Natural Sinus Infection Cure

Inhale, yogis! 

Oh wait, you can’t? Maybe I can help you in my discussion today with how to cure sinus infections naturally. 

I wish someone would have told me this information years ago!  I get sinus infections every season change and it’s so uncomfortable. Trying to teach yoga and demonstrate downward facing dogs when your face is throbbing and nose is leaking is not the most pleasant thing in the world. If you are someone who falls victim of sinus infections, you are most likely craving some relief too. I get them so often, it would be ridiculous and unhealthy if I took antibiotics every single time; especially since there are ways to heal naturally. With that being said, if these methods do not provide relief, please visit your doctor for other solutions. I usually work at this healing process for a week. If the pain and infection continues I will call my doctor. This has not happened in quite some time though since these methods have been rather successful. If you start the healing the moment you feel symptoms coming on, you will have a better chance of tackling the illness.

Here are some essential oils and ideas to try for relief:

  • Tea Tree/ Melaleuca Oil

Start off by boiling water and pouring it into a glass bowl. Add a few drops of this oil and hover your nose over the oil infused water. Cover your head and bowl with a towel and take deep breaths for about 5 minutes, if not longer. Do this first thing in the morning, midday, and then before bed.

  • Oregano Oil

This oil has been proven to be antibacterial. Add a few drops to liquid and drink. Make sure you are purchasing pharmaceutical grade essential oils that are specifically for consumption. Email us for more information on where to buy these oils. 

  • Neti Pot

You can buy this at any local drug store. Follow the directions that come with kit. I like to boil water and fill the pot halfway, then add cool filtered water. Make sure the temperature is comfortable on your skin. Add the saline solution that comes with the kit and use to irrigate your sinuses over the sink. Do this after the oil steam in the morning, midday, and evening.

  • Sinus Massage 

Gently massage the area you are feeling pressure (jaw, cheekbones, nasal bridge, above eyes, temples, and perhaps the back of your neck).

Over the counter medicine can help relieve your symptoms so that you can function.  If none of the above work, I find that Advil Cold and Sinus can alleviate the pain, and dry out your sinuses to help these natural methods work.

I hope this helps you find relief!

Health & lots of love,