4 Natural Home Remedies For Sinus Congestion

Natural Remedies for Sinus Congestion

Natural Remedies for Sinus Congestion

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Avoid dairy products, it aids mucus formation. In a pot of boiling water, add a few drops of pure essential oils (peppermint or eucalyptus) and inhale the steam. Consuming honey and lemon serum regularly can relieve sinus congestion and boost immunity. Nasal Irrigation using a Neti pot also works great. Make sure to read up before practicing.

How To Get Rid Of A Stuffy Nose?

Sinus issues, stuffy nose, mild headaches, all of which are a result of sinus congestion. A stuffy nose, also called nasal congestion, occurs from a build up of mucus, swelling in the nose, sinusitis or even through certain allergic substances. It is caused due to inflammation in the inner membranes of nostrils.


  • A blocked nose
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sneezing
  • Sinus pain
  • Build up of mucus in the nasal passage
  • Swelling of nasal tissues, and even eyes

4 Natural Solutions To Unclog Sinus

Here is a list of home remedies for sinus congestion.

Ditch The Dairy

Often people are allergic to dairy and then don’t even know it. Dairy is mucus forming as well which would help to contribute to sinus symptoms including a stuffy nose. Even though I generally eliminate dairy from my diet, when I have had, the next day, I am often stuffy and even get a headache due to the sinus pressure.

Steam + Essential Oil Diffusions

I love using essential oil diffusions to help purify the air or freshen up a room. But, essential oils such as peppermint or eucalyptus, have the ability to loosen up the junk in your nose! Now, I prefer to use a diffuser in my bedroom, overnight. But, if you don’t have a diffuser, you can simply take hot, almost boiling water, drop a few pure therapeutic grade essential oils in the bowl and inhale. Not only is it effective, it is a safer choice then using an over the counter medication or cream that may be toxic.

Honey & Lemon Immunity Serum

This is my go-to “medicine” for the Fall and Winter. My digestion slows down with the season and as we all know, our immunity is connected to the health of our stomach and digestion. This serum is loaded with vitamins to boost your immunity. But, when it comes to relieving sinus congestion, this spicy concoction will help to clear you up and give you the boost your immune systems needs.

[Read: Tea Tree Essential Oil Effective For Chronic Sinusitis]

Nasal Irrigation Systems

Neti pots and any process that involves shooting water and saline up my nose might sound terrible to some. But, it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic traditions. And, in the day and age of trying to rid our homes of toxicity, why wouldn’t we choose a process that is chemical free and non-invasive such as this?

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Julie Pecarski

Julie Pecarski is the founder of Eat Life Balance.com, a holistic health and lifestyle solutions site. Eat Life Balance provides clean living recipes, nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice in an approach to guide readers into making small, simple changes in their eating habits, attitudes and mental balance. Julie is currently studying nutrition in Vancouver, BC.

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