Taking in a big, deep breath of fresh air can do wonders for your health and soul. But, what about those times when you are so stuffed up it feels like you can hardly breathe at all? From allergies to the common cold and flu, there are a lot of things that can clog up our respiratory tracts and make it difficult to breathe. Getting relief is important for our overall health and improving our quality of sleep. So, what are you to do when sinus congestion strikes? That’s where our new Sinus Relief blend comes in.
One of the greatest benefits of essential oils is that many of them offer respiratory support. These natural remedies are the perfect choice when battling sinus congestion without having the negative effects of harsh medications. At My Pure Earth, we have taken out all of the guesswork and created a Sinus Relief blend for this exact purpose. We have used oils which are known to clear breathing and reduce inflammation, which makes this blend a powerful tool to tackle many sinus problems. If you feel the early symptoms of a cold or general congestion, this blend can help support your immune function to help your body fight against unwanted ailments before they take hold.
What’s in this powerful blend?
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol which has been found to be incredibly beneficial for sinus congestion. Research shows that it can open airways, reduce inflammation, and encourage unobstructed breathing by affecting mucous receptors in the nose. This oil provides a cooling effect and mild pain relief while decreasing swelling in inflamed areas. We also love that it is antibacterial which can help keep congestion from turning into an infection.
The main component of Eucalyptus essential oil is 1,8 cineole. This wonderful chemical is known to help clear the air of bacteria and microbes. In one major study, Eucalyptus was shown to be a safe and effective treatment for sinusitis without the use of antibiotics. This amazing oil is great for opening passageways which makes it the perfect solution to mucous overload or a cough due to congestion.
Tea Tree essential oil is rich in a compound called alpha-sabine. This component works to improve congestion by fighting two possible causes: bacteria and viruses. Tea Tree is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. This means that it helps fight the main sources and symptoms of sinus issues. Additionally, Tea Tree oil can bring down swelling which may relieve a stuffy nose.
This fresh and clean essential oil is great for reducing inflammation. It can help prevent sinus infections by clearing phlegm and supporting a healthy respiratory tract. Pine is also wonderful for immune function. It can encourage a strong body by warding off impending viruses and is known for reducing pain. So if you are experiencing pressure and headaches in conjunction with congestion, it may help to relieve those symptoms as well.
Did you know that Frankincense is used in spiritual practices because it regulates and soothes breathing? This is an exemplary trait to have when dealing with sinus issues. It is also an amazing anti-inflammatory, so it can alleviate swollen nasal passages. In addition, Frankincense helps provide immune system support. This oil can encourage healthy blood cell production, which can combat sickness and ward off microorganisms.
This citrus oil is an outstanding antiviral. Supporting the immune system, Lemon essential oil is known for promoting healthy white blood cells. The bright scent can also uplift your spirits and clear airways.
Lemongrass essential oil is a great detoxifier. Helping to flush toxins from your body, this oil is known to fight viruses and infections. Also an excellent antibacterial oil, it can fight bacteria and fungus while even helping relieve headaches.
These Oils Create a Powerful Blend
Essential oil blends are great to use because they provide a synergistic approach to health. Using two or more oils in a remedy have a greater outcome than the sum of its components. When dealing with a complex situation like respiratory support, you need to take into account all of the factors. Using these incredible single oils together in a blend can help treat the whole picture. Plus, it smells amazing! Our Sinus Relief blend has a fresh, penetrating scent which can also help to chase away exhaustion, giving you an extra boost for your day. Keep this blend close, and keep your health strong.
Tips & Uses
- Diffuse around your home or in your bedroom before going to sleep.
- Add 2 drops to the palms of your hands, rub together, cup your hands over your nose and inhale. You can even inhale directly from the bottle for quick relief when you feel stuffy.
- For a steam, use 2 drops in a bowl of hot water, and inhale the steam.
- Create a roller bottle blend to use on the go. Apply to your temples, back of your neck, wrists, or wherever you’d like (avoiding orifices and mucous membranes). You should use a 2-3% dilution rate. Refer to our dilution chart here. You can use any carrier oil that you have on hand, but we love Jojoba for this blend.
Sinus Relief Chest Rub
- 1/4 cup Carrier oil (Jojoba works well)
- 1 Tbsp Beeswax pastilles
- 20 drops Sinus Relief blend
Melt the beeswax pastilles with the carrier oil in a double boiler over low heat. When the beeswax mixture has just melted, add the essential oil blend, and stir well to combine. Pour the mixture into a glass container with a tight seal, and let it cool completely before adding the lid. To use, rub a liberal amount on your chest or the bottom of your feet to help reduce coughing and congestion.
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