A couple of weeks ago I had a sinus cold hit me like a freight train. It came on fast and hard…and I’m pretty sure I was developing a sinus infection. The severe pain radiated from above my eyebrows clear into my teeth.
Lucky for me, I had an amazing sister who had just gone through something similar a month before. Chrissy shared what worked for her and I started the protocol right away. I thought that we should put the information out there since it worked so well for both of us. We both avoided a doctor’s visit and the dreaded antibiotics. With all of my tummy problems, I will only take antibiotics unless I’ve extended all other resources (in steps essential oils…a God send!!). Antibiotics can strip your body of much needed good bacteria. These good bacteria live within you digestive system and are important in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Here is what we did to relieve and help heal our severe sinus colds:
At the onset of any cold, Chrissy and I both recommend taking what’s called a “Flu Bomb.” For adults that is 2 drop Oregano, 4 drops Lemon, and 4 drops OnGuard Protective Blend. Do this about every 2 hours until your symptoms are gone.
When I got my sinus cold, I was diffusing Breathe Respiratory Blend and OnGuard (in seperate diffusers) CONSTANTLY…If you only have one diffuser, you could alternate the two blends.
After the sinus pressure hit full force, I started taking Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint (2 drops each) in a capsule or small glass of water about every 2-4 hours. This helps to clear up the congestion and pressure.
Another oil that works wonders on the congestion is DigestZen Blend (down the bridge of your nose and across your forehead). Weird to use a stomach blend on your face, but it works…trust me! I was using this blend on my sinuses about every hour to keep the pressure down.
We also recommend using a neti pot to help flush out your sinuses. I did it once in the morning when I got up and again at night before bed. If your sinus pressure is super bad, you could probably do it mid-day as well. There is a ton of information out there on the Web about how to use a neti pot effectively. Here’s the one I watched. I will warn you that using a neti pot is the weirdest sensation I’ve ever experienced inside my nose. If you’ve never used one before, it takes some getting used to, but it’s SO worth it afterwards.
The most important thing to remember with a protocol like this is consistency! If you aren’t consistently using your oils to help support your healing process, you won’t see results as quickly or effectively. Anytime you are using essential oils, you’ll want to remember to use a low dose, more often…especially for acute cases like a sinus infection.
**I’m not a doctor…please follow this protocol with caution and consult your doctor before beginning it. This blog post is meant to share a success story that I had, not diagnose or treat any ailment that the reader may have.