Natural Support for Healthy Sinus Function

Where I live in North Carolina the pollen dust is EVERYWHERE! It usually lasts about a month, and I can’t wait for it to be over. A lot of people I know have been complaining about their sinuses, so I thought it would be good to share which essential oils naturally support healthy sinus function.

First, what are sinuses? They are the hollow cavities within the skull. They’re connected to the nasal cavity through small channels. When the mucous membrane lining these channels becomes swollen, these channels can become blocked, making it difficult for the sinuses to drain correctly. This is when the trouble starts.

How to use Essential Oils to Support Healthy Sinus Function

Essential oils, especially those containing Eucalyptus can be very helpful for opening up the sinus cavity. Often times relief is immediate. Both R.C. and the Breathe Again roll-on contain several different Eucalyptus oils, which is why they’re my top picks.

Young Living’s R.C. blend is a unique combination of Cypress, Spruce, and three types of Eucalyptus (E. Globulus, E. Radiata, and E. Citriodora). R.C. is also extremely affordable coming in under $15.00 wholesale. It made my list of 16 essential oils under $16.00! R.C. can be used aromatically (meaning inhaled directly from the bottle, or you can drop it into your palm and cup your hands around your nose and inhale, or diffuse). For topical application just dilute and apply directly to your area of concern.

Young Living’s Breathe Again Roll – On contains four powerful eucalyptus oils: Eucalyptus staigeriana, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, and Young Living’s original Ecuador single, Eucalyptus blue. The essential oils peppermint, myrtle, and copaiba also play an integral part in this blend. Using Breathe Again on the go is easy since it comes pre-diluted with a roll-on applicator.

Other Essential Oils and How to use them for Sinus Support include:

Helychrisum – Aromatically or Topically

Myrtle – Aromatically or Topically

Peppermint – Aromatically or Topically (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Cedarwood – Aromatically or Topically

Panaway – Aromatically or Topically (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Thieves – Topically applied to bottoms of feet. (Comes in The Premium Starter Kit)

Remember to always check bottle labels for dilution ratios. You can check out my simple explanation on diluting essential oils for adults and children, or learn how to pick the best carrier oil for you. Are you ready to start using the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils? Then you probably want a diffuser too! Wondering what’s the best way to get started without breaking the bank? Check out the Premium Starter Kit. It really is the best way to get started living a life of health and wellness naturally! The Premium Starter Kit comes with 11 of the most widely used essential oils and a diffuser! Plus, when you enroll with me to order yours, I’ll send you a FREE 400 + page reference guide, grant you access to all of our Oil Moxie resources and support, and send you some other fun freebies so you’ll be fully equipped to use everything in your kit.

Happy Oiling!

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.
 

Make your own Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer

We all know that washing our hands with good old fashion soap and water is the best way to keep germs and sickness away. But, when I’m on the go, in and out of stores, running errands, or out and about with my little one who HAS to touch everything; and then stick her hands right in her mouth we need hand sanitizer!

diy Hand Purifier using thieves essential oil

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Hand sanitizers are everywhere these days! But, have you ever considered what’s really in your hand sanitizer? Chances are they contain alcohol, triclosan, or both! The alcohol in most traditional hand sanitizers simply dry my hands out too much. And triclosan, oh boy! No, thank you. I was shocked when I first learned about the possible side effects of triclosan. Especially, since it’s in so many personal care products. If you haven’t heard of triclosan yet, here’s an interesting read. This revelation was actually what drove me to finding an alternative to the traditional hand sanitizer I had been using.

Here’s the good news!

Making your own hand sanitizer is easy when you have Thieves essential oil and a few other common household ingredients. Thieves essential oil contains Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. This blend is basically germs worst nightmare!

Now for the Recipe! What you’ll need.  

  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Distilled Water
  • Thieves Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil  *optional
  • Mini funnel *optional
  • Dispenser bottles (you can reuse ones you already have)

How to make your own hand sanitizer using essential oils.

How to make your own Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer!

The easiest way to do this is to add your ingredients directly to the dispenser you plan on using. I have a mini bottle attached to my purse that I bought from Target. You can reuse an old bottle or make a spray if you’d like, just use more water.

Step 1. Fill your bottle a little more than halfway with Aloe Vera Gel.

Step 2. Use a pin or scissors to poke a hole in one Vitamin E gel cap and add to bottle. Or add 1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil.

Step 3. Add 10-15 drops of Thieves and a few drops of Peppermint essential oil.

Step 4. Place lid on and shake well.

Step 5. Fill the rest of your bottle with water and shake to mix everything together.

Voila… that’s it, you’re done!

See how easy it is to avoid traditional toxic products when you have essential oils! I hope you enjoy making and using this as much as I do 🙂

Happy Oiling,

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my personal use. You can read the full disclaimer here.