| Randall Agee

Treatment of Sinusitis with Essential Oils

Sinusitis: 

Sinusitis is inflammation or an infection of the mucus membranes lining the sinuses and inner nasal passages. Caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses, sinusitis is characterized by symptoms that include blocked nasal passages, a headache, fever, dental pain, reduced sense of smell or taste, bad breath, and a cough that produces mucus. Essential oils can help ease symptoms, which should go away within 10 to 14 days. See your doctor if your condition becomes worse instead of improving.

Cajeput Essential Oils: 

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Cajeput essential oil is a strong antiseptic that helps combat sinusitis, particularly when steam vapor is inhaled.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
  • 6 Drop Cajeput Essential Oil

Directions: 

  1. In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and cajeput essential oil, and stir to combine.
  2. Draw a warm bath and add the entire treatment to the running water.
  3. Soak for at least 15 minutes. Use caution when getting out of the bathtub, as it may be slippery.
  4. Repeat this treatment once a day until symptoms subside.

Four-Oil Blend Sinus Relief:

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and thyme essential oils alleviate sinus pressure and inflammation while opening the airway.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a medium glass bowl, add the hot water along with the peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and thyme essential oils, and stir to combine.
  2. Sit comfortably, tenting your head with a towel over the bowl, and breathe deeply for 5 minutes, emerging for fresh air as needed.
  3. Repeat this treatment as needed until symptoms subside.