| Randall Agee
Nasal congestion, sinus congestion, and chest congestion often occur simultaneously. Stuffiness, nasal discharge, coughing and headache are often present, and in some cases excess mucus causes tickling in the back of the throat. Congestion usually respond well to treatment with essential oils. if congestion is accompanied by severe chest pain, a high fever, neck stiffness, color changes around the mouth and nail beds, or if you are coughing up blood, see your doctor, as a serious illness could be present.
Camphor essential oil is a powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory that helps alleviate congestion so well it is often found in commercial preparations. Diffuse camphor essential oil in an area where you spend time to help stop the inflammation that accompanies your congestion and to relieve your symptoms.
Eucalyptus Direct Inhalation:
When directly inhaled, eucalyptus essential oil provides rapid congestion relief. Rub a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil on your hands and cup them over your face before inhaling or inhale the scent directly from the bottle. Diffusing eucalyptus is another excellent option, as is adding 1 or 2 drops in your bath or to a washcloth placed on the floor of your shower.