Recently I shared about this powerful combination of two essential oils for respiratory support. But those aren’t the only two! Many essential oils work to promote open airways and clear breathing.
More essential oils for respiratory support
- Breathe Respiratory Blend (Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Ravensara, Cardamom)
- DigestZen Digestive Blend (Ginger, Peppermint, Caraway, Coriander, Anise, Tarragon, Fennel)
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
How to use essential oils for respiratory support
When targeting respiratory health, you’ll primarily want to use these essential oils topically and aromatically. To maintain general wellness, I recommend working a consistent method into your daily routine.
For a more targeted approach, aim for at least three applications per day from the list below. You’ll also want to incorporate immune supportive oils. Get my free printable list of 20 Ways to Support the Immune System with Essential Oils.
- Add 4-8 drops of a respiratory oil to a diffuser. Breathe is a great choice.
- Place 1-2 drops of a respiratory oil in the palm of your hand, rub hands together, then cup and inhale.
- Dilute a respiratory oil and apply to chest, neck, upper back, and soles of feet.
- Add 1-2 drops Lemon or Peppermint to a glass of water or cup of warm tea.
- Dilute and apply Lemon to the bridge of the nose.
- Dilute and apply DigestZen over the sinuses and behind the ears.
- Add a few drops to a steaming mug of water and inhale the vapors. Maximize the effect by creating a steam tent with a large towel. More specifics here.
Examples of a daily routine for respiratory support
- 2 drops Lemon in a glass of water first thing in the morning.
- Cup and inhale 1 drop Breathe as needed throughout the day.
- Diluted Frankincense and Lime applied to the chest and neck at bedtime.
- 6 drops Breathe in the bedroom diffuser overnight.
More Respiratory Support
- Homemade Shower Vapor Disks with Essential Oils
- Powerful Essential Oils for Respiratory Support
- Steaming Mug of Death with a Twist
- DIY Essential Oil Inhaler
What are your favorite ways to use essential oils for respiratory support?
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