There are times of the year when coughing begins to be a part of your life and family. Fighting it is fundamental considering that it is a symptom that is annoying and likely to be chronic. In this article we will show you what are the 5 best essential oils for coughing.

If you’re dealing with a persistent cough or some annoying chest congestion. Whether that’s from a common cold or flu, or, a seasonal respiratory infection, sinus problems, or a cough and chest congestion can really put a damper on your day and be hard to overcome. Maybe you’re sick of chugging cough syrup and are hoping for a natural remedy. The good news? Essential oils are the perfect all-natural way to help with cough symptoms, open up breathing, improve overall immunity, and reduce chest congestion.

Before we dive into my favorite essential oils to help with a cough, make sure you understand the best ways to use them.

  • Diffusing

Most people enjoy diffusing essential oils for common cold symptoms, and breathing in the fragrant steam inhalation can offer so many benefits. Simply add a few drops to your Young Living Diffuser, fill with water, and let the steam penetrate the air, opening airways and soothing your nose and throat.

  • Aromatherapy

Similar to the benefits of diffusing, simply breathing in the aromatic effects of essential oils will be helpful. Try putting a few drops of your oil of choice onto a cotton ball and then breathing it in. When I’m sick, I also like to add a couple dabs to the back of my pillowcase. Also, I am a big fan of homemade shower or bath tablets that can be made with fragrant essential oils. These are great for any occasion, so they’re worth learning to make. You can add them to the bottom of your shower to increase energy in the morning, improve mood or focus, help relax before bed, or help to sooth sinus, throat, and congestion problems when you’re sick.

  • Topical

Add a few drops of essential oil to your favorite carrier oil, and rub on your chest. You probably used Vicks vapor rub or something similar when you were a child – this is a similar concept, only totally natural. It’s safe on children as well, so our whole family uses this remedy when cold season strikes. Also try rubbing on the bottom of feet and covering with thick socks for some extra relief.

Essential oils for coughing

Essential oils for coughing have the property of being natural. In the pharmaceutical world they sell infinite types of remedies. They can relieve the cough, but in a longer time and leaving harmful effects on your body. If you want to relieve yourself or be prepared at the time of year when coughing comes into your life, we show you a list of essential cough oils. However, as any remedy you must use it properly, with precise doses and in the stipulated time.

  1. Cypress essential oil

    considerably relieves the respiratory system by directly combating the infections that cause it. From stuffy nose to nasty phlegm that won’t let you breathe properly. It has anti-spasmodic properties to fight coughs, colds, bronchitis and asthma.

  2. Juniper essential oil

    The Juniper Berry essential oil has a sweet forest-like aroma. It is widely used in cleaning products because of the delicious smell it emits and its power to eliminate all types of bacteria in the environment. As a remedy, it is used to fight sore throats, respiratory infections and others that cause coughing. Its natural active ingredient is anti-fungal, antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial.

  3. Eucalyptus essential oil

    Eucalyptus is one of the plants with the greatest benefits for curing cough and all associated symptoms. It drastically reduces respiratory inflammation, loosens lung mucus, relieves cough and nasal congestion.

    They improve respiratory circulation, are antioxidant and a good immune system stimulant. Probably the most commonly used oil when it comes to illness, eucalyptus offers many healing properties and the sharp scent instantly opens airways. This is a great one to diffuse when you’re feeling congested – we like to add a bit of lavender as well for a night-time mixture when anyone in our family is under the weather. You can also create a spa-like cough treatment by adding a few drops to a washcloth and putting the cloth on the floor of a very steamy shower. Breathing in the vapors will bring instant relief to your nasal passages.

  4. Oregano essential oil

    Oregano is a product known in the kitchen, but little known in the world of health. Its healing properties help to relieve the cough, at any level, effectively. It’s antiviral, relieves symptoms of respiratory distress, it’s antimicrobial, relieves sore throat. This product is ideal to use as a natural antibiotic for handling respiratory infections due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal compositions.

    Some of it’s active ingredients act as a natural expectorant on the body, helping with cough. This oil is great for your diffuser, as a topical rub (mixed with a carrier oil), or taken orally. Make sure you understand exactly how to ingest this oil before you try taking it that way.

  5. Geranium Essential Oil

    This oil is commonly used in beauty or skin care products, and has a very pleasant floral scent. Because of that, many people don’t realize that it’s also helpful for illness and fighting infections. Add this oil to your diffuser to help with any respiratory illness such as cough or bronchitis, or add it to your bathwater to help fight overall infections and generally lift your mood.

  6. Tea Tree Essential Oil

    This essential oil is a powerful antibacterial agent and is often used as an antiseptic. Not only is it great support for a viral or bacterial infection, it works as an expectorant to help ease cough. Also, the scent is known to open sinus and oral cavities, which is helpful when you’re experiencing overall congestion. Note that tea tree oil is quite potent, so if you’re going to apply it topically make sure to dilute with a carrier oil first.

  7. Rosemary Essential Oil

    Often, the tissues and passageways in your throat and lungs can become irritated and painful when you’re experiencing a severe cough. Rosemary oil is great for soothing these tissues and also has medicinal properties that help to ease cough and the pain associated with it. You will need to dilute it with a carrier oil if you want to apply topically, but you can also diffuse it or simply add a drop to a steamy bowl of water and breathe in the vapors.

Frequently asked questions

  • What oil is good for coughing?

The most effective essential oils for coughing are those that have anti-inflammatory properties and stimulate the immune system. Also, to attack the problems caused by coughing in your body such as oregano, eucalyptus and juniper berry.

  • What oil can be used for sinusitis?

Sinusitis appears when the sinuses become inflamed. It communicates directly with your congested nostrils throughout the respiratory system. The best essential oils to combat it are thyme, tea tree, oregano and eucalyptus.

  • How to relieve the cough at night?

The cough appears more forcefully and forcefully during the night. This severely compromises rest and complete relief from your situation. Before this, it is better to prepare with essential oils hours before bedtime. For this you can choose lemon essential oils diluted in water with honey and drink before going to bed.

  • How to calm a child’s cough?

Essential oils can be used in children without any risk. The most effective are rosemary, eucalyptus, basil diluted in meals and lemon with mint. You can make infusions or spread it on your chest, back and nose.

  • How to apply essential oils for coughing?

There are several ways to do it, being the most practical and effective to spread on chest, back and nose. You can also make infusions and dilute with water and then spread it around the room with a diffuser. Another infallible method is to apply drops to dressings or soups before eating them.

Uses and benefits of the essential oil

Essential oils have a wide range of uses. If you have chosen to shift toward natural, using essential oils is your best option. You can use them for aromatic purposes, you can use them for your skin or internally. Depending on the use you choose for the essential oils, you can get different benefits. If you choose to use the essential oil topically, it will benefit your body and your mind, so it can relief aches and will make you have a refreshing sleep during nights. These are just a few uses and benefits of essential oils.

Become a Young Living distributor or Member

If you have already tried the essential oils and you wish to become a young living distributor, here we will tell you how to do it.

The first thing you have to do in order to become a young provider is to join the web page and go to members sign in. Once you are there, fill all the data and choose a kit in order to enjoy the benefits of becoming a young provider. On top of the uses and benefits from the essential oil, the young living distributor gains access to great wholesales discounts and can be part of a healthy and winner community.

For new members we recommended to start with the Young Living premium starter kit. With this starter kit, you can start to enjoy the best seller products and the best mixes, on top of a Young Living essential oil diffuser.

The young living premium starter kit is the best choice you can make when becoming a young provider and highlight the uses and benefits of the essential oil.