Thursday, May 7, 2015

Which Essential Oil to Use for Chest Congestion and Cough

Just when I thought I'd made it through this year's Spring with NO allergies, something bloomed late! As in, May late.  In my neck of the woods, allergies start up around mid-February and I'm usually out of commission for several weeks.  I suffer sinus irritation, watery eyes, post nasal drip, nasal congestion, chest congestion a result of it All....cough.  Wow!!  I'm usually a mess by now.  I cannot take OTC allergy medications (neither would I want to).  They usually make me so sleepy that even the children's version knock me out for 1-2 days.  I know, I'm sensitive like that. 

Enter essential oils.  I've been using essential oils trying to meet some basic needs throughout the last few years.   I've also perfected the art of the neti pot.  So, sinuses got flushed and various oils diffused and inhaled.  It's now  the leftover congestion  that's got me hung up.   This time, I'm trying something I've never tried before.  Frankincense.  I thought it was just a specialty item in Bible times.  Seriously.  I read up on it and it is actually an expectorant and is antiseptic in nature as well as an immune stimulant.  I need all those.  

Here's to the Bible stories coming to life, right? LOL