This natural remedy will give you the sinus relief you are dying for!
According to NCBI, Acute Sinusitis is the second most common infectious disease in adults seen by GP’s. It seems that when any respiratory malady happens it either starts or ends with the sinuses. That’s why at the onset of any type of sinus symptoms, we break out our favorite natural protocol to knock it out quickly.
Our Favorite Natural Remedy for Sinus Issue Prevention is Pretty Simple
Supplies You’ll Need
These oils distilled from God-made plants are filled with constituents that offer beneficial synergy and support for healing naturally, where an isolated synthetic compound does not have the same effects and cannot be processed by your body.
Here are excellent essential oil choices to use when you need to breathe again and cleanse your sinuses:
The choices of oils above are excellent because of their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. If they are doTERRA essential oils, they are safe to use internally* and are very mild and gentle oils that can be used in this sinus wash process. My favorite choice for the sinuses is Lime and Rosemary.
2. Manuka Honey
Be sure that it is active of at least 12+ but going over 12 really is not necessary. Manuka Honey is from New Zealand from bees who get pollen and nectar from the Manuka bush flowers. It has exceptional and superior antibacterial qualities even over regular raw local honey.
We use it as a replacement for cough syrup in our house too. It is more expensive than regular honey, however, one container lasts us 9-12 months because we only use it for ailments. You can even put it on cuts or scrapes and it heals them very quickly and keeps away infections!
WebMD says this about Manuka Honey: “The major antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities. In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound — dihydroxyacetone — that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers. MG is thought to give manuka honey its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect.”
3. Neti Pot
You will also need is a Neti Pot with the little salt packets that it comes with. Don’t worry if you run out of the neti salt packets because you can buy it in bulk and it comes with a little scooper for the correct portion. *Never use a neti pot without the salt because it will burn your sinuses! While the Neti Pot that’s pictured is plastic, it is best if you can purchase a ceramic one since you will be using essential oils in it.
How to Cleanse Your Sinuses
The procedure is not complicated but there are some very important instructions to pay attention too.
- When you use a Neti pot you MUST use filtered water. You don’t want to be introducing any chemicals or bacteria into your sinuses via contaminated water.
- You will also be heating the water to kill any bacteria. Get a big mug and fill it with filtered water and heat it in the microwave. I usually use a big ceramic mug and heat it for a minute or a minute and five seconds. The mug is big enough to hold water to fill the neti pot two times (one time for each nostril.)
- Only use Grade 1 Essential Oils for internal use. They will be free of contaminants like heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, molds, fungi, and they will be high quality and pure. (Here’s how to tell if your essential oils have heavy metals in them.)
- **VERY IMPORTANT** Do not heat your water too hot. There are two reasons for this. One is that you will burn your nose (ouch) and two you will kill the active enzymes of the Manuka Honey which defeats the whole purpose of using it.
- Once your mug of filtered water is warmed, then you need to follow the directions on your Neti pot. Usually, you pour half the salt packet into the pot and fill it with water or use one scooper full of salt in the water.
- Once your Neti Pot is filled with water and ready to go, take 1/8th – 1/4 tsp. of Manuka honey and stir it into the salt water in the Neti Pot.
- Then, place one drop of each of the two essential oils you’re using into the Neti pot with the solution.
- Make sure to stir the water until all the honey is dissolved.
- Proceed with the Neti Pot by rinsing one side of your nose out. You will place the Neti pot tip in one nostril and tilt your head to the side and a bit forward (over a sink) and let the solution run through one side of your nostril and out the other. Some may go down the back of your throat which is a good thing because it is cleansing the back of your throat as well. Just spit this out.
- Do this same process for the other nostril.
If you are fighting something off or keeping it at bay, it is recommended to do this process 2-3 times per day until your symptoms are gone. Switching up the essential oils you use can be a good thing too.
The Neti Pot can be a bit messy and kind of gross so keep some tissue nearby the bathroom sink to blow your nose in between rinsing.
Even though it is not the most glamorous thing to do it is well worth the effort and inconvenience because it will aid in healing and if you have already gotten sick it will lessen the time you are sick.
Will You Try our Favorite Sinus Prevention Remedy?
This process has literally eliminated sinus problems in our home and has become our go-to for giving relief to pressure and infections we may face in that area of our body. It is a Godsend! Now that you know how the supplies you need, why they’re effective and how to do this natural protocol, it’s time to give it a try! You’ve got nothing to lose.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Jennifer is not a doctor. Please be sure you have read Feasting On Joy’s health disclaimer.