Posted On October 4, 2018 BY Naturals By Natiyah Writing staff
There's nothing more discomforting than the clogged, stuffy feeling of sinus congestion when you're down with the flu. If your head feels heavy and you're having trouble breathing, reach for peppermint oil. Peppermint essential oil helps reduce inflammation, thins mucous in the sinus cavities and opens up blocked sinus airways.
How to use peppermint essential oil for sinus congestion:
1. Steam Inhalation: Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil and 5
drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of boiling water. Put a towel over your head and inhale the hot medicinal steam for 5-10 minutes or until the steam dies down. The healing properties of both oils help to thin mucus and drain
the nasal passages. Blow your nose as needed to expel mucus
and feel relief. Repeat every 3-4 hours.
2. Add to Your Humidifier: Most sinusitis experts agree that adding humidity to the air is good for sinus sufferers. The next time you use your humidifier, add a few drops of peppermint oil. This can provide added benefit to open up the
lungs and clear sinus congestion.