What Causes Sinus Attacks?
Often caused by seasonal allergies, sinus congestion can make it difficult for you to breathe or sleep.
Essential Oils to Use to Relieve Sinus Attacks!
Find out the essential oils to use to relieve sinus attacks, how to make your own sinus relief essential oil blend and how to use your oil or blend for best results!
What are Sinus?
Sinuses are sacs or cavities in any organ or tissue in the body. However, the term “sinus” is most often used to refer to the paranasal sinuses, the air cavities in the cranial (skull) bones, especially those around the nose.
A sinus attack or infection is an inflammation of the soft tissues of the sinuses. Essential oils can help deal with these attacks. Certain essential oils can even naturally open up the sinuses, clear mucus, and eliminate infections.
4 Top Essential Oils for Sinus Relief
1. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus And Radiata)
Eucalyptus oil has a reputation as a powerful decongestant and is prized for its strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
2. Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis ct. Verbenon)
An aromatic plant prized since ancient times, the powerful and pungent scent of rosemary is fresh, camphoreceous, warm, and radiant.
CAUTION: Avoid using rosemary during pregnancy if you have high blood pressure or a diagnosed seizure disorder, as it has highly stimulating properties.
3. Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
Fresh, penetrating, warm, spicy, and camphoraceious with slight herbal notes Tea Tree’s strongly pungent, antiseptic, and medicinal scent is well tolerated by most individuals.
4. Peppermint (Mentha x Piperita)
Considered a basic necessity for your aromatherapy first aid kit, peppermint oil is a fluid colorless oil with a clean, fresh, minty scent that is distinctly penetrating.
Its decongestant properties make the oil one of the first choices for relieving congestion of any kind, including sinus congestion.
CAUTION: Peppermint cools excess hot conditions by constricting your blood capillaries. Therefore, please use in extremely weak dilutions. One or two drops in a dispersant and added to your bath water is sufficient for experiencing beneficial results. Research also indicates that Peppermint oil may aggravate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a type of heart burn.
Sinus Relief Recipe
Eucalyptus globulus or radiata – 70 drops
Rosemary verbenon – 10 drops
Tea tree – 10 drops
Peppermint – 10 drops
Directions For Use
To a 5ml euro dropper bottle, add all the ingredients and mix.
For best results, I recommend using your essential oil or blend as a respiratory steam.
CAUTION: Be sure to close your eyes during inhalation so that the aromatic vapors of the essential oils do not get into your eyes.
Which Carrier Oils Can Be Used?
You can also make your own sinus relief oil for safe use on your skin by diluting your essential oil in a suitable carrier oil and applying to sinus points. Here are a couple of recommendations for you to try. The general guideline for proper dilution is 15 drops essential oil per 1 ounce carrier oil.
Two of the Best Carrier Oils:
1. Sesame Oil
2. Fractionated Coconut Oil