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Soak In This Bath To Relieve Sinus Congestion

Winter and sinus congestion go together like two peas in a pod. While the weather plays a role in feeling congested, bacteria and viruses are too easily passed nowadays. If the immune system isn’t functioning optimally, these viruses will take you down, resulting in a three-way battle of sniffles, coughing, and blowing your nose. Fortunately, we have a bath soak that can help relieve congestion.

 

When you are congested, there is no better feeling than the moment you are able to fully inhale through your nose without any blockage. It’s almost as if the clouds have cleared and the sun shines through for a brief moment of glorious breathing. Then the sky becomes overcast and it’s back to being the person with a stuffy nose. This is the moment when you turn to essential oils that clear the sinuses to allow for easier breathing.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil:

Peppermint essential oil is one of the most concentrated and intense essential oils, which is why it is paramount to dilute it when it comes to topical application. The menthol in peppermint essential oil works to provide relief from respiratory problems, including coughing, congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis, or the common cold. Lab studies have found that peppermint essential oil may fight the various bacteria that are responsible for sinus congestion, and it also works to reduce inflammation.

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil:

Eucalyptus essential oil has been used as an alternative remedy for sinusitis and congestion for many years, with several over-the-counter products containing eucalyptus extract or oils. People often enjoy eucalyptus in diffusers, steam rooms, or baths to help clear stuffiness. Eucalyptus essential oil contains cineole, a compound that helps to treat runny nose, headaches, and nasal obstruction. This makes eucalyptus a go-to essential oil if you are congested.

 

DIY Sinus Relief Bath

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions:

  • Add the Epsom salt and baking soda to a glass jar and mix together. Add the essential oils and continue mixing.
  • Seal the jar and now you have a decongestant bath salt ready to go whenever you feel congested.
  • When you want some relief from sinus congestion, draw a hot bath and add about 2-4 tablespoons of this mixture to the bath and stir. Soak in the bath from 20 minutes and relax.

 

Sources:

https://loveandmarriageblog.com/diy-sinus-congestion-bath-soak/

https://mightynest.com/articles/the-essential-6-uses-for-peppermint-essential-oil

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324570.php#tea-tree

2019-12-23T17:07:34-07:00

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    Q: Essential oils - Some essential oils have an effect on the male hormonal or sexual reproductive system and can be inhaled directly into the nose, burned in a diffuser, or applied to the bath water or the body itself. What are some of these oils and do you sell them?

    A:

    Sexually stimulating essential oils include NEROLI, ROSE, YLANG YLANG, DAVANA, COMBAVA, JASMINE,PATCHOULI, and SANDALWOOD.

    Dherbs.Com does not sell these oils individually; but we do have great inhalers made of them. Check out our inhalers on our site (on-line store).

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    Q: I commonly get sinuses headaches as a result of congestion. I have a sinus drip which is the root cause of this and as a result I am suppose to take sinus medicines daily. I recently did the 10 day express cleanse during which time I did not have the issue with congestion. Which individual product can be used to resolve my congestion issues?

    A:

    The formula's in the 10 Day Cleanse didn't specifically help with your congestion issue, but more so the adjusted diet did. Eliminating certain foods from your diet and eating foods that provide benefits helped decrease the amount of mucus and inflammation in your body. It would be best for you to do the Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen as this specifically helps recondition the lungs and helping with sinus issues.

    Please read our article entitled Respiratory Health. http://www.dherbs.com/articles/respiratory-health-67.html

    Product Links:

    Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen -http://www.dherbs.com/store/respiratory-cleanse-and-regimen-p-204.html

    Lungs & Respiratory Formula -http://www.dherbs.com/store/lungs-respiratory-formula-p-45.html

    Sinus Formula -http://www.dherbs.com/store/sinus-formula-p-60.html

    Mucus Formula -http://www.dherbs.com/store/mucus-Formula-formula-p-50.html

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    Q: I have read that Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Sage essential oils are all good for hair and stimulating hair growth. Would it be more beneficial to use them all at once for maximum result or should I just use the Rosemary and Sage only as you suggested? Also, I didn?t see any Almond oil so I was wondering if I could use Olive oil or Jojoba oil as a carrier oil.

    A:

    Yes they are great for stimulating hair growth; however, I would use them together or combined. ANY natural edible oil can be used - it's YOUR choice. Jojoba and/or sesame seed oil are the best oils for the hair.

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    Q: My daughter just got over a cold and had to have antibiotics for a sinus infection. This was 3 weeks ago. She has the same thing going on again. She also has asthma. I have ordered the lung extract and the echineacha golden seal drops which she takes. Do you have any other suggestions to stop her from having this terrible cough & congestion?

    A:

    Please read our article entitled "CONGESTION AND COUGHS" located in our articles section.

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    Q: My 16 month old grandbabies have a cold with congestion. What can I use to relieve the congestion? They are on antiboditics now.

    A:

    Get them off the antibiotics! It's not good for them! Give them our CHILDREN LUNG EXTRACT and CHILDREN’S COUGH EXTRACT. Both are listed under Children's Product on the On-line store.

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    Q: Where can I purchase Essential Oils?

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    Aura cassia brand of essential oils are available at whole Foods Market. You can also find individual essential oils at most good health food stores, i.e. New Frontiers (Arizona), Erewhon (Los Angeles, CA), Sevenanda (Atlanta, GA), PCC Natural Health Stores (Seattle, WA), Papa Jon's (Long Beach, CA). Essential oils are also sold at "Soothe Your Soul" in Redondo Beach, California (www.sootheyoursoul), "The Crsytal Matrix" in Los Angeles, CA (www.crystalmatrix.com), and "AromaTherapeutix" in Seal Beach, CA (www.aromatherpeutix.com). Dherbs.com sells essential oil-based products. Visit On-Line store and go to the "ESSENTIAL OIL BATH DROPS PAGE"

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    Q: I'm sitting with a woman who has lung congestion. She thinks she has bronchitis. I told her to detox first. Any suggestions??? Will your "Formula #4" be enough for her?

    A:

    Have her perform the 20 day Respiratory Cleanse and Regimen to assist her body in expelling the build-up in her lungs.

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    THE ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS ARE ALL 102 MINERALS (CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, SODIUM, MAGNESIUM, ZINC, IRON, ETC.), VITAMINS, AMINO ACIDS, B-VITAMINS, ETC. FOR THE SKIN PROBLEM, I SUGGEST PERFORMING THE FULL BODY DETOX FOR STARTERS. APPLY OZ OIL EXTERNALLY TO THE FACE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A GOOD FACIAL WASH AND SCRUB.

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    Q: The problem is I am having heavy congestion and now its worse. I am pulling up dark green mucus, I have a sore throat, and also I have the chills. I am sick like almost every other day. My immune system is going down the drain. It’s depressing I don't know what to do because not even the doctors know what to do except for prescribing antibiotics.

    A:

    I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM OUR FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY OUR RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. THESE WILL HELP YOUR CONDITION AND HELP YOU TO HEAL. AFTER YOU PERFORM THESE KITS OR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM, A GOOD DAILY FORMULA WOULD BE OUR RAINFOREST TONIC AND/OR OUR IMMUNE SUPPORT FORMULA. AND REMEMBER, YOU MUST ALSO CHANGE YOUR DIET. YOUR DIET IS WHERE THE MUCUS IS COMING FROM. YOU CAN HEAL, BELOVED! IT'S YOUR DIVINE BIRTHRIGHT!

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    Q: Hello, I know I haven't talked to you in a while but I have a concern with my health lately and it's been pretty extreme. I am 6 months pregnant and I have had major congestion. I had mild congestion prior to pregnancy all my life. Now it's severely chronic. I wanted to know your thoughts on why this is and what I can do to heal it.

    A:

    Your body is too acidic and thus is loaded with mucus!

    For congestion: rub essential oil of eucalyptus on your chest every night. First rub on a little olive oil and then the eucalyptus oil (3-5 drops). Drink BREATHE EASY TEA by Traditional Medicinal. Order the RESPIRATORY inhaler from Dherbs.Com and use throughout the day. Bathe in hot water and add 1 box of sea salt and 5-7 drops of eucalyptus oil and soak in it for 30 minutes.

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    Q: I am currently on the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN after being done with the FULL BODY DETOX. My question is in regards to the 45 min bath. Can I use regular bath tap water for this bath I read somewhere that the use of chlorine water can lead to chlorine absobtion and that is not good for you. I am currently taking a bath in 2 box of sea salt, 5 drops or virus buster and 2 cups of 35% hydrogen peroxide. Please advice if this is right or am I harming myself in anyway with my combination.

    A:

    If you can filter the water, do so! This is best! If you can't, don't worry about it!

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    Q: If you have a so-called cold, you will cough and your nose will be runny, and you will be tired. From the articles I read, it seems like if you have an alkaline body with only a little acid you can't get sick. Is this true? The coughing, runny nose, and tiredness is just excess mucus right? So no mucus no cold right?

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    CORRECT! AND ALSO THAT YOU LIVE NATURAL. A COLD CAN ALSO DENOTE THAT YOU NEED TO REST! DOING TOO MUCH CAN WEAKEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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    Q: Over the last 2 yrs I've been interested in taking a more holistic approach to my health. I heard a radio ad for the dherbs website in NC where I live. At any rate, after perusing the site, I know there are several products I want to use but I don't want to take a large quantity of supplements at once. I am interested in doing a detox and colon cleanse. I want to improve the health of my eyes. I am very mucus laden and don't want to have an invasive procedure done that ENT/Sinus doctors are suggesting so I would like to do something more natural to clear that head congestion. I also have oily skin and have struggled with acne most of my life and my hair is not manageable so I would like to do something about skin/hair. With the multiple areas that I'm trying to improve, what's the best regime for me without having to take a lot of products together at once?

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    Q: Greetings, Dherbs.com. Yes there are two specific health challenges, that I am facing, a sinus problem of which I have taken four surgeries and still no relief with my breathing. Also please give me some information on the nutrition program. Thanks,

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    Okay, for maintenance, We recommend the following; SINUS FORMULA, MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA, PROSTATE FORMULA , COLON FORMULA, KHEMETIAN GOLD (for nutritional purposes) Take 3 capsules daily of each formula. Kemetian Gold is a liquid! Start eating at least 3-5 fruits daily for nutritional purposes. If you feel you need additional nutrition please consider our ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOODFormula.

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    Q: I recently purchased your ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. I noticed that the bath calls for 1-2 boxes of sea salt. It that the amount of salt for the ENTIRE cleanses or ONE bath at a time? Exactly how much is 1-2 boxes? A cup?

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    1 box = 26 ounces!

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    Q: I am currently taking the Mucus buster (2x a day), the Sinus formula (2x a day). I have heard/read that Elderberry extract is good for all the sinus, mucus, and immune problems. Please advise.

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    Yes, it is; but not better than the products you mentioned and are taking!

    Product Links:
    Mucus Buster Formula
    Sinus Formula

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    Q: My sister is five months pregnant and she is having server sinus problems so bad that it's causing her to have migraine headaches and she has been the emergency room four times and they just keep prescribing her Percocet for the pain and that's not working at all. Please help me, is there any herb that she can take while pregnant for this sinus problem.

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    She's pretty toxic and a pregnant woman should not be taking harmful drugs because the baby can be born with jaundice or hepatitis. Herbally she can try our SINUS FORMULA, HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA, and MUCUS BUSTER FORMULA. She should steam her face so her nostrils can benefit from the steam. She should also look into having ear coning performed. Have her drink vegetable juice! She needs to eat as healthy as possible!

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    Q: Thanks for the great web site! MY question is what's the best way to get sodium. I thought un-refined sea salt was the best, but the salt article says "eat this salt only if you must." The great thing about pure sea salt is that it all or almost all the minerals the body needs! So what's the best way to get all the mineral and to stay in balance? Also is there a way to get Epsom salt that is sodium sulfate not magnesium sulfate? Is it a good idea to bath in the "good" Epsom salt.

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    You're welcome, Beloved!

    The best way to get sodium is via vegetables (i.e. celery).

    Sea salt is great source of sodium, but its a secondary source as it has to be processed from ocean water. Absent the process, it would not be available.

    But it does provide minute amounts of trace elements.

    In re Epsom salt, I haven't been able to find the sodium one.

    I stopped using Epsom salt many years ago.

    You could bath in the good Epsom salt, but sea salt is far better and more natural.

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    Q: What is the best way for a Vegan to get vit? B 12? What do you think about essential oils? Have you heard of the Young Living brand? I work with a woman who says she has eczema, but it is deep purple and very painful. I have never seen anything like it, but her doctors want to try chemo to get rid of it. Doctors are so brilliant. Why do so many people go to get punished by them?

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