Health Protocols

Bacterial or Viral Cold/Flu Cough

Consider using Eucalyptus, Oregano, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Melissa, Melaleuca, Sandalwood, Thyme or Respiratory Blend.  The majority of these have antiviral properties, all are antibacterial.

Take a capsule with 2 drops each of Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Melaleuca in the morning and at night, and two capsules during the day with Oregano, Frankincense and On- Guard to help fight bacteria or virus, twice daily. These oils can also be used as a gargle or in a tea.  Other combinations of the oils listed above might be effective.

Also consider using these oils topically as a rub or in a diffuser.  For small children, use a  carrier oil or apply to the feet. Massage using the Massage Blend Technique.


Cough Consider using Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Ginger, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Melaleuca, Sandalwood and Respiratory Blend.

Take a capsule 3 times per day with 2 drops each of Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Melaleuca. Or some other combination of the oils listed above. Also consider using these oils topically as a rub or in a diffuser.  For small children, use a carrier oil or apply to the feet. Massage using the Massage Blend Technique.

Irritation/inflammation induced Cough

Take a capsule with two drops each of eucalyptus, clove and frankincense.  I would fill the remainder of the capsule with liquefied Virgin Coconut Oil and take 3-4 capsules daily.  I would also gargle for at least 3 min. with 3 drops of clove n 1-2 tablespoon of water then swallow as needed to reduce coughing from irritated tissue.  Clove is very analgesic.  The numbing properties will often soothe the urge to cough from irritation.

Pollution/Dust/Environment Cough

Consider running a humidifier, simultaneously with a diffuser.  Great oils or blends to diffuse include; Lime, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Respiratory Blend.  Clean and vacuum living area well. Consider using Protective Blend essential oil using an “oil pull”.  Combine 2-4 drops of Protective Blend with 1-2 tbsp on water or virgin coconut oil.  Swish and pull the mixture through the teeth for up to 10 minutes.  Expectorate the mixture after you’re done.  Rinse mouth with water. Repeat morning, noon and night.

Drink lots of water with Lemon or Lime.  These oils are very cleansing, and lime is anti-mucalectic.

Consider an allergy protocol.  If pollens or allergy seem to be contributing to a cough, use the basic allergy protocol of 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lavender, and 2 drops of Lemon in 1-2 tablespoons of water.   Swish and pull the mixture in your mouth for 10 seconds or more, then swallow.  Repeat 3 times daily or as needed. 

Tri-Ease (Seasonal Allergy Blend) Capsules – take 1-2 capsules per day, as needed.

Medication Cough

Consider alternative medications.  Discuss options with a qualified heath advisor.  Consider oils that relax reactive muscles, and tissues, and in this case, suppressing the cough is usually good.  Ie. Frankincense, Clove, Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.  Use topically near the affected area. Gargle for irritation to throat, or use internally in a capsule for lungs. (3x or more daily). Diffuse Frankincense and Rosemary at night. Diffuse Eucalyptus or Rosemary, especially at night. A tea with any of these oils may prove helpful.  Experiment as necessary.

Sinus Cough

Hydrate, Hydrate.  Drink lots of water, add lime essential oil.  It is anti-muculectic and can be used to help facilitate the expedience of mucus.  It can also be applied topically, taken in a capsule. Ginger and Peppermint are also mucus cleaning.  Stay away from mucus causing foods, especially dairy products.

Hot Tea + Essential Oils & Honey

Tea made from these oils can be helpful.  Honey acts as a dispersing agent, helping to keep the essential oils and water from separating.  You can also use extra virgin coconut oil or other healthy oil (1 tbsp.).

Boil your water first then add the honey and oils to the water and blend in a blender at high speed for 60 seconds.    

Place a towel over your head and cup and enjoy the therapeutic steam aroma as it cools.  You can use lemon or grapefruit to counter some more caustic oils like cinnamon, peppermint or Eucalyptus.  You usually need only 1 drop of EO for a tea. EO’s used in a tea are absorbed quickly into organs and inner tissues of the body as it travels down the esophagus.
This is what experienced oilers will tell you about your cough;

1) They (coughs) must be hit with shock and awe. (Quickly, with consistency & technique)  The earlier you can start a protocol, the less sever it is likely to become.

2) Begin a cleansing protocol immediately, your body is trying to detox. (see below)

3)  Find/Use the right oil(s)

4)  Be patient, understanding that if the oils are working at the root level, their effectiveness will take time and consistency.

5) Whatever caused the coughing might be in the household and others might be susceptible to it.  Start a preventative protocol immediately.

6)  Be prepared to switch up protocols as needed until the most effective MO is found.

7)  Don’t let up on your protocol until symptoms are completely gone, plus a few days.

8) Always hydrate with plenty of water (add lemon or lime essential oil) When you “liquefy” respiratory tract secretions with water and essential oils it will result in productive coughing.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.