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Natural Asthma Relief Essential Oils

Updated on February 28, 2016

Respiratory Illness on the Rise

In recent years there seems to be an increase in respiratory illness. According to the CDC National Health Survey 2011 "an estimated 39.5 million people (12.9%) including 10.5 million (14.0%) children in the United States has been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes."

Bronchitis is acute or chronic inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, making it harder to breathe. The overuse of antibiotics has aggravated the problem. As a result, many bacterial infections have become resistant to antibiotics, making it hard to treat bacterial infections.


RSV is the most common cause of respiratory infection in young children and infants. RSV is highly contagious and easily spread by contact with an infected person. It rapidly spreads in crowded areas, like a daycare center.

The antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of essential oils make them an effective natural alternative to help treat respiratory issues.

Essential Oils work as an anti inflammatory. They are easily absorbed through the skin and travel quickly throughout your body via the bloodstream.

I recommend only 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Oil is rich in minerals and nutrients including calcium, copper, iron and magnesium. It also contains vitamins A and C and Omega 3 fatty acids.

The high menthol content of Peppermint oil makes it very effective on respiratory problems, as well as being a good expectorant and decongestant.

An effective way to use Peppermint oil for respiratory problems is to use a few drops in a diffuser or vaporizer. The inhalation of the vapors is a good way to get the peppermint quickly to your respiratory system.

You can also apply it directly to your chest, just mix a drop or two with a carrier oil such as Coconut or Olive Oil.

Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic anti-aging and acts as an immune stimulant.

Oregano essential oil has powerful antiviral properties which boost the immune system. It also contains antifungal and antiseptic properties for the respiratory system. It can be effective in fighting viral and bacterial pneumonia, as well as bacterial and viral infections. Because it is high in phenols, it combats free radicals.

Can be diffused, mixed with a carrier oil and applied directly to the chest or to the bottoms of feet Oregano oil can also be used as a dietary supplement.


Lemon Essential Oil

The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of Lemon essential oil make it an effective oil for respiratory issues. It is most effective when mixed with other oils such as Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Eucalyptus and Ravensara, a little known oil that is said to open the lungs and airways.

Lemon essential oil helps dry up mucus and loosen congestion. Apply up to 3 times a day. On young children mix with carrier oil and apply to the bottom of the feet. When used in a vaporizer, it helps slow wheezing, cough and other respiratory problems, and it has a great scent.

Ravensara Essential Oil

Ravensara Essential oil helps support the immune system, which is important when you have any kind of infection.

Ravensara has powerful antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which have been shown to be effective in fighting influenza. It is also an effective expectorant to help clear mucus and congestion in the lungs and airways.

Ravensara is a powerful antiseptic that will fight germs and infection as well as an analgesic to help numb the pain. It acts as an anti inflammatory to reduce inflammation in the lungs and airways. The antifungal properties of ravensara inhibit the growth of fungus.

Ravensara can be mixed with any of the other respiratory essential oils I have listed.

Essential Oil Blends

We have found the most effective way to combat respiratory illness with essential oils is to combine several of them. We have chronic Asthma and Bronchitis that runs in our family. When my son was a baby he had regular asthma attacks and we spent many evenings in the ER. Then along came my grandson who has the same issues. My other children have minor asthma and I myself have developed it the last few years.

Last year my asthma, as well as my grandson's got really bad. We were on constant medication for it. Then I found an essential oil blend for respiratory problems, called Breathe. It is a blend of laurel leaf, peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon and ravensara. We gave it a try to it was such a relief for both of us. We were able to cut way down on the albuterol treatments and eventually quit them altogether.

Breathe Essential Oil


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