Are you experiencing symptoms of sinusitis?
If you are suffering terribly with sinus pain and headache, try all-natural tea tree oil as a proven remedy to relieve symptoms.
So what are the symptoms of a sinus infection?
Headache, eye pain, fever and fatigue are the most common symptoms of sinusitis. When the mucus-lined sacs of the sinus canals become infected by bacteria, fungus or a virus, this places pressure in the general sinus area.
If the nasal passages are blocked due to a cold or allergic reaction, this can also create pressure in the sinus canals.
Because tea tree oil contains antibacterial properties, steaming the nasal passageways with this oil will help to infuse the sinus canal with antiviral and antibacterial compounds. Tea tree oil can be used throughout a sinus infection, however if the infection becomes more serious please see your healthcare professional as you may require antibiotics.
Treatment of sinus symptoms with tea tree oil
So how do you treat a sinus infection with tea tree oil? Try one of the following methods:-
Method 1 - Steaming
Add 4-6 drops of tea tree oil to a saucepan of boiling water, place a towel over your head and breathe in deeply for 20 minutes. You can repeat this treatment 3-4 times per day.
If you have a vapouriser you can also use tea tree oil to help ease sinus infections or other respiratory ailments - refer to your User Manual for how much oil to add.
Method 2 - Irrigation
If you have a neti pot you can create an irrigation solution out of essential oils. Combine 6 drops of tea tree oil, 10 drops of rosemary oil and 8 tablespoons of finely ground unprocessed sea salt. Mix together thoroughly, then store in an airtight container.
To use, take 1 teaspoon of the mix, dissolve it in 1 ½ cups of warm distilled water (not hot water). Add the liquid to your neti pot, then bending foward over a sink slowly pour the solution through the nasal cavaties to flush them out.
Method 3 - Pressure points
You can try rubbing a mix of tea tree oil with a carrier oil over several pressure points on your face to help relieve symptoms of sinus pain:-
- under the middle of your nose
- beside each nostril
- on the temples
- across the forehead
After applying the mix to these areas, cover your face with a hot wash cloth until it cools. Repeat this treatment if desired. Please make sure you avoid contact with your eyes.
Be aware that some people can’t tolerate the oil directly on their skin - do a patch test first.
Benefits of using tea tree oil to treat sinus headache
The main benefit of using tea tree oil to relieve nasty sinus symptoms is the fact it’s all-natural. An alternative to antibiotics and chemical treatments, tea tree oil contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, making it an ideal remedy for those that care about what they put in their bodies.
If however you are still experiencing headache, fever, exhaustion or pain within 48 hours, please see your healthcare professional as you may required additional treatment.
Warning: Tea tree oil should never be swallowed or used internally as it may cause a toxic reaction. Caution should be taken when applying to skin as the oil may cause an allergic reaction in some cases.
Additional uses of tea tree oil
Because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, tea tree oil can be used to treat a number of issues such as bites and stings, acne, fungal infections, burns, cuts, skin infections and eczema.
For a more comprehensive list of the uses of tea tree oil, refer to the menu item above or click here.