Best Aromatherapy for Sinuses: Our Top 6 Congestion-Busters

Sinus congestion can really get in the way of things... Especially due to the fact that it’s right there, in your face. A blocked nose makes it difficult to breathe and get a good night’s sleep. Pressure builds up in your sinuses, causing headaches and pain behind your eyes. Your nose can spontaneously switch from being completely blocked to running like a faucet with no warning. And all that excess mucus can cause an irritating cough. When all these uncomfortable symptoms combine, you’ve got the perfect storm for a cloudy head and a dreadful mood. 

Sinus congestion may be due to seasonal allergies or sinus infections, and have many of us reaching for decongestants or medications to minimize the impact. But did you know that using essential oils is the best and most natural way to address your nasal congestion issues head-on?

Here, we explore the best essential oils for sinus congestion that can help alleviate the unpleasant effects sufferers endure, thanks to their antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Check out our list of 6 essential oils that are proven to be the best aromatherapy for sinuses. With them, you can shake off that cloudy feeling and pressure in your head, clear up your blocked airways, promote sinus drainage, dry up your sniffles, and breathe easier...  

6. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oils for sinus congestion

Tea Tree Essential Oil is an antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial superhero oil, making it not only effective for many uses around the home, but also for killing off bacteria that may be causing sinus infection. Tea tree oil also believed to be an immunostimulant, containing compounds that boost your immune system to defend against future aggressors that can cause pesky congestion.

5. Lemon

Lemon essential oils for sinuses

Lemon essential oil is highly effective in reducing sinus inflammation associated with infections, thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties that support respiratory health. Research has revealed that the properties found in lemon essential oil assist the lymphatic system in breaking down heavy mucus, to effectively minimize symptoms like stuffy noses and that cloudy feeling in your head that accompany congested sinuses. 

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4. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus essential oils for sinuses

Used in many natural products to alleviate nasal congestion symptoms, eucalyptus oil is effective for easing pressure headaches and drying up runny noses. The active compound in eucalyptus oil called cineole has been discovered to also speed up the recovery process our bodies use to heal themselves from sinusitis.

3. Lavender

Lavender essential oil for sinuses

Lavender essential oil works in two powerful ways for sinus congestion sufferers- By minimizing inflammation caused by infections, whilst also preventing our mucous cells from becoming enlarged, cutting down on stuffy congestion and preventing runny noses. Lavender oil can be used to naturally treat sinusitis, as it kills bacteria in the air with its antibacterial and antiviral compounds, at the same time as boosting your immune system and helping your white blood cells to fight off infections.

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2. Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil for sinus issues

The cooling, spicy scent of peppermint oil clears sinuses thanks to its menthol compounds. Menthol affects the body’s mucous receptors, opening airways and reducing blocked or runny noses. Use essential oil of peppermint also for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

1. Sandalwood

Sandalwood for sinus congestion

If your sinus congestion is due to allergies, Sandalwood essential oil can help. Sandalwood has been proven to reduce our bodies’ histamine response, which is triggered by an allergic reaction. This histamine response causes inflammation and excessive mucus production, which can block up our airways and make it difficult to sleep.

Clear your nasal passages and breathe easier when you use the antihistamine effects of our Sandalwood Incense Cones.

When you reach for essential oils to treat your sinus issues, you’ll discover a soothing and effective way to find natural relief. 

The most effective results from using essential oils to treat sinus issues is shown when they are inhaled... So try incorporating your aromatherapy into your meditation session when you use your Incense Falls Incense Burner! Our entire collection of Incense Cones contain high concentrations of essential oil compounds; so you’ll find fast, effective relief from your sinus congestion. 

Whether your troubles are caused by an infection or an allergic reaction, use essential oils so you can breathe easier, sleep better, and say goodbye to pressure headaches the way nature intended! 

Fefe | Incense Falls Wellness Contributor


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