Aromatherapy Benefits of Essential oil Diffusion by Dorene Petersen, President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences and Perfume Pharmer Contributor

An effective way to utilize oils is to disperse the constituents evenly into the air as a fine mist. Essential oils take this pathway in nature as the plant releases them into the air.

Since about 21-cups of blood can be regenerated in the lung tissues per minute, absorption of essential oils through the respiratory system is a very effective means of revitalizing, oxygenating, and detoxifying. Asthma and other respiratory disturbances will benefit particularly from aromatized air.

Respiratory System Formula

Pine Pinus sylvestris oil: 25 drops
Peppermint Mentha piperita var. vulgaris oil: 25 drops
Tea Tree Australian Melaleuca alternifolia oil: 9 drops
Bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia oil: 3 drops

Mix the essential oils in a one-ounce amber bottle. Dosage: 2-4 drops in warm water 3-4 times a day. Honey can be added to the water to improve the flavor for children. It is not suitable internally for children under the age of 12, and is contraindicated in pregnancy. This formula is excellent in a diffuser to help break up mucus in the chest. It can also be added to an ointment or cream and rubbed on the chest and back.

Inhalation Formula

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus oil: 80 drops
Peppermint Mentha piperita var. vulgaris oil: 40 drops
Mix the essential oils in a one-ounce amber bottle. Add six drops to a bowl of boiling water, inhale 5-10 minutes or add a few drops directly to a tissue and inhale as frequently as required. This formula can also be used in a vaporizer.

Dorene Petersen is President of the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She holds a Diploma in Natural Therapeutics from the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in Auckland, New Zealand, where she specialized in aromatherapy, and is a certified acupuncturist with specialized training in Chinese herbal medicine and moxibustion. Dorene also leads annual aromatherapy and herbal study abroad summer programs in Greece and serves as Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council.

American College of Healthcare Sciences Aromatherapy Department.

Essential Oil Company, Diffusers and Essential Oils.

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taffynfontana 03/27/2011 at 6:53 pm

Will definitely give the recipes a try my Asthma has been out of control lately.

Skye 03/27/2011 at 8:14 pm

Aromatherapy diffusion is very powerful- it has done wonders for my family- re respiratory illnesses.. with a good diffuser you can put it in a child’s room- or adults- at night and have medicine going into the system all night long. How great is that?

Jeanne Rose has some more formulas particularly for asthma. I’ll look them up.

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