How to Treat Sinusitis With Essential Oils

Post-Christmas cold turned sinusitis? Understand the inflamed sinus lining and explore natural remedies using essential oils like lavender and eucalyptus.

What is Sinusitis?

Inflammation of sinus linings causes congestion, pain, and discomfort. Typically triggered by a viral infection, it resolves in 2-3 weeks. Ease symptoms naturally with essential oils.

Symptoms of Sinusitis

—  a blocked nose with or without green or yellow discharge from your nose

—  pain and tenderness around your cheeks, eyes, or forehead

—  a sinus headache

—  a high temperature

—  toothache

—  a reduced sense of smell

—  bad breath (halitosis)

It is possible to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis with over-the-counter remedies; however, there are also several ways in which you can use pure and natural essential oils to treat sinusitis. Two of the best essential oils to use in the below remedies are lavender essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil which both act to relieve pain and clear congestion.

Steam Inhalation

This is one of the most simple and most effective ways of relieving congestion and other symptoms of sinusitis. Simply pour approximately 5 cm of freshly boiled water into a bowl and add 1 drop of lavender oil and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil. Place your face over the bowl and cover your head with a towel whilst you inhale the steam for approximately 10 minutes. Repeat this twice a day and your congestion should quickly clear.


A soothing massage will always help you feel better, but if your massage oil is made up of 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of eucalyptus oil, mixed into 1 tablespoon of carrier oil, which is then massaged into your temples, forehead, and cheekbones, neck, back and chest, it can also help to relieve the symptoms of sinusitis.

Use a Diffuser or Vaporiser

There are several types of diffuser and vaporiser available into which you simply add just a few drops of essential oils which will then be diffused into the air. Using these can be especially useful in the bedroom to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Combat sinusitis naturally, embracing the healing power of essential oils. Find comfort and relief as you welcome a healthier you.


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