5 inhalation recipes with Essential Oils

Essential oils are a source of great assistance in all ENT ailments, in particular in inhalation. In order to make the most of all their benefits, humid inhalations clear blocked noses

How to prepare your inhalation?

wet inhalation

  • Add the essential oils (EOs) in a bowl of simmering water placed carefully on a table.
  • Remove glasses or lenses if you wear them. Then, close your eyes (it is important to protect your eyes) and bend over the bowl, but not too close to the liquid to avoid scolding, with a towel on your head, in order to breathe in a maximum of vapour.
  • Keep your head under the towel for about ten minutes. If you feel uncomfortable stop the inhalation! It must always be a pleasant experience.
  • Repeat this operation three times a day

More information in our “how to use essential oils” here

Inhalation of essential oils, what measures need to be taken when using them?

 

Beware! Some EOs cannot be used in inhalation: those with a phenol base (cinnamon from Ceylon or China, cloves, thymol thyme… ) and also compact oregano, peppermint (except in a mixed batch), lemony litsee, lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus… the list is not exhaustive.

 

EOs are not recommended for children under the age of six – under the age of twelve for some – pregnant or breastfeeding women, asthmatics and people having a history of epilepsy or convulsions

 

Here are 5 inhalation recipes with Essential Oils

Against the head cold

Pour into a simmering bowl or an inhaler:

Against sinusitis

Pour into a simmering bowl or an inhaler:

  • tea tree EO – 3 drops –
  • rosewood EO – 3 drops –
  • ravintsara EO – 3 drops –
  • mastic tree EO – 2 drops –
  • peppermint EO – 1 drop –

                              

Against bronchitis

Pour into a simmering bowl or an inhaler:

 

Against laryngitis

Pour into a simmering bowl or an inhaler:

 

Against a sore throat

Pour into a simmering bowl or an inhaler:

 

source passeportsante.net

 

 

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