If you can’t breathe due to clogged sinuses, or you’re constantly blowing a runny nose, life can become pretty miserable pretty quick. It’s hard to think, focus or get much done with a sinus headache and red, dry, cracked skin in and around the nose can be painful and irritating.
Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, or want to protect yourself from cold and flu season, ElanVeda’s All Sinus provides natural relief from sinus congestion, headaches and other annoying symptoms.
This Ayurvedic blend of essential oils is all-natural with no animal additives or solvent extractions and free of alcohol, parabens, petroleum and phthalates. Made with the highest quality of pure essential oils, it has been formulated to address various causes of sinus congestion, open pathways for better breathing, and restore balance in the nostrils to help speed recovery. It’s safe to apply to skin and the non-greasy formula absorbs easily for fast-acting relief. It’s also long-lasting as opposed to traditional nasal decongestants that provide short-term relief.
All Sinus can be used year-round to prevent sinus problems, especially for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis or have severe allergies. It also provides protection and comfort during the winter months when many people are cooped up indoors and forced to breathe recycled air and other environmental irritants.
Cold and dry winter air can cause an imbalance of production and drainage of mucus in the sinuses. Immunity also takes a hit during the winter months and increased cases of the cold and flu make many people more prone to getting sick.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the sinuses. About 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year, usually associated with symptoms from a bout of the common cold. Other triggers include viral infections, airborne allergens (pollen, dust, pet dander, molds, and food), air pollution and cigarette smoke.
When the sinuses become inflamed and blocked, they can fill with fluid, germs, bacteria and viruses that can lead to a full-blown sinus infection.
The potent oils in ElanVeda’s Ayurveda-inspired All Sinus help the body to restore the balance of the earth principle, which Ayurveda believes governs the nose and sense of smell. This helps support the health of the nose and sinuses and clear and vitalize the entire respiratory system.
This specially formulated, proprietary blend includes:
Camphor – Commonly used to open bronchial pathways, it also reduces pain and swelling and has a cooling effect. Camphor essential oil has antispasmodic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and eases the pain of clogged sinuses and related headaches. Its strong, medicinal aroma is used in many decongestant ointments and vapo rubs.
Eucalyptus – This oil has a refreshing, minty scent and a cooling and stimulating effect. Popular for general pain and inflammation, eucalyptus is analgesic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory and helps reduce irritation and pain in the sinuses. It’s best for relieving a sinus infection, but it’s also recommended as a decongestant and bronchodilator for associated symptoms and congestion in the throat, lungs and chest.
Inula graveolens – A powerful respiratory and mucolytic oil, Inula graveolens works to loosen bronchial congestion and relieve infected and congested sinuses. Its antibacterial properties make it effective for infections of the respiratory system and symptoms associated with asthma, bronchitis or other respiratory illnesses.
Lemongrass oil – Its antibacterial properties, including the beneficial compound limonene, help to clear out any infections; known for its refreshing, pleasing scent, it’s often used in aromatherapy to ease muscle pain and headaches, reduce inflammation and infections, keep body systems (respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory) working properly and boost immunity.
Rosemary Verbenone – Known to improve poor circulation, this oil also has stimulating and rejuvenating properties, which help to clear congestion and nasal blockages and restore normal breathing. The energizing properties of this oil also improve mental clarity, fatigue and foggy head associated with sinus problems.
Organic Jojoba oil – This carrier oil is a liquid wax distilled from the seeds of the jojoba plant which is safe to use alone but also found in many lotions and conditioners. It absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.
All Sinus can be used in a variety of ways:
- Add a few drops to boiling water to inhale as steam or in a humidifier to ease minor sinus and bronchial congestion.
- Apply a few drops under and around the nose and inhale. Do this a few times per day as needed or as part of a daily routine for chronic sinusitis.
- Massage oil directly around nasal passage opening, over the sinuses in the cheekbones (maxillary sinus), low center of forehead (frontal sinus) and between the eyes (sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses).
If irritation occurs discontinue use. Avoid eye contact. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. This article is educational in nature and not intended to treat or cure any condition or replace medical advice. Essential oils and their ingredients and efficacy have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA to treat any illness. Seek professional medical advice for any health issues and consult your doctor before using natural therapies including essential oils.