This or That: Blends for Respiratory Health

by Bella Martinez April 11, 2019

This or That: Blends for Respiratory Health

We often don’t appreciate the simplicity of breathing until congestion, asthma and respiratory infections descend upon us. Thankfully, you can get back to breathing normally in a snap with one of five Edens Garden’s natural synergy blends for respiratory health. But with five blends to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

At Edens Garden, we offer multiple blends targeted at the same issue because we understand that synergy blends aren’t one size fits all. Everyone’s chemistry is different, and just as with medication, what works for one may be ineffective to another. Between differences in aroma preference and how well a blend may work for an individual, we feel it’s important to offer options so that everyone can find their perfect blend. With that said, here’s a breakdown of the differences and similarities between our blends that promote respiratory health so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Breathe Easier

Ingredients: Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary

If you enjoy the aroma of OTC vapor rubs, Breathe Easier is for you. This four-ingredient miracle blend has been a staple for Edens Garden fans for years. It acts to improve immunity, fight bacteria and microbes while dispelling mucus and coughs. Not coincidentally, this blend is a favorite when cold and flu season rolls around.

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Ingredients: Silver Fir, Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Sweet Marjoram, Lime, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, Damiana, Ginger, Spearmint, Vanilla CO2

Formulated to allow optimal inhales and exhales, Breathe In, Breathe Out is immensely effective, yet gentle enough to be used on kids 2+. Aside from clearing airways, there is no common denominator when it comes to the oils in this blend. Derived from fir needles, flower petals, citruses, resins, roots and leaves, this blend combines the healing powers of a variety of plant types, parts and origins, giving it an advantageous complexity.

Deep Breath

Ingredients: Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemon, Ravintsara, and Cardamom

The newest addition to our collection for better respiratory health, Deep Breath is already captivating audiences everywhere. With Deep Breath, you get the best of both worlds, as this blend contains many of the same oils as Breathe Easier and Exhale. From serious infections to minor cold and flu, Deep Breath is a powerhouse and our top pick for some much-needed support.


Ingredients: Eucalyptus, Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Ravensara

Similar to Breathe Easier (sans Rosemary, plus Ravensara and Tea Tree), Exhale is revitalizing to those with congestion, allergies, sinus problems and general respiratory issues. This refreshing blend is a breath of fresh air to anyone feeling bogged down. Additionally, it’s a helpful sidekick to blends like Guardian, Fighting Five and Immunity.

Respiratory Ease

Ingredients: Moroccan Rosemary, Cardamom, Juniper Berry and Hyssop

With an ingredient list unlike other breathing blends we offer, Respiratory Ease contains complex oils that go beyond simple breath work. This blend is great for alternating between other respiratory synergies to increase effectiveness and ensure your body doesn’t become immune to any one blend. Respiratory Ease is recommended for minor cold and flu symptoms.

What’s your favorite blend for respiratory health? Let us know in the comments section!

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Edens Garden

September 1, 2023 at 8:31 am

Hi Melissa! You’re in luck! Respiratory Ease is still available, just under a new name – Cough & Congestion Relief. The formulation has not changed:


September 1, 2023 at 8:17 am

Respiratory Ease was by far my favorite blend ednes garden has. My family all have inflammatory lung issues and this pil was the only thing to provide relief. I but it in bulk and am running low. I wonder which blend is comparable. I know the rosemary is known as an anti-inflammatory but amxnot sure which blend is closest to it. Please help me out. Amd consider bringing it back! Thank you.


July 10, 2023 at 8:04 am

My favorite is deep breath. I do want to try breathe in breathe out. My husband and I have ashama, COPD.. your oils work wonders.

Edens Garden

February 28, 2023 at 9:26 am

Hi Carolyn! You can find our suggestions on oils for COPD here:


February 28, 2023 at 9:11 am

Hi, I recently started buying your products and love them. You have a lot of respiratory blends and I would like to know what eo’s you would recommend a person start with who has COPD? Thank you for your time and assistance.

Edens Garden

December 2, 2022 at 3:16 pm

Hi Tarek! For congestion, opt for Sniffles & Sneezes. For sleep, try Sleepy Head 😴


December 2, 2022 at 10:47 am

Hi there, I feel a little bit confuse and I need your help. I want to know which one of your kids products is better for congestion and which one is good to make kids feel sleepy. Thank you.

Edens Garden

June 15, 2022 at 10:04 am

Hi Mike! On Guard is equivalent to Guardian, Breathe is equivalent to Deep Breath, Deep Blue is equivalent to Massage Therapy and Immortelle is equivalent to Age Defy. You can find our doTERRA comparison chart here:


June 15, 2022 at 9:50 am

being a long time customer of Doterra we are thinking of giving your oils a chance. My wife buys an incredible amount of their stuff monthly and I am sure the vitamins/mineral supplements and shampoo etc and other stuff you don’t sell at this point will still be purchased. However, certain individual oils and blends we would like to try. My question is if you offer and under what name would blends like On Guard and Breathe and Deep Blue and Immortelle be listed? I am sure there are other blends she buys but we use these blends the most as well as individual oils we blend ourselves. Thanks. Also is it possible to place an order over the phone in lieu of online?

Edens Garden

January 17, 2022 at 10:40 am

Hi Lorraine! You can learn more about essential oils and asthma here:

Lorraine Charlotte

January 17, 2022 at 10:38 am

Which breathing blend to use for Asthma?

Edens Garden

January 11, 2022 at 11:28 am

Hi Aliciafaye! Children 10 and older can benefit from any of these blends. However, a good place to start is with Breathe In, Breathe Out.


January 11, 2022 at 11:27 am

Which one would you recommend best for children 10 and older?

Edens Garden

December 27, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Hi Catherine! We answer this question in depth in our article about essential oils and cystic fibrosis, here:

Catherine Greitzer

December 27, 2021 at 4:08 pm

I have a friend who has cystic fibrosis and has to do breathing treatments daily. She’s very active and smart and really an enjoyable person! I want to get her a diffuser for Christmas, a little late now, but I want to get her a good quality blend for just everyday breathing to clear her air and help her just do normal breathing in between her breathing treatments. These would be not in the place of her treatments, but just to add to the health of her home in a diffuser. Which blend would you suggest?
Thank you in advance for replying to me!
Happy Holidays to you,

Edens Garden

July 16, 2021 at 8:37 am

Hi Amber! For respiratory issues, it’s typically better to diffuse for most cases, therefore the choice becomes yours on whether you want the oil in a blend or roll-on. Note, we also recommend checking with your doctor before using essential oils if you have a health concern. We hope this helps!


July 16, 2021 at 7:25 am

I have respiratory issues after having COVID and now having long COVID for the last six months. I am a cough, congestion, shortness of breath, and general respiratory issues that go along with it plus allergies on top of it. I am going to get Exhale, Deep Breath, and Breathe Easier. Which of these would you recommend for a diffuser and which would be best as a roll-on? Thanks!

Edens Garden

December 3, 2020 at 3:22 pm

Hi Carla! Unfortunately, we cannot give the ratios to the oils in our blends as our formulas are proprietary. If you’re using the essential oils for respiratory health, we suggest using your blend in an inhaler.

Carla Haugan

December 3, 2020 at 2:21 pm

I have the oils to make my own breathe easier. If I wanted to do my own blend, what concentration should I do. Also, is it better to make an inhaler or a roller? Thanks.

Edens Garden

November 30, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Hi Mary! You can use any carrier oil. Our 10 ml Exhale roll-on is prediluted to 5% which equals to 10 drops of Exhale in 10 ml of carrier oil.

Mary Blackburn

November 27, 2020 at 1:24 pm

I’d like to make my own roll-on with Exhale. Which carrier oil do you recommend and what recipe?


Edens Garden

October 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

Hi Janice! We recommend working with an aromatherapist and your doctor who can provide you with safe guidelines that meet your specific needs. Try looking at to find an aromatherapist near you:

Janice M. Johnson

October 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

Which oil would you recommend for mild COPD due to heart issues?