How to use essential oils for sinusitis.
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Essential oils, especially when you combine them with massage are excellent for sinusitis and for hay fever. I do a 5-minute treatment that so far has brought immediate relief to everyone I have used it for. I have shared this with my students, and they are getting similar results.
I am going to share a link below to a PDF which includes the recipe, a video of a 5-minute massage routine and some information about the causes and effects of sinusitis and hay fever.
You can use the recipe and the massage for yourself, or you can offer it to clients. If you're not an aromatherapist you may not be able to use essential oils in a treatment for paying clients (as in directly on the skin) but there are ways around that that are 100% legal and 100% safe as I’ll explain later in this post.
The Essential Oils
The essential oils I use are Eucalyptus, which I call the Desert Island Oil. Eucalyptus is pain killing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral. It has other properties too, but I'm just sharing the ones that are specifically relating to sinusitis.
Lavender, I call the Leonardo da Vinci of essential oils, it is outstanding for most physical and emotional ailments and for the skin. Lavender is painkilling, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and it boosts the properties of any other oil it's used with. When you use essential oils together, they all boost the properties of the others, but lavender is particularly good at this. You can read more about Lavender in this post.
Chamomile, which is known as the Children's Oil. It’s extremely anti-inflammatory, one of the most anti-inflammatory essential oils. It's also pain killing, and it's anti-allergic which is fantastic for hay fever.
So, the blend ticks all the sinusitis/hay fever boxes.
You will need:-
Mix the ingredients together and apply to the affected areas, under the nose, the neck and chest as needed.
Making a sinusitis blend for children
If you are making the blend for a child who is under 12 you would use 3 teaspoons (15 ml) of extra virgin olive oil and 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Lavender and Chamomile essential oils.
When you're making a blend of essential oils for young children you use 1 drop of essential oil per teaspoon of whatever you're mixing them in.
Making a sinusitis blend for pregnant women
Lavender and Chamomile are not suitable for pregnancy, but you can use Eucalyptus and Benzoin essential oils. You would use 2 teaspoons (10ml) of extra virgin olive oil, 1 drop of eucalyptus and 1 drop of benzoin essential oil.
For pregnant women, like children, we use 1 drop of essential oil per teaspoon of the base.
What if you’re not an aromatherapist?
There is a rule in most places that if you're not an aromatherapist you can't use essential oils directly on the skin of paying clients, but you can use them in other methods. But check with your insurance company and the state laws etc in your own area.
An alternative is to have one drop each of Lavender, Chamomile and Eucalyptus essential oils in a burner in the room and then give the client the sinusitis massage with extra virgin olive oil which itself is painkilling and anti-inflammatory.
If you like you can combine it with sweet almond oil which is also very good for inflammation and pain, but it's a lighter finer oil, so it makes the blend easier to spread.
With this short class and 5 minute treatment you will be able to:-
And if you're cringing at the thought of charging THAT much, think of the VALUE you're offering to your clients, and how much MORE they would happily pay.