Mrs. A. Du Preez tells how she used essential oil inhalations to clear her stuffy sinuses.
“I have allergies to pollen, dust and mould spores, so I really suffer with sinus congestion in Spring and Summer. If I get a cold, I have keep my sinuses ‘open’ as they become very painful and uncomfortable if infection sets in. I use Lavender oil at night on my pillow and massage a drop or two over my sinus area, and find this really relieves some of the pain (plus it helps me sleep!).
I also use a combination of the three in steam inhalations. Each on its own works well, but they do seem to work extra well together. I also put some Eucalyptus on a tissue and inhale it throughout the day to keep my sinuses clear. This really helps to relieve pain and congestion, and prevents further sinus inflammation or infections.”
You could use any one of these oils on their own for sinusitis, or in combination (as indicated above). Lavender is a mild decongestant and relieves pain, Tea Tree is antiseptic, helping to fight infection if there is any and Eucalyptus is decongestant and antibacterial.