Have you ever had the sensation of not being able to breathe? Opening your mouth and having not enough air come in to your lungs or feeling that your nasal passages were so congested that they couldn’t bring in enough oxygen? There are a few Essential Oils to support breathing.
I am severely allergic to cats. Within minutes of exposure, I can feel my airways tighten and breathing becomes challenging.
So you can imagine my concern when I arrived at the home of a colleague to give an essential oil presentation and realized that she owned several cats. I could feel my throat starting to close up and the panic setting in when I remembered that I had packed a sample of our Histamine Balance™ blend which works well for allergic reactions.
I discretely slipped into the restroom and literally doused myself with the Histamine Balance™ blend, applying it behind my ears, on the back on my neck and the bottoms of my feet. Within moments, my breathing returned to normal, my nasal passages cleared and my eye stopped watering and itching.
The next day after posting this experience on our Facebook Discussion Group, a client contacted me about a chronic sinus infection. Her cold had long past, but the pain and discomfort including a throbbing headache, facial pain that felt like her eyes popping out of her head, runny nose, and nasal congestion persisted. As you may know, the sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull that are normally empty except for a thin layer of mucus.
A sinus infection occurs when the pockets of the sinus cavities around your nose become filled with thick mucous, bacteria or fungus. The tissue swells and the drainage openings into the nose become inflamed and blocked no longer allowing fluid to escape. This then leads to the common symptoms of sinusitis: headaches, facial pressure and even toothaches or ear pain.
I sent her a sample of our new Sinus Support™ blend which can help clear and open the nasal passages and support the relief of sinus pressure from chronic sinus infections and/or sinus issues related to allergies. It seemed to do the trick.
“I think that oil is my new best friend!! An hour later and my eye does not feel like it will pop out of my head any longer!!! I still have a headache but the pressure is so much better! ? thank you so much!!!!”
Essentials oils are well suited to help with breathing challenges as they can easily travel up the nasal passageway to loosen mucous and promote drainage so you can breathe!
Another great blend for clearing cold and flu related congestion is Breathe™ blend. Applying before exercise can also help to open up the lungs for greater oxygen consumption.
We hope that these blends help you breathe easily!
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