Hey there! I’m a Boston girl and lately it started to smell like winter. Personally, I hate season changing because it often triggers a sinusitis attack. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, but not what is doing to my body. I have acute sinusitis for four years now, and most doctors say to keep it under control. But, when seasons change, my body suffers some changes too. I feel a sudden pressure at the head level, especially in my forehead, I start sneezing frequently and my nose seems to launch tons of mucus for a chemical bomb. My pockets are stiffed with tissues and Vicks Vaporub. What can I do? Well, I lay in bed for a couple of days and I try all sorts of remedies to get back on my feet again.
I honestly tell you that I’m a master in home remedies for sinusitis, since I discovered that over-the-counter medicines are just a waste of money. But, I got some sort of immunity to some of them so, I have to try new home remedies for sinusitis each season.
Lately I discovered, at least it does wonders with my sinusitis symptoms, a remedy based on hydrogen peroxide and sea salt which I successfully combined it with tea tree oil steam inhalations. In less than a day the head pressure slows down and the nose is not runny anymore.
How I prepare it? Let me tell you!
First step is to put 300 ml of water to boil in a small pot. Take the pot of the heat and place it on a heating pad then add 3-4 drops of essential tea tree oil. Bonus tip: I added in the boiling water 1 tablespoon of thyme.
Then, cover your head with a towel and inhale as much steam as you can. Mucus will get out of your nose so you better take the tissue pack near you.
The second step is to take the neti pot and add 6 ounces of warm filtered water with 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Make sure the salt dissolves in the solution. Spray the mixture into the nose and allow it to drain through the mouth.
Remember! Repeat this two remedies every 3-4 hours in the first day. The second day repeat it 3 times a day. You will feel improvement after the first use.
- 300 ml of hot water
- 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon of thyme
- neti pot
- 6 ounces of filtered water
- 1/2 of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt