I have had my share of the head cold, sinus headache fun over the past two weeks. Thankfully, it never turned into a sinus infection and I'm sure this essential oil blend is part of the reason I was saved from any infection.
You can make this recipe and have it ready and waiting for you to use 3-6 months in advance. It is best to start it when cold symptoms first start, as the healing process will be much faster, but if you can't, it will still help with the healing process, just not quite as quickly. It can help to prevent a current cold from developing into a sinus infection.
This is easy to make and oh, so soothing! DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING, AND THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN.
*One small glass jar with dropper (You can get these HERE)
*One ounce of jojoba oil (2 Tablespoons) - I use jojoba oil because it does not tend to clog pores and will minimize any breakouts, since this is used on the face.
*10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
*10 drops of rosemary essential oil
*5 drops of peppermint essential oil
*5 drops of thyme OR tea tree essential oil
Place the drops of essential oils into the glass jar. Put on the lid and gently roll the jar in your hands for 15 seconds to mix the essential oils together to form a synergy. Add the jojoba oil and gently roll in hands for 1 minute to thoroughly mix the oils. You can also give the jar a few gentle shakes.
Place 3-4 drops in the palm of your hand and with your fingers of the opposite hand, dip into the oil in your palm and then rub the oil on your forehead, over the bridge of your nose and across your cheekbones, and then right under your nose. Make sure you keep the oil well away from your eyes and do not allow it to get into your nose. You can do this 3 times a day. Again, if you are pregnant or nursing, do not use this product.
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