Breathing is something that most of us do without thought, but there is actually a lot that goes into pumping oxygen in and carbon dioxide out of our lungs. Here is what is actually happening: 1. The air moves down the windpipe to the bronchial tubes in the lungs. 2. The bronchial tubes have thousands of smaller sections within them called bronchioles that have bunches of air sacs or alveoli. Alveoli have blood vessels called capillaries that are along the walls of the sac. When air reaches the alveoli, oxygen gets into the capillaries. 3. While this is happening, carbon dioxide goes from the capillaries to the alveoli (and eventually out of the body).
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a disease that makes breathing more difficult over time. If you have COPD, less air flows in and out of the lungs for several different reasons, including: less elasticity in the airway and alveoli, destroyed walls, and thick, inflamed or clogged airways. Some of the side effects of this condition are severe coughing and wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. While most people who develop COPD are either current or former smokers, other leading causes are exposure to large amounts of air pollution, chemical fumes or dust.
While the best preventative measure for COPD is to stop smoking or frequenting places with high levels of pollution, there are several essential oils that are beneficial to help ease the symptoms of this condition.
This oil is beneficial for many breathing problems, as it is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and a decongestant in nature. Eucalyptus contains a compound called cineole, which is what makes it so powerful in combatting harmful particles that get into the airways. Cineole has also been found to help the immune system, as it contains antioxidants.
This oil is known for its clarifying properties that help to open passageways, making it easier to breathe. Lemon is also beneficial in boosting the immune system, which in turn prevents harmful particles from wreaking havoc on the body, and the lungs. Other properties of this oil include anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
Use this oil to help drain the lungs of congestion and attack toxins that can cause inflammation. An antibacterial oil, Thyme strengthens the body’s defense mechanisms and helps prevent further growth of harmful particles.
Breathe Right Aromatherapy Inhaler Blend
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 5 drops Thyme Essential Oil
In a small bowl, add essential oils one drop at a time and combine. You may play around with the ratio of oils to find an aroma that is pleasant but not overwhelming for you; do not exceed a total of 15 drops. Place the cotton insert of inhaler into the bowl of blended oils. Make sure oils are completely absorbed by the cotton insert. Using latex gloves, transfer the insert into the plastic inhaler and secure tightly. To use, remove inhaler cover and breathe deeply. Use as needed.
Could the Breathe Right Aromatherapy Inhaler Blend be used by putting on a cotton ball and inhaling from it? I’m not too fond of using inhalers other than the ones prescribed for me. I do like the freshness & the feeling of my lungs being opened by the cottonball method. Tried it with the Essential Orange Oil once and it was awesome! Thank you for your time.
In short yes, you can use a cottonball in the same way as an Aromatherapy inhaler. However, I think you may be confusing personal medical inhalers and Aromatherapy inhalers. To clarify, Aromatherapy inhalers are made of a plastic tube that encases a cotton stick. After soaking the cotton stick in your desired essential oil you place it inside the plastic tube. The tube is then placed at the base of your nostril for inhalation. It is essentially the same thing as using a cotton ball, but it makes for easier for on-the-go use. Hope this helps!
i have a scentsy machine it melts the cubes ,,i have them in eucalyptus will this help my COPD
You can use a Scentsy melter machine with all-natural soy wax melties to help ease COPD symptoms. Fabulous Frannie carries Easy Breathzy and Fresh Air melties that contain essential oils known to ease breathing.
Can this be infused
Yes these oils can be diffused into the room to help ease breathing. Depending on the diffuser you’re using you will need to modify the number of drops of oil. I recommend starting with one drop of each oil at a time—you don’t want the aroma to be too overwhelming.
Can u use these oils n a nebulizer
Donna, All of our essential oils and blends can be used in an Aromatherapy diffuser or nebulizer, except our Vanilla essential oil as it will clog the machine.
I just found out I have mild cpod I was wondering if oils can help
Hello Stacey, Thank you for contacting us! Certian essential oils, like Eucalyptus, Lemon and Thyme, can be benefical in helping to reduce the effects of COPD. It is important to consult your doctor or licensed Aromatherapist before starting an essential oil regimen, as they know your personal health history and can give you the best program to start with. To help ease the effects of COPD, you can use the aforementioned oils in a diffuser or combine with a carrier oil and apply topically (use caution when applying Lemon topically, as it is phototoxic).
Where can I buy an aromatherapy inhaler?
Thank you for your question Donna. You can find our portable inhaler here: http://www.fabulousfrannie.com/accessories/aromatherapy-inhaler-stick.html.
Where can I find inhalers and which oils are good for copd
Eucalyptus, Lemon and Thyme are all beneficial in helping to ease difficult breathing by opening airways and fighting the harmful particles that block them. Some other essential oils that can benefit COPD include Peppermint, Tea Tree and our Easy Breathzy Blend which contains Eucalyptus, Cajeput and Peppermint. You can find a personal aromatherapy inhaler here: http://www.fabulousfrannie.com/accessories/aromatherapy-inhaler-stick.html. Hope this helps, and let us know if you have any further questions.
My husband was diagnosed with COPD 2 years ago , he hated using his rescue inhaler because of the side effects. I did some searching and found your inhaler recipe. I’m excited to say , he has not used the rescue in 3 months, we do not leave the house without his essential oil inhaler.
Thank you !
Sue, We are so glad to hear that the inhaler has helped alleviate your husband’s symptoms! Thank you for the kind note.
I’ve got COPD what oil inhaler has he got pls
Fabulous Frannie sells Personal Aromatherapy Inhalers for $2.99 each. They are great for on-the-go use and fit well in a purse or backpack.
Visit the link to purchase: http://www.fabulousfrannie.com/accessories/aromatherapy-inhaler-stick.html
Where do you yet an essential oil inhaler
Linda, Thank you for the inquiry. We offer inhalers here: http://www.fabulousfrannie.com/accessories/aromatherapy-inhaler-stick.html
Can these oils be used in a cool mist humidifier for COPD?
You can use any of these essential oils in a Diffuser for COPD, but you will want to check if the humidifier you have purchased is able to use essential oils. Some humidifiers are not made to withstand essential oils.
I was recently diagnosed with CPOD. I just read about the use of oil for inhalation in an aromatic dodad. My question is, I use a CPAP machine during the night. How can I benfit using the oils during my sleep for inhalation purposes? Can I place a few drops of oil in the CPAP water resivoir? If not, what is the correct answer?
It’s not a humidifier. It’a RESMED CPAP MACHINE.
Thank you for contacting us. Essential oils should only be used in approved devices that are made for diffusion. Medical devices such as a CPAP are not approved for use with essential oils. The best way to use essential oils at night to help with COPD is to add them to an approved diffuser and run throughout the night.
Question bout the inhaler… Would making the blend in a bottle be the same? Or what does the inhaler do? Trying to help my mil and want to make it as simple as possible. Also how often do u have to refill the inhaler? Thx
Tracy, The inhaler is used for easy application. You can make the blend in a glass bottle and add a few drops to the cotton wick. Inhalers can fit in a purse or bag and can be used with convience without the hassle of spilling or bringing the entire bottle with you as you travel. Typically you want to add 1-2 drops of oil to the inhaler every 6-8 hours.
I was diagnosed with emphysema last year.I just purchased a diffuser and a bottle of Eucalyptus oil.Before I use this I want to know if this is a safe choice for me
Essential oils such as Eucalyptus can be very beneficial for opening airways and easing breathing; however, it is very important to consult your doctor before using any essential oil regimen, as your health history plays a part in determining the best plan for you.
Can someone who uses an oxygen machine safely use essential oils in a diffuser or an inhaler. We know you can’t use vaseline but not sure about essential oils .
While essential oils can be helpful to ease breathing, it is always important to consult your Doctor before using any essential oils with an existing medical condition.
Will this work for asthma as well? and if not, what oils will be best for asthma?
Here are some other essential oils that can help with the symptoms of Asthma.
Lavender- Can help fight against airway inflammation
Peppermint- Acts as a decongestant and a natural antihistamine.
Tea Tree- Helps the body break up mucous in the airways
Chamomile- Helps relieve muscle contractions that occur within the body to improve breathing.
I cant see send a tel number, I can order then
Thank you for contacting us. You can place orders on our website at http://www.fabulousfrannie.com.