Aromatherapy oil has gotten much hype for being a very effective relief against congestion. Working beside its competitors in the form of branded drugs and other traditional home remedies, aromatherapy boasts of a quick effect and natural features that make it free from side effects. Save even more money on medicine if you make your own aromatherapy oil. Here are the steps in properly creating your own aromatherapy oil:
- Container. First, you need to secure your own container. Make sure that if you are using multiple oils, you can have them at separate containers. This will ensure that there will be no unnecessary mixing between your ingredients. The container must also have a tight seal in it so that you will not have worries of spilling your precious decongesting oils.
- Lavender. A friend to your sinus, lavender oil is really an effective ingredient for congestion. If you mix lavender with steam, it does not just clear your sinuses but it also provides you with a very relaxing effect.
- Eucalyptus. You have two options for eucalyptus. You either use it for a steam rub just like lavender or use pure drops of it to massage on the chest. Many decongesting commercial products make use of Eucalyptus as its base ingredient. Make sure that you are able to maximize it by going as natural as possible and massaging just a few drops. It is already potent so a few drops is more than enough to keep your nose and chest clear of discomforts.
- Peppermint. Peppermint in itself cannot stand alone as a decongestant. It is often best used for congestion problems if you are able to mix it with other elements. Enjoy peppermint scent by not mixing too much proportions of other elements when you try to prepare the decongestant.
- Cypress. Cypress specializes in helping relieve coughs and congestion in your respiratory functions. If you want to use cypress, it is best done with the help of a cotton ball. Just a few drops of cypress for direct inhaling will help provide fast relief.
- Teatree Oil. Teatree oil is best used when placed on a cloth, preferably a damp and warm one. Place it on the chest to help remove congestion in the chest area. Aside from helping your lungs and sinuses, it also serves to boost your immune system.
- Thyme. For decongestant use, find thyme in the herb or capsulated form. The ones sold as raw material in convenience stores are often tailored for cooking purposes. It is best to consult a doctor first before trying to mix thyme with other decongestants.
- Rosemary. Allergic types of congestion are best relieved with rosemary. It is most potent as steam inhaled decongestant. You can also choose to drink it in its tea form.
- Combination. A combination of all the other materials typically associated with removing your congestion problems may be a wise idea. This can even be something that you can consider as a possible unique creation that you can later use to help a lot of people.