Discover This Weekly Feature! What’s in the Mix? Blending Ideas and Prompts is a weekly exercise designed to spark your imagination, get your creative juices flowing and even provide some aromatic knowledge. Each week you’ll find a question, a suggestion or a prompt that will help you identify where you’re stuck, where you are flowing and where you need more education. Mostly, prompts are just fun!
About This Week’s Prompt: In the Northern Hemisphere where I live, we are slowly moving into spring (hurray!) while my friends in the Southern Hemisphere will soon be facing autumn. Both Spring and Autumn can bring respiratory problems like asthma and allergies, and turning to essential oils high in the component 1,8 cineole can be very beneficial. Making an inhaler with these oils is a fabulous delivery system! In case the concept is new to you, here’s a post on How to Make a Nasal Inhaler. You can get inhalers from your favorite supplier or check out the Aromatic Wisdom affiliate shop on Amazon where you can get 10 Colorful Inhalers with 10 Designer Labels.
What’s the Big Deal About 1,8 Cineole? Essential oils high in the molecule 1,8 cineole, a component in the Oxide Chemical Family, can be of great help to improving all aspects of respiratory health. Here are just a few of the benefits of this rockstar chemical component:
- 1,8 cineole has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties
- 1,8 cineole has mucolytic properties (thins the mucous)
- 1,8 cineole has expectorant properties (helps expel the mucous)
- 1,8 cineole stimulates mucus secreting cells and activates the cilia of the respiratory mucous membranes to help move that tough mucous out of the lungs.
- 1,8 cineole decreases coughing and shortness of breath as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect on bronchial asthma.
- 1,8 cineole has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties for both muscular and respiratory systems.
What are some essential oils high in 1,8 cineole? Lucky for us, there are many. Here are just a few:
- Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus globulus
- Ravintsara – Cinnamomum camphor ct 1,8 cineole
- Saro – Cinnamosma fragrans
- Fragonia – Agonis fragrans
- Laurel Leaf – Lauris nobilis
- Cardamom – Ellettaria cardamomum
To find more Oxide-rich essential oils, go to PompeiiOrganics.com/by-chemical-family/, look for OXIDE and do an easy search. It’s a fabulous tool!
Important Safety Note when Using 1,8 Cineole Essential Oils: Use care with asthmatics when using essential oils very high in 1,8 cineole as it is possible to set off an attack. This is an individual response to the oil, dose, application, and specific situation. Do not use with children under 10. If oxidized can cause skin irritation and sensitization.This week’s blending prompts is about using essential oils that are high in molecule 1,8 cineole to create a blend that can be used as an inhaler.
Respiratory Resources: To learn more about the molecule 1,8 cineole and how to use it to support all sorts of respiratory discomforts, check out my Aromatic Wisdom Podcast Episode 14. For more information about a healthy respiratory system, you want to have a listen to the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast Episode 005 on Six Essential Oils for a Healthy Respiratory System.
Share your answer in the comment section below! This is my favorite part of What’s in the Mix Wednesday. I love love love reading your blending ideas! By leaving your creative ideas in the comments sections below, you might give someone a great idea for a blend, and someone might give you a great idea.
Who knows, maybe you’ll become inspired to create a new product or an entire product line from something that is sparked by this exercise!
C’mon, let’s inspire each other!