Sinus Buster Steamer

February 13, 2014 28 Comments

Sinus Buster Steamer

 

Even though I've shared this protocol many times on Camp Wander Facebook, I thought I should include it here on the blog too. This is an easy aromatic, antibiotic protocol to use when your sinuses are congested with infection. It's safe, effective and will make your eyes water but oh it's good to feel the sinuses open up again!

Let's talk about why this works so well...

  1. Pure Melaleuca breaks down the biofilm, a slimy substance that coats bacteria totally disabling prescription antibiotics from helping (antibiotic resistance).
  2. Oregano works hand in hand with Melaleuca, attacking the resident virus and killing it once Melaleuca has done it's job of breaking through the biofilm.
  3. Lemon is antiseptic and antiviral and it just makes the blend smell a little nicer.
  4. Peppermint opens up blood vessels to increase blood supply. This is helpful because the sinus region has very little blood flow. The extra blood flow allows the infection ("snot") to drop or slide out of the sinus cavities according to Dr. David Steuer, DMD, creator of the protocol. If you suffer from chronic sinus infections you'll want to remember this remedy. The strong aromatic properties of 100% natural compounds will open up sinus passages, provide relief and begin to heal the infection. Try it, I know many that like it!

    1 cw round 150

     

    Ingredients
    Directions
    1. Pour hot water into a mug, drip 3 drops each Oregano, Melaleuca, Lemon and Peppermint into the hot water. Cup your hands around the top of the mug, lower your face down to your hands and inhale the steam deeply several times. This might make your eyes water but you'll soon feel a difference and find some relief!

    Recipe By: CampWander

     




    28 Responses

    Jana
    Jana

    May 10, 2017

    I just tried this and it helped immensely! Thank you SO much for sharing this!

    Margaret J
    Margaret J

    May 10, 2017

    Thank you for helping me on the way to wellness, Rebecca! I realized the first time I saw a sinus steamer protocol that everything except the peppermint is included in my version of Cold and Flu Bomb*, which also includes On Guard or Shield. Since I already keep a bottle of Cold and Flu Bomb made up and ready to use, I put 2 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Cold and Flu Bomb in my steamers. I use my neti pot first, and this two-pronged protocol seems to be helping more than either did alone with chronic allergies and a tendency toward secondary sinus infections. I still don’t have a diffuser, but when I do I will certainly put the steamer mixture in it after I finish inhaling it.

    *For my Cold and Flu Bomb I use equal parts Oregano and Melaleuca, and equal parts of either On Guard and Lemon, or Shield and Wild Orange.

    Dawn
    Dawn

    May 10, 2017

    This is kinda funny. I currently have a sinus infection. I went to the doctor last Friday and he gave me augmentin…and had an allergic reaction. After a week of another antibiotic, I still feel cruddy. Do you think this would work without the oregano? The only one of the four I don’t have! Maybe something else in it’s place?

    Thanks a ton!!

    Rhoda
    Rhoda

    May 10, 2017

    Thank you for sharing the protocol here as I don’t use FB and would never have seen this otherwise. Could actually have used this about 3 weeks ago, but will definitely keep this remedy on file. And I actually have all the ingredients on hand if needing again any time soon. While I was sick a few weeks back was using a blending of peppermint and eucalyptus with almond oil for a rub which worked pretty well and then was taking the oregano internally. Didn’t think to add the lemon (although I put that in my water almost every day). Hopefully I won’t need this any time soon.

    Bonita
    Bonita

    May 10, 2017

    I just wanted to say Thank you! I have a cold/flu ? Stuffy nose, sinus headache, keeping me up at night and annoying in the daytime. I woke up early this am and tried this. I had everything but the Oregano so I used Cinnamon as a substitute. It still worked nicely and gave me some relief. I have high blood pressure so I don’t buy cold medicine. I’m always looking for a natural solution. Thanks again!

    Tauna
    Tauna

    May 10, 2017

    I felt an oncoming sinus infection, so I just tried this. WOW!!! The headache is gone, and my nose is so OPEN! I’m going to tell everyone now! :D Thanks Rebecca!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    I wouldn’t recommend reheating, especially in the microwave. The oils won’t have the same efficacy if you reheat them however, so they don’t go to waste add the water to your diffuser (if you have one)!

    HW
    HW

    May 10, 2017

    Thank you so much for this post. I have been fighting some sinus junk and this method seems to have helped prevent me from getting a sinus infection. Yeah! I have a quick question…can you reheat your SB Steamer in the microwave after you have put in the essential oils? I tried searching the internet and I couldn’t find any information as whether or not this would be a safe thing to do.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    You may be better by now but, I would certainly try it next time and, invest in some pure oregano in the meantime! A substitute for oregano could be cinnamon or thyme.

    Judy Hudgins
    Judy Hudgins

    May 10, 2017

    Is there a version of this that could be used in an inhaler? I would love to have something that I could carry with me to help clear stuffed up nose.

    Thanks, Judy

    Neesha
    Neesha

    May 10, 2017

    Thank you for this it’s currently 12 am here in Hawaii and I am suffering from a sinus infection and I’ve spent the last 4 hours trying to sleep and breathe and just couldn’t this has helped immensely. Thank you again

    James
    James

    May 10, 2017

    Just tried the mixture. Seems good so far. I’m not sure if anyone else did this but I mixed mine in hot tap water in a styrofoam cup. The cup began to come apart after a few minutes. I will use something more substantial next time. I just didn’t want anyone to take the chance of spilling the hot liquid on them. Thanks everyone for the tips as I am trying this to keep from getting antibiotics from the doctor. I have the insurance and can get the meds but want to try something more natural and that I can keep on hand around the house. You folks are great!

    Shaina
    Shaina

    May 10, 2017

    I just used this without the oregano (I don’t have any and I’m too sick to go to the store) and this has helped me more than anything so far.

    Jeannie Switzer
    Jeannie Switzer

    May 10, 2017

    Can I use this blend in a diffuser at night? When I wake is when I notice the symptoms of my sinus problems the most. Thank you for this post.

    Krista
    Krista

    May 10, 2017

    recycled empty E.O. bottles make great pocket sized inhalers too :)

    Krista
    Krista

    May 10, 2017

    Kind of late on this post, but…Wow, just used this and I can breathe… I use LLP as my daily allergy med, but last night I started to feel a little extra stuffy and this opened me right up and seems to be “settling”(meaning I can taste the oregano) at the back of the throat/sinus where it’s starting to get scratchy. I’ve used flu bomb with great success for colds/sinus but I like this version to, so it won’t hurt to have two ways to combat a cold/sinus bug. Thanks!

    JenW
    JenW

    May 10, 2017

    Oh, thank you thank you! I was trying to figure how to tote my EOs with me to work. Now I can just have this little beauty and take it with me everywhere! I get a sinus infection EVERY YEAR when a/c season starts heavy I’m trying to get through it without antibiotics this year so I’m happy to have found this.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    Yes there is :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271834527482370024/

    Shannon
    Shannon

    May 10, 2017

    Hi Rebecca,
    If using this in a diffuser how many drops of each oil would you use>

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    Yes, that’s a great idea!

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    Its a very strong blend to apply topically to your nasal passages, steam inhalation is best!

    Shanda
    Shanda

    May 10, 2017

    Can I mix these in a rollerball container with a carrier oil to use on my nasal passages, etc? If so, how much oil would you suggest for this blend?

    Kelly
    Kelly

    May 10, 2017

    Can this be used with kids? My 8 y/o grandson has one heck of a sinus issue going on right now. It seems to always be there and I’m sure it’s allergies, but he’s terribly congested right now. If he can’t inhale it, would it help to diffuse?

    Cathi
    Cathi

    May 10, 2017

    I adore this blend. I used it on my feet and diffused it when I went to bed. By morning my sinus issues were just almost history. I added to my feet throught the day and one more night of diffusing. I swear by this.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    Yes :)

    Minaz
    Minaz

    May 10, 2017

    Is melaleuca and tea tree the same oils?

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    I would use 12 to 14 drops of the blend – I like diffusing on the strong side for sinus issues.

    Rebecca
    Rebecca

    May 10, 2017

    When the congestion eases a little have him try to inhale the steam and EOs again. Diffusing could help him get to that point.

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