Can I Use Olbas Oil in My Diffuser?

By Jessica Fuller / February 8, 2018
Can I Use Olbas Oil in My Diffuser

Olbas oil was the first essential oil I ever used. My mum used to use it liberally in the winter months to fend off colds, help with sinus issues, as a rub for sore muscles and more.

When I started working with essential oils I realized just how powerful and versatile Olbas is. I use my diffuser daily naturally I wondered, can I use Olbas Oil in my diffuser?

The answer is Yes!

Olbas works great when used in a diffuser as I will explain:

Why You Should Be Diffusing Olbas Oil

Essential oil diffusers are probably the most important tool when using essential oils. They create a fine mist of water and oil and diffuse it into the air so you can breathe in oils passively.

Here are some of the best reasons to use a diffuser:

  • They run at an optimal temperature so they do not damage oils like wax warmers can.
  • They are easy to use, just add water and switch on!
  • They are inexpensive and require very little maintenance. (This post explains how to clean your diffuser.)
  • They make it easy to enjoy the benefits of oils while working, resting, sleeping, and so on.

Common uses for Olbas Oil include using a neti pot or a bowl of hot water and letting the steam clear your airways, or maybe even breathing it from the bottle and off a tissue.

Diffusing does all the work for you. It’s not as strong as breathing in at close range from the bottle but helps you breathe in the Olbas for longer without needing the bottle on you.

It’s also a great option at night time. A stuffy nose makes it hard to breathe at night a get a good night’s sleep. (I explain how Lavender also works wonders here.)

Diffusing Olbas while you sleep will help keep your nose and throat clear, giving you a better night’s sleep!

Olbas Oil Benefits and What It’s Used to Treat

In case you are not fully informed about all the benefits and conditions that Olbas Oil is used for, here are some of the main uses:

  • Easing sore throats
  • Clearing sinuses and providing relief from blocked or stuffy nasal passages
  • Relieving the symptoms of colds and flu viruses
  • Calming coughs
  • Helping reduce fuzzy head colds, improving concentration and focus
  • Relieving muscle aches and pains

As you can see from the above, Olbas is very effective at helping relieve all the symptoms of colds and coughs.

This is due to the blend of several different essential oils. All of which are great on their own for treating these symptoms, and together make this powerful blend.

Olbas Oil Ingredients

There are several ingredients or oils in Olbas oil that blend perfectly to give it its powerful wellness properties.

These are:

Eucalyptus Oil – This is what gives Olbas that distinctive aroma and helps to open up your sinuses, clear your mind, and help you get over those cold and flu viruses.

Peppermint Oil – Peppermint is great for opening up your breathing airways when you have a stuffy cold or similar virus. Its cooling sensation can also help relax sore muscles and aid digestion.

Wintergreen Oil – Wintergreen is commonly used in aromatherapy and found in many products designed to help relieve muscular pain and liven your senses.

Cajeput Oil – Another oil used to treat respiratory issues, cold and flu viruses, sinus blockages, and sore throats.

Juniper Berry Oil – Rich in antibacterial and antiviral properties, Juniper Oil compliments the blend of Olbas oil to help treat sore muscles and viral diseases.

Clove Bud Oil – A warming oil with antioxidant and antiseptic properties. Great for use on sore muscles, fighting fatigue, improving memory, and fighting cold and flu viruses.

As you can see from the list of oils used in Olbas, they are all great for soothing sore muscles and fighting a cold, flu, and other respiratory issues.

Final Thoughts

Olbas oils is one of the best oils to use in your diffuser if you’re dealing with a cold, cough, or any other respiratory issues.

Just a little safety reminder – always check with a doctor or health professional first if you’re sick. But there are no real risks to using Olbas and you can buy it over the counter in all good stores.

About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!

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