I was provided this doTERRA Breathe Essential Oil Blend product by My Natural Family free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
About the Product
doTERRA’s Breathe Essential Oil Blend – Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, expectorant, cell and tissue repair, asthma relief; using Breathe can give relief from colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs and respiratory congestion. Decongests sinus passages, combats lung infections and relieves allergy symptoms.
I received my doTERRA Breathe on sunny spring day and I have to admit that my first thought was "I wish I would've got this 2 months ago during the cold season". But, as luck would have it, two of my little ones ended up with spring coughs so I was able to test the effectiveness of this product.
Both times, it was one of those coughs that only comes about when they laid down for bed. About 30 minutes after bedtime I heard the first dry, hacking cough. My first thought was to reach for our usual cough medicine until I remembered my doTERRA Breathe.
My 7 year old, who was the first guinea pig, thought I was a little crazy because I'd never used any type of chest rub on her before. I don't have a diffuser so I spread a little on my fingers and rubbed it into her chest. She said it smelled "funny" but didn't seem to mind, especially after the coughing subsided about 15-20 minutes later!
(The directions say to apply topically, dilute with doTerra Fractionated Coconut Oil. I didn't have this so I mixed it with a little coconut oil that I have at home)
The following night, the cough started again and before I could even reach for my Breathe, my daughter asked me for "that stuff you put on me last night".
My three year old was not as pleased. She doesn't like anything "rubbed" on her unless its lotion that she's rubbing on herself. I expected that though so I made sure she didn't see the bottle before I put it on her. She wasn't happy about it, she didn't like the smell, but it stopped her cough without having to get her drink any medicine so I was pleased.
Had I been thinking clearly I would have remembered to rub it in on the soles of her feet instead. Luckily there have been no more coughs as of yet but if there are, I will definitely go that route with my smallest one.
And for the record, Breathe DOES NOT smell bad. Its just not something that they are used to. It actually has a pleasant smell (from a grown-up's perspective).
I'm really glad that I got the opportunity to try this blend. I am another step further along my green journey now. We won't be using any more cough syrup.
The Breathe Blend is said to be really useful for allergies as well so I will keep you updated on how it works for that!
Make sure you stay tuned for the Green Your Summer Hop for your chance to win your own bottle of doTERRA Breathe Essential Oil Blend!