Home Remedies for Healthy Lung Function

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I was diagnosed with weak lung function back when I was 8 years old. I spent many years not able to do the things I wanted because of it. I have spent the past few years doing many things to help make my lungs healthy again and have learned so much in the process. I worked with my doctor and am happy to say I have many home remedies to share with you to continue to get better and better!

Building Healthy Lungs

Over the past three years, I have made many changes in my diet including:

  • eating more fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir
  • eating more healthy saturated fats like butter
  • consuming gelatin-rich bone broth
  • ditching processed foods with chemical additives, especially rancid vegetable oils like canola, soy and corn oils
  • going mostly grain free – wheat especially triggers attacks

These changes brought me a long way!

So am I totally healthy? Not quite.

I still have symptoms when my body is inundated with my triggers. When I enter a reactive state I tend to get flares. Are they as severe? Not usually. However, I wanted something I could use to calm my lungs when they needed it. Something that didn’t make me jittery.

Home Remedies for Healthy Lung Function

After months of experimentation on various remedies including these home remedies for seasonal sniffles, I am happy to share that I now have a number of natural remedies to support my lungs and breathing and my emotions with essential oils. If you think essential oils are only for making your house or homemade beauty and cleaning products smell nice, then you are in for a surprise. I was personally shocked that they worked so incredibly well for my lung function. Floored.

So what can I share about essential oils for healthy lung function? Here I have a recipe for a healthy lung roll-on that works well in my own personal experience as well as some essential oils to calm my emotions as well. Every root cause and presentation of weak lungs is different. I would highly recommend working with a naturopathic doctor or functional medicine practitioner to work through a diet change plan and supplement plan that works best for you. Trial and error is key to finding what works for your body.

Home Remedies for Healthy Lung Function: Homemade Roll-on Blend

This blend includes 4 powerful essential oils with properties that can help promote healthy lung function. I have found these oils to be gentle, yet immediately effective when applied to my chest and throat just over my bronchial tubes. 



Drop the essential oils and carrier oil into a roll-on bottle and rub between your hands to mix together. Apply as needed to the chest and neck. I carry this in my purse with me at all times.

Must Have for Daily Healthy Lung Function: Diffuser Necklace

When I am feeling wheezy, I add a drop of Raven and Copaiba to a diffuser necklace and wear all day. This keeps my chest wide and open that day. I have one of these and one of these.

Home Remedies for Healthy Lung Function: Other essential oils to look into

Breathe Again Roll On Blend

I have tried this blend and use it often. Why? It helps to get rid of that incessant drip at the back of my throat which seems to impact my lungs. Breathe Again is also a great oil blend to rub over the chest and neck before a run or other type of vigorous exercise. It really opens up the airways!  (where I buy this therapeutic essential oil)


Frankincense is a very versatile oil. I find this oil works on opening up the heart when I are feeling overwhelmed. It takes away that tightness. If you are feeling overwhelmed and need to calm down, this might be a good one to try. (where I buy this therapeutic essential oil)


Copaiba seems to take my triggers and kick them to the curb. When I am in a reactive state, my body’s immune system reacts in kind. Copaiba calms my immune system from reacting so heavily. I have found if I have a very mild attack, I can start with just a drop of Copaiba and see if that helps. It usually does. (where I buy this therapeutic essential oil)

As I grow my knowledge in holistic home remedies, I am thrilled that I can get the help I need without using toxic products with laundry lists of side effects. But I share what I do with great humility. Please be cautious and listen to your body. Working with weak lungs requires close monitoring and management. If you do not have your lungs and breathing under control, it can cause serious illness and complications. Take care to be smart with these home remedies. If you cannot breathe, use the medications you need or get to a doctor!

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What do you think? Which essential oils from the above list do you think work for you?

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I am a very busy real food mama! When I am not taking care of my 6 year old, I take time to share my real food recipes on my blog, Homemade Mommy. I find the time for homemade cooking and green living because eating this way has truly changed my family’s life. Ditching processed food has helped us all to live a vibrantly healthy life! I buy organic, from family farms, local and grass-fed. I am passionate about achieving vibrant health and am happy to share tips, techniques and recipes in my eBook, The Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms which is an excellent resource for any busy mom (or dad) who wants to cook real food for their family but is not sure how to take the plunge.

5 Responses to Home Remedies for Healthy Lung Function

  1. Heather says:

    Central Texas!!!! Yay! I represent SAn Angelo. If your close I’d love to know your local resources for food!

  2. Happy to share my experiences. One day I realized I could stop. I didn’t really wean per se I don’t think. I was on a daily inhaler (two sometimes) and also daily oral meds. I think I stopped taking one and then the other with no incident. Again – had been on my diet changes for probably 3-6 months (I can’t remember) and wasn’t having symptoms. It has been a long road experimenting and ensuring I have the things I need on hand to help when something happens.

  3. Thanks Meagan – if you look at the post I did comment on the safety for children so I think your answer is in there!

  4. Great… I missed that before. Thanks!

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