Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses that occurs with an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.
Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs
(bacteria, viruses, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.
Many people (including myself) get sinisitis, sinus infections 3-4 times a year. This usually occurs with
seasonal sugar intake: (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) The typical "changing of the weather and
seasons" - is really our dietary intake of massive amounts of sugar and alcohol over the holidays.
I used to get sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, had colds, etc....
Don't be fooled and think that it's from allergies.
It's probably really from poor food, drink, stress and lifestyle choices.
When I removed dairy, grains and all the processed foods that I used to eat, I was able to breathe again.
Ok - what does poor food, drink, stress and lifestyle choices have to do with my sinuses?
Most peole cannot handle the intake of such poor (Food) chemistry that leads to yeast, fungus and mold.
Gargle 2-5 times daily:
Many have found it effective to place one drop of Thieves or (Tea Tree) Melaleuca Alternafolia at the very
back of the tongue and hold it in the mouth, mixing with the saliva for several minutes
then swallowing (I like to use
Exodus II). You can also use the Thieves Mouthwash
with a little extra
Thieves in it or
Exodus II and gargle with that. There’s also the
Theves Spray and I have added a couple drops of
Oregano to the
Theves Spray to give it more strength.
Remember to mix it thoroughly.
I also gargle with NingXia Red sometimes.
Below are some more recipes that you can use. If one doesn’t work try another.
Everyone’s body is different, so it’s great to have several things to try.
This is a blend used for diffusion or put a couple drops on tissue or hankie & inhale deeply, as needed.
Recipe: Nasal Irrigation Here is a great recipe that Dr. Penoel used on his patients.
Dr. Pemoel told about this little girl that had sinus problems so bad
that the parents doctor of this little girl wanted to do surgery.
They heard about Dr. Penoel and this is what he used. She did not have to have surgery.
Rosemary and tea tree oils can be used in a saline solution for a very effective nasal irrigation.
The essential oils are mixed thoroughly in the fine salt and kept in a container.
For each nasal irrigation session, 1 teaspoon of this salt mixture is dissolved into 1 1/2 cups distilled water.
This oils/salt/water solution is then placed in the tank of an oral irrigator to irrigate the nasal cavities,
which is done while bending over a sink.
This application has brought surprisingly positive results in treating latent sinusitis and other nasal
congestion problems. I would also try it with
Eucalyptus Blue, which is very powerful for the sinuses.
Essential oil such as
Eucalyptus Radiata and
Ravensara strengthens the respiratory system,
opens the pulmonary tract, and fights respiratory infection.
Also diffuse and sit in front of the diffuser, or take a half cup of hot water with 4-5 drops of oil,
and cover head with towel. Inhale the moisture and oil. Make sure the water is hot enough not to burn
your finger before you put the oil in. That way it ensures that it is not too hot for the oil, which might fracture the molecule.
Another thing to do to help with the nasal problem is to use
Eucalyptus Blue or the new
Breathe Again roll-on
and apply over the nasal points on the face and cover with a hot wash cloth doing a hot compress.
Also apply oils to the feet reflex of the sinuses and put feet in a hot foot bath.
Topical Chest Rub
Used for respiratory problems.
Rub a few drops on chest, neck, when needed- to help break up congestion.
Add these oils to 1/2 oz. of Vitamin E and 2 oz. of Apricot kernel oil.
Testimonials of sinus problems relieved with Young Living Oils.
I would like to share with you one thing that I found that really worked for me. In November,
we were travelling and I only had a few oils with me and I felt this burning going on inside my
nose like when a sinus infection starts, and I did not want that to happen.
I looked for R.C. as I was out of Eucalyptus Blue since the convention and I did not have R.C.
So I used Purification, applying it inside my nose. The burning went away in minutes and it
lasted 4 hours. Applying it again and it lasted another 4 hours. I had to use it one more
time and the burning sensation never came back.
- Nancy Sanderson
I just returned from the 2008 Young Living Convention Saturday evening.
While there I purchased the new oil Eucalyptus Blue. On Monday I had guests spend the night.
The next morning one of the guest woke up with tremendous sinus pain. She said if felt like
someone punched her hard in the left cheek. I had her smell and then apply one drop of the
Eucalyptus Blue to her cheek. There was immediate relief. I mean immediate! We were both stunned.
Within a few minutes she was her happy self. This oil is awesome!!
- Janice Erhart
I’m stunned right now. For about the past year and a half, I’ve had chronic sinus infections,
seven of them to be exact. I’m convinced it became fungal because when the antibiotics would
clear the infection, I could still feel a sludgy kind of junk still in my sinuses. (I also made
the correlation of my sinus infections with the exact timing of a burst pipe in our house which
took months for insurance to clean it up, I’m 100% certain there is mold and fungus in my crawl
space as a result affecting me, I have a history of allergies to molds, dust, seasonal allergies.)
I just ended my last round of antibiotic two days ago. Last night I could feel the pressure in my
sinuses growing and I was devastated. I just received my essential oils and was layering the oils
topically and inhaling them; and then I read here at the testimonials of someone ingesting 10 drops
of Thieves and swabbing his nose with Purification. That was it. Within an hour I had purchased capsules,
made my Thieves capsule, ingested it, swabbed my nose…and within ONE HOUR I was noticeably better.
It was probably sooner but didn’t acknowledge it because I didn’t want to be disappointed.
I took another one today when I got up, another at lunch, and then tonight after dinner. I’ve NEVER EVER
felt this good in years! My ears are actually popping and I can hear better, I have my energy back.
I FEEL LIKE I HAVE MY LIFE BACK!!!!
If I have to take Thieves the rest of my life, so be it. Not a big deal at all. I’m a believer and now
I’m going to become a distributor! I’m so thankful my YL distributor happened to find me!
- Regina V
I have had issues with sinus congestion and sinus infections my entire life. I became frustrated with
antibiotics and began a search for something less harmful. I found relief with R.C. Adding a few 3-5
drops into a saline solution nasal spray and using the solution/oil blend every morning; have helped
reduce my sinus congestion. I highly recommend it.
- Shannon Briese
My 12 year old daughter has suffered with chronic sinus infections all her life and so have I. When
I would get a sinus infection it would get me down for several weeks and it never seemed to go away
completely and would last all through the winter. Back in August we both started to take a small
capsule with 4 drops of Thieves in it and we have not has a sinus infection since. We have both
had great results with this oil.
- Karla Besand
My husband had a bad cold that lasted for 2 weeks. I have been using the oils for 2 years, but he has
been reluctant to try them. At the end of his cold, as usual, it turned into a sinus infection. He can
tell without even going to the doctor. Well, after he saw the results of my taking a capsule of Thieves
(10 drops) and Frankincense (3 drops) which took my cold away in 1 day, he said he’d try it for his
sinus infection. He was surprised & amazed that after 2 doses (1 after supper & 1 before bed), the
next morning he felt better – sinus pain gone! Sinus infection gone! He took 1 dose before bed for
a couple days after, and it never came back. So, now he’s a believer!
- Julie Randall
July is ‘allergy month’ for my friend. She routinely visits dentists during this month because she
experiences pain in her sinus area and her jaw. The dentists have never found tooth issues to explain
the jaw pain. She has used RC and Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata on the sinus and jaw areas this week.
She has applied the RC and Eucalyptus Radiata and the jaw discomfort and the sinus issues are reduced
and eliminated, respectively. She found the Peppermint fragrance to be too strong around her face and
didn’t want to dilute the oil with a vegetable oil, so she has used it as a rinse for her mouth.
- Mirian Saxton
I have used peppermint oil at the first sign of a sinus infection. I put some on my face before bed
and most often by next morning it has reduced the pain.
- Frances Austin
Over 5 years ago, I was plagued by chronic sinus infections which would last up to two weeks. The sinus
infections would return a month or two later. My symptoms were sinus headaches, burning sinuses and
constant drainage. I missed lots of work back then and over the course of twelve years, I received
countless prescriptions of e-Mycin, Robitussin, Amoxicillin, Flonase and Suprax.
Then I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils by my sister, Ann Hovey. I started using Peppermint
oil on my sinuses, temples (AVOID DIRECT EYE CONTACT) and in my drinking water. I also learned that certain
foods were contributing to the condition so I reduced my intake of dairy. I haven’t been on an antibiotic
I am so grateful for these products and most importantly the education around nutrition, health
and healing we have received from Gary Young!
- Amy Stewart
I’ve a long history of sinus infections related to allergies, leading into bronchitis and vertigo.
Since I’ve routinely used oils in the following manner, I’ve not had to take an antibiotic for
any flare-up and the flare-ups are much less frequent. (I did also start allergy shots, so that
seems to be helping.)
At the first sign of sinus blockage, swollen glands, sinus headache, I mix a few drops of mixing
oil, a couple of drops of Thieves oil blend, and a couple of drops of Frankincense. I put in on
my finger and coat the inside of each nostril. After the first breath in, I may sneeze, so I
don’t put it all in at first! I also coat my glands if swollen. If really stuffed and staying
home or going to bed, I coat the outside of my cheeks and nose. I’ve also coated my chest.
I get some immediate relief and in a matter of hours have a significant decline in all symptoms.
May need to continue and do frequently until symptoms are gone. Has been my life saver!
Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and
cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Sharing experiences with essential oils is an
effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature. With this knowledge we
can take control of our personal health. However, we are required by law in the USA to state,
“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.
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