Sinus Headache Remedy

Searching for a Sinus Headache Remedy That Works?

The sinuses are air filled cavities in the head that are lined with mucus membranes.  They are connected to nasal passages via little channels. 

Whenever the nasal passages get infected, due to cold or flu, it stops up these passages.  Mucus can't flow out, so the sinuses get infected also.  This inflammation is what causes a sinus pressure headache.

Sinus headache symptoms:

  • Pain and pressure in the face
  • Swelling in the face
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Fever
  • Unable to smell
  • Cough
  • Bad breath
  • Toothaches

Sinus Headache Remedy #1

  • Place a hot washcloth over the sinuses for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes, place another cloth that has been soaking in ice water.  Leave on sinuses for 1 minute.
  • Repeat 3 times. 
  • Follow with gentle massage. 

    NOTE:  Doing this while soaking feet in a hot foot bath might enhance the treatment.

Sinus Headache Remedy #2

  • Use a humidifier.  Especially at night.  Keeping the nasal passages moist brings a lot of sinus headache relief.  Cool mist is best.
  • To really give it a boost, add Breathe.  It's an essential oil blend that will keep your respiratory system clear.  Wonderful stuff!

Sinus Headache Remedy #3

Using a drop or two of peppermint essential oil and applying it to the temples, forehead and back of neck brings immediate sinus headache relief. The scent of peppermint often opens nasal passages.

CAUTION:  Don't rub your eyes!  They will NOT like the peppermint!

If you accidentally get it in your eyes, no problem.  These are essential oils, so they're not dangerous, but they will sting!

To counteract the essential oil that has strayed into your eye, use some form of vegetable oil:  Coconut, olive oil, etc...  Just put a little on your fingertip and put it inside the lower eyelid. 

DON'T USE WATER!  Oil and water don't mix, so this is just going to make your problem worse.

Your Doctor's Sinus Infection Cure?

Along with an infection, comes nasty bacteria, viruses and fungi that you must get rid of. 

Unfortunately, most people turn to their doctor for this.  Doc prescribes one antibiotic after another.  Initially, this might help the infection to lie dormant, but it's not a sinus infection cure.

Antibiotics can actually add to your health problems.

Essential oils are antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic. They work every time.

Keep in mind that there are different levels of sinus infections, so different oil techniques will be needed for more severe cases.

The following are protocols that have worked very effectively for people.

Level 1

Apply 1-2 drops topically to sinus areas then cover face with hands and inhale.  If you have sensitive skin, you might need to dilute with olive oil.

Level 2


doTERRA Lavender 15 ml

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

doTERRA Melaleuca 15 ml

You can either apply any one of these oils or make a mixture of the three. 

Apply to the inside of the nostrils with a Q-Tip or mix it in warm water and use a nasal irrigation system (Neti pot) to flush the sinuses.


doTERRA Rosemary 15 ml

Level 3

  • Eucalyptus-1 to 4 drops.  Start with 1, you may not need to go any stronger than that.
  • Rosemary-2 drops
  • Frankincense-2 drops
  • Sea salt-1 to 2 teaspoons

    Mix with 2 cups warm water until salt is dissolved. Use with nasal irrigation system twice a day.

**For all levels.  Use 3-5 drops of Breathe in a diffuser at night.  Diffusing your essential oils will help them last longer.  It only takes a few drops in the Whisper Diffuser, and it can run up to 9 hours.

This is definitely the most economical way to use essential oils!

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