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.
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?