Breathe Easy Gentle Blend
Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), Rosalina (Melaleuca ericafolia), Black Spruce (Picea mariana), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Hyssop var decumbens (Hyssopus officinalis)
Breathe Easy essential oil blend may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Insect bites, stings
Skin, minor scrapes, wounds
A gentle blend of essential oils noted to help support sinus and respiratory issues. The oils in this blend are suitable for children, the elderly and those with sensitive skin.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage for more information and a dilution chart.)
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil, unscented lotion or unscented cream and apply on area of concern or as desired. Consider using a roll-on applicator for ease of application of prediluted oil.
Inhalation: Diffuse or use a personal Nasal Inhaler
Internal: Breathe Easy is suitable for internal use within safe parameters if such use is deemed appropriate. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should only be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. HEO does not advocate internal use of essential oils without appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to administer, for what purpose, how much, which essential oils, safety concerns and so on. In our experience, essential oils are generally more effective used topically with proper dilution or inhaled. Kurt Schnaubelt Ph.D. notes that "French aromatherapy literature contains many references to using oils orally." He goes on to note that "generally 1 drop is always enough when ingesting essential oils." A potential toxicity hazard could occur when untrained people use essential oils orally and ingest too much. Keep in mind that while medical doctors or health care practitioners may prescribe essential oils for internal use, they are trained and experienced in the safe application of essential oils. It is not a matter of using "French aromatherapy" or "British" methods, it's a matter of experience and appropriate application.
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1. I previously had good results with Respiratory Relief when my little ones were ill, but I had recently purchased Breathe Easy to give it a try. I am very pleased with the results. We diffused and applied topically (diluted). - Nessie
2. The Breathe Easy blend helped my 2.5 year old get better recently - he had a cough, slight fever and just felt awful. I used Breathe Easy diluted on his chest and Plague Defense diluted on his feet, and he is much better ( he still has a bit of a cough but is himself again!!) I haven't put it on him since he has felt better. He also likes the smell of Breathe Easy!! I think that alone helped him feel better. Before I found out about HEO, I used Vicks Baby formula - I absolutely prefer the Breathe Easy!! - Jennifer
3. Breathe Easy is wonderful for adults too. Hubby and I have been using it for a yucky cough we have, and it has helped so much. - Lana
5. My husband worked in the VA hospital in intense second hand smoke for over 30 years. Until the last couple of years he had severe lung issues. Because of that and because of fear of getting anything that could cause congestion, he faithfully got a flu shot every September. By the end of September EVERY year he would have bronchitis - very asthma like - which he would have until the following May. It was the plague of every winter! Long before I knew all I know now about it, I would cring when he would get the shot. Somehow, without conciously connecting it to the shot, I saw it as the beginning of the scary, very long, season. One year - maybe about five years ago now - I suggested he not get the shot. He reluctantly agreed. The end of September came - no bronchitits. We were both causiously amazed! Because of my fear of being wrong, I watched for every symptom! At even a clearing of the throat I would be there with lemon and raw honey. I began to learn about essential oils and started using them if he would be getting a cold, etc. I learned to diffuse and got some oil mixtures for lung damage from Hopewell Essential Oils (Lung Healing and Breathe Easy). We made it though the first year of no serious lung issues. Whew! This year I am convinced his lungs have completely healed. That probably would be considered impossible, but it is the only thing I can conclude. At this point it is several years since either Larry or I have had a cold or any other congestive issue. We refuse any medical intrusion and are so fortunate to have a doctor from Napal who understands. He goes through the routine of 'recommending' but then drops the subject. This year I think he really believed Larry should have the pnomonia shot, but we stood firm. I have the tools provided by the Almighty if we need them. - Margaret
4. I just wanted to let you know we have our little smiling flower back! There is a bit of lingering cough and congestion, but for the most part it is gone! I did not have to do any more suppositories. The fever broke and stayed away Friday. I praise The LORD most High for this victory. What a battle, but with Holy Spirit by our side, we knew which weapons to use when and how to attack. Pneumonia has been defeated. At home. No drugs or machines, just the incredible immune system. Simply amazing. And we are so blessed to have other warriors like you by our side. It is always so refreshing and encouraging to have an e-mail conversation with you. You help hold my arms up!: -) - Tricia
[HEO's Comment: They used Immune Support and Breathe Easy Gentle Blends]
5. Peroxidizer - Use 3% peroxide - 3 bottles of peroxide to 5 bottles of water in a cool mist humidifier. I use the ultrasonic humidifier because it cranks out more volume. Sit in front of it and breathe deeply - pathogens in the lungs and sinuses can't live in an oxygen enriched environment. Usually the flu and so on is gone within 24 hours using this method. You can also put it by your bed or the bed of your children at night when flu and cold strikes. Some have also had good results adding a few drops of lugols iodine solution, which sounds like a good idea to me. - Kay
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2013.