5 Essential Oils to Help You Breathe!
Breathe™ blend contains three different types of Eucalyptus oil, a potent antiseptic, expectorant and decongestant that can help clean and strengthen the lungs. Breathe™ also contains Peppermint™ essential oil whose expectorant qualities may help support upper respiratory congestion caused by asthma, bronchitis, allergies, cold or flu.
To use, apply 1- 2 drops topically on throat and upper chest (Breathe™ contains a lot of hot oils and can turn the skin red. Therefore, we recommend diluting with castor oil, coconut oil or olive oil before topical application). Breathe™ can also be inhaled using steam inhalation (Place 2 to 3 cups boiling water + 5 drops of Breathe™ in a bowl, cover your head with a towel, close eyes and bring face close to the bowl and gently inhale the steam) or used with a hot wet towel compress to the lungs and throat areas.
Breathe™ contains a proprietary formulation of organic and/or wild crafted essential oils of Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus radiata, Myrtle, Peppermint, Spruce, and Basil in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
The vagus nerve connects your brain to all your lungs. Your vagus nerve tells your lungs when it is time to breathe and communicates with your diaphragm to produce deep breaths. This is a bi-directional signal, meaning that actively focusing on your breath and the movements of your diaphragm, like deep, calming diaphragm breathing, can help trigger the parasympathetic state and that inducing the parasympathetic state can help enhance deep breathing.
Slow, deep, intentional breathing not only allows us to take in oxygen and expel waste, it can also help us drop into the parasympathetic “rest and digest” state. Slow deep breathing tells the nervous system that there is no emergency that it’s safe to downshift into the parasympathetic state.
To trigger the parasympathetic state, simply apply a drop of the Parasympathetic® blend to the vagus nerve (behind the earlobe on the mastoid bone).
Parasympathetic® contains a proprietary blend of distilled lime and clove essential oil in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
Supporting circulation can help to open your lungs and expand your capacity breathe deeply and assimilate oxygen. For example, essential oils in the Circulation™ blend can be used to help your veins contract, stimulating blood flow. Circulation™ contains high levels of Cypress essential oil, which has demonstrated protective properties that research has found to neutralize threats to the lung lining. Cypress oil calms the respiratory system, clearing congestion, eliminating phlegm and exhibiting antispasmodic and antibacterial properties that can support severe respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis along with respiratory infections caused by bacterial overgrowth, according to a 2004 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Apply 2- 3 drops of Circulation™ on the sides or back of the neck, over the clavicles and lungs to help enhance breathing.
Circulation™ contains a proprietary formulation of organic and/or wild crafted essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Frankincense, Myrtle, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Nutmeg and Grapefruit in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
4. Histamine Balance™
Histamine Balance™ Histamine is a chemical substance that can be released in the lungs and cause narrowing of the bronchial tubes and difficulty breathing. While the release of histamine is a normal defense mechanism, an exaggerated histamine response can contribute to chronic inflammation of the nasal passages, sinuses and lungs contributing to breathing troubles such as wheezing, severe coughs, asthma, or hiccups. The goal is to balance, not block, t
he histamine response as histamine performs critical functions in body, contributing to HCL production and neurotransmitter signals.
To help reduce over-active histamine reactions and allow healthy breathing patterns, apply 1 – 2 drops of Histamine Balance™ behind your ears, on the back of your neck, or on your sternum to open airways.
Histamine Balance™ contains a proprietary formulation of organic and/or wild crafted essential oils of Blue Tansy, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Manuka, Rosemary, Peppermint, Spruce, Ravensara, and Vetiver in a base of fractionated coconut oil.
Your adrenal glands produce hormones which affect the lungs so that extra oxygen may be absorbed. Adrenaline from the glands causes the bronchioles of the lungs to expand for extra air flow into the lungs. Cortisone and cortisol are produced which affect the lung tissue itself. When babies are born prematurely, they are given cortisone to help their lungs develop. One sign of adrenal exhaustion happens to be frequent respiratory infections, so supporting the health of your adrenal glands can help you breathe easier.
Adrenal® helps bolster the resilience of your adrenal glands to help support lung health. Adrenal® contains a proprietary formulation of Cinnamon, Galbanum, Manuka, Rosemary, and Thyme essential oils. Rosemary and Manuka in particular are known to help support respiratory disorders.
Apply 1- 2 drops of Adrenal® on the adrenal glands (on the lower mid-back, one fist above the 12th rib on each side).
Adrenal® contains a proprietary formulation of organic and/or wildcrafted essential oils of Cinnamon, Galbanum, Manuka, Rosemary, and Thyme in a base of fractionated coconut oil.