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Aromatherapy Oils for Sinuses

Aromatherapy oils for sinusis are able to "clear and clean the head". Essential oils are time-proved and very pleasant natural cures for any kind of sinus problems.


Aromatherapy oils for sinuses can be used various ways:



Organic Oregano Oil or Wild Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare) is said to be a  very powerful tool combating sinus infection. Use 4 drops in a capsule (size 00) every 2 hours the first day and every 4 hours the next two days and the every 6 hours the next three days and then every 8 hours for the next four days. It is a period of 10 days and enough to cure a sinus infection.


Aromatherapy oils are generally used as an external treatment:
  1. bath
  2. steam inhalation
  3. dry inhalation (2 drops on a handkerchief and sniff)
  4. facial massage


Bathing is an effective and delightful way of using essential oils.thyme
  • Run a warm full bath, add 4drops of Lavender, 2drops of Thyme and 1 drop of Tea-tree essential oils and stir well.
  • Allow yourself to soak in the bath and inhale the steam deeply for at least 10 minutes, giving time to oils to penetrate.
  • CAUTION: avoid splashing bathwater in the eyes!


For the immediate relief of congestion, a steam inhalation with essential oils is very effective. Read more about steam inhalation on Sinus Infection Home Remedieseucalyptus
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) are the most effective, when there is much pain.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Peppermint (Mentha piperita), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and Pine (Pinus sylvestris) are very good at relieving the blockage and stuffiness.
Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) is the most powerful antiseptic - very important in eradicating the infection. Frequent (up to 5 or 6 times a day) steam inhalations help decongesting sinuses effectively. Give 2-2 drops of each essential oil to the steam-water.
You can put besides the essential oils 1 tbsp of sea salt in the hot water.

If you don't have the time to make a steam inhalation, you can have a quick dry inhalation using the same essential oils on a handkerchief and inhale the vapour deeply. It is nice, simple and works immediately.



Giving your sinuses an oil massage will increase blood circulation, relieve pressure and help decongest them besides it is a very pleasant feeling. Massage the face, with special attention to the areas around the nose and over the sinuses will help to drain away excessive mucus. Usmyrthee the following synergistic blend in 15ml carrier oil (sunflower oil):
  • 1 drop Immortelle (Helichrysum angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • 3 drops Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Work around the nose and cheeks with circular movements: small on the nose, larger around the eyes and cheeks.
Besides this synergistic blend you may use all the essential oils listed above - in the Inhalation section - diluted in a carrier sunflower oil (except Lavender oil).

Good luck with experimenting and finding your appropriate combination  of essential oils!

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