Today I'm sharing one of the most helpful essential oils blends -- a Breathe Easy Blend. It's an essential oils blend that we've used often in our home, and it's a great essential oils for cough blend--great for both cold & flu seasons, plus for allergy season as well.
Among the worst things in life is feeling helpless when your child is sick.
One of my boys suffers from a bad cough on and off. It used to be that when he would get sick, he would often develop a cough that was quite asthmatic. We had him tested for asthma several times, and the results were always negative, but the cough would still happen and at times it got quite bad.
We even got him an inhaler and had to use it a few times when he couldn't sleep due to all of the coughing.
After I started using essential oils, however, I realized how many things they could help with.
Several times, when my son has had the beginnings of his very bad cough, I've brought out this essential oils blend and have rubbed some on his chest (diluted in a carrier oil, of course), and have also put it in a diffuser at night.
Each time this essential oils for cough blend helped him sleep better. Which helps ME sleep better :).
And just last night, in fact, I pulled this blend out for myself as I had horribly stuffed up nose.
I finally had a decent night's sleep after 2 nights that were pretty horrible.
DIY Essential Oils for Cough Blend Notes
Please careful about using this essential oil blend for young children. Here are some safety tips about Eucalyptus and Peppermint from an essential oils expert, Robert Tisserand.
These individual oils can be used for other applications, so you won't be wasting by buying them separately.
Common Uses for Oils in the Essential Oils for Cough Blend:
Menthol is the ingredient in peppermint oil that is thought to help soothe a cough. Interestingly, in this study, it was determined that although menthol really doesn't relieve coughing, people who use menthol feel better using it.
Marjoram: Many uses but I have read it's helpful for sleep issues including snoring
Spruce: cleaning, dealing with stress, and sadness
Myrtle: immune system strengthening, liver and gall bladder support. It's a safe alternative to Eucalyptus.
Pine: supports good circulation, might help you not perspire as much (no kidding!), and has a great "Christmastime" scent
DIY "Breathe Easy" Essential Oils for Cough Blend
Makes 260 drops, the equivalent of a 15 ml bottle
Add the above oils to an empty 15 ml essential oils bottle.
Dilute with a carrier oil (like fractionated coconut oil) and apply to chest or add to diffuser. Simply smelling the oils from the bottle is helpful as well.
I hope this helps you make it through those those days and nights when stuffy noses and coughing threaten to keep everyone up or under the weather.
What natural remedies have you used for stuffy noses and coughing?