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3 Essential Oils to Clear Sinuses

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 41 comments

3 Essential Oils to Clear Sinuses

Most people think that stuffy sinuses only happen during cold and flu season. Sinus trouble, however, can plague you at any time of the year and it can happen for several different reasons.

What’s Causing Your Clogged Sinuses?

The lining of the nose is more intricate than people think. Many things can cause irritation, leading to increased blood flow in the lining, and resulting in congestion. Though a common cold is the most likely culprit, there are a few reasons why you might feel like someone loaded your sinuses with cement, including:

  • Allergies– You can suffer with these at any time of year. They can be caused by outdoor irritants such as pollen, grass, and trees, or by indoor irritants such as pets, dust, and mold.
  • Weather– Nasal tissues can become inflamed from indoor heating in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, and overall dryness any time of year.
  • Deviated Septum– The septum is the wall that separates the left and right nasal passage. If it leans over to one side, it will block that air passage and feel congested.
  • Sinus Infection– Though it’s the most frequent cause of nasal irritation, many people mistake a sinus infection for a cold. If congestion lasts more than 10 days, it might be the culprit.     
  • Medication Overuse– If you use nasal decongestants constantly, they could be doing you more harm than good. Your nose will begin to rely on the medication and stop healing on its own.  

Using Essential Oils to Clear Sinuses

Different medications can be used to treat a variety of these ailments, but then you can run the risk of the last point: overuse. Luckily, there are several essential oils that can be used as an alternative to these medications. Essential oils can clear sinuses and help you relieve that annoying feeling. Not only can you use essential oils to clear sinuses, they can often treat the source of the problem, such as allergies and sinus infections.

3 Essential Oils to Clear Sinuses

The next time you feel the stuffiness take over your airways, try filling your nebulizing essential oil diffuser with one of these 3 essential oils to clear sinuses.

3) Peppermint Essential Oil. With its strong, minty scent, peppermint essential oil is commonly used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure. It also eases headache pain that can come from sinus infections or pressure when the weather changes. Plus, it’s a natural way to ease nausea. Peppermint essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties that penetrate the nasal lining for rapid relief when inhaled through a nebulizing essential oil diffuser.

2) Tea Tree Essential Oil. Made from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree, and used for hundreds of years in natural medicine, tea tree essential oil has highly antiseptic properties that can relieve congestion, ease a cough, and soothe a sore throat. It has a very strong and powerful scent that can cut through the most clogged nasal passages, making it one of the best essential oils to clear sinuses. Tea tree essential oil can also kill the germs that cause cold and flu.

1) Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Probably the most common of the essential oils to clear sinuses, eucalyptus essential oil is strong and pungent. It has a minty quality and has been a key ingredient in cough drops and syrups for many years. Eucalyptus essential oil has antibacterial, antispasmodic, and antiviral properties which help open airways and relieve congestion naturally. It can also help tame down mucus production while killing the germs that cause illness.

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25 Responses

Gabrilla Carol
Gabrilla Carol

May 26, 2018

Satisfactory Results of HBNO™ Peppermint Essential Oil and HBNO™ Tea Tree Essential Oil, now I will try HBNO™ Organic Tamanu Oil for skin repair.

Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant

April 30, 2018

I’m going to have to try these, right now the allergies here have me all kinds of stuffed up and miserable!

Betty S
Betty S

April 30, 2018

hubby suffers terribly Thankyou for the get information

Kathy Lane
Kathy Lane

April 30, 2018

Most of my family suffer from allergies and I need to try these oils to see if they can get relief.

Annette
Annette

April 30, 2018

Thankfully I no longer suffer with sinus infections, but I do enjoy those three oils for other benefits.

Dana Matthews
Dana Matthews

April 30, 2018

I live in the Mississippi Delta. As I’ve gotten older, sinus issues have gotten to be a year round problem. Planting and harvesting soybeans, cotton, corn and rice puts so much in the air along with crop dusters and the chemicals they spray. It’s never ending. After reading this, it is something I’d be willing to try. Any relief is good relief!

Lily
Lily

April 30, 2018

Great oil choices! When unwell, I usually pour a splash of Australian Eucalyptus oil in the corner of the shower. The warmth and steam of the shower is great at distributing the oils, and your airways are open to receive the full effects.

Monica Kirkham
Monica Kirkham

April 30, 2018

I’ve tried peppermint oil, but the smell makes me nauseous. However, my son suffers from severe allergies, so I’m going to try the others out and see how that works!

rhonda miotke
rhonda miotke

April 30, 2018

Would love to try these for the winter months my nose gets so stuffy and dry.

Sam
Sam

April 30, 2018

I definitely need to try this for my sinuses.

Virginia H
Virginia H

April 30, 2018

This is very interesting. My mom always told us growing up benefits from peppermint. I will have to try it.

Martha Burns
Martha Burns

April 30, 2018

I would love to try these!

Becky McClure
Becky McClure

April 29, 2018

I would love these. I get bad allergies and bas sinus infections.

Leah
Leah

April 29, 2018

This was so helpful! Thank you!

David Torrejón
David Torrejón

April 29, 2018

Great!

Irena
Irena

April 29, 2018

I use Peppermint Essential Oil to clear my sinuses and it’s great!

Candice Force
Candice Force

April 28, 2018

There are so many health benefits we can get from essential oils. Having a more natural approach to treating my sinus issues is great. Love your products. I will happily try the suggestions in this article. Thank you for posting such a helpful article

Melanie Phelps
Melanie Phelps

April 28, 2018

I will have to try…so bad right now!!!

B Lang
B Lang

April 28, 2018

Peppermint is very potent in my new Light Radiance, no more clogged sinuses!

Alyssa Smith
Alyssa Smith

April 28, 2018

Peppermint and eucalyptus are my favorite oils to use all the time!

melinda
melinda

April 28, 2018

pepermint<eucuplatys and teatree oil i will have to try these.

Robin V.
Robin V.

April 28, 2018

Those are three good essential oils for the sinuses.

Karen Bayne
Karen Bayne

April 28, 2018

I bought the diffuser from here and it is my favorite one I own. I love how oils in different ways and with allergy season here it’s a must. I love making inhalers.

Susan P.
Susan P.

April 28, 2018

A word of caution; some people are allergic to Melaleuca trees so before using any essential oils do a test to see if you’re allergic.

Scotty
Scotty

April 28, 2018

Thanks my sinuses feel like they are always clogged to one extent or another. Rarely are both nasal passages fully open.

Definitely going to try these out.

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