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Episode 149: Supporting Respiratory Health with Amber Drake

In this episode we sit down with Amber Drake to talk about your respiratory health. We'll discuss why respiratory health is important, what you can do to support your respiratory health, as well as how the new Respiratory Wellness Program can help you achieve your respiratory health goals.


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doTERRA: Clear and easy breathing can make all of the difference between a good day and a terrible one. A person usually breathes an average of 13 pints of air every minute, which means that day after day, we need to make sure that we are doing what we can to support clear and easy breathing. And today, we're going to share some products that can do just that.

Welcome back to Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA, the podcast where you'll hear exciting, useful, and simple everyday uses for essential oils from experts in the field. If you like what you hear today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. We always appreciate hearing from you.

Today, we're excited to talk to Amber Drake about what you can do to support clear and easy breathing every day. Amber, thank you so much for joining us today.

Amber Drake: Thank you for having me. I feel honored!

doTERRA: Well, the first question I have for you is a big one and it kind of sets up this whole conversation we're going to have. And that is why is respiratory health important?

Amber: Obviously, that breathing is essential to our life. Our lungs, serve to filter for our entire body. So any air that we're breathing in, it’s essential that it has the least amount of toxins possible. I think it's really important that we decrease the toxins we have in our air as much as possible.

doTERRA: Absolutely. Now, that leads into my next question, which is what are some of the lifestyle changes I can make to help support my respiratory system?

Amber: I think you could go a lot of directions here from care to looking at the household products you're using to just detoxifying the air around you.

Let me start with some care that my family and I use. So every morning we roll on Frankincense and doTERRA On Guard®.

As far as in the air, I think it comes from a lot of the products we're using. So you really need to think twice about the products that you're not only putting on your skin but what you're breathing in. So it could be anything from perfumes to clones to cleaning products to bathroom products. Obviously, these can be irritants to our lungs. Instead, really switching over those products to be more natural, whether you're making them yourself (they’re DIYs) or you're buying them through a company like doTERRA.

I don't know, the things that we've switched over our bathroom sprays, like I said, perfumes and then moving more towards products that are supporting instead of like I said, irritating.

So diffusing citrus oils. The ones we love are Purify, as it really neutralizes odors, or Air-X is an excellent one. We put these in, obviously, the cleaning sprays that we use, but we also put it in things like our air filters or our vacuum filters, and whatnot, just to give that aroma as we're cleaning our house and then simply just putting it in your diffuser is another way.

doTERRA: Absolutely. I think those are incredible suggestions. Moving on to something we can do inside our body to help out our respiratory system, what are some of the doTERRA products I can use internally as I'm looking to help support my respiratory system?

Amber: What a great question! So I, I think there's a lot of avenues we could go here as well. But one thing that we don't often give enough credit to is doTERRA supplements. I think they're phenomenal for internal use, starting with LLV as just a basic across-the-board supplement that's going to help support and make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs.

Other ones that, whether you're newer to know doTERRA or you may not know about, are doTERRA On Guard+ Softgels and DDR Prime® Softgels, these are definitely areas that are going to support our immune system. And just, you know, when you have a healthy immune response, you're not going to necessarily have those respiratory difficulties as much.

doTERRA: Right.

Amber: Other internal ones that I use—I use Lemon every morning in my water. doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Drops are another favorite in our household. I think our kids think they're candy. They just really open up their airways and are great for their respiratory system. And then the last one I would definitely recommend is TriEase® Softgels. TriEase is the one that is going to help with any seasonal threats or environmental threats that have hit you and just has that goodness, already encapsulated for you.

doTERRA: Absolutely. Now that we've got kind of the inside taking care of, what are some of the products that I can use aromatically or topically to help support those feelings of clear breathing?

Amber: The most obvious one would be Breathe. But our family really likes to amp up Breathe and throw in some Frankincense and Lime. It helps as a roll-on. You can roll it on the chest, over the bridge of the nose, or diffusing it is an excellent one to promote clear breathing.

And then I would say at night, our favorite one is Breathe with Serenity. It really amps up, like getting that clear breathing going.

And then the most obvious one, I would say, is Peppermint. I mean, it's the classic one that we use in our classes even to just have that first aromatic experience. And when you just put it in the palm of your hands and breathe it, you really open up those airways. And I feel like everyone has that experience.

doTERRA: Right! Well, it's been awesome to talk to you today. My final question for you is, how does the Respiratory Wellness Program, that doTERRA has, help me to achieve my wellness goals when it comes to my respiratory support?

Amber: I love love, love, our Wellness Programs across the board. They're amazing, I would say. But the respiratory one specifically, I think this is a time that a lot of us are going back into the school year and whatnot. And a lot of us are wondering how we can support our kids as they go back into that environment. And I think, what better than the Wellness Kit? It's a no-brainer. You get a card with it that tells you exactly how to use it. And if you're not familiar with the products, it's so, so simple.

I think our Wellness Programs, and respiratory included, are very, very affordable. But even if you know our products, I love it because as they come each month, you really get to know new ideas and new products that are there made by the experts. So you know that they're going to support your body the way that they need to. And you don't have to wonder am using what I am “supposed” to be.

And then the last thing I love about them is you get exclusive gifts. So things that you can't typically get from doTERRA and all of us die-hard doTERR-ians, I don't know, I feel like we always love exclusive things that are new to doTERRA. So one of my favorite ones in the Respiratory Kit is the handheld diffuser. I feel like you can take it anywhere, and it's super helpful in the car. It's great to have in your purse if you're needing to just open up those airways, or your children are, you have it in your hand when it's needed.

doTERRA: I think that's completely right. And who doesn't love those free, exclusive gifts?

Amber: Exactly! One other thing I will tell you too, with the respiratory program, is if there is something that's commonly used, like On Guard Softgels that I mentioned earlier that's used every day, with the Wellness Program, you can also add on stuff for a discounted price to support your respiratory system. And so I absolutely love that too. On Guard Softgels are one we always add on because we take them often just to support our immune response.

doTERRA: Yes, what an incredible feature! Amber, it has been so fun to talk to you today. And thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and teaching us a little bit more about how we can support our respiratory system.

Amber: Yes, thank you so much! I appreciate you having me on.

doTERRA: Thanks for joining us and congratulations on living a healthier lifestyle with essential oils. If you liked what you heard today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. Also, if you want to try any of the products you learned about, go to or find a Wellness Advocate near you to place an order today.

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