St. Michael & Company’s Respiratory Oil Blend is designed to relax breathing, ease congestion, lessen the possibility of infection, and support the immune system.
The following essential oils are in Respiratory Blend (alphabetical order). The therapeutic uses that are listed for each essential oil are those that are relevant to the purpose of this particular blend.
Black Spruce: Respiratory congestion, poor circulation, immune support.
Eucalyptus, Citriodora: Infections, immune support.
Eucalyptus, Globulus: Respiratory congestion, infections, colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats, fevers, immune support.
Eucalyptus, Radiata: Respiratory congestion, infections, colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throats, fevers, immune support.
Lavender: Respiratory congestion, bronchitis, laryngitis, colds, flu, tense breathing, infections.
Marjoram, Sweet: Sinusitis, bronchitis, coughing spasms, tense breathing.
Myrtle, Lemon: Respiratory congestion, bronchitis, sinusitis, infections.
Peppermint: Respiratory congestion, sinusitis, coughs, infections, immune support.
Methods of Use
Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to upper chest and upper back.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.
Diffusion: Follow diffuser manufacturer’s instructions to fill the air with therapeutic aroma.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Inhalation, Hot Water: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a small bowl of hot water. Keeping your eyes tightly closed, lean over the bowl and breathe in deeply yet gently, pause then exhale. Continue for 30 seconds. Inhale through your nose for respiratory or sinus conditions and through your mouth for throat issues or coughs. Repeat as desired.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)