Essential Oils: Cystic Fibrosis

Essential Oils: Cystic Fibrosis

How Can Aromatherapy Help with Cystic Fibrosis?

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries. “Essential oil” is basically a new name for an old standby. There’s plenty of research behind this aromatic trend that shows it helps alleviate many health conditions. We’ve uncovered some ways essential oils can help with cystic fibrosis.





Essential oils are believed to have a beneficial effect on the mind, body, and spirit. Many essential oils are used to ease symptoms of specific ailments or complaints. 

Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essential oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. By and large, though, they’re worth a try.

Below is a list of essential oils that might help to ease symptoms of various conditions.

Massage Today suggest these uses of essential oils:

For Pain:  Spike lavender, sweet marjoram, lavender, petitgrain, Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, lemongrass, helichrysum, peppermint, ginger, black pepper.

For Stress:  Rose otto, frankincense, clary sage, sweet orange, bergamot, grapefruit, ylang ylang, sandalwood, neroli, sweet marjoram, petitgrain, mandarin, lavender, rose geranium, tangerine, jasmine.

For Sleep:  Lavender, neroli, jasmine, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Sense of Well-Being:  Frankincense, lavender, rose, mandarin, neroli, helichrysum.

For Headaches:  Lavender, peppermint, marjoram, Roman chamomile.

For Circulation:  Rosemary, ginger, black pepper, peppermint, lemongrass, rose geranium.

Early research shows more possible benefits for essential oils in these areas: 

For Antioxidant Properties:  Lavender.

For Anticancer Properties: Lemongrass, thyme.

For Anti-inflammatory Properties: Myrrh, frankincense.

For Nausea: Peppermint, spearmint.

For  Hormone Regulation: Thyme, coconut.

For Brain Function and Nerve: Coconut.

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  1. Chrystal LaFontaine says:

    My Baby Granddaughter has CF and she is strong onryand way to darn cute!! I believe she was created that way because she is fighting for her life everyday!! I believe that essential oils will help her win that fight!! Thank-you for your research and add me to your mailing list so I can have all the latest news about this issue. Thx u Grandma Mima

  2. Sheila Coito RN, BSN, PHN says:

    I use essential oils everyday for my 10 year old son w CF. Try are the reason that he is doing so well!

    • JP Dauphinais says:

      Hi Sheila, I have a 2 year old son with CF and would love to know what routine you have with your boy! My email is [email protected]!.com for when you have some time to share. Thank you and I am very happy to hear that your son is doing so well! JP

    • kathy Cunha says:

      Sheila, I’m an RN, too, and know many of the benefits of Essential oils. I’d like to know what you are using with your Son. I have a friend whose 3 month old has CF. they are struggling to find safe, solid help.

    • April L Mangiaracina says:

      Hi Sheila,

      I have a 10 year old son with CF and was just told his lung function is depleting. I would love to hear what you are doing because I don’t like medication. Please email me [email protected]

  3. Frances R Saia says:

    My son has CF and has a lot of lung congestion. What are the best oils to use? I currently alternate diffusing Frankincense, RC,Thieves and the Breath Again roll on. Is there anything else I can add?

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