A runny nose, nose block, headache, sneezing, cough, breathing difficulty and fever are fairly common manifestations of congestion.
Aromatherapy essential oils have a potent effect on the entire respiratory tract. They help reduce congestion, nasal blockage and makes breathing easier.
Essential Oils For Congestion
Essential oils that help reduce chest congestion quickly:
- The most excellent aroma oil for congestion is eucalyptus essential oil. The active compound present in eucalyptus is used in most decongestants and chest rubs. When the oil is used in steam inhalations, it affords rapid relief. Eucalyptus eliminates bronchial mucus, eases expectoration, and flushes out phlegm. Eucalyptus cures sinus blocks and improves breathing appreciably.
- Peppermint and lavender essential oils fight infections and decrease the inflammatory processes. The oils break up the mucus, ameliorate chest pain and discomfort and relieve nasal and chest congestion. For instant relief, add 3 drops of the aroma oil to boiling water and breathe in the vapors. You can also blend the 3 essential oils and use them in a humidifier. Inhale the vapors / steam. You will observe an improvement in the chest congestion. Peppermint acts as a muscle relaxant and soothes chest discomfort; while Lavender reduces muscle aches / pains and counteracts infections.
Aromatherapy For Nasal Congestion
- Another effective aroma oil blend is: tea tree, lavender, niaouli, and sandalwood essential oils. Add 2 drops of each essential oil to 1 ounce of almond oil. This blend makes a wonderful chest rub. Massage this blend on to your chest, back, shoulders and temples. This blend eliminates congestion successfully.