If you’re tired of feeling congested, whether due to a cold, flu or allergies, there is a solution. And it’s an all-natural one.
Many people find that using an essential oil diffuser blend for sinus congestion offers wonderful relief and helps them to breathe easier. This easy yet effective option is backed by science, and it smells great too.
If you want to find out more about essential oil-based home remedies for congestion, this guide can help. We’ve explained everything you need to know about using essential oils to clear up and combat congestion safely and efficiently.
What causes sinus congestion?
There are many reasons why you might be suffering from sinus congestion. These can include various environmental factors or health conditions such as allergies, dry air, irritants like smoke or pollution, mold, sinusitis, a sinus infection, a cold or flu and hormones, to name a few of the most common causes ― essentially anything that inflames or irritates the nasal tissues.
In most cases, sinus congestion improves on its own over time. But you can help this process along by using medication and/or home remedies ― especially when you know which essential oils are good for congestion.
How can essential oils help with sinus congestion?
An essential oil diffuser blend for sinus congestion and several essential oils on their own release natural compounds that may open your airways. This allows you to breathe more easily. They may also work to calm inflamed nasal tissues, reduce pressure, release buildup and tell your body to modulate its histamine response.
Which essential oil is good for congestion?
Once you know which oils assist your body in its fight against sinus congestion, the most important thing to do is to find a reputable supplier. Make sure the oil you’re using is 100% pure and not tested on animals, for starters. Find a brand that has sustainability as a focus and offers organic products and items that are sourced ethically and organically. Volant offers all of this and more.
The following essential oils help to relieve congestion:
Eucalyptus Essential Oil shows much promise as a home remedy for congestion. You may already know that multiple decongestant products, like chest rubs, liquids, nasal sprays, nose drops and tablets already contain this ingredient. This is because eucalyptus is widely known to relieve many symptoms of sinus congestion.
In terms of an essential oil diffuser blend for sinus congestion, eucalyptus pairs well with Peppermint Essential Oil and many others. Although the other oils may not work directly to address your stuffiness, the eucalyptus will, and the blend’s scent will be pleasing. Try it with Lemon Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil or Geranium Essential Oil.
Volant’s Lavender Essential Oil can help fight symptoms of sinus congestion by reducing swelling and pain. It also has a calming effect for many. So adding it to a diffuser before you go to bed may make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
If you want to experiment to find the perfect essential oil diffuser blend for sinus congestion, try pairing lavender with Bergamot Essential Oil, Roman chamomile, eucalyptus, Lemongrass Essential Oil or peppermint.