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10 Ways to Say No to Respiratory Discomfort

Seasonal threats are at an all time high! I know I am not the only one feeling a sense of panic when my throat feels even a bit itchy and when I start feeling my immune system dwindling down. Aside from feeling under the weather, these seasonal discomforts also keep us from doing the things we love.

Respiratory discomfort is a common problem when seasonal threats strike but it does not mean that there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves from it. If you are looking for safe and alternative solutions to protect yourself, family, and home, or just need an extra boost to Stay Strong All Season, add these tips to your books!

What you need

Cardamom, Black Pepper, Rosemary, and Lime. The monoterpenoid chemical component of Cardamom gives this oil the ability to promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. Black Pepper essential oil contains high amounts of natural chemicals like monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes that can support the immune system, serve as an antioxidant support, and calm anxious feelings. Like Black Pepper and Cardamom, the chemical components of Rosemary oil makes it ideal for supporting a healthy respiratory system. Additionally, its herbaceous aroma is both energizing and grounding which makes it perfect for enhancing your mood. Lime essential oil has high limonene content which provides internal cleansing benefits. Its citrus scent and flavor are best known for its refreshing and energizing aroma and taste.

Tip: Apply a drop of each oil to the chest and bottoms of the feet three to five times daily.

Tip: For Cardamom and Lime, gargle a drop each with water for 30 seconds three times daily then swallow.

Breathe® Oil (Respiratory Blend). This proprietary formula is designed to help clear airways and minimize seasonal threats. The minty and fresh aroma of dōTERRA Breathe helps maintain feelings of clear airways when you feel like you have a tight throat.

Tip: Diffuse several drops or inhale two drops from cupped hands as needed.

On Guard+™ Softgels (Protective Blend). This supplement is a blend of safe and natural ingredients that help support a healthy immune function when seasonal threats are high. These soft gels contain essential oils like Black Pepper, Oregano, and Melissa crafted carefully in a convenient capsule, with minimized taste of potent oils without compromising its natural antioxidant benefits.

Tip: Take two softgels twice daily until symptoms subside.

Additional Support

Oregano.  This oil is best known for its powerful antioxidants. popularly used for immune support. The primary chemical components of Oregano, carvacrol and thymol, is perfect when seasonal threats are high to help boost immunity. Since this essential oil is versatile, its herbaceous flavoring is a great addition in preparing meals when you are feeling under-the-weather.

Tip: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Melissa. This precious oil has chemical components like citral, germacrene, and beta-caryophyllene, which are all supportive to the immune system. The herbaceous aroma of Melissa essential oil can be especially helpful to promote feelings of relaxation and help calm the body and mind when feeling discomfort. Learn more about Melissa, one of the rarest of dōTERRA’s essential oils, here!

Tip: Take a drop of each in a capsule twice daily or as needed.

Eucalyptus. The soothing vapor of Eucalyptus supports easy breathing when feeling under the weather. This oil is also good for massage to release feelings of tension.

Tip:  Use sparingly and dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil before massaging to the desired area.

Arborvitae. This oil’s powerful cleansing and purifying properties are helpful against environmental and seasonal threats. The grounding aroma of Arborvitae essential oil helps purify the air while also inducing feelings of soothing relaxation.

Tip: Massage Copaiba to your shoulders, neck, back or wherever you need targeted support.

While these oils have undergone Certified Pure Tested Grade® protocol to ensure that each bottle of essential oil is pure and free, it is still advised to take a skin test to check for possible skin sensitivity.

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