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Family Friendly Expectorant

January 06, 2015 20 Comments

Family Friendly Expectorant

 

It’s been a long cold and flu season already and many of us have been fighting chest and nasal congestion.  I have a notion you know what I’m talking about, constant coughing and you still can’t get the mucus to loosen up and leave you alone, argh!!   It’s annoying and uncomfortable but not to worry, I have just the remedy that's safe for the whole family to try. This is a multitasking blend of Marjoram, Frankincense and Lemon to be used topically and in the diffuser.  We do both!  I consider this combination of pure essential oils to be safe for little ones, in fact, in our family we use it on babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults with predictable success.  Consider this remedy as one of those rare All Purpose Blends that's safe for all ages. Pure Frankincense is very gentle, more so than Lavender.  It has no known adverse effects yet it's an essential oil that stands out above all others for it's regenerative properties on a cellular level. Frankincense is a gentle sedative and a tonic to calm all systems: digestive, respiratory, nervous and excretory systems. It also may assist the absorption of nutrients and strengthen the immune system.

"The monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are the most valuable elements of frankincense oil. According to the book Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley, monoterpenes help prevent and discharge toxins from your liver and kidneys, and have antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, analgesic (weak), and expectorant properties. Meanwhile, sesquiterpenes can go beyond the blood-brain barrier and simulate the limbic system of your brain, as well as your hypothalamus, and pineal and pituitary glands." Pure Marjoram essential oil might reduce the pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, overexertion of muscles, toothaches, headaches and numerous other sources. Marjoram is also without adverse side effects, unlike other analgesic pain relievers available on the market.  Marjoram might help ease spasms in the respiratory system and intestines, and muscular spasms in the limbs. The essential oil has been shown to give relief from mucus and phlegm in the throat and sinuses, and congestion of the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi and lungs due to colds and viral infections. It's really nice in the diffuser for a chronic cough. Pure Lemon essential oil might stimulate white blood cells, increasing the body's ability to fight off diseases. Lemon might improve circulation and open nasal passages and sinuses, promoting good air flow and steady breathing. Remember, don't forget to diffuse when you're battling congestion, it's an easy way to gently treat the whole family and keep the air free of airborne pathogens.  A good diffuser is one of the best home health devices out there, in my opinion!

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ingredients
Directions
  1. Combine equal parts of Frankincense, Marjoram and Lemon in a dark, glass bottle. Store without added carrier oil for diffusing. Add CW Naked Salve or your favorite carrier to the blend when applying topically, only a small amount needed.
  2. Apply 3 drops of the blend to chest and back as needed, massage in. Remember, applying less, more often is better than applying more, less often! Diffuse too!

Recipe By: CampWander

 




20 Responses

Cathi
Cathi

March 01, 2018

I cant believe how effective this blend is. Ive had the flu and towards the end of the flu, I developed a cough that turned into a horrific cough. I refuse to take OTC meds. Within an hour of applying this blend I felt a sense of relief. Im also diffusing. Thanks again Rebecca, you always come thru with remedies. Grateful, Cathi

KK
KK

May 10, 2017

Rebecca,
This is so timely, you don’t even know! Felt my chest getting so tight yesterday and with my athsma, I was concerned. Thanks for being in step with my problems… Lol:). Have a great day!
KK (katrinka171)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Three to four drops of each EO will work nicely!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I always diffuse 10 to 12 drops total when I diffuse. Three to four drops of each :)

Peggy
Peggy

May 10, 2017

Could you please tell me how much of the blend do I add to diffuser, with the water? Thank you.

Roberta
Roberta

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, how many drops of each do you use in your difusser?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Get better!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

The blend can stay valid for a year or more if stored in dark glass bottles out of direct light. I wouldn’t dilute until you’re ready to apply just so you have the option of diffusing AND, a topical application. Thanks Gail :)

Gail
Gail

May 10, 2017

Headed to the lab to make this! Do you know how long a blend like this will stay beneficial? Does diluting the eos cause them to break down?
So appreciative of your knowledge and advise.
Thanks!

Jody
Jody

May 10, 2017

I don’t have marjoram. Could I substitute thyme?

Nancy
Nancy

May 10, 2017

What if I don’t have marjoram or thyme? What would be a good sub?
Thanks!!!

Christine Carpenter
Christine Carpenter

May 10, 2017

Great, thank you, Rebecca !!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Christine, go ahead and omit the Frankincense using just the Marjoram and Lemon for now.

Christine Carpenter
Christine Carpenter

May 10, 2017

My boy woke with the worst cough this morning. What can I use in place of the Frank? It’s too expensive for me right now and I’m awaiting the arrival of my Dirty salve, so in the meantime…??

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, that should be a suitable substitute.

Nancy Blakemore
Nancy Blakemore

May 10, 2017

How do I use the exportorant save I received with my nerve pain and block?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Aren this blend is good for stuffy noses and congestion. After hearing about your hubby’s annual cold with cough you might want to consider Airway Respiratory Blend or Salve. Massaging a small amount of salve on throat can often calm a cough, swabbing nasal passages with a small amount of Airway Salve can also help.

Aren
Aren

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, I’m curious about the difference between this blend and the Wet Cough Buster blend. Is this more for a dry cough or are they interchangeable? My husband gets a cold with a bad cough about once a year, and as hard as I’ve tried, I can’t find a mixture that helps! I’m hopeful one of these will work but not sure which one to use first… Thanks for all you do here…you are my “go to” EO site and I recommend you to so many people!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Rosemary would be a good option.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hi Nancy, it’s best used on the bottoms of feet and/or the chest and throat as needed.

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