Breathing is kind of important, don’t you agree?
When Breathing is a Challenge
Unfortunately, there are all sorts of things that can make breathing a challenge. Spring pollen, dust, animal dander, lowered immune function, and other culprits cause mucous membranes to swell and restrict our air flow.
But sometimes you need immediate, fast acting respiratory support! Your airways are struggling and they need help now.
Simple Trick for Fast Acting Respiratory Support
Here’s a simple trick you can use anywhere: all you need is your hand and one drop of essential oil. Use this quick method at home or when you’re out and about and you or someone you love needs some fast acting respiratory support.
Watch me demonstrate this simple trick for fast acting respiratory support in the video below, or scroll down to the printed instructions. In the video I share another bonus respiratory tip involving a box of tissues.
Oils on the Go
Tip: carry oils with you! I’ll state the obvious: keeping oils handy at all times means they’ll be there when you need them.
My favorite oils go everywhere with me, including a few that are good for respiratory support (like Breathe). I keep tiny, travel size bottles of our most used oils in little pouches in my purse for instant access on the go.
These tiny bottles are also the perfect size to stash in a pocket.
Fast Acting Respiratory Support with Essential Oils
Step One: Place one drop of a respiratory oil in the palm of your hand. See suggested oils below.
Step Two: Take your other hand and form a loose fist in the palm of your first hand.
Step Three: Hold your homemade inhaler close to your mouth and draw the air in. Inhale deeply until your airways feel more comfortable. Repeat as needed.
Suggested Oils for Fast Acting Respiratory Support
More Respiratory Support
- Homemade Shower Vapor Disks with Essential Oils
- Powerful Essential Oils for Respiratory Support
- More Essential Oils for Respiratory Support
- DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
- Respiratory Support: Steaming Mug of Death with a Twist
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page