4 Essential Oils to Help Cure Sore Throat


A bacterial infection or lots of talking, singing or yelling can indeed cause a sore throat. There are times that the throat can be so inflamed and painful that even swallowing is a challenge. If the inflammation is in the voice box, you can easily tell that it’s laryngitis, in which your voice is reduced to just a hoarse whisper, or it’s practically impossible for you to talk at all.

In European countries, people, especially singers, would preserve their voices with the help of an aromatherapy Davao massage and other herbal remedies. Their most famous sore throat and laryngitis cure is to gargle with a simple remedy made with marjoram. In any case, essential oils play an important role in helping relieve sore throat in most people.


Here are a couple of essential oils you can try:

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is commonly used for treating common cold, coughs, sinus infections, respiratory infections and inflammation of the mouth and of the throat. It’s also used for digestive problems and heart burn. Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which provides a cooling sensation and a calming effect on the body.

Research states that the antioxidant, antimicrobial and the decongestant properties of peppermint essential oil can help ease and alleviate your sore throat. In addition, menthol helps soothe and calm sore throats as this breaks up mucus and eases coughing.


Lemon Oil

Lemon essential oil is known for its ability to cleanse toxins from any part of the body, and is widely used to trigger lymph drainage, to rejuvenate energy and to also help purify the skin.

Lemon oil is derived from the skin of the lemon and is well-known for healing sore throats since it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has high levels of vitamin C, not to mention helps increase salivation to help keep the throat moist.



This famous herb in its oil form is a smart choice for defense against a sore throat. There’s proof that the essential oil of oregano has antifungal and antiviral properties. One study even showed that treatment with oregano oil may be useful for parasite infections.

If you’re in doubt about the benefits of oregano, it’s also been shown to kill the superbug MRSA both as a liquid and as a vapor – and its antimicrobial activity is not diminished by heating it in boiling water.



Clove essential oil is useful for boosting the immune system, so it’s extremely useful at discouraging and relieving a sore throat. The sore throat benefits of this essential oil can be attributed to its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and stimulating properties.

In addition, chewing on a clove bud can help deal with sore throat and even toothaches..

Whether you take in these essential oils with the help of an aromatherapy Davao therapeutic massage or take these oils internally, rest assured that your sore throat problems will fade away when you know which essential oil will work best for you. Remember, not all oils will work on everyone.

October 18, 2017