Essential Oils for Sinus Relief

Essential Oils for Sinus Relief

Sinus congestion develops when mucus builds up in the air-filled cavities located behind the face. These air-filled cavities are also known as sinuses, located behind the forehead and eyebrows, either side of the nose, within the bony structure of cheeks, and around the eyes. Congestion in sinuses causes inflammation and infection in tiny nasal tissues, trapping mucus in the sinuses, and stopping the normal flow of mucus from the sinuses to the throat. The swelling in the sinuses clog airways and restrict breathing. Consequently, sinus congestion builds pressure on the head, face, and nose, causing headaches, facial pain, fever, coughing, and aching ears. This condition makes it hard to breathe, sleep, and concentrate and affects the quality of life.

There are many over-the-counter medications and antibiotics to help alleviate sinus and nasal congestion symptoms.

However, these medications can cause some side-effects to people with multiple medical conditions and health issues. Some people prefer natural remedies over prescription medications to soothe health issues such as headaches, nasal and sinus congestion, and muscular soreness. Aromatherapy is one popular form of alternative therapy for soothing cough and cold symptoms, headaches, and sinus and nasal congestion using essential oils.

Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and has yet to lose its popularity. It involves inhalation and massage of essential oils for promoting mental relaxation, sleep quality, and easier breathing. Essential oils carry therapeutic properties and distinct aroma of the plants, herbs, or flowers from which they are derived.

essential oils for sinus relief used in aromatherapy diffuser

Here is the list of essential oils known to be soothing for sinus and nasal congestion and headaches.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Derived from the Eucalyptus globulus species, eucalyptus oil is a famous aromatherapy oil. It exhibits a fresh, sharp, and cooling scent that promotes easier breathing, soothes congested airways, and enhances mental concentration. It contains camphor, globulol, limonene, camphene, pinene, and cineole compounds in its composition. These compounds have purifying, soothing, and clarifying properties that are therapeutic for the mind and body. Eucalyptus oil is often an active ingredient in personal hygiene and home cleaning products because of its purifying properties. Its incredibly refreshing scent helps eliminate foul odors in the environment and create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere in your surroundings.

  • Rosemary Essential Oil

Sometimes referred to as "Dew of the Sea," rosemary essential oil is derived from Rosmarinus Officinalis species. It exudes a woody and camphor-like aroma that enhances focus, soothes headaches, nasal congestion, and supports easier breathing. Its chemical composition constitutes of linalool, limonene, camphene, camphor, cineol, and a-pinene compounds. These compounds have calming and cleansing properties that keep the air and atmosphere around your surroundings healthy and clean. Rosemary essential oil’s fresh aroma eliminates unpleasant odors and also rejuvenates the mind.

  • Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is a versatile essential oil that benefits the skin, mind, and body. It is derived from the Mentha piperita herb, native to the Mediterranean regions. It emanates a minty fresh scent that encourages easier breathing, soothes nasal passageways, and calms headaches. These compounds have detoxifying and soothing properties that deodorize the atmosphere, leaving behind a refreshing trail. Its cheerful scent is energizing for the senses and creates an ambiance of mental relaxation in your surroundings.

DIY Sinus Ease Blend:

Ingredients :
2 Drops Lemon Oil
2 Drops Lavender Oil
6 Drops Peppermint Oil

Recipe:
1-Transfer all the ingredients into a small bottle with the help of a funnel
2- Shake the bottle well to combine all ingredients
3- You can apply it to your temples after diluting it with a carrier oil of your choice.

Want a Quicker Solution? Check out our Breathe Ease Essential Oil Blend!

breathe ease essential oil (1 fl oz)

Nexon Botanics has expertly formulated an incredible blend of eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils to encourage easier breathing and promoting mental well-being. This exceptionally comforting blend has a fresh, cheerful, and energizing scent that soothes headaches, sinus congestion, and breathing difficulty. It carries the aromas and purifying properties of essential oils that bring comfort, energy, and ease to the mind. It creates a clean and healthy atmosphere in your surroundings by deodorizing the air, promoting relaxation, and calming anxious feelings.

2 comments
  • I will be having polyps removal from nasal passages, dr wants me to be on Flonase for rest of my life because I am allergic to everything outside. I have Fibromyalgia, I cannot take. I am using Breathe essential oil with Vics to breathe through the night. Any suggestions for my future on what to use?

    Susan Neumann on
  • Love this article along with your Breathe Ease essential oil blend!

    Sam K. on

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