With flu season fully underway, many are ending up with a residual sinus infection. The pressure, the headache that are associated with sinus infections can be unpleasant at the least to debilitating for some. Honestly an infection of any sort in the body is not a good thing. Just because of the structure of our sinuses, a sinus infection can be difficult to get rid of, leading many to resort to over the counter chemical based medications and often a stubborn infection has us heading to the family physician for a round of antibiotics.
So what are some options you could try to rid yourself of your sinus infection naturally so that maybe you can avoid having to take more drastic measures?
First of all, the moment you realize you are coming down with a cold or the flu, reach for the Flu Bomb. There is huge potential in the Flu Bomb to knock any virus back so that you never end up with a sinus infection in the first place. But if you do get one, here are some very powerful home remedies to try before you head to the “drug” store.
If you are just at the beginning of a sinus infection and it is still mild, apply Breathe blend essential oil topically to the area of the sinuses. You might want to mix it with a bit of coconut oil and take extra care to avoid the eyes. Also put a drop of Breathe in your palm and inhale deeply up into your sinuses. Remember, essential oils do not stay for a long time, so repeated, frequent application is key.
If your sinus infection is moderate with some discomfort apply Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary & a quality carrier oil topically to the sinus area, even putting it into the nostrils. For a real punch, put these oils into a Neti pot with warm water & a pinch of sea salt, a rinse your sinuses several times a day. Again, frequency is important.
If the infection has gotten really bad use Melaleuca, Rosemary and now Frankincense. The Frankincense will greatly help with inflammation and swelling going a long way to help relieve the discomfort. Apply topically to the sinus area, again with a quality carrier oil, however I generally use these oils neat. Putting these essential oils into a Neti pot as described above is also a very good idea.
I am not a Physician, just a wife, a mom, and a grandma who loves learning about essential oils & sharing with others the incredible things I have learned through my research, personal experiences & the experiences of friends and family.
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