Essential oils have been used effectively for thousands of years as aromatherapy, so they should be high on one’s list of choices when it comes to promoting healthy respiratory functions. But let’s first understand what might be causing any respiratory dysfunctions to begin with.
I personally learned as a young adult experiencing intense seasonal discomfort, once I switched to a wholesome diet and proper cleansing my body, my respiratory challenges simply disappeared. At first, I wasn’t really sure why, other than diet is a key or culprit to our health results, until a few years back when I gained better understanding of the body’s channels of elimination.
Channels of Elimination
Your body’s ‘primary channels’ of elimination are your:
Your body’s ‘secondary channels’ of elimination are your:
So think about this. If you are experiencing challenges with your skin or lungs, this clearly points to weaknesses in your primary channels….digestion. Due to lack of nutrition, lack of fiber, not enough fruits and vegetables (for enzymes, nutrients), lack of pure water or proper cleansing, and too many chemically enhanced processed foods, your digestive system becomes clogged, polluted and dysfunctional. If you work on this first, you will find fewer respiratory dysfunctions.
Additionally, to support the respiratory system, here are some basic essential oils that provide very helpful benefits:
Eucalyptus, cardamom, melaleuca, peppermint, ravensara, laurel leaf, and lemon are all exceptional oils for supporting proper respiratory function. Individually they are really helpful but as a “Breathe” blend of these oils, people have found this to be extremely effective! You can apply this blend in these ways:
- Place a drop or two of a blend, or one or more oils in the palm of one hand. Rub your hands together, cup over your nose and inhale – you will feel the sinus benefits. For lung congestion or asthma, place your funneled fist inside the other palm and suck in the air – you will feel the benefits in your lungs.
- Place a few drops in a diffuser and diffuse for as long as needed. I’ve seen 24-hour relief from a person who sat next to a diffuser for only one hour. I’ve personally witnessed a serious cough being diminished within 4-5 minutes during after diffusing a particular respiratory blend for only 4-5 minutes. Essential oils are so effective!
- Apply 1-2 drops oils to chest with a few drops of coconut oil. Back of neck and on sinus area may also be effective for sinus discomfort.
Pure, therapeutic essential oils work simply and effectively. Quality does make a difference and should be sought after for any challenge you face. Are you ready to see how they will work for you?