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Respiratory System

The respiratory system is a collection of organs and passageways that make breathing possible. When you inhale, thousands of oxygen molecules travel through your nose and mouth, down the larynx and trachea (windpipe), to eventually reach the lungs. Tiny hair like appendages, called cilia, and a layer of mucous line most of your respiratory passageways, filtering, warming, and humidifying air as it flows through. When you exhale, carbon dioxide, a waste product, is expelled from your body and into the atmosphere. In addition to lifestyle behaviors, external factors like pollution and chemical exposure can have detrimental effects on the respiratory system. Essential oils can be used to soothe irritated airways and to help keep them clear.* Read some of our articles below to learn more about how to support and protect your respiratory system.


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