Nasal Congestion Inhaler DIY Remedy

Nasal congestion is probably the most common symptom I experience throughout the year. In the cooler months it might be caused by a cold or sinus infection. Now, in the springtime, I’m experiencing seasonal allergies with the pollen and cotton floating around. Not to mention all year round I deal with pet allergies when I go to friends’ homes. The triggers seem to be never-ending.

Because this is such a common and persistent problem, it’s ideal to have a quick, simple solution, which is exactly what I want to share with you today. You can begin to breathe easy with this simple, natural nasal congestion inhaler DIY remedy.

Natural Nasal Congestion Inhaler DIY Remedy

Nasal Congestion Inhaler DIY

quilt batting or other cotton fabric scraps
empty small twist tube*
eucalyptus essential oil

Cut the batting into 3 strips about 1/2 cm wide and 10 cm long.
Wind one strip around a pen and then stuff it into the bottom of the twist tube.
Pour in 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Wind another strip around a pen and stuff it into the twist tube.
Pour in an additional 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.
Wind the last strip around a pen and stuff it into the twist tube.
Cap the twist tube.
Over time you may need to add more essential oil.

To use, uncap the tube and hold it close to one nostril.
Take one or two slow, deep breaths.
Repeat with the other nostril.

*I cleaned out an old lip balm tube and reused it.

Eucalyptus essential oil acts as a natural decongestant and expectorant. It is also anti-inflammatory which will help the inflamed membranes inside of the nose. Plus, eucalyptus essential oil is detoxifying, so it may help your body get rid of whatever irritant is causing the nasal congestion to begin with. It is also soothing and can relieve some pain if the nose is sore. Eucalyptus essential oil is used to treat many respiratory conditions including sinusitis, mucus buildup, coughs, bronchitis, and asthma.

How do you relieve sinus congestion?

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    amber
    May 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    This is such a great idea! And I have eucalyptus oil! I have the worst allergies right now. Trying this asap!

    1. Reply
      Grace
      May 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Such a good essential oil to have on hand! I also recommend local bee pollen and honey to help alleviate your allergies. Hope that helps!

  2. Reply
    Hannah @Sunshine and Spoons
    May 12, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I am definitely going to have to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Grace
      May 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Awesome! It is really quick to make and effective to use. 🙂

  3. Reply
    Kim Cunningham
    May 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Yes! This is great and have used it.

    1. Reply
      Grace
      May 18, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Nice, that’s awesome to hear!

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