How to Use Essential Oils to Fight Sinus CongestionThe recipe starts with a basic blend of three essential oils that you mix up yourself.
Basic Sinus Congestion Blend
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Method #1: InhalationThis is so easy and effective that it is almost embarrassing. Drop 1 or two drops of the blend onto a clean hanky (or tissue if you must) and inhale. Breath deeply and repeat often.
Method #2: Topical TreatmentAfter mixing your oils, dilute 3 to 5 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil or, my favorite, DIY Simple Salve. If using a liquid carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, you can add the oils to a roller ball. Massage this blend around the neck then up and around the ears. Massage an additional amount over the cheekbone, nose, and forehead. Avoid the eye area and remember with essential oils, less is always more! If using a liquid carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil, you can add the oils to a roller ball. Massage this blend around the neck then up and around the ears. Massage an additional amount over the cheekbone, nose, and forehead. Avoid the eye area and remember with essential oils, less is always more! Are you having trouble figuring out the roller ball dilution? One teaspoon equals 5ML and most roller ball bottles are 10ML (I like these). In a 10ML roller ball, use 6 to 10 drops of the blend.
Method #3: DiffuserIn many respects, this is one of my favorite ways to use this blend. Add 4 to 6 drops of the blend to a diffuser. Not only will the air smell good, but the healing benefits of the oils will be available to everyone in the room. This is especially effective at night since it helps keep the air passages clear, resulting in restful sleep.
The GiveawaySpark Naturals has a fantastic year-end sale going on. All essential oils, blends, and kits are on sale at 30% off using my coupon code BACKDOORSURVIVAL. Not only that, diffusers are 20% off. I hope you will take advantage of the sale to pick up some rosemary, geranium, and eucalyptus (under $16 for all three with discount) BUT you can also enter the giveaway win them for free. This is my last giveaway of 2016 and I am going to make it easy. Free entries for everyone and bonus entries for subscribers. Good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway The deadline is 6:00 PM MST next Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected. Note: Due to Customs requirements, this giveaway is only open to those with a mailing address in the United States.
The Final WordI am committed to using natural remedies for all non-life-threatening health concerns and especially for all of the seasonal annoyances that prevent us from living life to the fullest. In spite of what the mainstream media is telling us, these are still uncertain times and no one knows for sure whether the convenience of a medical clinic, pharmacy, or drug store will be there for us in the future. It simply makes sense to learn to use natural remedies when we can. Once you do, there will be no looking back!
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye
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