With winter on its way. A sudden drop in temperature can cause sinus pain and a stuffy or runny nose. Instead of the usual over the counter medicines, try this natural remedy that can provide relief for children and adult’s both.
Oregano, tea tree, lemon, and peppermint essential oils are rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties that can aid sinus infection and other respiratory conditions.
Diffuse or take a cup of steaming hot water and add essential oils.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Oregano Essential Oil:
Aroma: Camphoraceous, spicy-herbaceous and warm.
Pairs Well With: Bay leaf, bergamot, camphor, cedarwood, chamomile, citronella, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, oakmoss, orange, petitgrain, pine, spearmint, rosemary, tea tree and thyme.
Properties: Antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue, and an anti-allergenic.
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Aroma: Fresh, potent, spicy-camphoraceous, rather pungent smell and warm.
Pairs Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosewood, rosemary, thyme, and ylang ylang
Properties: Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, bactericide, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and sudorific.
Lemon Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sharp, fresh smell, clean, sugary citrus and slightly sour.
Pairs Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, sharp and strong mint/menthol smell.
Pairs Well With: Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree
Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, antigalactagogue, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor and vermifuge.