oil Roller, resh Cucumber Whipped Body Butter, Calming Lavender Almond Body Melt, or Calming Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover. If it’s Roman chamomile essential oil that you’d like to give a go, try Skinny & Co.’s Calming Lavender Almond Body Melt, or Calming Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover. Your third option here is peppermint essential oil, which can be found in Skinny & Co.’s Peppermint Oil Pulling Coconut Oil (which has many alternate uses, such as this one!) or the Clarifying Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover. To use any of these products, simply apply your desired amount to your chest so that you can continuously breathe in the essential oils for relief.

If you’d prefer to try a different method for aromatherapy for asthma relief, you might consider lighting Skinny & Co.’s Fresh Cucumber Candle, though the essential oils would diffuse more since they aren’t applied directly to your body. Alternately, you can use Skinny & Co.’s Calming Lavender & Orange Shampoo Bar or the Rejuvenating Rosemary Shampoo Bar (both of which are also great for washing your body) and let the lavender or rosemary essential oil mix with the steam, knowing that many people utilize steam treatments to help with asthma symptoms.

Final thoughts

If you suffer from asthma, you should seek advice and medical care from your doctor. You should also talk to your doctor about trying essential oils, especially as not all essential oils work for every person.

Aromatherapy & Asthma

Using Essential Oils to Reduce the Symptoms of Asthma

More than 20 million Americans live with asthma and more than 4000 people die of asthma every year. Conventional medications are routinely taken but recent studies indicate that as many as 50% of asthma sufferers use alternative remedies, including aromatherapy and essential oils to treat their asthma. (Blanc PD, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD (2001). “Alternative therapies among adults with a reported diagnosis of asthma or rhinosinusitis : data from a population-based survey.” Chest 120 (5): 1461–7.)

What is Asthma?

Asthma is characterized by the inflammation of the lungs. The wheezing of asthma is made by the effort to push air through the swollen, narrowed bronchial passages. The afflicted person will gasp and labor for breath in an attempt to exhale stale air through the swollen and clogged bronchia.

Asthma Triggers

Airborne allergens are one of the most common triggers of asthma. Asthma can also be triggered by emotional upsets, stress, chemicals, cigarette smoke, exercise and by eating certain foods (such as dairy products). Avoiding known asthma triggers and being aware of potential triggers will help. Chronic airway inflammation can lead to sensitivity to pollen, tobacco smoke, air pollution, mold and animal dander.

Essential Oils and Asthma Care

Essential oils have a calming, anti-spasmodic effect for asthmatics. They facilitate an emotional balance, relieving symptoms of asthma. If symptomatic, get into the habit of using anti-inflammatory essential oils on a regular basis. Diffuse them around home and workplace, use them in the bath or shower, and apply diluted to the body.

Immune System and Essential Oils

Keep your immune system boosted by diffusing Lemongrass essential oil and Eucalyptus Citriodora essential oil around the home or office. Use it in the bath or shower or place on cotton balls and place in strategic locations.

Lungs and Essential Oils

To help keep the lungs clear and free and open the airways, do breathing exercises and inhale a blend of Lavender essential oil, Bergamot essential oil and Eucalyptus Citriodora essential oil. Put one drop of each into five milliliters of Rosehip oil and massage onto chest.

Put lavender essential oil into a bowl of very hot water, drape a towel over the head and inhale. This method clears the airways and cleanses the skin as an added benefit. Use as often as necessary.

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Rubs for Asthmatics

Asthma aromatherapy recipe for children ages one to five:

  • 1 drop Frankincense essential oil
  • 1 drop Lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop Marjoram essential oil
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil

Add to 20mls of Jojoba oil. Rub on chest and back.

Asthma Aromatherapy Recipe for Children ages five to 12:

  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Marjoram essential oil
  • 4 drops Geranium essential oil

Add to 20mls of Jojoba oil. Rub on chest and back.

Essential Oils to use During an Asthma Attack

Keep a bottle of the following blend on hand in case of an asthma attack. Add equal parts Lavender essential oil , Marjoram essential oil and Cedarwood essential oil to a bottle. When having an asthma attack, put five drops of the essential oil blend onto a warm, damp cloth; cover nose and mouth and breath as deeply as possible.

Use essential oils such as Frankincense essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Marjoram essential oil, Geranium essential oil and Eucalyptus Citriodora essential oil to naturally boost the immune system, calm and relax the mind and body, and reduce the symptoms of asthma.

*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*

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Essential Oils for Asthma: Separating Myth From Fact

Note: Please always talk to your asthma doctor before changing/adding any treatments.

Have you ever wished for a “more natural approach” to treating your child’s or your own asthma than potentially harmful man-made medications? I know I have. Have you ever considered using essential oils for asthma?

Many claims exist about how effective essential oils are in treating asthma and even preventing asthma attacks. You can find evidence of these claims in online blogs, in news articles and on the websites of essential oil companies and their representatives, not to mention everywhere in social media.

But are they true? And are essential oils safe to use for asthma, just because they’re deemed “natural”? Those are good questions, and ones I will do my best to answer in this post. Let’s separate myth from fact when it comes to essential oils and asthma.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, for which there is no cure. It’s true that the symptoms sometimes do disappear over time in a few lucky people. But for most of us, asthma is a lifelong condition.

Asthma is a condition where the lung tissue becomes inflamed, meaning it swells, narrows and may produce mucus. This is most often in response to environmental substances called allergens. Allergens include things like:

  • Tree, grass and weed pollen
  • Indoor and outdoor molds
  • Pet dander, saliva and urine
  • Insect droppings
  • Dust mites

Not everyone who has asthma has the allergic type. Some people find their asthma symptoms are triggered by things such as air pollution, chemical fumes, perfume and sawdust.

Whatever the triggers may be, the symptoms are the same:

  • A chronic, but intermittent, dry cough
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Understanding essential oils

Essential oils are substances derived from various types of plants, most often from steaming or pressing them. These oils tend to have strong aromas. Plants and their byproducts have been used throughout time for various purposes. Originally billed as folk medicine, supplements and essential oils derived from plants are now referred to as holistic or complementary or alternative medicine.

These oils have been used to flavor food, in beverages, and in cosmetics. More recently, they’ve been touted for use through inhalation and in massage oil. Some companies even produce oils labeled as “therapeutic” or “food grade,” which means they are supposedly safe to ingest orally too.

Essential oils can be found in local stores, such as Natural Grocers. They are also sold online and through network marketing company representatives.

Essential oil claims

If you’re an essential oil “true believer,” please don’t get your back up about the subhead above. I titled this section as claims, because the fact is, most of what you read about essential oils is just that: claims, rather than scientifically-proven facts.

That doesn’t mean the claims are false; it just means there’s a lot we still don’t know for sure about how essential oils work and how they might, or might not, help with asthma and other medical conditions. Sure, there are countless anecdotal stories and testimonials, but these are not scientific proof.

Having said all that, here are a few essential oils most commonly claimed to possibly help with asthma:

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Lemon (often used in combination with the 2 oils above)
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Chamomile
  • Tea tree oil

Rest assured that you will find numerous articles that refer to research studies suggesting that these oils help with things such as:

  • Inflammation
  • Respiratory infections
  • Bronchodilation
  • Coughing
  • Breathing
  • Stress

Keep in mind, though, that very few of these studies are U.S.-based, done with humans or with significant numbers of participants. Nor do they constitute what is known as “peer-reviewed scientific research.” This means1:

“Peer-reviewed (refereed or scholarly) journals – Articles are written by experts and are reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to insure the article’s quality.”

Peer-reviewed research is more likely to be scientifically valid and to reach reasonable conclusions. The studies also use double-blind methodology, where half of the participants unknowingly use a placebo or no treatment, to see if the differences are statistically significant.

For this reason, I don’t link here to any of those studies. As a health care professional, I’m not confident that they contain enough evidence to back up the claims.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a well-regarded resource for asthma information, states clearly that: “There is no evidence that essential oils can help asthma. In fact, breathing in the particles released by the oils may trigger an asthma attack.”2

How are essential oils used for asthma?

Essential oils are most often used as aromatherapy in asthma. This means that you would either place the oils, alone or in combination, in a diffuser that aerosolizes the oil into the air you breathe. You can also place a drop or two on your palm and breathe in the fumes.

In some cases, essential oils can also be mixed with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. This mixture is then massaged into the skin of the chest or on the soles of the feet.

Are essential oils safe to use for asthma?

Essential oils may or may not treat some of the symptoms of asthma. There just is not enough valid research to know for sure. But, are they safe to use?

Well, here’s the deal. They may not be. Is your asthma triggered by breathing in strong fumes? If so, you might find that essential oils trigger your symptoms, rather than relieving them. Some oils can also be irritating to the skin.3

Essential oils should never be used for young children, without first consulting with your pediatrician.

The other thing to keep in mind is that essential oils are not regulated in any way. This means their safety for human use is not guaranteed. Quality of oils can vary greatly, depending on who makes them. Just because they are labeled “natural” or “organic” doesn’t mean they are safe. There are no regulations for using those terms.

Essential oils do not replace traditional medicine

Essential oils may have some potential in asthma treatment in certain people. But they should never be used to replace asthma medication, especially in more severe asthma. The best ways to manage asthma are4:

  • Avoid your asthma triggers the best you can.
  • Take asthma medicines, such as inhaled steroids to prevent symptoms.
  • Be ready to treat asthma episodes if they occur with a rescue, or quick-relief, inhaler.

I know some people believe that doctors who recommend prescription medications over “natural” alternatives are ruled by “Big Pharma” and the government. And it’s true that in the U.S., pharmaceutical companies do exert tremendous influence on health care, regulations and even the government. But it’s also true that asthma experts worldwide have concluded that the approach listed in the bullets above is the best, most effective, way to achieve asthma control and prevent disability and death.

So, if you opt to try essential oils for your asthma, do it only after consulting with your doctor, and as an add-on to whatever treatment you are already using. There might be some value for you, as long as you are an adult.

I will tell you, though, that at the behest of a friend, I tried a mixture of lemon, lavender and peppermint oils (inhaled) to treat my allergic asthma a few years ago. I loved the aromas, and I did not have any allergic reaction, even though I am quite sensitive to perfumes. But the oils also did not help my asthma at all. I know you will hear different results from other people, but that was my experience. I truly wish the essential oils had helped me.

In summary

The fact is essential oils might help treat some of the symptoms of asthma. They certainly may be effective at relaxing you and relieving stress. Perhaps, in some cases, they could help with other symptoms too. Or they might not. We just don’t know. And they could be harmful to your asthma as well.

So, if you decide to try essential oils for asthma, check in with your health care team first. And then proceed with caution. Source them from a company that has stringent quality standards that you trust. Try them out, one oil at a time, in very small quantities, to see how you respond. And always keep taking your daily asthma medication as prescribed, plus keep your rescue inhaler close at hand!

Share your essential oils story

Have you ever tried using essential oils for asthma? Asthma disturbs normal functions of the airways reaching the lungs that allow us to breath. If you struggle with asthma symptoms and are looking for natural alternatives to improve how you feel, you may want to consider essential oils.

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, asthma is more common in young boys than young girls, but more common in adult women than adult men. (1) When used appropriately, essential oils can be a really effective part of a natural treatment plan for asthma.

Given its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant and anti-congestive properties, oils like peppermint have been used for breathing difficulties in traditional herbal medicine for centuries and now recent research is showing that peppermint isn’t the only essential oil that may help you to breathe easier! (2)

5 Essential Oils for Asthma

Asthma and allergies often go hand-in-hand, especially in cases of allergic asthma, which is asthma triggered by exposure to the same substances that trigger allergy symptoms. That’s why it’s not surprising that there is a good deal of overlap between essential oils for allergies and essential oils for asthma. What is the best essential oil for asthma?

1. Eucalyptus Oil

Asthmatic bronchitis is when asthma and bronchitis occur at the same time. If you’re looking for essential oils for asthmatic bronchitis, eucalyptus oil is a great choice. Eucalyptus oil is known for helping to open up airways, improving bronchial restriction. Eucalyptus contains the active component, citronellal, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. (3)

Wheezing can be a symptom of asthma where a combination of swelling, mucus and muscles tightening can cause narrowing of the airways. What essential oil is good for wheezing? Eucalyptus oil may definitely be worth trying! A scientific review published in 2014 highlights a beneficial component of eucalyptus oil known as eucalyptol, which is known for its ability to reduce spasms in the respiratory tract and thin out mucus, making it less thick, sticky and problematic.

Also known as 1,8-cineole, eucalyptol has shown to have therapeutic benefits in inflammatory airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Overall, the review concludes that based on the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties demonstrated in recent clinical trials with eucalyptol, there is evidence for its use as long-term therapy to improve asthma control. (4)

Research has also shown that inhalation of eucalyptus oil produces a cold sensation in the nose that helps to improve airflow. (5) Talk about a great natural decongestant!

2. Peppermint Oil

Is peppermint good for asthma? Peppermint oil is definitely another top choice of essential oils for breathing difficulties. With its purifying and enlivening scent, peppermint oil is often used to cleanse the lungs and open up the bronchial passages.

A study published in the European Journal of Medical Research suggests that peppermint oil and its active component L-menthol have impressive anti-inflammatory effects that can benefit chronic inflammatory disorders like bronchial asthma. (6)

Another animal study published in 2010 demonstrates peppermint oil’s ability to act as a relaxing antispasmodic, which is a quality that can be especially helpful to common asthma symptoms like wheezing and coughing. (7) It’s also why peppermint oil is considered one of the best essential oils for coughing.

3. Thyme Oil

Thyme has potent antiseptic properties that can be cleansing to the lungs for healthier respiratory function. If you’re someone with asthma, struggling with an added layer of breathing difficulty due to bronchitis, thyme oil can really come in handy.

It’s one of my favorite essential oils for bronchitis because it’s known to be so successful at killing off all kinds of bacteria including those that can infest the respiratory tract. Thyme oil has even been shown to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria! (8)

4. Ginger Oil

Ginger has been used for centuries to treat respiratory disease. Ginger essential oil is often used as a natural remedy for asthma as well as colds, coughs and bronchitis. Research has shown that ginger extract inhibits airway contraction which can make for easier breathing. (9)

Airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation are two common characteristics of asthma. A study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology found that ginger and its active components caused a significant and rapid relaxation of isolated human airway smooth muscle. Researchers conclude that active components of ginger oil including gingerol may provide “a therapeutic option” for people with respiratory diseases like asthma alone or in combination with other accepted forms of treatment. (10)

5. Lavender Oil

Asthma is known for getting worse when a person experience stress or anxiety. Using a calming essential oil like lavender in combination with deep breathing may offer some relief. Lavender oil is quite well-known for its relaxing, carminative, and sedative effects, which is exactly why it makes my list of the top seven oils for anxiety.

Bronchial asthma involves bronchial allergic inflammation with airway remodeling. An animal study published in 2014 demonstrates how the inhalation of lavender essential oil can inhibit allergic inflammation and decrease mucous production. Overall, the researchers conclude that lavender oil may be useful as an alternative medicine for bronchial asthma. (11)

How to Use Essential Oils for Asthma

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants (flowers, herbs, or trees) for the improvement of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. (10)

When it comes to how to use eucalyptus oil for asthma, diffusing it in the air is a great option. All of the oils I just mentioned can be used in an diffuser so you can breathe in the essential oil enriched air.

Are oil diffusers safe for asthma? Check with your doctor first, but many experts will agree that oil diffusers can be used with caution. Start off with just a couple of drops of oil(s) to see how you do. You can use a single oil in a diffuser or combine multiple oils to create your own custom blend.

Other ways to use essential oils for asthma through aromatherapy include:

  • Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off of a cloth or from the bottle.
  • Soaking in an oil-infused bath.
  • Rubbing oils directly onto the skin.
  • Receiving massage therapy that includes the use of essentials oils.

Oral Application

Before using essential oils for asthma internally, read labels carefully to make sure an oil is appropriate for internal use. There are many essential oils that can be ingested by the mouth; however, it is critical to make sure that the oils you use 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade and certified USDA organic. Many oils on the market today are diluted or blended with synthetics that are unsafe for ingesting.

In general, you should only use very small amounts of essentials oils for asthma internally, about one to two drops at a time and a maximum of up to two to three times daily. If you experience mouth or throat irritation, dilute the oil in liquid or food such as unsweetened raw applesauce before swallowing. It’s also best to take essential oils with food rather than on an empty stomach.

Other oral application options include capsules, adding a drop or two to your favorite beverage, making a tea and cooking with essential oils. In all these scenarios, only a drop or two should be used.

Topical Application

You can also use essential oils for asthma topically for applying them to your skin. Peppermint oil and lavender oil can be applied topically to the chest, back of neck, temples and soles of the feet. For people with sensitive skin, it is best to dilute essential oils with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil before topical application. You can also dilute and apply the other essential oils topically in the same fashion.

Want to know the best essential oil recipe for asthma? One of my favorite topical asthma remedies is to mix two drops each of eucalyptus, peppermint, thyme and ginger oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it onto the chest. Then take deep, diaphragmatic breaths.

Another great way to use essential oils for asthma topically is to create my Homemade Vapo Rub, which includes both eucalyptus and peppermint oils.

Possible Side Effects and Caution

People respond differently to specific essential oils for asthma and to essential oils in general. If you are being treated for asthma (or any other ongoing health problem) or are currently taking any medication, talk with your doctor before trying essential oils for your asthma symptoms.

It is possible to be allergic to an essential oil, which could trigger an asthma attack. Do not use any essential oils that you know you are allergic to. Strong smells can set off an asthma attack so remember to use essential oils in very small amounts and dilute them properly. You only need a drop or two to experience their benefits. also Putting essential oils on the soles of the feet can be a good way to test out the possible benefits of the oils without having the scent overwhelm you.

If you notice that your asthma symptoms get worse instead of better after trying an essential oil, discontinue use immediately. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you are suffering an asthma attack due to essential oil usage. Asthma attacks can be fatal, so being cautious is always best. Signs of a severe asthma attack include a pale face, sweating, blue lips, very rapid heartbeat and inability to exhale.

Always check with your pediatrician before using any essential oil in any fashion with an asthmatic child. Some essential oils, such as peppermint, should not be used in any way with children under the age of six. (12)

See your doctor if you suspect that you or your child has asthma. Common asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and pain or pressure in the chest.

Final Thoughts

  • Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that affects both children and adults.
  • Common symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and pain or pressure in the chest.
  • There are a lot of great natural remedies that can improve symptoms of asthma including diet and exercise as well as essential oils for asthma.
  • Check with your doctor before using essential oils for asthma whether you’re using them for yourself or a loved one diagnosed with asthma.
  • What essential oils are good for breathing problems like asthma?
    • Eucalyptus oil helps open up the airways and improves bronchial restriction. It’s also a great natural decongestant.
    • Peppermint oil cleanses the lungs and opens up the bronchial passages.
    • Thyme oil helps kill bacteria that causes respiratory infections like bronchitis that can make asthma even more challenging.
    • Ginger oil can help to reduce airway contraction in the respiratory system.
    • Lavender oil helps reduce the stress and anxiety that can make asthma symptoms worse while also inhibiting allergic inflammation and decreasing mucous production.
  • Only use essential oils for asthma that are 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade and certified USDA organic. This is key to ensuring both the safety and effectiveness of the oils.

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5 Essential Oils for Relieving Your Allergy Symptoms

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This is a go-to essential oil for many allergy sufferers, one of eucalyptus oil’s many useful tricks. “This menthol oil—which is the same as found in Vicks Vapo Rubs and other commercial rubs—opens up the nasal passages quickly and deftly,” says Neeta Ogden, MD, an allergist in private practice in Englewood, New Jersey, a member of the Medical-Scientific Council of the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, and an American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology spokesperson. “Eucalyptus oil will help break up mucus and phlegm,” Serkin adds.

Essential Oil Expert Rx: Place one drop in a neti pot (a small ceramic teapot) with distilled water, tilt your head over the sink at a 45-degree angle, place the spout into your top nostril, and gently pour the solution into your nostril,” she says. You can also make your own eucalyptus oil steam inhaler. Here’s how: “Boil water on the stove and place a drop of eucalyptus oil in it, and breathe in the steam.”

This is oil that can be placed on the skin, she says. Place a drop on your chest to help clear mucus there. But if you are unsure and tend to have strong reactions to creams, put a drop of the eucalyptus oil in some Aquaphor lotion to eliminate this risk and find relief from chest congestion, Ogden adds. Think of the Aquaphor as a carrier oil. Some strong essential oils can be mixed with carrier oils (a base oil or vegetable oil) to dilute their strength before applying them to the skin.

Best Doterra Essential Oils for Asthma Relief

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term lung disease which affects millions. In an asthma patient, the airways become inflamed and constricted which leads to shortness of breath and wheezing. At times it becomes so severe that a person might need immediate medical attention. The cause of the disease is known to be allergies which trigger this condition. There is no cure available at present and people often look out for cost effective options like essential oils.

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Why Essential Oils For Asthma?

These oils have been known to give relief from asthma. They open the air passages and reduce the inflammation allowing more oxygen to pass through which ease in breathing. These oils are mainly used externally or inhaled through a nebulizing oil diffuser. It is externally applied on the chest which opens up the air passages reducing inflammation.

Best Selling Doterra Essential Oils For Asthma Relief

The most popular essential oils like Doterra are known to help in asthma relief are lavender and peppermint oils. These oils have soothing and calming properties which assist in body relaxation. Lavender oil is the most commonly used essential oil for treatment of asthma. Clove oil is also another option for asthma patients. These oils are used on a regular basis till the condition gets better. Some people may not see immediate results but would have to wait for sometime so that the effect takes place. It is recommended to continue using the oil even if the results are not visible by using it for a couple of times. There are various products made from essential oils available on the market which have miraculous properties in aiding asthma patients.

1- doTerra Breathe Respiratory Blend For Asthma

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doTerra Breathe Respiratory Blend has been one of the most effective remedies against asthma. It eases in breathing by reducing the inflammation of the airways. When the airways open up, they allow more air to pass through them which makes breathing easier. The cooling effect of the oil makes sure that breathing is made easier.

It is a combination of one of the most beneficial essential oils which are known to reduce asthma symptoms. As the disease cannot be cured, it needs to be controlled so a person can lead a normal life. You need to apply a few drops on the chest and let the cooling effect take place. The vapors would give a soothing and calm effect resulting in the reduction of inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • Laurel Leaf
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Melaleuca
  • Lemon
  • Ravensara
  • Cardamom

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2- doTerra White Fir Essential Oil For Asthma

This essential oil for Asthma comprises of white fir which is extracted from soft needles of the tree. This ingredient is known to give relief from muscle aches. It allows the body to relax and experience a calming effect.

White fir gives protection against asthma attacks and tends to lower their rate. The asthma attacks are remarkably reduced and the severity level also decreased. By using it regularly, an asthma patient would be able to cope up with the normal activities of everyday life.

  • White fir

These products have been tried and tested by many people which makes them one of the best selling products. Instructions for each product would be given in their leaflets. Carefully read the instruction guide and follow the steps given for 100% accuracy in results.

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