How to support your respiratory system?

If you are following me for a while, you know I live in Hong Kong. The coronavirus is all around, and I thought that this post might come right in hands at this time! I will talk about how to help your respiratory system if you’re sick and how to reinforce your immunity to avoid to be sick. All of this thanks to essential oils! 

How to reinforce your immune system? 

There are few essential oils you can use. 

Essential oil & properties  Use Contra indications 

Cinnamon bark : it’s an anti-infectious oil that will destroy fungus responsible of pulmonary infections and candida. It’s efficient to fight respiratory, intestinal, digestive, urinary and gynaecological infections. It’s also an antiparasitic and useful to get rid of lice and intestinal parasites.

Internally: add 1 drop in your hot drink (min 120ml) and boost your immunity! 

in diffusion, mixed at 10% with other essential oils. 

Not for kids under 6, pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

Tea tree : protects you against environmental threats

 

topically: 1 drop of tea tree in 9 drops of any carrier oil and rub on chest (2-3 times a day)

in diffusion to cleanse the air 

in inhalation for detox. 

Not for pregnant women (under 3 months) or babies under 3 months.

Lemon : anti- infectious and anti-bacterial.

Take a drop internally every morning to support healthy respiratory function

in diffusion 

inhalation 

Lemon is photosensitive: if you apply it on your chest, avoid sun exposure up to 12 hours after application. 

Not for pregnant women (under 3 months) or babies under 3 months.

Cardamom : besides of being a digestive tonic, Cardamom is also useful as an expectorant: it helps to thin secretions and boost their eliminations out of airways. 

 

in diffusion 

topically: dilute a drop in a carrier oil and rub on chest. 

Not for pregnant women (under 3 months) or babies under 3 months.

Not for asthmatic and epileptic persons

Don’t take together with medication. 

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Too late… you’re sick? Here is how to support your respiratory system

Here is a list of different oils you can use to open your airways. Check out carefully which one are suitable for you or not in the “contra indications” tab. 

Essential oil & properties  Use  Contra indications 
Ravintsara : this oil is flexible for anything affecting the respiratory system and is safe for the whole family! Antiviral, anti-bacterial and expectorant, it boosts your immunity. 

in diffusion

topically: 3 drops on the lower back, along the spine and on the chest, 2-3 times a day. 

internally: 1 drop in a spoon of honey until improvement. 

by inhalation: to boost your immunity: 3 drops on your wrists and inhale; once a day during seasonal threats. 

Not for pregnant women (under 3 months) or babies under 3 months.

Not for asthmatic and epileptic persons

Eucalyptus: has a strong antiviral effect (flu, cold, bronchitis, etc.) and is a powerful expectorant; acts on bacterias responsible of pulmonary infections; anti-inflammatory.

by inhalation: in case of a cold, 3 drops on a tissue and inhale, 5 times a day until feeling better. 

topically: in case of a bronchitis, 1 drop of Eucalyptus in 9 drops of carrier oil and rub on chest 3 times a day until feeling better. 

Topically: to boost your immunity: 1 drop of Eucalyptus in 4 drops of any carrier oil, rub on your chest once a day during seasonal threats. 

Not for pregnant women (under 3 months) or babies under 3 months.

Not for asthmatic and epileptic persons

Peppermint : anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti viral. 

in diffusion: 10% mixed with other essential oils. Never diffuse only peppermint. 

topically: 1-2 drops on your feet and massage. 

inhalation: 1-2 drops on a tissue, inhale deeply.  

Not for kids under 6, pregnant and breastfeeding women. 
Proprietary blend: BREATHE : I have to say I am using this one HEAVILY lately, just to keep open  and healthy airways. It features all the essential oils above!

 In diffusion, you can add 3-4 drops

topically: I usually use 1-2 drops diluted in coconut oil and rub it on my chest before to go to sleep.

inhale: I have put 8 drops in an inhalator stick and it never leaves my purse. 

Not for kids under 6, pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

Lemon is photosensitive: if you apply it on your chest, avoid sun exposure up to 12 hours after application. 

If you want to create your own blend, here is a recipe to boost your immunity: 

  • 100 drops Ravintsara 
  • 30 drops Tea tree
  • 10 drops thyme 
  • 30 drops Lemon

Apply 3 drops on your chest 3 times a day during 1 to 3 weeks. For kids above 3 and adults. 

That’s it for this  post! Please stay safe everyone, and take good care of your immunity and respiratory system! 

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