How to Stop Coughing Your Head Off

by Carol Wickett


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Have you ever had a nagging, persistent cough that lasts for weeks? I have in years past and there is nothing more annoying, especially if you have an event or meeting to go to. If you can't get it under control, what happens? You end up standing in the back or worse, leaving because you are coughing your head off!

This past weekend we attended a large assembly gathering of about 2000 people and many of them had that awful cough. Some had it worse than others. It's a real pain to them and annoying to others.

A couple weeks ago when the weather started changing, I started with a sore throat and a cough. Generally, years ago what would happen is I would have that chronic cough for weeks. And anything I tried did not stop it totally. I am not fond of over the counter or prescription cough drops or cough syrups. This may sound odd, but they make my body feel funny. It's hard to describe, but there is something in them that does that. And I know what's in them is not good for you anyway! Besides, they only stop coughing temporarily at best. 

I tried various natural remedies in the past that would help temporarily as well. But when I started using Young Living Essential Oils like Thieves, lemon and frankincense, when a cough starts I get rid of it in a couple days. That's amazing right? Maybe unbelievable! 

Let me tell you what I did…

Remember I had two problems going on. A sore throat that was pretty bad and a cough. So first off, I started taking Inner Defense. This is a gel cap of organic essential oils you take internally. I took one every 4 hours. I also used the Thieves Spray in my throat every hour for a few hours. Warning: This will burn but its temporary and it works! 

Next I started taking 5 drops of lemon, 2 drops of Thieves and a drop of frankincense in a teaspoon of Agave Syrup. Or you could use a good honey. I did this 4-5 times during the day. By the end of day one, my sore throat is gone and the cough has greatly subsided. I did the same thing the next day. And by the end of that day, I am 100% better. But I continue for a few more days, but don't take as much. I cut it down about half. This is so my body gets totally over it and recovers. 

Here is another one of my favorite cough syrup recipes:

  • 1 drop lemon oil
  • 1 drop orange oil
  • 1 drop frankincense
  • 1 drop peppermint oil

Add oils to honey on a spoon and swallow.  ( Source: Essential Oils Desk Reference)

The key to stop coughing is to be consistent and take these natural essential oils often. The results you get will also depend on your general health and any other health issues you have going on. Everybody is different and responds differently. But this is my experience and I hope it will give you an idea of the power Young Living Essential Oils possess and what they can do for you.


Be well,


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carol wickett How to Stop Coughing Your Head OffCarol is an essential oil educator and a certified reflexologist. As a distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, she teaches the importance of using genuine, authentic essential oils for health and healing. She has been an advocate of natural health and wellness for the past 35 years. Among the things she has studied includes, the use essential oils, iridology, muscle testing, nutrition, tapping and other forms of energy medicine. 

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