Essence Dram: Knock Out Congestion

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Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis), Eucalyptus Dives (Eucalyptus dives), Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

This blend is a real knock out! It loves to get the blend of oil essences directly into your nasal passage and into your lungs to do a clean sweep of congestion. This blend is created to attack both bacterial and viral microbes simultaneously. My favorite way to use this blend is as a Steamer. Just 1 drop in a cup of steaming water and a towel draped over your head and the cup of steaming ‘Knock Out’ will drive that congestion away.  Do this 2-3x a day while you are heavily congested, then 1x a day as a follow up to be sure you have swept all the congestion away for good.  

This blend could be used in a bedside diffuser for 30 minutes as you fall asleep. Also, you could use it in a refillable pod and carry it in your pocket, purse or backpack.


There are multiple ways to use your dram essence: (about 50 drops)

Refill a metal inhaler: Simply untwist the spray part which is the actual vessel of the PoD. Insert cotton wick and apply, 15 drops. Re-assemble the PoD.

Steamer: Put 1-2 drops in 1/2 cup of steaming water. Drape a bath towel over your head to create a 'tent'. Inhale the essence via both nose and mouth for full effect. Do this until water cools down.

Diffuser:  Add 5-6 drops of essence per 1 cup of water in the diffuser. Diffuse for 30 min. intervals. Allow for pets to leave the room if they wish.  Use at your own discretion around pets and children.

Inhalation is an organic way to create positive habits with aromatherapy. A fast, organic, reliable, and safe way to utilize the benefits of essential oils. Our PoD™ is a personal and passive aromatherapy inhaler that utilizes the benefits of plants without electronics, vapour or smoke. Simply place your Pod to the base of your nostril, inhale from the PoD™ vent, and exhale out of your mouth to receive the benefits of plants directly to your olfactory system. Do both nostrils for full benefit and do 2-3 times per usage.

Alternatively, place the PoD to your mouth and inhale followed by exhaling from your nose. 

Your chosen essence will allow you to receive the benefits of the plants directly into your olfactory system leading to your respiratory system which finally leads to your central nervous system. Inhaled essential oils come in direct contact with nasal passages, sinuses, trachea, and lungs having a direct effect on infection, congestion. Once it gets to the Central Nervous System some essences can create a feeling of calmness and peace.

 This route of Absorption is via Inhalation:

Inhaling essential oils stimulates the olfactory system, and therefore the central nervous system. (What a great way to calm down!) Additionally, inhaled essential oils come in direct contact with nasal passages, sinuses, trachea, and lungs. Physical contact between the essential oil and the internal structures of the respiratory system creates many benefits:

  1. Inhaling essential oils can treat respiratory conditions such as colds, the flu, sore throat, sinus congestion, environmental allergies, etc.

  2. The respiratory system is frequently a “first avenue” of infection. Inhaling essential oils can help prevent respiratory infections.

  3. Essential oils can cross into the bloodstream from the lungs. This is a quick way to deliver essential oils to the whole internal system of the body via the blood.

Crossing the mucous membrane

The internal lining of the respiratory system is a mucous membrane. Mucous membranes are thinner than external skin, therefore essential oil can cross the lining more quickly. This membrane is also more delicate than the skin, so more care needs to be taken when choosing oils for inhalation than for applying to the skin. To get a quick sense of the difference, feel the internal lining of your cheek. Go ahead, stick your finger in your mouth and feel around! Compare the texture of this mucous membrane to the skin on your forearm. Now you have a clear sense of the different textures and sensitivities between the skin (an external covering) and mucous membranes (internal coverings).

One side of the mucous membrane faces the internal cavities—the mouth, nasal passages, sinuses, trachea, alveoli of the lungs, etc. Mucous membranes line just about all of the internal organs of the body, including the stomach, small and large intestine, and urinary bladder. On the other side of the mucous membrane are millions of capillaries, just waiting to pick up nutrients that “seep” through the membrane. Because of the rich bed of capillaries and thinness of the membrane, essential oil constituents picked up by the mucous membrane via inhalation are quickly absorbed into the blood. From these capillaries, the constituents can travel throughout the body with blood.

Benefits of inhalation

  1. Very quick absorption into the bloodstream.

  2. Direct effect on an infection within the respiratory system.

  3. Direct effect on congestion within the respiratory system.

  4. Direct effect on the central nervous system.