Essential Oils for Sinus Pressure and Congestion

It is that time of year and much of what is in the air is problematic for our sinuses, many are ending up with a residual sinus pressure and congestion. The pressure that is associated with sinus issues can be unpleasant at the least to debilitating for some. Just because of the structure of our sinuses, a sinus issue can be difficult to control, leading many to resort to over the counter medications and often it has us heading to the family physician for a round of antibiotics.

So what are some natural solutions you could to enocurage a more effective immune response so that maybe you can avoid having to take more drastic measures?

essential oils for sinus infections

First of all, the moment you realize that your immune system may be losing the battle, reach for the Immune Support Bomb. There is huge potential in the Immune Support Bomb to bolster your immune system so that you never end up with a sinus issue in the first place. But if you do get one, here are some very powerful natural options to try before you head to the “drug” store.

If you are just beginning to have sinus pressure and it is still mild, apply the Respiratory Blend oil topically to the area of the sinuses to ease breathing. 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 the Respiratory Blend 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 dicomfort is moderate 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, and rinse your sinuses several times a day. Again, frequency is important.

essential oils in neti pot

If you are really unable to breathe freely use Melaleuca, Rosemary and Frankincense. The Frankincense will greatly help reduce 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.

Use common sense, if your sinus discomfort does not abate within a reasonable amount of time, than a visit to your family physician is a 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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5 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Sinus Pressure and Congestion

  1. Thanks for sharing this post.
    I tried Rosemary internally and I can feel it working almost instantly. After reading this I will try 1 drop of Rosemary and 1 drop of Lavender, drink it and see how it goes.

    Unfortunately I don’t have Frankincense but when I get it and I definitely going to be using the full blend.

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