This oily life is a journey. I’m constantly learning new ways to use Young Living essential oils to treat common ailments instead of turning to pharmaceuticals.
Here’s an account of an experience I had earlier this year….
This weekend, my friend Vanessa, shared her tip for relieving sinus pressure and I am forever grateful.
Let me first say that last week, I felt myself getting sick. I had a couple of late nights and before bed on one of those nights, I noticed my throat was starting to burn. The first sign.
I did what any oiler would do and immediately applied Theives Essential Oil Blend to the bottoms of my feet and throat and Eucalyptus (radiata) Essential Oil to Vitaflex points on my feet and palms. I also inhaled it. It helped and I was able to get a good night’s rest.
The next day (Friday) I still felt yucky, but functional. I could feel the sinus congestion setting in. I continued my regimen of Thieves and Eucalyptus, adding Peppermint Essential Oil to my temples and back of my neck for headache. I also started drinking water by the bottle full with Lemon Essential Oil added.
By Saturday, I woke to the same pounding headache and sinus congestion which was only relieved by continuing to use the oils every 30 minutes. I was holding my own, but it wasn’t improving.
Saturday night, I was texting with a couple of oiler friends about how terrible I felt when Vanessa suggested something for me to try. It was so effective, I’m sharing it with you!
How to Relieve Sinus Pressure
You will need:
- Young Living Thieves Essential Oil Blend
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- Ice pack
- Blow your nose
- Put a drop of Thieves and a drop of Lavender on one end of the Qtip.
- Swab the inside of one nostril.
- Repeat with other end of the Qtip and other nostril. The first time you do this, it will burn like the dickens. You will feel like you are dying. But it stops relatively quickly, I promise.
- Use the ice pack to relieve the burning.
- Repeat every 15 minutes until your nasal passages are clear. Subsequent applications don’t burn quite as bad as the first.
After three applications, I could breathe, feel the pressure lessened and my headache was gone.
Before I went to bed, I still applied Thieves to the bottoms of my feet and throat, Eucalyptus to my throat and also sinus Vitaflex points in my palms and feet.
Sunday morning, I woke from a restful sleep to a stuffy head and pounding headache caused by a night’s worth of drainage. I went through three more applications of the nose swabbing regimen and it cleared right up.
I continues to apply Thieves to my feet and drink Lemon oil water throughout the day.
By nightfall, while I could still feel the lurking symptoms of constant allergies, I no longer felt “sick”. My energy had returned and the ever present sinus headache was gone!
The Essential Oils List
Thieves Essential Oil: combination of single oils – clove (antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial, relieves pain), lemon (antiseptic and amplifies immunity), cinnamon bark (antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial), eucalyptus radiata (anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory)
Lavender Essential Oil: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, relaxant – effective relief for allergies
Peppermint Essential Oil: pain relieving, helps with congestion
Eucalyptus Essential Oil: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant – effective for fighting sinus infections and relieving congestion
Lemon Essential Oil: antiseptic – kills bacteria and amplifies immunity
*Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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