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Essential Oils and Diffusers

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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Hello fellow members!

I'm delving into the world of essential oils.
I need something to help me sleep peacefully.
At night my sinuses get clogged and I end up breathing through my mouth too much....waking up with a dry mouth.

I've tried Breathe Right....and well, they SUCK!

I elevate my head some. No help.

So, I've tried working with essential oils, but putting several drops on a wet cotton ball doesn't work all night.
And, not sure what diffuser would be best, but it needs to be small, for a small end table next to the bed.
And, diffuse 8 hours.
And, have the light be turned OFF.

Do they make a wet mess around the unit?

I tried this product, with a couple of extra drops of peppermint oil
Breathe Blend

And this one is coming tomorrow
Respiratory Essential Oil Breathe Blend

Any suggestions would be more than helpful.
I don't mind mixing my own.....but I don't want to buy more than four separate oils to mix.
Any brands shine as being much better than the rest....and of course, price is important....don't want to spend a week's budget on the stuff.




posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

is it dryness that is bothering you? Then a humidifier would help though they can be messy if set too high.

On the essential oil front - for respiratory issues - euculiptus oil works wonders on openning things up

Dry mouth can be caused by many things including medications so I'd check with medic of some sort if these simple remedies don't clear things up for you.

Good luck.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Essential oils are wonderful...but i suggest tinctures ground ivy and petisites.

Garden of life has a petisites extract in capsule form immune balance sinus...stuff is amazing.

If you have phlegm, not just sinus..consider getting an allergy test.

Peppermint oil is good I prefer peppermint spirits bu Herb Pharm.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Very useful site on which EOs are good for sleep.



www.naturallivingideas.com...

Here are five essential oils to consider and a few tips on how to get the most out of them:
Lavender

This all time favorite plant from the mint family, produces one of the most popular forms of essential oils. Lavender is known for its sleep inducing properties, backed up by scientific research. Effective ways to use lavender essential oil include; bath salts, massage oils, candles, sachets, sleep masks, pillow spray and even a lavender infused bed pillow.

Further Reading: 20 Magical Ways To Use Lavender Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile

This essential oil has a very light floral aroma and is known for its relaxation properties. A few ways to reap the benefits of this ancient oil include using in a diffuser or apply a couple of drops diluted in a carrier oil to the bottom of your feet before bed. You can also add a few drops to your favorite shampoo, conditioner or skin moisturizer.

Make your own calming salve by mixing ¼ cup organic coconut oil with ¼ cup beeswax and heat until well mixed. While the mixture is cooling, add 15 drops of roman chamomile and 15 drops of lavender oils.
Cedarwood

Besides being a powerful anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antiseptic, cedarwood is also relaxing, calming and comforting. It’s warm and woodsy aroma just makes you feel like snuggling up with a cup of tea and your favorite book. Use in your diffuser or Cedarwood stimulates the pineal gland which releases melatonin – necessary for sleep regulation. Place a couple of drops diluted in a carrier oil on your forehead, on the underside of your wrists and where your neck and head meet.
Orange

If you toss and turn at night because of stress, orange essential oil may help to reduce your anxiety so you can sleep. All citrus oils have uplifting properties that also help with depression. It is important to note that citrus oils may cause photo sensitivity when exposed to light within 12 hours of use. For this reason, it is best to use at night if you are going to put the oil on your skin. Place a couple of drops diluted in a carrier oil on your abdomen, use in a diffuser or make a soothing skin cream by mixing ½ cup coconut oil with 15 drops orange oil. Moisturize your skin before bed to promote a restful night’s sleep.
Valerian

Quite possibly one of the most commonly used oils for sleep, valerian can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. This oil has a calming and grounding effect and can be used topically, applied to the bottom of your feet or inside of your wrists.


Sweet Dreams.

Des



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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Is in the sinus clogging that stops you from sleeping, or can you just not get a good sleep and or even get to sleep ?

I will add my 2 cents anyways.

I find it hard to sleep at night, what I discovered a few years ago and use every single night since, is the sound of nature. I listen to 10 hour videos of rain, city noises, Forrest noises, wolf howling etc, on YouTube and I swear by it and tell it to anyone suffering from loss of shut eye. Hope this helps someone out who suffers from insomnia and never knew about the videos



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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I use a product called breathe, sold by doterra, and i even biught a nice duffuser too, they sell those too. Mine has a button to run 1,2, or 4 hrs. My mom does essential oils as a full time job and is extremely knowledgeable about it, if you want her opinion u can pm me and she can help you. She isnt the kind of person to push a product, she believes the more you know, the better decision you personally can make, she loves sharing knowledge.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Not sure if its even close to what you are looking for but wintergreen mint hangs around for quite some time .Great to put on mouse trails because it masks their smell . Just keep it off of plastic or other finishes ...On a tissue in a glass ashtray in the room should be enough to permeate the whole room .



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Oils are awesome!!!
I have had some very excellent results with sinus relief using Lavender, Pepermint and Cedar Wood.
I apply Lavender across the bridge of my nose, Cedar Wood on my earlobes and Peppermint on the back of my neck.
I diffuse the Lavender and Cedar Wood at night.

Thives and Purification oil are very effective too when diffused to help with congestion.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Are you sure it isn't sleep aponea?

Essetial oils like Eucalyptus can help but only up to a point.

The real fix is a CPAP machine.

Also, dry mouth could be diabetes (or hundreds of other things). It would probably be worth getting tested, especially if you are peeing & sweating more than usual.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the many replies.

I'm not on any medications.
It's not sleep apnea.....I have asked my husband.
When I go to sleep, my sinuses aren't plugged....it happens during the night....and it is gone after I wake.
It could be too dry in the room...that is for sure.....

Not diabetes, either. I only have dry mouth when I first waken.

I have no trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep and I awake refreshed for the most part.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket
hmmmm.....I'll look into petasites extract, and ground ivy as well....although since I'm not stuff up all day, taking something internally daily seems to be too much.

So, I'm not sure tinctures is the way to go either.
But, HerbPharma is a great company, buy from them a lot.
I may get that peppermint spirits just to have around.


a reply to: Observationalist
Lavender is wonderful, very calming and relaxing.
I'll look into the Cedar Wood.
Peppermint is another oil I cannot do without....smells wonderful, and is healing.
Thieves and Purification oil...I'll have to check them out as well.

a reply to: neomaximus10
Thanks for your offer.
As I learn a bit more, to ask the right questions.....I'll send a message.

a reply to: Destinyone
Nice website.....thanks!!!!

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posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 10:00 PM
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For sleep and at times of respiratory illness I mix eucalyptus, lavander and peppermint together in a diffuser. They help to loosen up your airways.

A great essential oil to use is cinnamon; it smells really lovely and sweet. I've made a "signature scent" for my home. It's a mix of cinnamon, tangerine and sweet orange.

Some of the best oils to start with are: lemon, eucalyptus, sweet orange, tea tree, cinnamon, grapefruit, lavander and rose geranium. There are heaps of recipes online to mix them to make eco cleaning products

Essential oils can be expensive. I've found the best place to buy them is on eBay. Just check with the seller that they are pure essential oils and not artificial fragrance oils

good luck with your journey. Report back on what you've tried



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
I need something to help me sleep peacefully.

If you're looking for a deep, relaxed sleep ... there's nothing better than Aveda's "Lavender Fleurs Oil". You might want to have some Aveeno lotion rubbed in after the oil has set. Go from the toes up-to and including the knee.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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I use bromelain supplements to clear up my mucus. It works good if I drink milk or eat milk products or other food chemistries that steer mucus production. They used to say milk does not increase mucus, but they have found that is not true now for some people. Some people create extra mucus when they drink dairy and some increase mucus from stuff like eggs.

They are cheap. Any proteinase will work fine, eating pineapple or even a half a grapefruit works great too. Grapefruit also has the added benefit of being a lipase too so it helps break down lipids you ate.

I don't know much about the properties of essential oils other than oil of oregano.
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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

This isn't what you asked but I think you should look into Butterbur, it's a supplement. I take it every day and have for about a year. I get it on Amazon, Swanson brand, look for the listing that is about six bucks. Not sure on rules for linking to products.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 04:38 AM
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Happens to me when I sleep with the window open sometimes. I pretty much always keep the window open, sometimes when it's freezing out (when single). Pretty sure it's more breeze related. So when it's cold and windy, lots of breeze coming through, when it's summer, usually have a fan aimed at my face.

My nose doesn't get clogged up, but my throat sometimes dries out like crazy. Close the window for a night or two, or turn off the fan, back to normal. It very well may be something else, but certainly seems that the open window or fan is the culprit.

Used a humidifier for awhile, seemed to work well. It's pretty rare this happens now. When it does, I wake up and my throat is dry to the point it's painful, and usually is accompanied by a dry cough. One time woke up super dehydrated and my hangy ball was so swollen it was touching my tongue. It was very unpleasant. Hangover + heat + fan equaled weird situation. Then I shoved a coconut up my nose and I was fine.

Your husband isn't a doctor (unless he is). If it's that bad, go to the freaking doctor. Maybe get a sleep study done. You know better than to rely on this site for medical advice, unless it's from people telling you to go to the doctor.

This is going to the doctor worthy. You can do all the hippy BS you want, but I highly doubt it's going to fix the problem if it's chronic.

Or just take the advice of a bunch of weirdos and shove a pineapple covered in cayenne pepper up your behind.

ETA: But seriously try a humidifier first.




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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Well, I do have a small fan near the bed, and an air circulator on the other side of the room.
Like you, I cannot sleep with still air.
So, that is something to look into...thanks....I'll try the humidifier!!!!!!!

As far as seeking medical advice, that is always something it is worth considering.
However, I don't have much faith in MSM, and with good reason. There have been occasions when MSM has totally failed me, and misdiagnosed a condition for 20 years. And this is only one situation.

If I break something, have pneumonia and the like, or think I may be having a heart attack or stroke, I will seek out MSM.
And I do trust my ophthalmologist....he's a gem!!!
But, I have had too many bad experiences with too many traditional doctors. I don't blame them....they are trained to treat symptoms..... en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 10:38 AM
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I find sleeping with the fan on dries my eyes and mouth out to the extent I wake up feeling unrested with sore eyes. In the heat of summer when I do not want to use AC, I face the fan away from the bed.

The Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Humidifiers that run for 8 hours sell on ebay for $15-$60 depending on the quality. Some have great controls to set ionics and to turn the effects up high for those really dry nights. I run one where the LED can be set to diffrent colours or be turned off on the unit.

The oils I use for sleep are the same as everyone else, tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender (I buy from pharmacy or supermarket in big bottles a lot cheaper than oil supply websites or stores). Sometimes I mix in boutique oils like boronia, cedar, sandalwood or any plant/bush smell. Dried lavender and or mixed with hops next to the bed or under the pillow helps too.



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: aliensanonymous

Yeah, the fan is like only 4 inches....and I do love the "breeze" on me.....but maybe it is causing the problem.
Thanks!



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

The stereotype of Essential Oils as hippyish is so 1980s. EOs have a much wider acceptance these days among professionals. You can find oils being used now a days in medical clinics and even hospitals.

There are plenty of cases where traditional medicine fails to help a patient and many, many cases where the traditional medicine harms the patient, yet we still allow the doctors to write us scripts for drugs that are not 100% safe or 100% effective. Essential Oils make sense not as a cure all but as a great option for those who have had negative effects from traditional medicine.

Yes, It is possible to be an Essential Oil user and not be a granola, hippy, living in a commune.




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