Essential Oils for whooping cough

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a bacterial infection that causes cold-like symptoms, followed by severe coughing fits.

Primary recommendation: oregano essential oil
Secondary recommendation: basil essential oilthyme essential oilclary sage essential oilcypress essential oileucalyptusmelaleuca essential oil (tea tree essential oil)peppermint essential oillavender essential oilgrapefruit essential oil


For children and infants, please note the following important information regarding the dilution:

When using essential oils on children and infants, it is always best to dilute the pure essential oil with a carrier oil (e.g. fractionated coconut oil . For older children, dilute 1 - 2 drops essential oil in 1/2 - 1 tsp. of carrier oil. For newborns and infants, dilute 1 - 2 drops in 2 Tbs. of carrier oil. If the oils are used in a bath, always use a bath gel base as a dispersing agent for the essential oils.

Use & Application:

Topical Application (i.e. on the skin): Dilute the oils as described above, and apply on chest, neck, back and reflex points on the feet. You can also add 1 - 2 drops to 1 quart warm water, and use water for a sponge bath.
Aromatically Application (i.e. diffused in the air): Diffuse into the air. Diffuse other antiviral oils such as lemon as well.