Before we get started talking about great oils to use to support your respiratory system, let’s look at these parts of our body specifically. Keeping our lungs healthy is the key to breathing easy! Essential oils can be a crucial part of keeping lungs powerful, airways clear, and our sinuses happy!
1. My Favorite Breathing Easy Trio: Peppermint, Lavender and Lemon
Of all of essential oils, this trio has to be my FAVORITE combination of oils. My family particularly uses it to keep us breathing well during the spring, but it’s perfect to carry around with you all the time and have handy at home. A great way to utilize this trio is to make a roller bottle with 10 drops of each oil and carrier oil to top it in a 10 mil roller bottle. Use along your sinuses, along the forehead, or on the bottoms of the feet.
Obviously, breathing in the trio is also an effective way to use it. Add two to three drops of each oil in the diffuser through the night or as your family enjoys a day at home! It will help keep everyone breathing easy!
When my family’s lungs need a little more TLC than just the above trio offers, I usually add R.C. to the mix or separately rubbed on the chest. This special Young Living blend is made up of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora) oils, and includes the naturally occurring constituent limonene. R.C. is a great addition to your regimen to keep lungs healthy. Many people like to use it on their chest or bottom of feet as an uplifting oil before a workout, or to keep you breathing easily, you can massage on your feet or diffuse at night time. R.C. is quickly becoming a favorite in my house. All four of these oils so far (Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, and R.C.) are ALL part of the premium starter kit. What a great combo of oils to have altogether!
Ravensara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata are all combined in this blend which is a perfect addition to your stash if you want to breathe easy! People often find that Raven is great at helping keep their sinuses happy during both the spring and fall. Many combine it with R.C. for a double punch. One great way to use Raven is to add a drop to your pillow at night to keep breathing easily throughout the night or to use it topically along your sinuses to relieve the normal pressures we may feel in those areas from time to time.
Ahhhhh. I love the fragrant smell of Eucalyptus. Young Living offers three types of Eucalyptus essential oil. These oils are all part of the R.C. blend and are great ways to promote good breathing and lungs. I LOVE to diffuse these smells in my home. Check on this link to learn more about Young Living Eucalyptus.
5. Idaho Balsam Fir
This popular oil is very versatile and has many constituents which aid in keeping your lungs and sinuses feeling well. What a great oil to have on hand this winter and spring. Right? One great way to use Balsam fir is to drop a drop in the palm of your hand or on a warm cloth and hold up to your nose to inhale several times! What relief! You can also add this one to use topically with others we’ve mentioned before or diffuse in your Home or Dew Drop diffuser.
6. Breathe Again
I am very excited to share with you this Young Living product because it is a bit unique from the other oils. Breathe Again is an oil blend made up of 10 essential oils including four different types of Eucaluptus. What makes it unique, however, is that it comes ready and easy to apply. Breathe Again comes as a Roll On instead of in a dropper bottle like the other oils and is already diluted. It’s PERFECT for your purse, a bookbag, or your nightstand! It’s effective AND convenient, and I LOVE THAT! It’s a cleansing scent that truly helps the function of your respiratory health. I highly recommend stocking up on this one before the winter months begin. 😉