ESSENTIAL OIL REMEDIES FOR SINUS

by THE INDIAN SPOT

Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses that leads to an infection and can result in mucus build up and pain. Causes of sinus infections include a respiratory infection, allergies, nasal polyps and a weakened immune. If you’ve been experiencing chronic, long term sinus infections then you’ve likely found your nose has been blocked for long durations. You can feel the blockage along with dull pain and tension between the eyes! Essential oils can effectively help you get rid of sinus infection! Here are the top ways and types of essential oils you could use:

ESSENTIAL OIL REMEDIES FOR SINUSEUCALYPTUS OIL

Eucalyptus oil is highly beneficial for those suffering from nasal congestion, thanks to its decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Remedy 1: Simply put one or two drops of pure eucalyptus essential oil in a fresh handkerchief and inhale the aroma. Do this a few times a day.

Remedy 2: You can also use eucalyptus essential oil on your pillow so you can get the benefits of this oil even when you are in deep sleep.

TEA TREE OIL

Tea Tree essential oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It contains constituents called terpenoids and it is believed that these naturally occurring organic chemicals are the main reason for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use: Use it as a steam inhalation. To create a vaporizer, add 10 drops to a steamer and use for five to ten minutes. You can also add two drops to a neti pot.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

Lavender is a natural antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and very calming. It can help reduce irritation and relax your breathing.

How to use: Add pure lavender essential oil, drop by drop, to a small, non-reactive bowl filled with boiling water. Grab a towel and cover your head with it and lean over the bowl, with just you and the steaming bowl blanketed underneath the towel. Keeping your eyes closed; inhale the steam vapours deeply for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat several times a day. You may try this method for any other essential oil as well.

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

Lemon improves immunity, relieves respiratory issues, is antibacterial and relieves respiratory inflammation.

How to use: Massage lemon essential oil into the back of the neck, chest, behind and in front of the ears, over the cheekbone, on your nose, on your forehead and soles of your feet before you go to sleep. You may also combine it with rosemary and eucalyptus oil.

SOME MORE WAYS TO USE THE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SINUS:

WARM COMPRESS:

Pour one cup of relatively hot water into a non-reactive bowl. Add your essential oils to the water. Sit well to disperse oils. Soak your cloth in the bowl of infused water. Wring out enough water so the cloth doesn’t drop. Place the cloth on your nose and sinus area for as long as desired. Repeat often, being careful to not allow any of the mixture to get into your eyes.

INHALER                             

Combine essential oils in a small non-reactive bowl. Place the inhaler wick from your pocket essential oil inhaler in the bowl and allow it to absorb all of the liquid. Insert the wick back into your inhaler and cap and screw it closed. Use inhaler up to 5 times a day.