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Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

Essential oils can give you soothing relief for nasal congestion.* If you’re like me, you try to do whatever you can to stay healthy. But if you suddenly find yourself essential oils for nasal congestionwith a cold or the flu, you may choose the path of the “natural remedy” v. over-the-counter or prescription drugs.

I can’t even remember the last time I bought an over-the-counter cold or flu remedy, or took an antibiotic. I guess I’m fortunate that for years I haven’t been so ill that I’ve had to decide if going the “conventional” route was necessary.

When I discovered that essential oils for nasal congestion worked so well without having to use conventional, potentially harmful, over-the-counter drugs, I was ecstatic!*

Eating right and getting enough sleep and exercise definitely contribute to minimizing colds and flu, too. This is due to maintaining healthy functioning of the immune system, which keeps those nasty cold and flu bugs at bay.

When you do experience the uncomfortableness of cold or allergy symptoms, namely nasal congestion, and desire to take a more soothing, natural path, using essential oils for nasal congestion might be the solution you’re looking for.*

The Three Most Common Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

  • Eucalyptus (a common ingredient in cold-care products; aids respiratory system ailments by enhancing deep breathing; soothes inflammation and eases mucus, clearing the head from the stuffiness of colds and hay fever)*
  • Peppermint (a very intense, but clean and pleasant aroma that can be used for fever, headache, and sinusitis)*
  • Pine (helpful in treating respiratory problems and is used often as an ingredient in making cough and cold preparations)*

Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion If You Have Nasal Polyps

It’s important to be properly diagnosed for nasal polyps which, if small enough, can be managed with home remedies that contain essential oils for nasal congestion.* Nasal polyps may show similar signs and symptoms as sinus infections and allergies, so use your best judgment to determine if you need to see a doctor who can tell you exactly what is causing your congestion.

To help relieve nasal congestion that may originate from nasal polyps or other sources, place some boiled water in a basin and add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil and inhale the water vapor.* Keep inhaling the vapor while the water is still hot.

More Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

  • Niaouli and Rosemary (decongestants with possible anti-infectious properties)*
  • Lemon (expectorant for respiratory airways and breaks up chest congestion)*
  • Cedarwood (helps with minor bronchial problems)*
  • Peppermint and Rosemary (reduces headache and sinus congestion)*

Safety Information When Using Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

Using essential oils should be only for cases of minor discomfort. Respiratory illnesses can become very serious and in some cases life-threatening. See your health care provider to make sure that prescription medication or prompt medical attention isn’t needed.

Delivery Methods for Essential Oils for Nasal Congestion

Inhalation of essential oils for nasal congestion is probably the most soothing and effective way to deliver aromatherapy.* Use steam inhalation or a vaporizer.

You can also put an essential oil “mixture” into a warm bath to not only help to relieve actual physical symptoms, but contribute to a sense of relaxation and well-being.*

Lastly, a diffuser is an effective way to permeate the air with essential oils for nasal congestion.

Breathe Clearly Essential Oil Blend

A fantastic product to try is Bio Source Naturals Breathe Clearly Essential Oil Blend, available as a pure concentrate or a convenient roll on!

See below to order all the oils mentioned above.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

– by Veronica Roman

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