Anti-Congestant Essential Oils


This week's essential oil class is on anti-congestion essential oils. Below you will find class recordings and all of the materials you need to make your own family-friendly anti-congestant essential oil blend.

Miss our LIVE class? View on YouTube…

Periscope Recording

What do anti-congestion essential oils do?


Issues such as congestion, coughs, bronchitis, pneumonia, and whopping cough.

Essential oils with Anti-Congestion therapeutic properties


What's wrong with using ready-made decongestant blends?


Safe anti-congestant alternatives to Peppermint, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus

If you don't see you species on the list, it's best to avoid. For example, I do not recommend:

Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa
Huon Pine Dacrydium franklinii
Blue Cypress Callitris intratropica

For more information, please visit my other post: What is wrong with pre-made thieves blends? what makes thieves blends unsafe + what to use instead

Recipe for anti-congestion – a decongestant master blend (#1)


Recipe for anti-congestion – a decongestant master blend (#2)


Fragonia has an aroma similar to Eucalyptus. This is the blend you want to use if you prefer the Eucalyptus aroma. Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) makes it great for sore throats as well.

You can find Fragonia on Aromatics International. If you click here we both get a $10 credit 🙂



Safely using “Anti-Congest” blends


Making an anti-congestion / decongestant blend (for inhaler or diffuser)


My favorite personal inhalers are from Rivertree Life on their website or on amazon.

Anti-congestion / decongestant blend for steam inhalation


Anti-congestion / decongestant blend for bath


Anti-congestion / decongestant blend chest rub


Note: If you are using Anti-Congest recipe #1 for adults, do not use more than a 2% dilution. If you need a higher dilution, use Anti-Congest recipe #2.

Anti-congestion / decongestant blend linen spray


This might be a good option for wee ones.

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Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and apps for essential oils and carriers. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.

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