Essential Oils Instead of a Decongestant for Allergy Symptoms?

Essential oils have been used for centuries as a natural way to support emotional and physical health. When people become wary about synthetic medications, they often turn to natural remedies such as essential oils.

Essential oils are a treatment for sinus congestion that occurs due to:

·       allergies

·       bacteria

·       inflammation

·       the common cold


Some oils may relieve symptoms, such as:

·       congestion

·       inflammation

·       a cough

How to use essential oils to relieve congestion

The best way to use essential oils to relieve a stuffy nose is through inhalation. You can inhale oils in a number of ways.

Steam inhalation involves combining essential oils with hot water to create therapeutic steam. Add three to seven drops of essential oil to boiling water in a large pot or heatproof bowl. Use a towel to cover your head, and breathe through your nose for no more than two minutes at a time. Keep your eyes closed to prevent eye irritation.

Direct inhalation refers to inhaling the essential oil right from the bottle. You may also add a drop of oil to a handkerchief, cotton ball, or inhaler tube, and breathe it in.

Diffusers disperse essential oils throughout the air, allowing them to dilute before being inhaled. This is a less potent method of inhalation.

For an aromatherapy bath, add a few drops of essential oil to your bathwater.

For an aromatherapy massage, add a few drops of essential oil to your favorite massage lotion or massage oil.  

Essential oils are powerful. When they’re inhaled in small doses for brief periods, most are generally considered safe.

Want to try essential oils for your sinus conditions?  Blue Heron Wellness now offers Sinus Clear in a convenient roll-on form.  Easily carried with you, it is already to use without any blending or mixing with carrier oils. 

Fresh and clean, Sinus Clear is a gentle, soothing yet effective nasal decongestant and mucolytic that promotes free and easy breathing.  Sinus Clear contains Rosemary, Narrow-leaf eucalyptus, Grand fir, Lavender, jojoba oil.

Single note essential oils are also available, such as eucalyptus, to help with your sinus concerns.  Come and experience the new line of essential oils.  Select some yourself or ask one of our practitioners for a recommendation.

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