The Open-Air™ essential oil blend helps to support respiratory conditions.
Can be used to help support various conditions such as Kennel Cough (Bordetella), Canine Flu, Bacterial Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, Pulmonary Contusions (bruised lungs from trauma), Bronchitis, Lung Cancer, Collapsing Trachea, Fungal Infections (Valley Fever (Coccidiomycosis), Blastomycosis, Histoplasmosis, Cryptococcus, Aspergillosis, viral infections, and more.
Note: If you dog is experiencing respiratory distress, seek veterinary help. Essential oils are used to support. They are not a miracle cure.
Our Favorite 2 Ways To Use Open-Air™:
Essential Oils of Tangerine (Citrus reticulate), Cinnamon (Cinnomomum zeylanicum), Spruce (Picea mariana), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Eucalyptus radiata, Clove (Eugenia caryolphyllata), Helichrysum (H. italicum), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Lemon (Citrus limon), Marjoram (Origanum majorana), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis C)
Tangerine: A natural antispasmodic to help reduce spasms (like persistent coughing), and an expectorant (helps with coughs) it helps to move blood and Qi and rid the body of damp.
Cinnamon: Helps to stimulate the immune system and increase circulation (beneficial to allow the immune system to reach the very small blood vessels of the lungs), reduce mucus, and aid in expectorant activity, and can also act as a mild analgesic for the respiratory tract, reducing pain and spasms associated with inflammation within the respiratory tract.
Spruce: Indicated for suppressed immune systems, bronchial conditions, spasms and coughing fits - it can act as an antiseptic for the air to help reduce transmission of respiratory infections and contamination of the environment around the affected animal. One of the other properties that make Spruce a "super star" is that it has cortisone-like activities to boost the body's immune system!
Copaiba: A strong anti-inflammatory agent helpful for broncho-pulmonary infections and a magnifier for all other oils used.
Eucalyptus: An anti-infectious, antibacterial, anti-viral, anticatarrhal (gets rid of excess mucus), an expectorant, and an anti-inflammatory. It is used for all sorts of conditions including rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal cavities), pharyngitis (inflammation of the tissues associated with the throat, vocal tissues, and oral areas associated with the respiratory tract), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the delicate tissues around the eyes - which are often affected with upper respiratory conditions), and bronchitis!
Clove: A strong and broad spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, and antiseptic. It is indicated for sinus conditions, bronchitis, and flu as it helps to relax respiratory irritation.
Helichrysum: Provides powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties for the full body including respiratory benefits.
Frankincense: Known to be anti-catarrhal (mucus clearing), an expectorant, immune-stimulating, and is indicated for conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, cancers, and immune deficiencies. Frankincense also appears to act as a magnifying essential oil, which boosts the effect of other essential oils.
Lemon: Long known as a "disinfectant of the air", lemon has anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiseptic and antiviral properties and is beneficial to stimulate blood flow. Blood flow of course allows oxygen to reach areas that need healing.
Marjoram: Important to the respiratory tract as an anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, expectorant, and diuretic (flushing excess fluids).
Rosemary: Rosemary of the Cineole variety carries properties of being anti-catarrhal, an expectorant, and a mucolytic. It helps to breaking up mucus in the respiratory tract and getting rid of it. It contributes to a "cooling" of the pulmonary system - which can feel incredibly beneficial with any respiratory concern.
For all animals, how often you use an essential oil blend will be based on your situation. Using the concentrations and application methods recommended, diffuse and then wait and see how the animal responds, and what effects you obtained. Sometimes we see no obvious results initially, and that can be expected with diluted amounts or beginning applications.
Once you start to see that your animal is tolerating the oils and you notice a time frame (maybe it helped with coughing for 2 hours...), you can time the next diffusion. Basically tailoring the frequency - directly to how long it lasts for the individual animal.