Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils: Knocks Out Sinus, Ear and Chest Congestion
Like many people, I catch one of two colds per year and mine always seem to begin in the sinus area.
Even after a regimen of antibiotics, Vitamin C, etc., the end result is that my cold and infection have gone, however, I always have a fluid build up in one ear that isn't necessarily painful, but it diminishes my hearing a bit and is just slightly uncomfortable.
In my quest to learn more about natural remedies for ailments like this one, I tried a couple of recommended essential oils from a company that's been around for awhile. The oils were peppermint and lavender. I used both on the affected ear (not "in" the ear itself) and utilized the ear technique shown in the videos below.
In my video, I demonstrate the Ear Technique using the 2 oils mentioned (Lavender and Peppermint).
In Dr. Mary Starr Carter's video, she demonstrates the Ear Technique on a family member, so be sure to check out that video as well.
Menthol is the primary ingredient in Peppermint Essential Oil and is believed to be effective at reducing congestion in the sinuses and the chest. It also thins out mucous and assists in expelling it as well.
Lavender Essential Oil is believed to have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. When used along with Peppermint Essential Oil, you have a powerful team! Lavender reduces the inflammation which allows removal of the mucous.
Ok, here's my video showing how to apply both Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils:
Now…take a look at the video by Dr. Mary Starr Carter:
Disclaimer: Statements provided by Leslie Sansone Williams or LeslieSansoneWilliams.com are for informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician before using essential oils.