Essential oils are the essences of medicinal herbs. These oils are used to extract the medicinal quality out of the plant material and make it easily soluble for the body. Essential oils can be effective in treating issues relating to the respiratory tract. Respiratory ailments are typical in youth as well as adults. A variety of essential oils address issues of the respiratory system. When used for respiratory issues, essential oils placed in two drop increments into a bath/bowl of hot water. The oils can also be used by placing a dozen drops into a nebulizing diffuser.