Essential Oils for Snoring
Snoring is often a nuisance for people, especially when it interrupts a good night’s sleep, or keeps family members awake through that night. In some instances, there is not a particular cause for snoring—it just happens! According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 37 million adults snore on a regular basis, so if you have this affliction, you are not alone. If you have tried absolutely everything to fix your snoring problem but nothing seems to work, why not try some essential oils for snoring?
Certain essential oils have properties that are believed to relieve snoring—especially if snoring is a result of a respiratory ailment, such as asthma, bronchitis, or a common cold. One of the best ways to use essential oils combat your snoring is by making an oil-based mist spray, the other is to make a blend that you can run on your chest and neck before bed.
Here are the essential oils we’ve chosen that can help with snoring:
Marjoram oil relaxes and soothes the muscle groups and also has antispasmodic properties, which is helpful for those with asthma and bronchitis, two health issues that can cause snoring.
Lavender oil possesses antidepressant, analgesic, and antiseptic properties making it helpful for those suffering from respiratory ailments including the common cold which can cause snoring.
Lemon oil has many health benefitting properties including its calming, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, sleep inducing, and antifungal properties.
To make an anti-snoring mist:
1) For this you will need a small spray bottle. Prepare the mist spray bottle and fill with 4 fluid ounces of purified water.
2) To the water, add 50 drops of marjoram oil, 50 drops of lavender oil and 50 drops of lemon oil.
3) Cap the bottle and shake well to mix ingredients.
4) Spritz five to ten sprays of the mist in the air before going to bed—inhale deeply several times. If necessary, you can mist again during the night if snoring persists.
To make an anti-snoring massage blend:
1) For this you will need a carrier oil, we have chosen Jojoba Oil.
2) Blend 10 drops of marjoram, 10 drops of lavender and 6 drops of lemon with an ounce of Jojoba Oil.
3) Rub on your chest, neck, shoulders an/or bottom of feet before bed.
When using essential oils on your skin, it is good to do a test first to make sure no allergies are present. After mixing the oils, run a tiny bit on your stomach and see how your skin reacts.