I’ve struggled with nasal congestion my whole life and am always searching for natural remedies to help clear my sinuses. I have many lifestyle and herbal/dietary changes that have helped, but my favorite trick is one that provides immediate relief when I need it. My sinus issues are always the worst overnight, so this routine is perfect for evening or first thing in the morning when I wake up.
Step 1: Turn on a Hot Shower and Fill Up the ResQRinse
While I hate wasting water, letting the bathroom and shower steam up for a few minutes makes a huge difference with helping to clear out my sinuses. While this is happening, I fill up my ResQRinse with filtered water and a saline packet.
Step 2: Take a Hot Shower
Taking a hot shower always loosens up the mucous in my sinuses, and chest when I am sick. I like to do this before using the ResQRinse because I find it to work even better once things have loosened up a bit!
Step 3: Use ResQRinse
I started using the ResQRinse after growing frustrated with not having the Netipot work for me. Andrew always used it while he was sick a found so much relief, but every time I would try to use it- the solution would run down my throat and never seem to go where it was supposed to. The ResQRinse is unique because you actually blow into the tube (see photo above) to direct the water to go up and into your sinuses. It is nice being able to control the pressure and make it strong enough to actually clear my unusually clogged sinuses!
Step 4: Gently Blow my Nose then Inhale Essential Oils
I gently blow my nose into the sink while using the ResQRinse, but then prepare to reserve a few minutes to allow for residual draining/nose blowing after. Once everything is all nice and clear, I take a few drops of peppermint, tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil and inhale it to help clear my sinuses even more (and enjoy that I can actually smell again!).
This has become part of my routine to beat congestion naturally while trying to decrease my use of both prescription and over the counter medications unless truly necessary. As someone who is pretty much stuffed up year round due to allergies, it is clutch for me to have options that really work. I am so glad to have established a more holistic approach to wellness prior to becoming pregnant since now I really can’t depend on medication for things like congestion! I a grateful for natural alternatives that can provide relief when I really need it.
This post is sponsored by ResQRinse, however all opinions and beliefs are my own. I love to recommend brands that I truly believe in and use to lead a balanced holistic lifestyle.