10 Effective Essential Oils To Reduce Snoring

Many a times, we have come across and enjoyed the benefits of essentials oils in our life. Essential Oil has enormous therapeutic value. It helps to treat a lot of ailments including snoring, which is a very common problem. Snoring can be a nuisance to your partner and it can also lead to many other sleep disorders like insomnia to your partner. Snoring can be an early symptom of sleep apnea which should be treated at an early stage.

How Essential Oils Can Help To Stop Snoring?

Essential Oils have got a sharp and distinct aroma which helps to melt the mucous and lubricated the mucous membrane. These essential oils are very helpful in treating all kinds of respiratory disorders like bronchitis, asthma etc. Essential Oil acts as a natural decongestant and helps to clear nasal passage which can be the primary reasons for snoring.

10 Essential Oils For Snoring Relief

1. Sage Essential Oil

Sage Oil is extracted from leaves and stem of the herb, Salvia officinalis, by steam distillation method. It has got a strong and spicy aroma. It blends well with bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, lemon and spearmint oil.

Benefits

Sage Oil acts as a natural decongestant, as it contains ketones which help to melt the mucous and clear the nasal passage. Sage Oil helps to get rid of respiratory disorders like asthma, bronchitis. It has got a strong, fresh and minty fragrance which helps to open up your nasal passage.

How To Use

You can use it in a diffuser before going to bed OR dilute Sage Oil with Jojoba/Coconut Oil and apply topically.

Are There Any Side Effects

Sage Oil is known to cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin, apart from nausea, vomiting, inflammation, vertigo, seizures and kidney problems.

2. Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme Oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant Thymus vulgaris. It has got a strong, fresh and herbaceous aroma. It blends well with Lemon, Lavender, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Rosemary and Pine.

Benefits

Thyme Oil has got antibacterial and antiviral properties which help to fight various kinds of infection. It is very beneficial in treating various kinds of respiratory and lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, cold, cough, laryngitis, sinusitis, whooping cough. Thus Sage Oil is helpful in treating snoring due to nasal congestion or respiratory disorder.

How To Use

You can diffuse it in your room, before going to bed and enjoy its fresh aroma.

Are There Any Side Effects

Thyme Oil is highly potent and can cause skin irritation including irritation in the mucous membrane.

3. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Essential Oil is extracted from the rind of Lemon by steam distillation method. It has got an invigorating, fresh and uplifting aroma. It blends well with Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Geranium and Ylang -Ylang Essential Oil.

Benefits

Lemon Oil has got antiseptic and astringent properties which help to heal wounds. It helps to soothe your respiratory system and eases symptoms of asthma and bronchitis.

How To Use

You can use Lemon Oil in a diffuser.

Are There Any Side Effects

Lemon Oil is highly phototoxic and exposure to sunlight after it topical application can cause an allergic reaction on skin.

4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil for Snoring

Eucalyptus Oil is extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus tree- Eucalyptus globules, by steam distillation method. It has got a strong, fresh and a woody fragrance which helps to clear nasal congestion. It blends well with Thyme, Lemongrass, Lemon, and Lavender.

Benefits

Eucalyptus Oil has got healing property which helps in wound healing. It has got antiviral and antifungal properties which help to various kinds of infection. Eucalyptus Oil contains a chemical compound cineol, due to which Eucalyptus Oil acts as an expectorant. It helps to get relief from cold, cough, asthma, sore throat and inflammation of mucous membrane.

How To Use

You can use Eucalyptus Oil in a diffuser OR add a few drops of it in hot water and inhale its vapours.

Are There Any Side Effects

Ingesting Eucalyptus Oil can lead to serious health issues and using it in undiluted form can lead to an allergic reaction and burning sensation on the skin.

5. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant, Lavandula angustifolia. It has got a sweet, herbal, subtle and invigorating aroma which has a close resemblance to that of camphor. Lavender Oil blends well with Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Pine and all citrus oils.

Benefits

Lavender Oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to fight allergens responsible for causing cold, cough and other respiratory disorder. Lavender Oil helps to induce a peaceful sleep by relaxing your mind and body, thus providing effective relief from snoring.

How To Use

You can add a few drops in your bath water OR use it in a diffuser.

Are There Any Side Effects

Lavender Oil should always be used in a diluted form otherwise it is known to cause skin irritation in people with sensitive skin.

6. Pine Essential Oil

Pine Oil is extracted from the buds and twigs of a Pine tree, Pinus sylvestris by the process of steam distillation. It has got a fresh, woody aroma. It blends well with lavender, cedarwood, eucalyptus, sage and rosemary oil.

Benefits

Pine Oil has healing properties which makes it beneficial for treating various kinds of diseases including snoring. Pine Oil helps to get relief nasal congestion and alleviates symptoms of sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, cold, cough and flu.

How To Use

Add a few drops of Pine Oil in hot water and inhale its vapours, to get relief from respiratory problems.

Are There Any Side Effects

Pine Oil, when used in high doses, can cause skin irritation and skin sensitization.

7. Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil for Snoring

Marjoram Oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering top of the plant Origanum marjorana. It has got a woody, herbal and spicy fragrance. It blends well with Bergamot, Cypress, Lavender, Lemongrass, Wild Orange and Rosemary.

Benefits

Marjoram Oil helps to relax your muscles by combating stress and anxiety. It acts as a natural expectorant which helps to clear your nasal and chest congestion. It is very effective in treating symptoms of cold, cough, asthma, bronchitis and sinusitis.

How To Use

Dilute it with Jojoba / Olive Oil and apply topically OR you can inhale the vapours of Marjoram Oil by adding few drops of it in hot water.

Are There Any Side Effects

High dose of Marjoram Oil can cause skin sensitization. It is not advisable to use Marjoram Oil during pregnancy.

8. Citronella Essential Oil

Citronella Oil is extracted from the leaves and stem of different varieties of Cymbopogon or Lemongrass by the process of steam distillation. It has got a fresh, sweet and lemony fragrance which is quite energizing. It blends well with geranium, pine, lavender and all citrus oils.

Benefits

Citronella Oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral property due to which it is very beneficial in treating various kinds of respiratory diseases including cold, cough, asthma and bronchitis. It aids in easy breathing and thus reduces snoring.

How To Use

You can use it in a diffuser and enjoy its refreshing and relaxing aroma.

Are There Any Side Effects

Citronella Oil is known to cause skin irritation and dermatitis in people with sensitive skin.

9. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant, Mentha piperita by steam distillation method. It has got an intense and fresh fragrance similar to menthol which is quite refreshing. It blends well with Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Oil.

Benefits

Because of its intense fragrance, Peppermint Oil helps to clear nasal passage. It helps to thin mucus and clears congestion. It effectively treats asthma and bronchitis. Thus, peppermint oil is very effective to reduce snoring and induces good sleep.

How To Use

Peppermint Oil can be diluted and used for topical application on the affected area.

Are There Any Side Effects

Peppermint oil when used in large amount can lead to skin sensitization and irritate the mucous membrane.

10. Fennel Essential Oil

Fennel Essential Oil for Snoring

Sweet Fennel Oil is extracted from the crushed seeds of Foeniculum officinale by the process of steam distillation. It has got a warm, earthy and a herbaceous fragrance. It blends well with lavender, rose, sandalwood and geranium oil.

Benefits

Fennel Oil has got anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic property which helps to relieve various kinds of respiratory diseases. It acts as an expectorant which helps to clear nasal and chest congestion. It helps to relax the nerves and muscles, thus reduce snoring.

How To Use

Dilute Fennel Oil with Olive or Coconut Oil and apply topically to get effective relief from snoring.

Are There Any Side Effects

Sweet Fennel Oil is highly potent and its usage in large amount can have an adverse effect on your body.

Now, you are aware of some of the best essential oils for snoring. By using these essential oils you can reduce snoring to a considerable amount by helping to relieve stress and helps to relax, inducing good sleep. Always seek the advice of a health care practitioner or an expert in case of any doubt regarding its usage.

 

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