Opens your sinuses and delivers powerful medicine to the upper and lower respiratory tract
The most effective way to treat the respiratory tract which includes the nasal passages, bronchials and the lungs is to bring the medicine right to the site of action. Essential oils can provide, not only relief, but antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral treatment those hard-to-reach areas. This fresh and clean oil is a gentle, soothing yet effective nasal decongestant and mucolytic that promotes free and easy inhalation and reduces nasal and sinus discharge. This blend can also enhance the sense of smell and is uplifting and invigorating. I prescribe this acutely in a few ways: 1) for steam inhalation treatment (pour a few drops in a bowl of steaming water, cover head with a towel and just breathe in for 5 minutes); 2) massaged with a carrier oil directly on the chest, neck and and cheeks; 3) 2 drops in a netipot or sinus cleanser (if you know how to do properly). This is effective stuff!
Sinus Clear may also be used topically as a muscle liniment ~ I use it in massage because it just smells so lovely. For additional respiratory support consider reducing dairy from the diet and drinking lots of aromatic teas. Herbal tinctures can also bring quick relief for adults and kids; try Immune Glycerite. If you tend to get chronic sinus or respiratory infections, then daily immune support with Mycoimmunity may be helpful.
Dominant oils: Rosemary, Narrow-leaf eucalyptus, Grand fir, Lavender, jojoba
Chinese Medicine functions: Dispels wind-damp from the exterior, resolves phlegm and opens the sinuses; tonifies the Qi and lifts the Shen
Important notes on essential oils:
Essential oils offer very potent medicine. Just a few molecules of an inhaled essential oil impacts the brain's limbic system in seconds and can quickly shift our physiology and mood. This can happen even before we register the smell in our nose. Make no mistake about it~ essential oils may smell flowery and are used in perfumes, but they have potent action and should be used with care and respect.
Only use these essential oils externally. Dilute essential oils in lotion or vegetable carrier oil before massage or other topical use. The blends featured here are all diluted a little bit, you can dilute more. Some oils, like lavender or tea tree can be applied in small amounts, directly on the skin. Some essential oils are caustic to the skin (like cinnamon) and others will make your skin much more sensitive to the sun (none of the oils being sold here).
Too much of any oil can make you nauseous and give you a headache~ so start slowly. If you use too much, wash the skin with milk, nothing else works as quickly.
Wearing diluted oils as a perfume is a way to get continued effect. Start with 1-3 drops in a carrier oil of choice (ie. almond, jojoba, coconut, olive). Since they are natural, they are usually well tolerated by even people with chemical sensitivities.
Diffusing oils in a diffusor or in a bowl with steaming water will fill the room with wonderful smells and often brighten the mood. For sinus clearing, I suggest therapeutic application of steam inhalation for 5 minutes twice daily. To add to the bath, it is best to mix a few drops in a bit of milk and then add to the bath. The reason for this is that otherwise the oil will just sit at the top of the water.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health conditions, or are taking medications, please consult your healthcare provider prior to using essential oils.