According to American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, asthma is defined as a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways become inflamed which occasionally interferes greatly with physical activities essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Using essential oils for asthma requires caution and safety. Always use therapeutic grade oils, such as Silhouette’s Essentials, to reduce the chances of synthetic fragrances triggering an asthma attack. This quality of essential oils is safe when used in and on your body.
Silhouette’s Essential Oils for Asthma
Silhouette’s Essentials Peppermint provides relief for symptoms asthma due to its decongestant and antihistamine properties which significantly aide with clearing the passageway and allowing for better breathing.
How to Use:
- Put a drop of peppermint essential oil in your palm and rub together. Place both palms over your face and breathe.
- Combine 2 drops of peppermint essential oil with one drop of lemon, 8 drops of lavender, and 20 drops of carrier oil. You can use carrier oils such as sweet almond, olive or jojoba. Rub your chest using this mixture twice in a day to prevent asthma attacks.
- Rub peppermint on your temples, nape of your neck, and chest. Breathe well.
Silhouette’s Essential Lavender is a favorite because of its calming effect. Its sedative and anti-inflammatory properties provide an effective way to manage the symptoms of asthma.
How to Use:
- Combine a drop of lavender and eucalyptus or peppermint in aroma or car humidifier. Inhale, breathing deeply, to relieve mild attacks.
- Another way of using lavender for asthma attacks is adding several drops of the oil into a bowl with hot water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam from the bowl, which helps to clear your airways and cleanses your skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is also known as Melaleuca. It is commonly used to aide with skin ailments such as acne, but it is also an expectorant that removes mucous that causes coughing and wheezing. Silhouette’s Essentials Tea Tree is also effective in relieving respiratory conditions such as coughing and bronchitis.
How to Use:
- Add a drop of tea tree oil to water in a humidifier before bed. Breathe
- Using tea tree oil to treat asthma is simple. Place a clean face towel in warm water, wring, and add a few drops of tea tree oil on the damp, warm towel. Breathe through the warm towel until cool. Repeat the process until you feel relieved.
Silhouette’s Essentials Eucalyptus is a favorite for cold and flu season. It’s healing properties also adds to the benefits for asthma patients. The oil contains eucalyptol and a strong scent that helps in decongesting the airways. It is a must-have for children who also suffer from the symptoms of asthma.
How to Use:
- Add a couple drops of eucalyptus essential oil to distilled water in a bottle. Spray the room, linens, and pillows.
- Add two drops to water in an aroma diffuser and breathe easy. While commuting, using the car humidifier will be impactful.
- Adds a few drops of the oil to hot water, then breathe the steam from this combination to expand your congested airways and relax lung spasms.
Tips for Safe Using
If you are new to essential oils, first put a small drop on your skin and wait to see the reaction. You may also dilute Silhouette’s Essentials with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. Always use essential oils in moderation. Consult your doctor before using any essential oil as a new treatment for asthma.