Laryngitis remedies that use essential oils are far superior to most over-the-counter synthetic options because they create deep healing, rather than simply hiding symptoms. You will overcome laryngitis faster and feel better while you heal and afterward.
What is laryngitis?
It is an inflammation usually caused by an infection of the vocal cords. It is often the result of an upper respiratory infection of some kind that begins with a sinus infection, a cold, a sore throat, etc. and settle on the vocal cords. The strings swell, changing the sound of your voice. In severe cases, the voice becomes a hoarse whisper. Your cords will often be covered with hard, dry, encrusted mucosa that must dissolve.
With the approval of your healthcare professional, try these remedies.
Try an aromatic mouthwash
Make yourself an antibacterial mouthwash using two drops of tea tree oil in half a cup of warm water. Put it in a water bottle or container that you can close and shake vigorously to disperse the oil molecules throughout the water. Immediately gargle and swallow.
The lick trick
You will want to frequently take a tea tree trail and mix it with the saliva in your mouth and swallow. We call this the “lick trick” because it is easier to lick the oil trail off the back of your hand. You don’t want too much.
Put a drop of spearmint or peppermint essential oil in all of your drinking water every day, even for a month after you feel better. This will give you a deep clean and you will love the cool, refreshing taste of the water. When you have laryngitis, drink more water than usual to help clear mucus from your vocal cords.
Antihistamines or any over-the-counter remedies designed to stop or dry a cough or cold symptoms would make laryngitis worse, so always avoid cold and cough remedies. Using these synthetic remedies tends to make the infection penetrate deeper into your body and actually show up elsewhere. Work with your body to naturally loosen the mucosa and allow the infection to run its course quickly and naturally. Using oils in many different therapies will speed up the process and help clear the infection completely for deep, permanent healing.
Use oils in a compress
Make a simple compress with four to five drops of a respiratory mixture in half a cup of hot water. Use a blend of oils such as rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus radiata, fir, peppermint, ravensara, or spearmint. You can also use one or two of these oils alone. Dip a cloth in the mixture, wring it out and apply it to the base of your neck covered with a dry cloth.
Oils in the steam of boiling water
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a few drops of a respiratory blend or one of the individual oils discussed above. Place a towel over your head to contain the steam and inhale deeply until the fragrance begins to wear off. You can blow into the water to stir and increase the steam. Add a few more drops and inhale until you have inhaled about 20 drops of the oil in total. Keep reheating the water as many times as necessary.
Do not diffuse the oils in a dry room when you have laryngitis. That only hardens the mucous membranes. Instead, you can diffuse oils in a steamy bathroom while showering or bathing. In fact, using about 20 drops of the oil in a hot Epsom salt bath and at the same time turning on the diffuser, also with about 20 drops of the oil will help break up mucus while you soak.
How to avoid the cough stage of a respiratory infection
For many people, the last stage of a cold is usually bronchitis, unless you can stop the infection on its way to the respiratory system. An infection often begins as a virus in the sinuses or throat, then works its way to laryngitis and finally bronchitis.
Do everything you can, from taking lots of essential oil capsules, taking hot baths or showers at night and in the morning while diffusing the oils, putting respiratory oils on your feet and chest after each bath, and using oils all over the body. Water.
At the first sign of a cough, try to stop it in its tracks before the bronchioles become inflamed. Apply cool packs with peppermint oil to your chest at night before bed to keep those bronchioles cool and calm. If you start coughing during the day, have some herbal tea or warm water with a drop of one of your favorite oils, such as peppermint, spearmint, basil, or lemon.