Essential Oils and Sinus Infections

Sinus infections have been around since man was on the earth.  There are several remedies in the world that can help with sinus infections.  Antibiotics are the most popular, but there are natural remedies too.

Aromatherapy is a very effective natural remedy for sinus infections.  A French chemist in 1920, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, termed using plant oils for healing as aromatherapy.  He studied how the plants oils had healing properties.

Extracting plant oil is done in a process called steam distillation.  Essential oils come from distilling plant flowers, leaves, seeds, or roots.  This oil is heavily concentrated.  It is stored in glass bottles and can be bought in natural stores.

These essential oils have multiple healing properties and can be used for many ailments.  Essential oils are so effective because they trigger the bodys natural ability to heal through its scent.  So it is reasonable that they would work on sinus infections as well.

Two essential oils that work great for sinus infections are peppermint and cinnamon.  Peppermint helps with sinus congestion. Cinnamon relaxes both the circulatory and respiratory systems.

There is also this great combination of three oils for sinus infections.  Blend cinnamon, cloves, and thyme together because they all have properties to fight against sinus infections, inhibit bacteria growth, and break up mucus.  This concoction helps to cure sinus infections within three days.

There are different ways to apply the oil to relieve sinus infections.  One way is to massage the oil into the skin, but make sure to mix the concentrated oil with carrier oil.  The oil can also be inhaled using a bowl of steaming water and a towel.

There are effective concoctions that can get rid of sinus infections.  One is to use a few drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, and menthol.  Another one is to mix tea tree oil, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint.  Put either one of these concoctions into a bowl with boiling water.  Then put a towel over the head and breath in the steam.  This is a very effective way to get rid of sinus infections.

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