Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SINUSES, part deux

Mtn Rose Herbs essential oils pic via viablehealth.com

Hi Beautiful Ones!

Here's another way that I've incorporated essential oils into my treatment for sinus issues. This method is by using steam inhalation, which is basically adding a certain amount of essential oil(s) to hot water and allowing it to enter the body via steam transport.

Luckily, some years ago, my daughter received a facial steamer as a gift. Or either I purchased it. Can't quite remember which one. Lol.  It really is a fun item to use. Especially when you want to have your own spa day or moment.



Carmengirls.com Rosy Cheeks facial sauna



Here's what I do. I fill the evaporation bowl of the facial sauna. Then I add the following essential oils to it:

Tea Tree       1 drop
Eucalyptus     2 drops

*Got the above mix from this article on ehow. I then turn on the steamer, place my head at the opening for the face and cover my head and upper body with a towel.
As far as opening your nasal passages, it works really well. I try to do this before I go to bed and in the morning.



I plan on using the following steam inhalation recipe tonight right before I go to bed.

Rosemary     3 drops
Thyme          1 drop
Peppermint   1 drop

* I got this one from my fav essential oil book The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy.


Peace,

4 comments:

  1. This sounds great ! Keep us posted on your results, and thanks so very much for sharing this. Sinuses are on the rise right now. I guess its the season. I don't know but mine has been acting up as well. Take care

    zainab1
    AuNaturale007.blogspot.com

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  2. Definitely will keep everyone posted.

    Its getting better, thank God. At this point its just slight congestion. I certainly attribute it to me needing to go forth w/my cleanse. When I was eating better, I stopped having seasonal sinus issues. What I'm dealing with now shows me that I need to clean out. I hope to begin it this weekend.

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  3. Hi, I was on a restricted diet for food allergies, and felt great. I discontinued because I wasn't eating enough of what I was suppose to eat and lost to much weight. Now that I'm not on the diet and the weather is changing it's becoming a problem again. I remember awhile back my husband purchase a few different essetianl oils, and we use to add it to the water that we used to mop the house with. The essential oils will leave a lingering smell in your house which will also open up your sinuses. You can also add to bath water. I hope this helps someone.

    J. Roache
    naturaljoyanne.blogspot.com

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  4. @innerbeauty - Love it! Bath water with essential oils sounds awesome. I also like the idea of adding essential oils to mop water. I'll have to try this.

    Thanks for coming thru!

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