Eucalyptus and Myrtle Chest Poultice for Steady Breathing

Updated: Nov 03, 2020

Eucalyptus and Myrtle Poultice for Steady Breathing
General Information
  • Poultices
  • Topical
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 1 application



This aromatic poultice for chest congestion relief is easy to make – even when you're not feeling your best – and it will quickly open your airways! It combines fragrant eucalyptus and myrtle decongestant properties for clearing the airways in order to enable easy, steady breathing when stuffy infections and seasonal allergies strike. Both of these herbs are antibacterial, while eucalyptus additionally possess expectorant properties, helping eliminate mucus accumulated in the airways. 

  1. Combine the eucalyptus and myrtle leaves in a mortar and pestle; grind them together until a coarse paste forms.(5 minutes)
  2. Wrap the herbs in cloth, and tie or pin the ends to hold the poultice in place.(2 minutes)
  3. Heat a steam cooker. Place the poultice in the steam cooker; leave the lid off and heat the poultice until it is warm and fragrant. Place the poultice on the chest and breathe deeply until breathing becomes steady.(8 minutes)

Ifnecessary, this eucalyptus and myrtle poultice for airways congestion can be re-heated and re-applied until the fragrance of the herbs loses its potency. You will quickly see that this chest decongestant herbal remedy is worth keeping for rainy days!