SNORING, AN AROMATIC TREATMENT
TO REDUCE SNORING
by Jeanne Rose
The following aromatic
treatments have been shown to have positive benefits for use as a
treatment for snoring and dry mouth.
Essential oils from the
Colds & Flu
Kit were very effective.
Formula; use by inhalation, 10-20 minutes once day
1 drop Eucalyptus
radiata - respiratory
1 drop Lavender (Spike for the lungs and/or regular Lavender for
Lavender CT borneol would be good both as a sleep
aid and an immune
stimulant as well.
1 drop Rosemary verbenone - inhale for stress or respiratory;
massage for liver regeneration or massage for
1 drop Tea Tree Ė respiration
Owyhee hydrosol once per day. Owyhee (Artemisia ludoviciana) as an herb has been used by American Indians as a tea
or gargle for all problems of the respiratory system especially
those having to do with any involvement of the throat.
Formula; use by
application and massage into back of neck, shoulders, upper chest
and upper back before going to sleep.
To 1 ounce or 30 mls of Carrier oil, add
the following that will make an 8% therapeutic solution:
Pelargonium graveolens (Rose Geranium)
8 drops Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender)
8 drops Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree), or Manuka,
Kanuka, or Plai
8 drops Citrus x paradisi (Grapefruit)
10 drops or Owyhee (Artemisia ludoviciana),
Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile)
RESULTS: With the above
treatment after 3 consecutive uses, snoring can change from very
loud every night to some quiet snoring occasionally. Continue the
use of the inhalation, gargles and the massage as long as necessary
to keep results.
You may also apply immune system
dietary suggestions, exercise and relaxing baths.
green or very colored vegetables. Breakfast of assorted fruits and
several 3x1x1/2 inch pieces of cheese; eggs and toast. Lunch of soup
with lightly steamed assorted vegetables and dinner of salad of
assorted greens, tomatoes, onions, sunflower seeds. Drink tea of
Lemon Verbena for sleep.
Finally, do not forget cleansing daily with the Neti pot. This will
cleanse the throat by removing old mucus debris in the nose and
throat. Use an aromatic salt. Sea salt with Thyme and Tea tree
essential oil added. A good formula is 2 ounces by quantity of sea
salt. Grind or with a mortar and pestle, mash 6 drops of the
essential oil chosen into 1 teaspoon of the salt. Then mix this with
the balance of the salt. Store in an airtight glass jar. Use 1/4 t.
salt to 8 oz warm water and flush out the nose every night before
bedtime. This will clean and hydrate the upper breathing passages.
good program of exercise that includes a walk of 30 minutes or so a
day (or bicycle rides), weight training 3x/week; sit ups.
Rosemary soap in the morning and Lavender soap at night. Use showers
to clean and baths to relax. Essential oils in the bath can be
pretty much what you want to keep your skin healthy and your mind
Keep your mind active. Puzzles are good both
crossword and jigsaw. Read a quiet relaxing book before bed.
a combination of treatments: baths, essential oils, hydrosols,
dietary supplements and anything that you can possibly think of that
will help for your condition. Read only the best magazines, books
but non-New-Age common sense info.
Aromatherapy classes are useful for
For further information
review chapter 14 of the
Herbal Studies Course by Jeanne
Rose regarding herbs for the respiratory system. The index of
Essential Oils& HydrosolssAromatherapy
Studies Course or
The Herbal Studies Course both by
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