This post is contributed by Kaye Ng.
Probably one of the most common questions that many oil uses will have is – WHAT OILS SUPPORTS MY RESPIRATORY SYSTEM? When the tap won’t stop running, or even when it freezes over … what oil can you use?
Here are 5 oils that I have picked out that can support you.
R.C. is a respiratory blend of oils containing three types of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Pine, Marjoram, Lavender, Cypress, and Peppermint. Diffusing R.C or applying it topically on your chest and throat, ears, or on the bottoms of feet can help you with your system.
Raven has a blend of five essential oils – Ravensara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata) that can help the respiratory system. When paired with R.C., these two can powerfully support healthy lung function. Once again, you can apply it on the throat, neck, chest, or feet. You can also diffuse or inhale it directly.
Thieves is the most useful and versatile of oils. It was tested at Weber State University (1997) for its potent antimicrobial properties, and found to have a 99.96 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi. Thieves contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary. It was created based on research about four thieves in France who covered themselves with aromatics while robbing plague victims. It’s been university tested for its cleansing abilities and is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health. Diffuse Thieves day or night to help purify and humidify the air. You can also apply to the bottom of the feet to help boost the immune system.
Eucalyptus Blue is another of my favorite oils. It is great to stimulate immunity, provide antioxidant protection and improve respiratory circulation. Originally referred to as “eucalyptol” by the scientific community, Eucalyptus blue has a high amount of cineole — an organic compound shown to hold astounding, widespread medicinal effects. There is tons of research to show how effective cineole is. Go do a quick google and be amazed and how this oil can help you. I love to apply this on the chest and at the bottom of the feet to support normal breathing function.
Dorado Azul is a lesser known respiratory support oil. It comes from Ecuador and it is in the mint family. It has a fresh and herbaceous aroma and again contains 1,8 cineol or eucalyptol which is known to support the respiratory system. Here is Gary’s blog where he talks a little more about the oil. Again this is an oil that I would apply to the chest or even on the nose bridge.
Enjoy and remember that the key to a successful oiling journey is consistency and frequency! 🙂