Do you have sore, scratchy, irritated throat or even a mild cough?
We have some helpful remedies and tips which will help.
On this page you will find:
- Cough and Sore Throat tips
- Recipes including personal inhaler recipes
- Info on croup
- Related links from our website
Always be sure that the oils which you choose are safe for your family's situation!
Cough and Sore Throat Tips
* Rub properly diluted Sandalwood essential oil on the neck. (We recommend a 2-3% dilution.)
* Take a teaspoon of honey.
* Drink tea, especially chamomile tea, add some honey and cinnamon (not essential oil, real cinnamon), for extra soothing. Throat Coat tea is also excellent!
* Gargle with salt water.
* Diffusing an Anti-Congestion Blend can also help with a cough and maybe a sore throat too depending on what other symptoms you are experiencing.
Lea’s Throat Spray Recipe
1 cup of tea (Chamomile preferred)
1 teaspoon honey
1-2 drops tea tree oil
Optional” 1 slice REAL Lemon in when brewing or seeping and discard when done.
Pour in spray bottle spritz back of throat as needed.
(Yes, this is safe because you are only adding 1-2 drops of very well diluted essential oil into a spray which you are only using a little bit at a time. This is NOT the same was ingesting an essential oil.)
Personal Aromatherapy Inhaler Recipes
Cough personal aromatherapy inhaler #1
5 drops cedarwood Atlantica
5 drops cedarwood Virginian
5 drops eucalyptus (Not Child Safe)
If you feel that you child may be dealing with Croup then we suggest consulting your child's pediatrician. Croup is characterized by a cough that sounds like a barking seal and a harsh raspy sound during inhalation. One home remedy that may be helpful is to have your child breathe in moist cool air. Some suggest dressing your child warmly and take them out in the cool night air. Others have even had success with allowing the child to breathe cold air from the freezer for a short period of time. Some of the other suggestions on this page may be helpful in with some of the other symptoms of croup, but if your child is having issues catching their breath, please at least take the time to consult with the doctor. Essential oils are not the go to for every ailment.
Related Links from our Website
- Safety of pre-made blends
- Why No Thieves and other similar blends?
This includes many blends such as Thieves, OnGuard, Breathe, RC and more.
- Colds, Congestion and Immunity
(including links to other ailments such as cough, sore throat, fever, etc.)
- Diffusing Guidelines How to properly and safely diffuse
- Personal Aromatherapy Inhalers how to make & use an inhaler
- Diluting Essential Oils Safely
- For Additional Topics, please see our A-Z FAQ page.
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