DIY Breathe Easy Essential Oils Blend for Cough & Congestion

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Essential Oils for Cough - DIY Breathe Easy Essential Oils Blend

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 -a necessity 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.

I developed this DIY Chest Rub, and it has helped us through some sick times, but what really helped us was this Breathe Ease Blend from my favorite essential oils retailer.

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 horrible sinus congestion. I alternated sniffing the Breathe Ease Blend and Eucalyptus Radiata and my nose started opening up (which was a HUGE relief).

I finally had a decent night's sleep after 2 nights that were pretty horrible.

I highly recommend getting some of the Breathe Ease Blend from Rocky Mountain Oils, or you can make the blend yourself using this recipe.

Essential Oils for Cough - This DIY Essential Oils Blend really works to relieve congestion and coughing. Try this "Breathe Easy" blend the next time you or one of your kids are sick!

Note – be 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 this Essential Oils for Cough Blend:

Peppermint: I use peppermint regularly for my DIY Hair Growth Blend, or in these delicious Grasshopper Bars.
Ravintsara: Also used in my DIY Hair Growth Blend
Marjoram: Many uses but I have read it's helpful for sleep issues including snoring
Eucalyptus (Radiata and Citriodora): Great for opening nasal passages, as an insect repellant, and more.
Spruce: cleaning, anxiety, depression
Myrtle: immune system strengthening, liver and gall bladder support.  It's a safe alternative to Eucalyptus.
Pine: supports good circulation, excessive perspiration, and has a great “Christmastime” scent

Note: Due to the presence of 1,8 Cineole in Eucalyptus Radiata, do not use this blend on children under 3.  You could use Eucalyptus Citriodora or Myrtle instead.

I hope this helps you make it through those those days and nights when stuffy noses and coughing threatening to keep everyone up or under the weather.

If you missed why I chose Rocky Mountain Oils as my retailer of choice, go here to the beginning of the series, or here to the end.

What natural remedies have you used for stuffy noses and coughing?

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  1. I make a similar blend, but instead of mixing with a carrier oil, I put a few drops on the pad of a plug-in diffuser and plug it into a receptacle near our bed. Works great. Just remember to unplug when you get up.

  2. Just FYI, peppermint should not be used on children under the age of 6 years because it can repress breathing. If you would like to learn more about using essential oils safely, go to Using Essential Oils Safely on FB. It is a wonderful resource group run by certified aromatherapists whose only goal is to keep you and your family safe while using your EO’s. They don’t care what brand you buy, they just want to help you use them safely.

    • Hi Sue- thanks for writing! My understanding is the Robert Tisserand says no peppermint for children under 3, but you can diffuse and use topically up to .5% from 3-6. Do you know differently? Thanks! Just so you know, that group does have affiliate links all over it. I’m not saying it isn’t biased but that’s just for your information. Thanks!

  3. Just wonted to thank all the questions answers given was the ones I needed to hear..about allergy relief and what Is the best place to buy it safly…and still not so high…I haven’t started yet….there is one many two questions not on allergies.but hormone help .and stomach help..? Well thank you and God blesses…Susan..ps I’ll be checking in later if you have any information..

  4. Wow Adrienne , such great information . I too have started using RMO . I am looking for some kind of book on the use of oils . Do you have a favorite ??

  5. I know it says not to use on children under 3.is that for topical only? could it still be diffused with young children around?

    • Hello Sara. This is what Robert Tisserand say about Eucalyptus oil. Hope this helps!

      These are two of the most effective essential oils for respiratory infection and congestion, but too much can be quite dangerous, especially for infants. (“Eucalyptus”, includes E. globulus and E. radiata.) Because of the 1,8-cineole in eucalyptus and the menthol in peppermint, these oils can slow breathing, and cause neurological problems, but there are safe and effective levels of use. For children of 3 and under, peppermint is best avoided altogether, and eucalyptus can be diffused, or used topically at up to 0.5%. For children aged 3-6 both oils can be diffused, and used topically at up to 0.5% (peppermint) and up to 1.0% (eucalyptus). Other oils that are useful but safer for children include pine, spruce and rosalina.

  6. Jessie, FlusteredMom says:

    This blend looks great. I’ve never used Ravintsara before. But we’d never made it through cold season without oodles of eucalyptus and peppermint oils. If we’re really congested, I drip in a little sweet orange oil to help break up the mucus.

    • I haven’t used orange for that – does it work well for you? Do you use it in a chest rub?

      • Jessie, FlusteredMom says:

        I don’t personally notice a huge difference with the sweet orange but my kids do. If I’m preparing a tub of chest rub I don’t add the sweet orange but the littles often request it. Especially when they’re very congested, Then I mix in a drop or two to a handful of already prepared chest rub.

  7. Judy Hudgins says:

    Thanks for the recipe — I am going to make this tonight! Does this work for phlegm or do you have an alternative solution for that?

    • You are so welcome! Many of the oils in the blend are said to work to help loosen things up so I think it should be helpful. Please do share how you like it! I’m still getting better on this end :).