We like to think that “cold season” only happens in the winter, but turns out, a respiratory infection can hit any time of year. If you’re prone to head colds, sinus infections, or just the plain old rhinovirus aka the “common cold”, there’s an essential oil to help with all of your symptoms. Whether you prefer aromatherapy, oil burners, or steam inhalation, there’s no wrong way to find relief. Here are our favorite essential oils to help clear out your sinuses, help you breathe a little easier, and kick that cold to the curb!
1. Lavandin Essential Oil
Lavandula x intermedia
With it’s antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, Lavandin can help you fight germs and boost your immune system. Add to a diffuser, warm bath, or make a homemade vapor rub.
2. Peppermint Essential Oil
Relieve head pain!
Peppermint oil is a nervine, which assists in the proper functioning of the nervous system, and is thought to ease tension and sinus headaches along with migraines.
3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Clear your sinuses!
Eucalyptus essential oil may wake up your mind and your respiratory system! It’s antibacterial, antiviral, and mucolytic properties, which means it can help with mucus buildup and help relieve your stuffy nose. We recommend using in a diffuser or vaporizer to help find relief.
4.Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree has immunostimulant properties, so it may boost your immune system and help you recover faster. Keep your Cure rollerball on hand to apply for relief throughout the day!
5. Basil Essential Oil
Ocimum basilicum CT linalool
Regain your sense of smell!
Not only might the smell of basil pique your appetite, but it’s a great antiseptic and antiviral! Use in a diffuser, with steam inhalation, or make a homemade vapor rub to help open up nasal passages.
6. Lime Essential Oil
A hint of citrus!
It’s no myth that citrus is great for fighting viruses! Lime is not only useful for helping with sinus issues, but it contains antibacterial and antiviral properties to help restore your body back to its healthy state. Use in your diffuser or with steam inhalation.
7. Oregano Essential Oil
With it’s antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, Oregano essential oil can help you fight colds! Add to your diffuser and breath deeply.
Let us know how these beneficial essential oils helped you feel better in the comments below!
*Please note: The suggested applications need to be appropriately diluted - please refer to our UpNature eBooks for more in-depth information.